U.S. security vendors wary of Chinese telecom suppliers, call for transparency

By , Network World |  Networking

U.S. IT security vendors surveyed about the Congressional report this week that blasted China's Huawei and ZTE as threats to U.S. national security say that the companies shouldn't be ruled out as network equipment suppliers but that they need to be more transparent about their dealings with the Chinese government.

The central argument made in the "Investigative Report on the U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE" from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee is that both companies have close but murky ties to the Chinese Communist Party and military, with Huawei in particular being evasive about these connections. The report claims there's a danger that if their network equipment becomes widely used here, they could "provide Chinese intelligence services access to telecommunications networks."

 

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