Hillstone Networks
Santa Clara, California, United States


Overall Rank: 286
Category: Cybersecurity
Category Rank: 24


  • Power 500 Software Company


Hillstone Networks’ innovative and accessible cybersecurity solutions reshape enterprise security, enabling cyber resilience. By providing enterprises with the visibility and intelligence to comprehensively see, thoroughly understand, and rapidly act against multilayer, multistage cyberthreats, Hillstone’s products are favorably rated by leading analysts and trusted by over 23,000 global companies. With a reputation for “security that works,” Hillstone’s product suite covers enterprise edge to cloud and includes NGFW, SD-WAN, ZTNA, NDR, XDR, and CWPP. Hillstone’s cutting-edge solutions leverage AI/ML and integrate seamlessly into SecOps frameworks, providing CISOs the assurance that their enterprises are well-protected while enabling a lower TCO.

Hillstone Networks was founded in 2006 by NetScreen veterans, and has been a leading innovator in the cybersecurity space, from releasing one of the first AI-based firewalls, to capturing the private cloud space, and quickly creating CWPP and XDR solutions to match the rapidly changing threat landscape. This innovative trend has been recognized by Hillstone’s Visionary classification in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant. Hillstone now has over 2000 employees worldwide serving 23,000 customers, secures 100+ Fortune 500 customers, and possesses a global presence in over 60 countries. This mission to serve customers with “security that works” has been recognized by Hillstone’s inclusion in Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for the 3rd year in a row.

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Key Products

Hillstone Edge Protection

For many corporations, the enterprise edge is the first line of defense against ongoing threats. As part of Hillstone’s comprehensive portfolio of security products their Edge Protection solutions provide top-of-the-line protection against multi-stage, multi-layer attacks. Their Edge Protection products help mitigate infrastructure breaches that expose sensitive user and corporate data, as well as the threat to operations from ransomware.

Future-Ready Next-Generation Firewalls

The Hillstone A-Series next-generation firewall features high security performance, flexible expansion, complete advanced threat detection and prevention, and automated intelligent policy operation. This future-ready NGFW series is based on a brand new hardware architecture that offers industry-leading application layer performance to meet real-world network security needs.

Data Center Next-Generation Firewalls

Hillstone X-Series is a multi-tenant next-generation firewall (NGFW) for service providers and large enterprise data centers. With carrier-class performance — scaling up to 1Tbps and supporting 1000 virtual firewall systems for multi-tenant operation — the X-Series is a strong choice for carriers and cloud service providers looking for the utmost data center security in their data centers while achieving a superior TCO.

Network Intrusion Prevention System

Hillstone’s Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS) S-Series product provides advanced network intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, with flexible deployment models. Hillstone’s NIPS solution can analyze, detect and block advanced threats in real-time across corporate and data center networks. With sophisticated technology designed to detect advanced threats, Hillstone’s NIPS provide intelligent layered security that works in concert with their NGFW suite to block new threats.

Hillstone Cloud Protection

With the adoption of public clouds and increasing importance of virtualization, organizations need security solutions that provide greater flexibility in deployment models. With support for major public clouds and a range of virtualization platforms, Hillstone Networks’ Cloud Protection products include their virtualized NGFW that deploys seamlessly into public and private clouds. Their virtual NGFW is also performance-optimized for telco network function virtualization (NFV) infrastructure, making it ideal for today’s telco cloud platforms.

Hillstone CloudEdge

Hillstone CloudEdge is a virtual next-generation firewall (vNGFW) for public cloud and telco cloud platforms. With a rich set of features and wide compatibility with popular cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud, CloudEdge can be easily deployed in virtualized environments without sacrificing performance or protection. As a full-featured NGFW, CloudEdge comes with a rich set of edge protection capabilities for North-South traffic in all clouds. To facilitate network functions virtualization (NFV) deployment on telco clouds, CloudEdge supports high-performance networking with SR-IOV, enabling seamless carrier-grade security for mobile, wireline and IoT networks.

Hillstone CloudHive

Hillstone CloudHive provides a comprehensive cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) to secure enterprise virtual machines in private clouds. As a robust micro-segmentation solution that integrates seamlessly into both VMware and OpenStack ecosystems, CloudHive provides visibility into East-West data center traffic and provides comprehensive cloud data security to help block lateral movements that are part of sophisticated multi-stage, multi-layer attacks.

Hillstone CloudArmour

Hillstone’s CloudArmour is a CWPP solution that increases cyber resilience by allowing users to see the full scope of all cloud workloads, understand the interaction of all assets via behavior modeling, and act decisively with control across their enterprise with micro-segmentation, AI-enhanced detection, and leverage years of runtime behavior modeling to thwart bad actors.

Hillstone Web Server Security

Hillstone Server Breach Detection System (sBDS) I-Series product line detects and helps mitigate advanced multi-stage, multi-layer, threats that target critical servers and hosts. With sophisticated technology built on the well-accepted cyber kill-chain and evolving MITRE ATT&CK frameworks, Hillstone’s Server Protection solutions provide layered security that works in tandem with their NGFW suite to block known and unknown threats.

Hillstone Application Protection

As application technology continues to advance quickly, threats too, are proliferating the application layer. Because of how accessible applications can be through the internet, hackers can hijack these front-facing applications. Traditional network firewalls, NGFWs, and even the most advanced NIPS can only provide, at most, a mediocre level of protection at the application layers. Only a Web Application Firewall can comprehensively cover this new list of vulnerabilities, coined as the OWASP top 10.

Hillstone Application Delivery Controller

Hillstone’s Application Protection products include an advanced application delivery controller (ADC) that helps scale the performance of a user’s applications while protecting them. Hillstone’s ADC can optimize application performance while ensuring availability and security. With industry-leading SSL performance, Hillstone’s ADC can be used in conjunction with their other security solutions to enable deep inspection of internet payloads, detecting threats and malware in encrypted streams without impacting overall network throughput.

Hillstone W-Series Web Application Firewall

Hillstone W-Series Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides enterprise-class, comprehensive security for web servers, applications and APIs. It defends against attacks at both the network and application layers, providing protections against DDoS, the OWASP Top 10 threats, and bot attacks, to list a few examples. In addition, the WAF validates APIs against the schema defined in OpenAPI, and automatically generates positive security model policies to detect and defend against attacks and misuse.

Hillstone Security Management

One of Hillstone’s key strengths is a comprehensive suite that provides end-to-end coverage for an enterprise, from branch to cloud. This integrated security architecture works closely with their Security Management suite, which provides management, centralized analytics and automation to help improve global visibility and reduce operational expenses.

Hillstone iSource

Hillstone iSource is a data-driven, AI-powered Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform that integrates massive security data, correlates and investigates incidents, identifies potential threats, and automatically orchestrates security to respond cohesively across multiple security products and platforms. iSource brings a radical new approach to cybersecurity with unrivaled security operation efficiency.

Hillstone Security Management

Hillstone’s Security Manager enhances network security by allowing businesses to segment their networks into multiple virtual domains. Domains can be based on geography, business unit or security function. It provides the versatility needed to manage Hillstone’s infrastructure while simplifying configuration, accelerating deployment cycles, and reducing management overhead.

Hillstone Security Audit Platform (HSA)

ISPs, universities, large enterprises, government agencies, and large data centers generate billions of log events daily. They require high performance log storage and near instantaneous query results to analyze an explosion of data generated by today’ sinflux of point solutions. Hillstone’s Network Security Audit Platform collects and collates NAT, threat, URL and session logs. From there, it transforms log data into usable security intelligence with split-second granular searches that provide instant visibility into network traffic and billions of log records.

Hillstone CloudView

Hillstone CloudView is a cloud-based security management and analytics platform which provides SaaS security services across the Hillstone A-Series Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW), I-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS) and Hillstone Virtual NGFW CloudEdge.

The Hillstone CloudView service empowers security administrators to take swift action with real-time centralized monitoring of multiple devices, traffic and threat analytics, real-time alarms, as well as comprehensive reporting and log retention. With the 24/7 mobile and web access from anywhere on any devices, it delivers optimal customer experience along with optimized security management and operational efficiencies.

Hillstone License Management System (LMS)

Hillstone License Management System (LMS) is a dedicated license management solution for virtual network function deployment such as Hillstone, CloudEdge, and virtual ADC. The LMS solution breaks the limitation of existing appliance-based license management solutions and provides cloud service providers (CSPs) a more flexible, efficient and automatic solution to centrally manage licenses for the virtual appliances deployed inside their cloud, no matter the deployment scenario or environment.

Key Executives

DongPing Luo, CEO and Co-Founder

DongPing Luo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hillstone Networks. He first joined the company in 2006 as Vice President of Operations and Director of System Design. Previously, Luo was a senior manager of ASIC design at Juniper Networks and before that he worked as a senior staff member of ASIC design at NetScreen Technologies. Earlier in his career he worked with Cypress Semiconductor as a senior design engineer.

Luo earned an MS in electrical engineering from UC San Diego and an MS in applied science and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University.

Helen Romano, Chief Operating Officer

Helen Romano is the Chief Operating Officer of Hillstone Networks. She has been engaged in team management and network security for over 10 years. Before joining Hillstone Networks, Romano was a cyber security specialist at Leonardo and before that worked as a team manager at TIM. Earlier in her career she worked with Accenture Italia as a cyber security analyst.

Romano graduated from Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna with a master’s degree in computer science and from Sapienza Università di Roma with an undergraduate degree in computer science and applied mathematics.

Tim Liu, CTO and Co-Founder

Tim Liu is the CTO and Co-Founder of Hillstone Networks, which he co-founded in 2006. Liu first got his start in 1992 as a software engineer at Convex. From there, he went on to Intel, before eventually rising to senior engineering manager at Juniper Networks, his most recent position prior to joining Hillstone Networks.

Liu graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China as well as The University of Texas at Austin.

Customer insights

“Hillstone is as good of technology as Gartner Leaders or even better” — Server Manager, Transportation


“Hillstone is the all-in-one in the security network world, but really easy to manage” – IT Servers, Government


“Hillstone is a very good brand, and the services that they offer is one of the best” – IT Platform Administration, Education


“Intelligent generation security system capable of identifying vulnerabilities and attacks” – Network Manager, Transportation Industry


“Hillstone is a global security company that allows government defenses to formulate” – IT Security, Government


“Hillstone is a good decision, they will rise more than others very soon.” – Network Analyst, Education


“Hillstone virtual NGFW secured our remote workforce” – CEO, IT Services


“Robust NGFW for Perimeter Protection” – Network Administrator, Transportation


“Powerful and solid firewall and very easy to deploy” – Network