Huawei Signed MoU with FireMon to Provide Proactive Firewall Management on Huawei NGFW

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The FINANCIAL — On March 2, Huawei and FireMon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at RSA2016, and announced a partnership to provide proactive firewall management solution on Huawei NGFW worldwide, helping users reduce the cost of operations and maintenance.

By direct integration between Huawei NGFW solutions and FireMon proactive firewall management solution allows in-depth and real-time visibility into configuration and effectiveness of network security infrastructure across enterprise-wide, which empower security professionals’ management efficiency on device complexity, policy change and related risk. A scalable architecture and intuitive user interface ensure that security practitioners in any enterprise have the actionable data they need to quickly adapt network defenses to changing business demands and emerging threats. By having FireMon proactive firewall management solution, Huawei NGFW users could manage firewall policy changes, locate incorrect configurations, analyze the utilization of existing policies, and perform compliance audits against the access rules between security zones. In addition, the firewall change process on Huawei NGFW will be automated with an intelligent workflow solution that dramatically improves accuracy while reducing time and costs associated with access change requests, according to Huawei.

Speaking about the partnership, Jim Lewandowski, the Chief Executive Officer of FireMon, commented, “We’re delighted to partner with Huawei in China as well as in the global marketplace. Huawei is a world-renowned ICT solution provider. We believe that the integration of FireMon’s leading firewall policy management solutions with Huawei’s next-generation firewall products will provide our customers with more robust and comprehensive next-generation firewall solutions.”

Liu Lizhu, Vice President of Huawei Switch & Enterprise Communications Product Line, said, “Huawei’s ever-expanding market share of firewall products both in China and around the globe has triggered an increasing need for firewall policy management. The worldwide cooperation with FireMon enables Huawei to help customers manage their firewalls efficiently while reducing the cost of operations and maintenance, increasing customer satisfaction and greatly improving the competitiveness of Huawei’s next-generation firewall products and solutions.”

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Currently, there is an industry-wide consensus that the only way to cope with network threats is to build a security ecosystem. In line with Huawei’s “being integrated” strategy, the cooperation between Huawei and FireMon will play an important role in helping enterprise customers improve their network security levels, at the same time as promoting the development of the whole security industry.


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