With a turnover of over 10 billion euros and almost 20,000 employees, Switzerland’s technology and telecommunications company Swisscom is the industry leader in its country. Any defective rollout of routers, hotspots, repeaters and other device firmware would not only damage the company’s reputation, but also generate massive expenses. On average, each defective rollout is estimated to cost €350,000. Swisscom carries out several dozen such rollouts per year, and in the case of serious errors such as critical vulnerabilities, the company would have to repeat the entire process.
Using technology from ONEKEY, a company specializing in automated IoT security, Swisscom checks every piece of firmware and any updates for security breaches, risks, and gateways for potential hacker attacks. Swisscom currently has close to two million such devices in circulation among its customers. “We use the ONEKEY platform to check every piece of software for potential risks before it even reaches release candidate status, at which point they are immediately analyzed and fixed. This allows us to effectively secure new features and interfaces,” says Giulio Grazzi, Senior Security Consultant at Swisscom. Further reading