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USG9500 Cloud Data Centers Security Gateway

In the dawn of cloud computing age, the cloud computing based on virtualization and high-speed network is considered as a revolution of the Internet. With the wide application of cloud computing technology, data security becomes a great concern. According to an IDG survey, 66.7% of the total respondents believe that security issues are the priority concern of enterprises in deciding whether to take their service to the cloud. To promote cloud revolution and ensure cloud security, Huawei launched the USG9500 Series products for cloud data centers. The USG9500 uses distributed hardware and software design. The LPUs and SPUs are separated and support on-demand configuration. Therefore, the USG9500 provides flexible processing capability, diversified I/O interfaces, and abundant security services. USG9500 delivers the impressive performance, dedicated security and dynamic policies required for a dynamic Cloud IT environment. Organizations with large-scale data centers can enjoy the benefits of increased capacity, high reliability and flexibility made possible by Cloud and have peace of mind with the Cloud security enabled by the Huawei USG9500.


Advanced network processor + multi-core CPU + distributed architecture — allowing linear increase of performance

The USG9500 uses a hardware platform that often exists in a core router to provide modularized components. Each interface module has two network processors (NPs) to provide line rate forwarding. The SPU uses multi-core CPUs and a multi-thread architecture, and each CPU has an application acceleration engine. These hardware advantages, combined with Huawei's optimized concurrent processing technology, increases CPU capacity to ensure the high speed parallel processing of multiple services, such as NAT and VPN. LPUs and SPUs function separately. The overall performance increases linearly with the addition of SPUs so that customers can easily scale up the performance at a low cost.



High firewall performance — ensuring mission-critical services

With revolutionized system architecture, the USG9500 security gateway series has the industry's highest firewall throughput and the most concurrent connections. With dedicated traffic splitting technology, the overall performance of the USG9500 increases linearly with the addition of SPUs. The USG9500 delivers a maximum of 960 Gbps large-packet throughput, 960 million concurrent connections, and 4096 virtual firewalls. The industry leading performance can meet the performance demand of high-end customers, such as television and broadcast systems, government agencies, energy companies, and education organizations.



Stable and reliable security gateway — full redundancy ensuring service continuity

Network security is a key point in enterprise operating. To ensure the service continuity on a high-speed network, the USG9500 supports active/standby and active/active redundancy, port aggregation, VPN redundancy, and SPU load balancing. Meanwhile, the USG9500 also supports dual-MPU active/standby switchover to provide high availability. The mean time between failures (MTBF) of the USG9500 is up to 200,000 hours, and the failover time is less than one second. These features ensure the service continuity.



Excellent VPN performance — meeting the needs for massive encryption

More and more services, such as mobile access, short message notification, and push mail, require secure data transmission over the Internet. To meet these needs, a VPN gateway that supports hundreds of thousands of connections is required. The USG9500 supports VPN gateway redundancy, up to 500 Gbps encryption performance, and 960,000 concurrent VPN tunnels, which are industry's highest standards. The USG9500 supports 4over6 and 6over4 VPN technologies to deal with the evolution from IPv4 to IPv6. The USG9500 also supports USG9500 Series


Cloud Data Center Security Gateway 4 IKEv2, provides improved user authentication, packet authentication, and NAT traversal functions, and prevents attacks, such as man-in-the-middle attacks and denial of service (DoS) attacks. The USG9500 also supports Extensible Authentication Protocol for GSM Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM) and Extensible Authentication


Protocol – Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA) authentication to protect wireless networks.



Practical IPS feature — defending against external threats and promoting network security

The performance of an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) relies on detection engine performance, signature identification ratio, and processing capacity. With the advanced IPS detection engine and mature signature database, the USG9500 defends against various threats, including unauthorized automatic downloads, spoofing software, spyware/adware, abnormal protocols, P2P anomalies, and exploits that target system vulnerabilities. A single vulnerability-based signature covers thousands of attacks that target at the vulnerability. Supplemented with the globally deployed honeypot system, the USG9500 can capture the latest attacks, worms, and Trojan


horses, thereby providing zero-day attack defense capability. Moreover, to improve real-world IPS performance, the USG9500 uses an internal off-line design and "one board one feature" technology to direct the traffic to be inspected by the IPS to a dedicated module. This method improves IPS performance without compromising basic firewall performance.



Comprehensive CGN Features — addressing the transition from IPv4 to IPv6

The IPv4 addresses are already exhausted and the Internet is smoothly evolving from IPv4 to IPv6. To meet the needs during the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, the USG9500 supports NAT44 (4), DS-Lite, 6RD, and NAT64, thereby providing an effective, flexible, reliable, and cost-effective transition solution for carriers. NAT44 (4) enables the high utilization of IPv4 addresses to prevent the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses; DS-Lite allows the IPv4 application to be used on the newly established IPv6 networks; 6RD provides efficient IPv6 access; and NAT64 enables an IPv6


network to communicate with an IPv4 network. The NAT44 and DS-Lite functions support NAT tracing.



Enriched virtualization — adapting to cloud networks

Cloud computing, which relies on virtualization and high-speed network connection, faces security challenges. The USG9500 delivers high throughput and enriched virtual system functions, including resource, configuration, and management virtualization to meet the requirements of different customers. Resource virtualization manages virtual host resources based on quota, management virtualization supports user-defined policies, log management, and auditing for each virtual firewall, and forwarding virtualization enables customized service processing.


Model USG9520 USG9560 USG9580
Performance and Capacity
Firewall throughput (maximum) 80 Gbps 480 Gbps 960 Gbps
Firewall throughput (composite traffic) 80 Gbps 480 Gbps 960 Gbps
Maximum number of concurrent sessions 80 million 480 million 960 million
IPSec VPN performance (3DES) 48 Gbps 240 Gbps 500 Gbps
IPSec VPN performance (AES) 48 Gbps 240 Gbps 500 Gbps
Maximum number of concurrent IPSec VPN tunnels 128,000 640,000 1,000,000
Expansion and I/O
Expansion slots 3 SPU and LPU slots 8 SPU and LPU slots 16 SPU and LPU slots
Number of MPU slots 2
Interface module type 12 x GE SFP, 12 x GE RJ45, 1 x 10GE XFP,
4 x 10GE XFP, 20xGE SFP, 2x10GE XFP,
4x10GE XFP etc.
Security Functions
BASIC FIREWALL Routing/Transparent/Composite mode
State validation detection
Blacklist and whitelist
Access control
ASPF(Application Specific Packet Filter)
Security zone division
NAT/CGN Destination NAT/PAT
NAT NO-PAT
Source NAT-IP address persistency
Source IP address pool grouping
NAT Server
Bidirectional NAT
NAT-ALG(Application Layer Gateway)
Unlimited IP address expansion
Policy-based destination NAT
Port Range pre-allocated
Hair pinning mode
SMART NAT
NAT64
DS-Lite
6RD(IPv6 Rapid Deployment)
SERVICE AWARENESS Identify and Control Over 1,200 Applications:
P2P, IM, game, stock, VoIP, video, media stream,
mail, mobile, Web browsing, remote access, network
management, and news etc.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) DES, 3DES, and AES encryption
MD5 and SHA-1 authentication
Manually configured key, PKI (X 509), and IKEv2
Perfect forward secrecy (DH group)
Anti-replay attack
Remote VPN access
IPSec NAT Traversal
Dead Peer Detection
EAP authentication
VPN gateway redundancy
IPSec V6,IPSec 4 over 6, IPSec 6 over 4
L2TP Tunnel
GRE Tunnel
PKI PKI certificate requests (PKCS 10)
Certificate authority (CA)
PKI Authentication: EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
PKI Protocol: SCEP, OCSP, CMPv2
Self-signed certificate
INTRUSION PREVENTION SYSTEM Protocol Anomaly Support
Custom Signature Support
Automatic Attack Database Update
Defends against worms, zero-day attacks, Trojans
horses, and malware.
ANTI-DDOS SYN-flood, ICMP-flood, TCP-flood,
UDP-flood, DNS-flood etc.
Port-scan, Smurf, Tear-drop, IP-Sweep etc.
IPv6-extension-header defend
TTL detection
TCP-mss detection
Attack log output
HIGH AVALABILITY Active-Active, Active-Standby
Stateful Failover
(Huawei Redundancy Protocol)
Configuration synchronization
Firewall and IPSec VPN session synchronization
Device fault detection
Link fault detection
Dual main board switchover
NETWORKING/ROUTING POS/GE/10GE link support
DHCP relay/server
Policy-based routing
Dynamic Routing for IPv4/IPv6 (RIP/OSPF/ISIS/BGP)
Multi-zone support
Route between zones/Vlans
Multi-link Aggregation (Eth-trunk, LACP)
VIRTUAL FIREWALLS 4096 virtual firewall(VFW) definition
VLAN virtualization
Security zones virtualization
User defined virtual resources
Route between VFW
VFW based traffic CAR
MANAGEMENT Web UI (HTTP and HTTPS)
CLI (console/Telnet/SSH)
U2000/VSM network management
Hierarchical administrators
Software upgrade
Configuration rollback
MONITORING Structured Syslog
SNMP (v2)
Binary log
Trace route
Log server (eLog)
Dimensions, Power Supply, and Operating Environment
Dimensions (H x W x D) 175 x 442x 650 (4U DC model)
220 x 442 x 650 (5U AC model)
620 x 442 x 650 1420 x 442 x 650
Weight DC: Base chassis: 33 lbs (15 kg)
DC: Fully configured chassis: 70.5 lbs (32 kg)
AC: Base chassis: 55.1 lbs (25 kg)
AC: Fully configured chassis: 92.5 lbs (42 kg)
Empty chassis: 43.2 kg
Full configuration: 113kg
Empty chassis: 94.4 kg
Full configuration: 229 kg
AC power supply 90 V AC to 275 V AC; 175 V AC to 275 V AC (recommended)
DC power supply -38 V to -72 V; Rated -48 V
Maximum power consumption 1270 W 3960 W 7540 W
Operating temperature Long term: 0 °C to 45 °C
Storage: -40°C to +70 °C
Ambient humidity Long term: 5% RH to 85% RH, non-condensing
Short term: 5% RH to 95% RH, non-condensing
Storage: 0% RH to 95% RH, non-condensing
CERTIFICATIOn Safety certification, EMC, CB, Rohs, FCC, MET, C-tick,VCCI

Note: The list above is comprehensive and may contain features which are not


available on all USG9500 appliances. Consult USG9500 system documentation to


determine feature availability.


USG9520-BASE-DC-V3 USG9520 DC Basic Configuration(include X3 DC Chassis,2*MPU)
USG9520-BASE-AC-V3 USG9520 AC Basic Configuration(include X3 AC Chassis,2*MPU),with HW General Security Platform Software
USG9560-BASE-DC-V3 USG9560 DC Basic Configuration(include X8 DC Chassis,2*SRU,1*SFU),with HW General Security Platform Software
USG9560-BASE-AC-V3 USG9580 DC Standard Configuration(include X16 DC Chassis,2*MPU,4*SFU),with HW General Security Platform Software
SPU-X3-20-O-E8KE 20G X3 Firewall Service Processing Unit(oversea),with HW General Security Platform Software
SPU-X8X16-20-O-E8KE 20G X8&X16 Firewall Service Processing Unit(oversea),with HW General Security Platform Software
FWCD0LPUKD01 Flexible Card Line Processing Unit(LPUF-21,2 Sub-Slots) B,With HS General Security Platform Software
FWCD00L1XX01 1-Port 10GBase WAN/LAN XFP Flexible Interface Daughter Card
FWCD00EBGF01 12-Port 100/1000Base-X SFP Flexible Interface Daughter Card
FWCD00EBGE01 12-Port 10/100/1000Base-TX RJ45 Flexible Interface Daughter Card
FWCD0LPUND01 Flexible Card Line Processing Unit(LPUF-40,2 sub-slots) A,with HS General Security Platform Software
FWCD00L2XX01 2-Port 10GBase LAN/WAN-XFP Flexible Card(P40)
FWCD00EFGF01 20-Port 100/1000Base-X-SFP Flexible Card(P40)

Security Defense in Large IDC


The USG9500 ensures security and stability of IDC services, delivers the following functions:


  • Security policies such as blacklist to filter suspicious IP address.
  • Intrusion prevention function to perform in-depth traffic detection, and blocks attack traffic once attacked. This function effectively defends against application-layer attacks.
  • Virtual firewall to realize the virtual system separation function from level 2 to level 7 as you need.
  • Resource pre-allocation to control virtual firewall traffic of inbound and outbound and the number of session connections; configure public IP address-based traffic restriction to prevent one IP address occupying too much bandwidth.

Egress of the Campus Network


The USG9500 deploys on the egress of the campus network, and delivers the following functions :


  • Dual stack for IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Traffic policy to allow different traffic transmit to different route.

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