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Hillstone and Array Networks team up, creating a resilient security solution

Hillstone Networks a provider of network security solutions, announced a partnership with Array Networks, the network functions platform company. 

As part of the joint effort, Hillstone has joined Array’s growing third-party ecosystem of technologies that have been 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 defence, URL filtering, cloud sandbox and more.

The AVX Series uniquely offers the flexibility of cloud and virtualization, 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 virtualization (NFV) roll-outs.

By leveraging Array’s AVX Series network functions platform, virtual application delivery controllers and virtual SSL VPNs, as well as Hillstone’s CloudEdge NGFW and other third-party virtual appliances, enterprises and service providers can deploy a complete, best-of-breed solution for endpoint and data centre security as well as application availability and performance. 

Network functions such as NGFW, ADC, SSL VPNs and others may be deployed on different sized VMs as needed to fit the workload and throughput requirements of a given environment. 

In addition, VMs may be deployed in mix-and-match configurations, and service chained to create very efficient, agile and secure topologies.

Lingling Zhang, Hillstone Networks SVP of product and marketing says, “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.

“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, centralized 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.

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