Oculeus Launches Real-Time Telecoms Fraud Protection Service

New Oculeus Protect service allows enterprises to directly protect their communications networks against PBX hacking and toll fraud

German telecom solutions firm Oculeus has launched a new real-time fraud protection service for enterprises. Named Oculeus-Protect, the solution is a cloud-based service that directly protects enterprise PBXs and voice telephony networks from hacking and fraud risks.

“There is a clear and definite need for our new telecoms fraud protection service,” stated Arnd Baranowski, CEO of Oculeus. “In many places, the burden of proving and even paying for the false charges resulting from telecoms fraud are on the enterprise and relying solely on the telco for protection is not sufficient.”

According to the Communications Fraud Control Association, telecoms fraud globally caused approximately $29.2 billion in fraudulent charges last year alone of which over $3.8 billion in financial losses was attributed to various types of PBX hacking and toll fraud on enterprise communications networks.

The service is offered on a monthly fee basis and is priced according the number of PBX devices that are protected.

Oculeus’ new telecoms fraud protection service runs from regional Cloud environments and is now available throughout Europe, North America and South America and will be available in other regions in mid-January 2019.

Oculeus-Protect is a real-time telecoms fraud protection service that provides enterprises an intelligent and automated framework to efficiently prevent false charges resulting from unauthorized usage of enterprise telecommunication channels by cybercriminals and other perpetrators of telecom fraud. The service can block fraudulent telecommunications traffic within milliseconds and is completely independent of an enterprise’s telecommunications service provider and its telecoms fraud prevention efforts.

Oculeus-Protect is accessible through a quick and straightforward registration process. During this process, the enterprise’s PBX systems is registered and configured so that the signaling flows of calls are monitored. After this registration and configuration is completed, the Oculeus service immediately protects the enterprise’s voice communications against PBX hacking and toll fraud without any impact on the quality of the calls.

“Our service runs like an antivirus system on a laptop with no noticeable impact on the speed or quality of the enterprise’s existing voice communications,” added Baranowski. “Any suspicious calls from outside the enterprise are detected immediately and those confirmed to be fraudulent are instantly blocked.”

The technology behind Oculeus’ service begins providing protection by profiling the enterprise’s communications network and building a baseline of expected telecommunications activities. The technology then continuously monitors the enterprise’s communications network for traffic anomalies and other patterns that are typical of telecoms fraud. Any suspicious traffic is immediately sent to a fraud detection engine, which is also located in Oculeus’ Cloud environment, and if confirmed to be fraudulent, is blocked instantly.

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