An intriguing startup named Exium has released what it terms a Secure 5G network-as-a-service (NaaS) that follows U.S. “clean network” standards. The news is an interesting take on the issues of network security in private 5G wireless deployments.
Exium, founded in 2019 by wireless telecommunications expert Farooq Khan (ex-Phazr, ex-JMA Wireless) offers what it calls a cybersecurity mesh comprising a 5G network based on 75 so-called Cybernodes plus “hundreds” of points of presence worldwide. The nodes deploy a security stack based on hardware root-of-trust and use zero trust network access (ZTNA) to guard traffic on private 5G networks. Pricing is “pay as you go” — $5 per user per month.