Huawei USG9580 Firewall Completes Testing by NSS Labs

Huawei security platform currently fastest firewall tested by NSS

SAN FRANCISCO - RSA - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced at RSA 2014 that its USG9580 firewall security platform has successfully completed independent third-party testing and evaluation by NSS Labs, Inc. Huawei's USG9500 series passed various tests and satisfied all requirements contained within the NSS Labs "Firewall Testing Methodology".

The NSS Labs firewall testing methodology encompasses a wide battery of tests designed to objectively evaluate security effectiveness, performance, stability, reliability, manageability, and total cost of ownership (TCO).

"NSS is happy to see Huawei proactively seeking to subject its security platforms to independent evaluation by industry 3rd parties. Huawei's USG9580 data center firewall is currently the fastest firewall that we have tested," said Vikram Phatak, CEO, NSS Labs. "We believe that security professionals, and anyone considering Huawei's solutions, will be very interested in reviewing these results."

The Huawei USG9580 is the flagship platform from Huawei's Unified Security Gateway 9500 series of high-end data center firewall products. Huawei believes the USG9580 is the industry's fastest and first terabit-class firewall.  The USG9500 family is positioned as an industry leading security gateway platform designed to meet the needs of enterprise cloud data centers, mid- to large-enterprise network perimeters, and Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Cloud Service Provider networks.

A fully configured USG9580 data center firewall provides up to one hundred 10GE interfaces and up to six next generation high-performance security service modules.  This configuration offers a platform capable of delivering up to an industry leading maximum of 960 Gbps of secured traffic throughput. In testing, Huawei's USG9580 demonstrated line rate throughput with 96 10GE ports during UDP testing at packet sizes 512, 1024, and 1514 bytes.

"We are pleased to share the results of the independent NSS Labs testing with the global security community.  We firmly believe there is significant value in independent, third-party testing and evaluation of ICT products by reputable firms such as NSS Labs," said Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer for Huawei USA. "Such independent evaluation should be used increasingly across the global ICT industry, and in fact should become a recognized cornerstone for effective risk management, as companies seek to earn industry and community confidence in a platform or product." 

Copies of the NSS Labs testing report on the USG9580 firewall security platform will be available in the Huawei booth (#2101, South Hall) at the RSA 2014 conference. The report is also available on the NSS Labs website.

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About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information about Huawei ICT solutions, please visit:

About NSS Labs

NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading information security research and advisory company, with unparalleled expertise in the complex aspects of information security across a wide range of technologies.  CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, and information security professionals from many of the largest and most demanding enterprises rely on NSS Labs' insight, every day.

At NSS, we believe that in order to advise enterprises on technology products, you have to actually touch the products. Unique to the IT industry, NSS is the only research analyst firm backed by a testing laboratory rather than relying on surveys and questionnaires to advise clients.  Products are tested and rated for their effectiveness, performance, manageability and cost of ownership. So when NSS makes a recommendation, it is based upon analysis of the facts.

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