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Huawei Named as a Challenger Again in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant ™ for Network Firewalls

Dec 13, 2021

Gartner released the Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls 2021, where Huawei was named as a Challenger. Network firewalls secure traffic bidirectionally across networks. Although these firewalls are primarily deployed as hardware appliances, clients are increasingly deploying virtual appliance firewalls, cloud-native firewalls from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers, and firewall as a service (FWaaS) offerings hosted by vendors. HUAWEI CLOUD is an important provider in the cloud firewall field. Huawei's Cloud Firewall (CFW) was evaluated for the first time.

CFW is built on the cloud-native architecture, meeting new requirements on cloud border protection. The native agent-based identity segmentation capability enhances protection for customer assets on the cloud.

CFW is a next-generation cloud-native firewall developed based on plenty of practices. CFW improves firewall flexibility and scalability, offers direct managed detection and response capabilities, and meets higher requirements on security operations and drills. CFW can protect Internet and VPC borders on the cloud, featuring simplicity, intelligence, visibility, and openness.

Simplified Deployment

On the CFW console, you can enable protection or import security policies simply in one click, seamlessly migrating configurations and policies from other mainstream firewalls.

Intelligent Protection

CFW has integrated years of attack and defense experience and network-wide threat intelligence. Its built-in intrusion prevention engine can detect and block malicious traffic in real time. Its protection capabilities can be expanded without limit, and the firewall cluster size can adapt to customers' network traffic changes.

Visibility and Traceability

CFW provides multi-scenario full-traffic logs, access logs, and intrusion logs to meet event backtracking and security compliance requirements. Visualized reports provide simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use analysis results, helping security operation personnel quickly learn global security risks at any time.

Rich Ecosystem

CFW is the most open to the security ecosystem in the industry. Based on an open infrastructure, CFW can be seamlessly integrated with the firewall engines of other security vendors. In this way, firewalls on and off the cloud can be developed in the same ecosystem. Customers can utilize their legacy firewalls and investments, use comprehensive firewall functions, and meanwhile enjoy a convenient, cost-effective, highly available cloud-native firewall.

HUAWEI CLOUD will accelerate the global deployment and promotion of CFW, so that more enterprises outside China can deploy CFW at any time and enable protection for cloud services in one click.



Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Nat Smith, Adam Hils, 1 November, 2021