ZTE opens first cybersecurity lab in China

20 May 2019

ZTE has launched the first in a series of planned dedicated cybersecurity labs aimed at reassuring customers of the security of its solutions, and developing end-to-end security products and services.

The new lab in Nanjing, China will help ZTE provide customers with end-to-end security products and services.

It also aims to help ZTE increase transparency and enhance trust with all third parties, including customers and global regulators, in light of the national security concerns that are prompting several countries to ban the use of equipment from Chinese vendors in 5G rollouts.

The lab will provide security assessment and audit services such as source code review on ZTE products including 4G and 5G solutions.

It will also offer security design audit, procedural document review, black box testing and penetration testing services, and facilitate research and development collaborations with other industry stakeholders and academia.

Moving forward, the company plans to collaborate with major security organizations to jointly conduct security assessment, certification, training and consulting.

Following the establishment of the Nanjing lab, ZTE plans to also launch cybersecurity labs in Italy and Belgium respectively in the near future as it builds out a global network.

“The security lab is an open and cooperative platform for the industry,” ZTE CSO Zhong Hong said during a speech at the opening of the new lab.

“ZTE plans to gradually achieve the cybersecurity goals through three steps: first, meeting the requirements of cybersecurity laws, regulations and industry standards as well as certification schemes; second, conducting an open dialogue to enhance transparency and establishing cooperation with customers as well as regulatory agencies; and third, sustaining the open cooperation mechanism to contribute to cybersecurity standardization.”

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