Nokia, one of the mobile and feature phone pioneers of our age, has now announced several Software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings as part of a subscription-based model. That doesn’t sound like… an updated 3310, or any device for that matter? That’s because Nokia and its parent company HMD Global has increasingly been focused on software in recent years.
Nokia’s shift to the Cloud
These specific ones are aimed at communication service providers and include services that offer solutions for analytics, security and data management — to name a few. According to the report on TechRadar, Nokia plans to launch some of the services this year, while others will only become available in 2022.
It’s announced NetGuard Cybersecurity Dome and something called Anomaly Detection — both of these offer solutions for cybersecurity and endpoint protection. NetGuard is specifically designed to “…reduce malicious actors’ network dwell time, cut down on manual tasks, as well as response time for 5G networks.”
Anomaly Detection does… well… exactly what it says — it’s a tool that’ll effectively find odd network behaviour and eliminate ‘em before it becomes an issue.
The abovementioned services, in addition to the others Nokia plans to deploy, will form part of three new subscription options called ‘suites’. There’s one aimed at Digital Engagement, one for Marketplaces and one for Networking. “Some of the services, such as the ones focused on cybersecurity, will most likely be available in all of the suites.”
It already has Nokia Data Management (NDM) available as a service, offering a secure method to handle company data. While Nokia’s still producing smartphones and some feature phones, mainly in the budget- to midrange markets, it’s good to see it pivot into a cloud-based venture, offering solutions for enterprise.