Communications networks are some of the most frequently targeted systems in the world. Why? Because of the incredible windfall profits that can be gained by hacking communications equipment.
Hackers continually barrage networks in order to expose a fault, when they find a chink in the armor, they gain the ability to use your network connections while leaving companies on the hook for significant sums of money. Add in the fact that carriers and providers require timely invoicing and now the business must decide between making the huge payment or risk endangering the enterprise altogether.
$240k in 20 Minutes
Fraudulent telecom activity has the power to sink businesses and ruin a reputation, decades in the making in just a matter of minutes. Recently, TSG worked with a company that made a single mistake deploying their network gear during an event – an unsecured router was connected to the hotel’s wireless network. The situation was corrected a short 20 minutes later, but the six figure charges were a different story. With no way to trace the blame back to anyone, the company was hit with over $240,000 worth of charges.
Fraud happens and it happens frequently and it can take your entire operation down.
Telecom Fraud Monitoring
In the fight against telecom fraud, TSG has developed an important layer of protection: Telecom Fraud Monitoring.
TSG possesses incredible expertise in detecting and fighting fraudulent activity, not only for our customer’s sake but for our very own survival. Networks are continuously barraged by hacking attempts, because they know, somewhere, somehow someone has made a mistake and that translates to huge gains in the illicit long distance market.
How it works
TSG’s network analyzes traffic patterns and alerts support staff if a threshold is crossed. Based on over a decade of experience monitoring and securing networks, the early warning system can notify customers about potentially malicious activity on their account, before the situation becomes critical. The system works best when customers notify TSG about upcoming marketing campaigns and unusual levels of activity, but if the usage spikes far beyond what is normal use for typical accounts, TSG steps in to take action.
There is no replacement for network security, both with infrastructure and use of web portals. Even with early notification, charges of fraudulent activity compound quickly – if you want to discuss network security or if you have questions about Telecom Fraud Monitoring, contact TSG.