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Chinese security firms shine at 2016 RSA

By Han Shasha (People's Daily Online)    11:54, March 05, 2016

A Chinese web security company attracts crowds with the Peking Opera costumes at the RSA conference in San Francisco on March 2, 2016. (People's Daily Online/Han Shasha)

San Francisco, Mar.4, --As a top security conference, the annual RSA is estimated to attract more than 30,000 attendees and over 550 companies specializing in information security to San Francisco from February 29 to March 4 2016.

More than 20 Chinese companies bring their products and services to the expo to connect with the trends and seek opportunities, making China the third largest origin of the attending companies following the United States and Germany, according to Zhongguancun Technology Park, organizer of the Chinese vendors at the expo. American companies take a dominant 76% percent of all the presenting firms, including Cisco, Dell, Semantic, Gartner, and FireEye, followed by 28 German companies.

Terry Ray, chief product strategist of Imperva, a U.S. cyber security leader, said that more participation means bigger progress in information security development in China. The company's pavilion is one meter away from Qihoo 360, a Chinese leading Internet security firm.

Yunkun Wu, a senior executive at Qihoo 360, told the reporter that he has witnessed more and more Chinese companies joining the event during the past 10 years. The first batch just took a look at the wares from other countries and the U.S. security market. And then those Chinese companies started to develop their international businesses. Now Chinese companies are seeking cooperation with global partners.

360 Security brings a solid, intuitive, and well-designed antivirus program to the Android platform with a multitude of features aside from just antivirus protection, such as an app manager, memory booster, junk file cleaner, and real time protection on top of it all. Wu said that now the company has almost 400 million users globally.

Terry Ray said that if not take a close look, he cannot tell that Qihoo 360 is actually a Chinese company. While Xiaowen Quan, founder and CEO of WebRAY, a web security provider, highlighted its Chinese characters with red couplets and the Peking Opera costumes. He said that cooperation is based on technology. "If we have good technology, no matter it is a Chinese company or not, they are willing to cooperate." He said that the Chinese elements have attracted many potential customers."Even big companies, such as Intel and Cisco came to our pavilion."

At the conference, China's Huawei and FireMon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and announced a partnership to provide proactive firewall management solution on Huawei NGFW worldwide, helping users reduce the cost of operations and maintenance. Raymong Yang, manager of Firemon in greater China area, introduced that by having FireMon proactive firewall management solution, Huawei NGFW users could manage firewall policy changes, locate incorrect configurations, analyze the utilization of existing policies, and perform compliance audits against the access rules between security zones. In addition, the firewall change process on Huawei NGFW will be automated with an intelligent workflow solution that dramatically improves accuracy while reducing time and costs associated with access change requests.

Starting in 1991, RSA is widely considered an indicator of the security industry as experts, industry leaders and cyber security officials gathered and discussed new trend at the conference. The theme of this year is "Connect to protect". 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Wu Chengliang,Bianji)

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