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Huawei achieves deep network and security convergence

Anuradha Shukla | April 6, 2015
Launches NGFW card for data center switches

Huawei has achieved deep network and security convergence with the release of its Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) card on CE12800 series switches.

Developed for data center switches, this NGFW card has been tested and verified by test authority The Tolly Group.

Tests by The Tolly Group have shown that the NGFW card delivers high performance and a throughput of up to 40 Gbps.

This card can support up to 12 million concurrent connections, and can be virtualized into 1,024 virtual firewalls.

"The Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) card on Huawei CE12800 series switches is developed for data center switches. It features flexible scalability and comprehensive threat protection capability. The test results show that the security card can accommodate the requirements of data center networks for high security performance and flexible scalability," said Zach Schaffer, director of Operations, The Tolly Group.

Elastic scalability

The NGFW card can be seamlessly integrated in Huawei's CE12800 data center switches leading to simple deployment and elastic scalability.

The card supports basic firewall functions and application-layer network security features such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), antivirus (AV), anti-spam, and web filtering.

Huawei claims that the NGFW card leverages a dedicated software and hardware platform architecture to deliver high defense performance.

In addition, this card can be virtualized into 1,024 virtual firewalls, can deliver a high throughput of up to 40 Gbps, and support up to 12 million concurrent connections.

"The rollout of Huawei's CE12800 data center switch NGFW card marks a more complete Huawei data center network product portfolio," said Yu Li, vice president, Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line, Huawei. "The NGFW card enables deep convergence of network and security, ensuring a high ROI while lowering network construction costs. Moreover, network and security devices can be managed in a unified manner, which helps customers to improve management of multiple systems from different vendors."



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