ZTE Corporation has obtained the certification of NESAS Cybersecurity Certification Scheme - German Implementation (NESAS CCS-GI) with its 5G NR gNodeB product (HW Version V9200, SW Version 21.2, audit process HPPD Process-2017).
The company is the first 5G equipment vendor to get the NESAS CCS-GI certification for its 5G NR product – showing compliance with all process requirements and stringent security specifications of Germany. Also, ZTE's gained practical experience contributes to advancing NESAS CCS-GI certification.
NESAS CCS-GI is German national certification scheme for 5G network, which includes process audits and product testing.
“With the new certification, manufacturers of 5G mobile communications components may have the IT security properties of their 5G products independently checked and thus comply with the certification obligation for critical components in 5G networks contained in the Telecommunications Act, as amended ('TKG'),” according to BSI.
It added: “The national certification scheme also serves as a model for a future European certification scheme under Regulation (EU) 2019/881 (Cybersecurity Act (CSA)). With its experience and knowledge, BSI is actively involved in shaping the future European 5G certification scheme (EU5G) and is thus driving forward secure digitization in Europe.”