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Hillstone Networks Announces Intelligent Next-Generation Firewall Leveraging Network Behavior Analytics

by | Feb 24, 2014

RSA Conference USA 2014

February 24, 2014—SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Hillstone Networks has launched an innovative technology that uses real-time traffic data and behavior analysis to discover Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) early and provide real-time insight into network operations and overall network health. The Hillstone Intelligent Next-Generation Firewall (iNGFW) technology detects and addresses hidden threats and zero-day attacks previous-generation firewalls miss.

“The Hillstone Network platform innovation lies in the use of advanced data analytics of security, traffic data and proactive monitoring to deliver risk-based security to organizations.”

Hillstone Networks was founded by Cisco, Juniper and NetScreen executives, who shared the same vision of bringing network security up to par with advanced, virtualized data center technologies.

“There is a paradigm shift in the security landscape. A purely threat-based protection strategy is no longer sufficient given today’s advanced threats, as well as user and data mobility. To stay a step ahead of the most sophisticated attacks and their perpetrators, and improve your security management, your protection strategy should be risk-based,” says Tim Liu, chief technology officer of Hillstone Networks, Inc. “The Hillstone Network platform innovation lies in the use of advanced data analytics of security, traffic data and proactive monitoring to deliver risk-based security to organizations.”

A risk-based security model provides protection of the IT infrastructure and corporate assets based on early signs of compromise via data correlation analysis, not just known or existing threats. Hillstone Networks combines intelligent data correlation analysis and advanced threat detection to discover abnormal traffic behaviors, identifying advanced threats and mitigating risk through early detection.

The iNGFW technology works by continuously monitoring, collecting, and analyzing traffic and data availability, proactively looking for abnormal behaviors and potential network-wide issues that impact network operations. Patent-pending Behavior Reputation Index (BRI) and Network Health Index (NHI) features offer practical tools to maximize security and availability of IT services. It provides comprehensive visibility into the network, users, applications as well as dynamic control of security policies, including:

  • Real-time monitoring of network and user traffic for early threat detection and mitigation
  • Up-to-date threat intelligence and a unified threat detection engine leveraging data mining methodologies that include statistical analysis, correlation analysis, and machining learning to detect abnormal patterns in traffic and user/application behavior.
  • Application availability and business continuity through proactive monitoring of network health

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About Hillstone Networks, Inc.

Hillstone Networks builds intelligent next generation firewalls to protect against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and zero-day attacks. Built from the ground up for today’s virtual and cloud-based data centers, Hillstone Network’s fully distributed, intelligent next-generation firewall platform overcomes the performance and deployment limitations of legacy firewalls, providing granular visibility and control of network traffic, based on real-time behavioral anomaly detection and advanced data analytics. Established in 2006 by NetScreen, Cisco and Juniper executives, over 5,000 customers worldwide rely on our proven high-performance, network security solutions, including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, financial institutions and service providers. Hillstone Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit

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