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Hillstone Networks’ Lingling Zhang Named Finalist in 12th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

by | Oct 15, 2015

, a leading provider of network security solutions, today announced that Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Lingling Zhang is a finalist in the Female Executive of the Year – Business Products category in the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Ms. Zhang has spearheaded Hillstone’s entry into the U.S. market with its network security products for enterprises and data centers. The Stevie Award winners will be announced on November 13, 2015 in New York, NY.

“Lingling Zhang has been instrumental in the ongoing success of our North American expansion,” said Dongping Luo, CEO of Hillstone Networks. “Building upon our global success, Lingling continues to drive momentum and market development in the U.S. through new partnerships and channels. That she has been named a finalist for Female Executive of the Year is testament to her tireless work ethic and leadership, and we congratulate her on this honored achievement.”

With more than 10,000 customers globally, Hillstone Networks has received critical global acclaim for its enterprise network firewall solutions. Under Ms. Zhang’s leadership, Hillstone Networks has been named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls for two consecutive years, and has also been positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management. Additionally, Hillstone has formed a strategic alliance with AlgoSec, the market leader for Security Policy Management, and was the first tested and certified partner to leverage Trend Micro’s Deep Discovery Inspector.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream via the Stevie Awards’ Facebook page from 7:30 pm ET, and the red carpet pre-show will air on the Stevie Awards’ Periscope from 6:00 pm ET.

More than 1,400 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women-Run Workplace of the Year. Finalists were chosen by more than 120 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging October 19-28.

“High-achieving women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives all over the world are an inspiration to girls and women who dream of starting and growing a business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The first-round judges have told us how impressed they were with this year’s field of Finalists. We’re looking forward to recognizing them in New York on November 13.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at .

For more information on Hillstone Networks, visit .


About Hillstone Networks:

Hillstone Networks offers a broad range of security solutions for enterprises and data center networks – whether physical, virtual, or in the cloud. Hillstone solutions provide continuous threat defense not only at traditional perimeters, but also to internal networks, down to each virtual machine. For physical environments, Hillstone’s innovative security platform combines Behavioral Intelligence with high-performance networking, enabling organizations to find and stop threats in minutes, not months. Hillstone offers a complete virtual firewall solution for perimeter protection in virtual environments; Hillstone uses micro-segmentation technology to protect East-West traffic in the cloud. Established in 2006 by NetScreen, Cisco and Juniper executives, Hillstone Networks is relied on by more than 10,000 customers around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, financial institutions and service providers. Hillstone Networks’ US headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


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