Huawei: Separating fact from fiction

Industry veteran David Newman analyzes the charges made against Chinese telecom vendor

By David Newman, Network World |  Networking, Huawei

Security analyst Richard Bejtlich and others have provided numerous examples of China-based cyberattacks. While these attacks pose a real threat to U.S. infrastructure, they aren't tied to commercial vendors like Huawei. It'd be a stunningly stupid business practice if they were.

There is actual evidence of bad behavior, and there is hand waving for political purposes. When assessing networking equipment, it helps to remember that these are often different things.

Disclaimer: Huawei and Network Test Inc. have no current or former business relationship.

Newman is a member of the Network World Lab Alliance and president of Network Test, an independent test lab and engineering services consultancy. He can be reached at

Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.

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