Beepsend is an expert in Global Application To Person (A2P) SMS now offering a market leading SMS filter solution. This filter is able to capture all threats which exploit the free/low cost routes in your network that eat away at your potential SMS revenues.
In addition, we offer managing of the filter to ensure grey route elimination, including recurring penetration testing.
Providers of A2P services have routing engines that select the best route for a given scenario, based on price and performance. Such providers have many choices, which means that if there are multiple options for terminating SMS with an operator, it’s likely that the A2P providers find the cheapest one. If it’s free, it’s almost guaranteed that aggregators will find and use it.
The operator might want to offer all their A2P SMS via an appointed interface, but if the market has access to other interfaces with lower prices, it’s likely that traffic will flow that way. This is why it’s very important that operators have the technical means to safeguard that this traffic takes the routes mandated by the operator. This is what an SMS filter does.
A filter must capture all relevant scenarios:
A filter must have all the relevant features and capture messages based on:
Filter triggered, the filter must be able to send delivery report always, never or sometimes.
Capture all messages destined for your customers, even if they are roaming.
There are several reasons to do this:
Close the MAP-gap that enables illegitimate access to customer information, as highlighted by the GSM A Fraud Forum late 2014.
Hybrid SS7 and OTA for optimal efficiency and minimal customer experience deterioration.