Monday, January 10, 2011

New Products S2600, USG2000 BSR/HSR and N8300 Unified Platform

Huawei Symantec, which makes network security and storage appliance solutions to enterprise customers worldwide, has announced the official North American launch of three products aimed at SMBs as well as enterprises. The individual solutions deliver enterprise-class storage for SMBs, a high performance computing-focused unified storage platform and a multi-service gateway for security and routing and together kick off Huawei Symantec's effort to unveil more competitive products and solutions to the North American market.

"The solutions introduced today embody the innovative and cost-effective solutions promised at the launch of the Huawei Symantec joint venture," said Jane Li, general manager of North America, Huawei Symantec. "We are committed to helping North American SMBs and enterprises manage their critical information assets with cutting edge technology at reasonable prices."

Huawei Symantec, a joint venture established in 2008, has deployed solutions for more than 1,000 key customers from various industries in over 40 countries.The joint venture recently introduced an official presence in North America and is focused on expanding its product line for the region, generating a network of distributor partners and creating long term partnerships with customers. The three products announced are the Oceanspace S2600, the Oceanspace N8300, and the Secospace USG2000 BSR/HSR .

The Oceanspace S2600 is a storage solution for SMBs that was designed to give SMBs access to enterprise-level technology in one small box. Its consolidated set of storage features allows SMBs to reduce total cost of ownership.

The Oceanspace N8300 is a unified storage platform designed for mid-range and high-end storage applications. Its advanced architecture, superior reliability, high scalability, excellent performance, and easy management support high performance computing, databases, websites, file services, streaming media, video surveillance, and file backup for businesses across a wide range of sectors.

The Secospace USG2000 BSR/HSR is a multi-service gateway solution that integrates security, routing and switching, wireless access, and voice service functions. It is an all-in-one device that can provide IP routing, flexible network connections, and assures enterprises of end-to-end security.

Huawei Symantec's innovative network security and information storage products and solutions will be made available to North American SMBs and enterprises through its authorized distributor, Condre Storage.

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"Huawei Symantec Technologies, the Chengdu, China-based joint venture started in 2008 by China's Huawei networking company and U.S. storage and security company Symantec, as well as, Navigatestorage is now primed to take on the competition in the North American market, its general manager says.

'This year, we made the strategic decision to enter North America,' says Jane Li, general manager of Huawei Symantec US, located in Cupertino, Calif. near Symantec. She said the firm is ready to take on competitors Cisco and Juniper as well as security vendors Check Point and Fortinet.

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A few months ago privately held Huawei Symantec introduced into the North American market its Oceanspace S2600 storage platform for small- to midsized businesses; Oceanspace N8300 midrange and high-end storage; and Secospace USG2000 BSR/HSR multi-purpose gateway, which combines switching, routing, wireless access and voice service with security functions that include firewall, intrusion-protection and anti-spam.

Last October, Symantec Huawei announced Condre Storage as its authorized distributor and today said it has also signed a distribution agreement with Synnex.

According to Li, Symantec Huawei has about 1,000 customers, though none disclosed. Huawei Symantec's revenues also aren't disclosed, though parent firm Huawei's 2010 revenues are estimated at $3.4 billion, according to Dell'Oro Group. Symantec earlier this year reported non-GAAP revenue of about $6 billion for its 2010 fiscal year.

The joint venture Huawei Symantec is 51% owned by Huawei and 49% owned by Symantec, with John Thompson (Symantec's chairman) as its chairman and Ren Zhengfei (CEO of Huawei) as its CEO. The joint venture was established in 2008 with $150 million from Symantec, and Huawei contributing "in kind" with engineering based in China, says Li.

While some of the technologies used in the Huawei Symantec products -- including the firewall and anti-virus and anti-spam filtering capabilities -- originate with Symantec, other technical aspects, such as switching, are either Huawei contributions or combined expertise in storage.

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