Hillstone Networks and Array Network Partners in Ecosystem for Security Solutions


Hillstone Networks joins Array Networks’ third party ecosystem of technologies to integrate and bring their security solutions onto the network functions platform. With this joint effort, Hillstone’s CloudEdge have bee tested and proved compatible with the AVX series.

Hillstone’s CloudEdge provides the same robust set of security features offered by the company’s ‘NSS Labs Recommended’ next-generation firewalls. CloudEdge identifies and prevents potential threats associated with high-risk applications while providing policy-based control over applications, users and user groups. In addition, CloudEdge provides comprehensive security features including granular application identification and control, intrusion prevention, anti-virus, attack defense, URL filtering, cloud sandbox and more.

The AVX Series offers the flexibility of cloud and virtualisation, with the guaranteed performance of dedicated appliances. Up to 32 Array and third-party networking and security virtual appliances may be deployed on an AVX platform, reducing rack space and energy overhead while enabling pay-as-you-grow deployment and streamlining network functions virtualisation (NFV) roll-outs.

“The joint solution from two network visionaries bring together critical features of the Hillstone NGFW with the agility and performance of the Array Networks platform for a comprehensive virtual solution,” said Lingling Zhang, SVP of product and marketing at Hillstone Networks. “The joint solution addresses our customers’ challenges of security, scalability and performance without compromise.”

Hillstone CloudEdge supports major hypervisor technologies and cloud management platforms. Its automatic deployment, service chain orchestration, centralised license management and Rest API functions enable the cloud user the capability of self-service and self-management based on their business needs without interruption from cloud administrators.

“Partnering with Hillstone Networks, and certifying CloudEdge for deployment on the AVX platform further expands options for organisations that are looking to consolidate data centres, gain flexibility and choice, and eliminate the trade-offs of performance versus agility,” said James Kwon, senior director of product management at Array Networks. “Hillstone’s CloudEdge is proven technology that offers a complete suite of NGFW capabilities. By combining CloudEdge with Array’s AVX platform and virtual ADCs and SSL VPNs, organisations have unprecedented flexibility to design and deploy best-of-breed solutions custom-fit to their needs and requirements.”

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