Huawai Network Intelligent Protection: IDPS Product Overview and Analysis

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Company Description

Shenzhen, China-based Huawei is the 9th largest IT provider in the world. This networking and telecommunications equipment and services giant has been shipping firewalls for more than a decade. It also offers a variety of other network security appliances, including anti-DDoS and IPS.

Product Description

Huawei Network Intelligent Protection (NIP) is the company’s intrusion prevention system. With a modularized engine design and various advanced detection technologies, NIP provides virtual patches, web application protection, client application protection, anti-malware, antivirus, anti-DDoS, and application sensing and control on IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

With a carrier-class design, Huawei NIP system supports protocols, such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN). It uses various intrusion detection technologies. Vulnerability-based detection can prevent against overflow attacks and worm infections. It does not generate false positive reports and can prevent against attacks that use evasive technologies. It defends against new malware, zero-day attacks, and botnets, as well as application-layer DDoS attacks, such as DNS, HTTP and SIP attacks.

Markets and Use Cases

Large- and medium-scale enterprises, as well as carrier-grade enterprises. Strong in Asia/Pacific region or EMEA, especially in enterprises with high-performance needs.


NIP can identify more than 1,200 network applications, monitor and manage online behaviors, such as instant messaging (IM), gaming, video and stocking, help enterprises identify and limit unauthorized online behaviors, and implement security policies to ensure the working efficiency of employees.


Protocol anomaly detection, traffic anomaly detection, and heuristic detection technologies are used to detect hidden vulnerabilities and malware attacks. With more than 300 researchers and global data and attack collection capabilities, the Huawei security research team provides security reports and releases vulnerability signatures each week for IPS devices to defend against zero-day attacks.


Physical appliances




Starting price less than $2,000

Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including ServerWatch and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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