China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile service providers by subscriber base, has partnered with Huawei to deploy Huawei’s AntiDDoS8000 products on backbone network nodes across China.

As bandwidth increases and hackers hone their techniques, DDoS attacks are now a common network security threat and a severe challenge to enterprises. To protect against this threat, China Unicom has decided to partner with Huawei to build a network-wide protection system.

China Unicom has adopted Huawei’s AntiDDoS8000 solution to upgrade all of its networks, building a carrier-level anti-DDoS protection system. This system provides Tbps traffic DDoS protection and a user self-service portal, protecting the operator’s networks from hundreds of types of DDoS attacks and delivering “professional and efficient” cybersecurity services to customers.

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“China Unicom takes cybersecurity issues seriously,” said Lu Huawei, Technical Director at China Unicom’s Cyber Security Operational Center. “Ubiquitous DDoS attacks have severely damaged customers’ businesses and reputations, while Huawei’s Anti-DDoS solution provides strong support for us. In the future, China Unicom will offer more security services to customers to safeguard their networks. We look forward to more opportunities to work with Huawei on cybersecurity services.”

Huawei’s ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries around the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei has 180,000 employees worldwide and over 10,000 staff based in Europe, of whom 1,600 are working in R&D. The technology vendor has 18 R&D organizations located in eight European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and operates numerous joint innovation centers in partnership with telecom and ICT partners. Launched in 2015, its European Research Institute (ERI) is located in Leuven, Belgium – to manage their research network and drive digital transformation across Europe.