OneLayer set to secure private 5G networks at two Israeli hospitals
The Israeli company has teamed up with Nokia and Cellcom to secure hundreds of doctor carts, beds, and medical devices connected via cellular networks
OneLayer, a provider of enterprise-grade security for private LTE/5G networks, has announced that it will be deploying its platform for private 5G cellular networks in two hospitals in Israel. Galilee Medical Center and The Baruch Padeh Medical Center will have access to the networks, which will be based on Nokia’s equipment and installed by Cellcom. It is understood that the project also gained support from the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA).
“Providing an enterprise-grade security approach is a crucial part of private cellular network deployment,” said Dave Mor, CEO and co-founder of OneLayer. “The two main needs are visibility and segmentation. With OneLayer, enterprises and hospitals can keep their security standards even on their private cellular networks, ensuring all medical devices and machinery are protected.”
Recently, hospitals and enterprises have built private cellular networks that employ LTE/5G infrastructure. However, cellular networks require a new security solution that can map connected devices from cellular protocols to the IP-based world. With OneLayer, businesses can ensure secure and rule-based communication across cellular and IP networks as well as implement protections such as firewalls or network access control (NAC). The hospitals will gain full visibility of cellularly connected devices such as doctor carts, beds, and medical devices and identify anomalies and protect from threats.
“With the deployment of the private 5G network and OneLayer’s security toolkit, the hospital will be able to securely connect its devices without compromising speed, patient data, or health security,” added Dany Zohar, Director of Infrastructure and Information Security, CTO Division of Government Hospitals at the Israeli Ministry of Health. “The visibility and context-based segmentation provided by OneLayer will properly enable the ability to connect different types of equipment on the same network - a basic requirement for hospitals as they become more and more connected.”
The project is one of the first to utilize Edge Cloud Slicing - an architecture that relies on the public 5G environment signaling while heaping the data flow local to the core of the enterprise. OneLayer will be working closely with Nokia and Cellcom to demonstrate how end-to-end security and management can be achieved in the environment. The company will also integrate with Medigate by Claroty to provide visibility of the IoT-connected devices in the medical network.
OneLayer was founded in 2021 and left stealth earlier this year with an $8.2 million Seed round, led by Grove Ventures and Viola Ventures. It offers enterprise-grade security for private LTE/5G networks and is backed by advisors and experts both from the cybersecurity and telecom industries.