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UN Bodies Recognize ZTE’s ICT Security Solution at WSIS Prizes 2021

24 May 2021, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, today has announced that its ICT security solution has been rewarded Champion at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, which was co-organized by the United Nations bodies including International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD.


The WSIS Prizes aims to help communities around the world replicate examples of good and sustainable use of ICTs. A total of 72 Champion projects of the WSIS Prizes 2021 contest emerged as the most voted projects, among 360 nominated projects from 1,270 submitted projects this year.

ZTE’s ICT security solution, called Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Attack Detection and Prevention, claimed the champion prize in the category of “Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs”, making ZTE the only Chinese company in the ICT security field to receive this honor.

ZTE’s ICT system builds a core detection engine based upon a hardware simulation framework, and proposes to detect unknown vulnerability exploits through instruction-level analysis of software execution exceptions. That is able to effectively improve APT attack detection, analysis and handling capabilities, and protect the overall security of networks ranging from enterprise network to internet data centers.

To facilitate the realization of WSIS Action Lines and to achieve the objective of secure and well-protected cyberspace, ZTE Corporation, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, QI-ANXIN Technology Group Inc. and National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China jointly developed the APT Attack Detection and Prevention system based on techniques of deep dynamic analysis of software.

Starting 2015, ZTE has been working on APT technology research and product development. To date, the product’s AI threat model and rule base have been verified and recognized in practical applications. The APT Attack Detection and Prevention system won the first prize of the Science and Technology Award presented by China Institute of Communications and the second prize of the Beijing Science and Technology Award in 2018.

Based on its APT products, ZTE’s dynamic malware analysis technology in the sandbox environment was officially released in the ITU as the first international standard (ITU-T X.1218) in the field of unknown malware detection and defense in October 2020 This standard has laid a solid foundation for tackling advanced cyber threats and attacks.

ZTE’s APT products can not only achieve lightweight access to safety inspections, but also reduce resource consumption as much as possible, fully complying with WSIS’ sustainable development goals.

Moving forward, ZTE will continue to devote itself to network and information security research, share advanced security technology application practices with the industry, and provide better APT attack protection technologies, expecting to build a trusted and secure ICT infrastructure for the information society.


This article is brought to you by ZTE.

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and government and enterprise network customers from over 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity.

ZTE believes in technology innovation as a core value of the company, continuously enhancing its core competitive advantages in the 5G era.  For the twelve months ended 31 December 2020, the company’s R&D spending amounted to RMB14.80 billion with a year-on-year growth of 17.9%, which was 14.6% as a percentage of operating revenue, 0.8 percentage point higher than that in 2019.  According to the report generated by world-wide famous patent data company IPLytics in Feb. 2021, the Global 5G related standard essential patents (SEP) that ZTE has declared to ETSI, ranked the top 3 in the world. The number of the patents of 5G standards, to some extent, reflects ZTE’s ability on technology research and patent reserves achievements in 5G field. Meanwhile, ZTE has filed about 80,000 global patent applications by the end of 2020, and accumulated more than 38,000 granted patents globally.

In terms of operator network business, ZTE has actively participated in the global 5G construction. Backed up with its serialized products and solutions, the company has been committed to achieving the ultimate experience of customers and the extraordinary efficiency of networks, expecting to build the most cost-effective 5G networks. Its 5G wireless products, 5G core networks and 5G transport products respectively account for more than 30% of the domestic operator market. According to a report from an external organization, ZTE ranked No.2 in the world in terms of global shipment of 5G base stations in 2020. Also, the company ranked No.2 in terms of global operator market share of optical network. With the total user capacity of video system exceeding 150 million, ZTE has achieved further market share growth. The company’s full series of 5G power supply products and solutions have safeguarded the power supply for over 200,000 5G sites around the world.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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