Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of Enterprise Network Security and Risk Management solutions, announced that it will work jointly Computer 2000, the valued added distributor for Bulgaria, to help establish an education and research security lab at the University of Telecommunications and Posts (UTP), based in Sofia, Bulgaria, with equipment donated by Hillstone. The co-branded education and research security lab will not only facilitate cultural understanding, it will also allow for the advancement of technology and research in the field of cybersecurity.
“We are very proud to be part of this program, to educate students, to help promote advanced scientific, and technological research with an academic organization that is renowned for international research projects and contracts.” said Tim Liu, CTO and Co-Founder of Hillstone Networks.
The co-branded security lab will foster the following:
- Education – to engage in and advance training activities in the field of cybersecurity.
- Research – to facilitate and drive research and development.
- Social and cultural engagement – to strengthen and to develop social and cultural contacts and understanding.
“The university is developing tomorrow’s cybersecurity professionals and we are very happy to have them as an academical partner. We are very thankful and proud that we had the opportunity to establish the Cyber Security Lab in The University of Telecommunications and Posts together with the management of the university and Hillstone Networks. This will help the university to increase the practical knowledge of the students in cyber security and will connect the theoretical knowledge with the practical approach. The new Lab will help the university to develop also its educational programs and research in the field of network security.” said Anelia Kostadinova, General Manager at COMPUTER 2000 Bulgaria.
“Thanks to the modern vision of the laboratory and the new specialized equipment, the students of UTP will have the opportunity to study not only in theory, but also to put into practice innovative network and IT security technologies. The new laboratory will also open new horizons for the development of research work of teachers, students and doctoral students.” said Zdenek Cupak, representative of Hillstone Networks.
About Hillstone Networks
Hillstone Networks’ Enterprise Network Security and Risk Management solutions provide visibility, intelligence, and protection to ensure enterprises can comprehensively see, thoroughly understand, and rapidly act against cyber-threats. Recognized by leading analysts and trusted by global enterprises, Hillstone’s solutions cover the enterprise from edge to cloud while improving total-cost-of-ownership. To learn more visit www.hillstonenet.com.
About Computer 2000
COMPUTER 2000 Bulgaria is a value-added wholesale distributor of technology products, services and solutions. Its VA services enable the resellers to work efficiently and to actively support the diverse technology needs of end users in the Balkan region. COMPUTER 2000 Bulgaria represents solutions of leading IT vendors, providing professional pre-sales, post-sales, marketing and technical support for partners and their customers. As a leader in the Information Security distribution in the Balkan Region they offer high quality, reliable and first in class solutions of the world’s most recognized vendors, one of them is Hillstone Networks.
About University of Telecommunications and Posts
The University of Telecommunications and Posts (UTP) is a successor of the State Telegraph School, founded in 1881.The development and the modern education is a major priority of the University, so its focus today is training of specialists in the field of telecommunications, information technology and management. More than 1100 students are taught in specialties like Telecommunication technologies, Wireless communications and broadcasting, Computer administration of software applications and Management and information technologies in telecommunications and post. The main objective of the University is to make young people stay in Bulgaria and be optimistic about their future and their realization.