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Huawei USG: Next-Gen Firewall 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

Gartner grades Huawei as a Challenger in its Magic Quadrant. Huawei offers a large range of firewall appliances. The Unified Security Gateway (USG) line is for the enterprise market, the Eudemon line is for carriers and service providers. Firewall and related security services can be used via the USG6000V virtual gateway to implement virtual multitenant separation. In addition, the company has added Cloud Application Security Awareness (CASA) and TLS/SSL decryption. The USG6000 series, for example, includes fine-grained application access control, policy automation, threat prevention technologies (cloud, sandbox and defense against unknown threats).

Markets and Use Cases

Strong in Asia/Pacific region or EMEA, especially in enterprises with high-performance needs.


10 Gbps attack and defense performance.

Security Qualifications

USG firewalls have been certified by ICSA, at the Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ under Common Criteria and by NSS Labs.


The USG6000 series analyzes traffic of complex network environments, provides administrative visibility into statistics on traffic by application, content, time, user, attack, and location, and helps the administrator configure security policies.


Physical appliances. There is now also a virtual firewall compatible with Microsoft Azure.


Uses agents.


Starting price under $2,000.

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