02/10/2019 London. ROCCO starts its 3rd Annual research into Signalling Firewall Vendor Performance.

Vulnerabilities within the SS7 network, the Diameter protocol and the EPC, remain a dominant topic in discussions about mobile network security. In ROCCO’s 3rd annual research we hope to get even closer to understanding the capabilities of over 20+ vendors in this space offering solutions for Signalling Firewall. MNOs who have already purchased firewalls this is your chance to give feedback and make your mark on where innovation might still be needed.

This research project is aimed at MNOs giving their views on the Vendors of these solutions.


The vulnerabilities within the Signalling System #7 (SS7) networks and protocols and within the Diameter protocol and the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) are a dominant topic in the discussions about mobile network security. Having conducted Signalling Firewall Research with the vendors last year, where we interviewed with over 100 criteria 13 leading Vendors, we were in a better position to start our first Signalling Firewall Vendor Performance survey.

The Vendor Performance research is designed so that MNOs can give their view on Signalling Firewall vendors based on a list of specially chosen KPIs. MNOs who take part will receive an exclusive Executive Summary Report which shows the Vendors ranked in order of KPI ratings by all MNOs and an overview of all the Hot topics.

The research is hosted only by ROCCO, so the MNOs views are aggregated in the reports and any feedback given by MNOs is completely confidential. This is the basis on which we have been delivering research for the last five years. MNOs like the opportunity to share their views with ROCCO as a neutral entity and understand the views of other MNOs.

MNO’s can take the survey by following this link. Or by using the QR Code in the image here.

About the Research

This years research contains over 20 Signalling Firewall Vendors:

MNOs can add to the list by choosing OTHER and we will in turn update the list with additional Vendors. Only Vendors whom receive at least 5 responses from MNOs are included in the report. This is to ensure meaningful results. But it also allows any Vendor large or small to reach a tier one ranking, as the rankings are based not on the amount of responses received but the overall perceptions of the MNOs who take part. ROCCO remains a company devoted to neutrality. Our Vendor Performance Research is never sponsored, since we like to ask the questions Operators want and give the true position in the market in our reports.

The survey is open for a short time only, closing on September 21st.

We will present the results in tiers, as we have previously. This means than multiple Vendors may be announced within tier one (Overall score between 4-5 points out of 5) and Vendors who score lower than this will be announced as Tier 2 or Tier 3.

Thank you for participating in ROCCO Research.