AUTHENTICATION OF MOBILE DEVICES TO PREVENT MISUSE OF NETWORK AND ABUSE OF PAID SERVICES
ENEA 5G EQUIPMENT IDENTITY REGISTER
The Enea 5G Equipment Identity Register (5G-EIR) is a key solution for authentication of mobile devices in the network, including IoT devices preventing misuse of network and abuse of paid services.
The 5G-EIR is an independent network component coupled via Service Based Interfaces (SBI) that helps telecom operators protect their networks. As a solution, it provides a mechanism to restrict malicious user terminals in a mobile network.
For operators the solution allows separation of devices and contracts. So, when a listing needs to be done based on a request, the Enea 5G-EIR blocks only the device, rather than blocking all services to a subscriber. Through this way, subscribers can enjoy use of their paid services across their other devices, adding to trust of subscribers towards the operator.
Enea 5G-EIR runs on the principles of micro-service architecture like other Enea products (such as: Enea Access Manager and Enea Policy Manager) that are with stateless frontend, providing a seamless software-based implementation on all IT standard platforms. The solution is fully standards compliant with 3GPP Specifications for 5G-EIR functionality and offers an extensive feature set for implementing such as: active triggering, reporting, alarming, service logic and more.
Furthermore, Enea 5G-EIR provides a single, unified access point for authentication of mobile devices in the network by having access to multiple databases in parallel, keeping the 5G universal data management in full momentum. It even features the interface to the EIR via S13 that allows to re-use the information stored for 4G and as such supports interworking. The Enea 5G-EIR supports external entities access such as the IMEI DB as maintained by GSMA.