Huawei Next-Generation Firewall Solutions Receive IPSec 2.2 Enhanced and SSL-TLS Certification from ICSA Labs
Certification by accredited organization reaffirms Huawei’s commitment to meeting rigorous standards for advanced network protection
San Francisco, March 4, 2016 – Huawei today announced that its next-generation firewall (NGFW) solutions – Unified Security Gateway (USG) series and Eudemon series – have received IPSec 2.2 Enhanced Certification and SSL-TLS VPN 4.0 Certification from ICSA Labs. Obtaining this certification provides carriers and enterprises with further assurance that Huawei NGFW solutions deliver advanced security to protect against cyber threats that target networks, applications and data.
Huawei NGFW solutions passed validity, data integrity, security and administration tests, as well as the IPSec enhanced test. The enhanced test included additional items such as RSA signature, X.509 certificate, and interoperability with dynamically addressed peers.
To date, Huawei NGFW solutions have obtained four certifications and one award from ICSA Labs. In March 2015, Huawei became China’s first IPS-certified security vendor by passing the ICSA IPS test, with Huawei’s entire NGFW series receiving the ICSA firewall certification. In May 2015, Huawei received a 10-Year Excellence in Information Security Testing (EIST) Award issued by ICSA Labs at the RSA Conference 2015. Products submitted for certification have been retained by ICSA Labs for subsequent long-term stability testing. With over a year of testing, Huawei NGFW solutions continue to demonstrate outstanding capabilities.
“ICSA Labs stringent testing criteria is developed to verify that our customer’s solutions are held to the high standards that their customer’s expect,” said Brian Monkman, network security programs manager, ICSA Labs. “Huawei’s continued testing demonstrates their committed to the quality assurance process.”
“To block today’s security threats, customers are looking for advanced NGFW solutions to safeguard their networks,” said Liu Lizhu, vice president of Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line, Huawei. “ICSA Labs certification for our NGFW solutions demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering stable and reliable security products for over ten years, while also enhancing our customer’s confidence in our ability to provide comprehensive security protection and exceptional performance.”
Huawei has developed a series of “customized VPN technologies and solutions” for its NGFW products based on mature VPN technologies including IPSec and SSL. Each customized VPN technology helps carriers and enterprises improve their network security capabilities by solving security problems in specific areas including: IPSec link monitoring and diagnosing technology for operational and maintenance, IPSec intelligent link selection technology for multi-homing scenarios, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption/decryption technology for HTTPS scenarios, and SSL two-factor authentication for user identity authentication. In addition, Huawei launched a series of new IPSec solutions to help businesses accommodate rapid network evolution, including Data Center IPSec Remote Disaster Recovery Solution, LTE IPSec Solution, and Small Cell IPSec Security Solution.
Huawei’s customized VPN technologies and solutions have been widely adopted by carriers and enterprises to protect their networks and enhance user experiences, which in turn has fuelled the development of Huawei NGFW products.
For more than 20 years, ICSA Labs has been providing credible, independent, third-party security product testing and certification for many of the world’s top security product developers and service providers. Enterprises worldwide rely on ICSA Labs to set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and performance.
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