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Hillstone Networks, Mirantis to protect OpenStack-based public and private clouds

Nurdianah Md Nur | May 24, 2016
They will do so by offering Hillstone data centre security appliance as a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) solution within the Mirantis OpenStack environment.

Hillstone Networks - a provider of network firewall solution - recently announced a partnership with pure play OpenStack company Mirantis.

Under the partnership, Hillstone's data centre security appliance will be offered as a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) solution within the Mirantis OpenStack environment. This allows customers who rely on Mirantis for production deployment of OpenStack at scale to secure their network with a plug-in from Hillstone.

With the joint offering, OpenStack administrators can configure firewall policies through the FWaaS plugin. The policies will then be pushed to the Hillstone firewall appliance automatically.

According to the companies' joint press release, the Hillstone FWaaS Solution protects OpenStack-based private and public clouds, and ensures business continuity with comprehensive security protection that is far beyond OpenStack Security Group and FWaaS rules. It also optimises administration to provide simplified management of cloud security to users.

The solution is suitable for carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), business park, higher education and many other types of businesses.

"The joint solution with Mirantis addresses today's cloud-based data centers' security challenges that cannot be resolved with traditional security architectures. The partnership offers our customers the peace of mind to run their businesses on a platform that is both secure and reliable and that allows them to remain competitive," said Lingling Zhang, VP of Products at Hillstone


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