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Huawei and Ivanti Sign a Cooperation Agreement to Maximize Endpoint Security and Management for Enterprise Campus Networks

Aug 09, 2018

[Shenzhen, China, August 9, 2018] Huawei announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ivanti, the company that unifies IT and Security Operations to better manage and secure the digital workplace, to mark their cooperation in the campus network field. As part of this MoU, both parties will join forces to develop endpoint security solutions ideal for campus networks, meeting the security and service needs of enterprise users.

Today's enterprises are facing a vastly different network environment from that in the past. Enterprise networks need to connect all kinds of things together, including industrial devices, production tools, access control devices, and cameras. Due to such changes, network management personnel are now confronted with challenges such as dealing with complex incompatible systems, assuring experience of a massive number of users, and eliminating surging security risks.

The Huawei-Ivanti innovative joint solution unifies management of enterprise users’ endpoints. Huawei will leverage Ivanti® Unified Endpoint Manager and Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager to enhance governance and control of the Huawei CloudCampus access control system, which delivers fine-grained user group management policies. In this way, users can obtain required access rights on any device, without compromising compliance. The resulting benefits include consistent user experience, unified user policies, lower management costs, and higher IT management efficiency.

Wu Lianhe, Vice President of Huawei's Switch & Enterprise Gateway Product Line, said: "We have entered the ubiquitous connectivity era, in which there are various types of access endpoints and more connected things than connected people. This creates more value but poses security risks as well. Huawei and Ivanti fully consolidate their respective technical advantages and collaborate to provide customers with more solutions in the network endpoint security field."

“Both Ivanti and Huawei have a global vision to power multinational customers’ digital transformation goals with unprecedented security and efficiency,” said Steve Daly, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Ivanti. “We are honored to partner with Huawei in this win-win agreement, which will result in improved security and service availability for our mutual customers.”

Huawei CloudCampus Solution, ideal for enterprise campus networks, has adopted a new philosophy: Intent-Driven Network (IDN). By introducing Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies into cloud and SDN deployments, Huawei CloudCampus is helping enterprises to build future-proof networks that can automatically provision services, predict potential faults, and continuously ensure optimal user experience.

In addition, Huawei CloudCampus builds on a multi-layered open architecture. This architecture enables the campus network to be open at all layers, for all services, and in all scenarios from the chips and network devices, all the way to the controller. Leveraging this open architecture, Huawei has actively engaged in four major cooperation fields: network infrastructure ecosystem, industry application ecosystem, terminal access ecosystem, and network management ecosystem. So far, Huawei has worked with more than 30 industry partners. Huawei will continue to welcome more top partners from the industry to develop an industry application ecosystem at the upper layer (northbound) and a network infrastructure interoperability ecosystem at the lower layer (southbound), thereby serving more users around the world.