Hillstone Networks’ Lingling Zhang Named Finalist in 12th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Ms. Zhang Nominated in Female Executive of the Year – Business
Products Category

, a leading provider of network security solutions, today
announced that Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Lingling Zhang is a finalist in the Female Executive of the Year –
Business Products category in the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Women
in Business. Ms. Zhang has spearheaded Hillstone’s entry into the U.S.
market with its network security products for enterprises and data
centers. The Stevie Award winners will be announced on November 13, 2015
in New York, NY.

“Lingling Zhang has been instrumental in the ongoing success of our
North American expansion,” said Dongping Luo, CEO of Hillstone Networks.
“Building upon our global success, Lingling continues to drive momentum
and market development in the U.S. through new partnerships and
channels. That she has been named a finalist for Female Executive of the
Year is testament to her tireless work ethic and leadership, and we
congratulate her on this honored achievement.”

With more than 10,000 customers globally, Hillstone Networks has
received critical global acclaim for its enterprise network firewall
solutions. Under Ms. Zhang’s leadership, Hillstone Networks has been
named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls for
two consecutive years, and has also been positioned in Gartner’s Magic
Quadrant for Unified Threat Management. Additionally, Hillstone has
formed a strategic alliance with AlgoSec, the market leader for Security
Policy Management, and was the first tested and certified partner to
leverage Trend Micro’s Deep Discovery Inspector.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives,
entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The
Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a
gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November
13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and
several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be
broadcast on Livestream via the Stevie Awards’ Facebook
from 7:30 pm ET, and the red carpet pre-show will air on the
Stevie Awards’ Periscope
from 6:00 pm ET.

More than 1,400 entries were submitted this year for consideration in
more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur
of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping
Women, and Women-Run Workplace of the Year. Finalists were chosen by
more than 120 business professionals worldwide during preliminary
judging. Members of five final judging committees will determine the
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists
during final judging October 19-28.

“High-achieving women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives all
over the world are an inspiration to girls and women who dream of
starting and growing a business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and
president of the Stevie Awards. “The first-round judges have told us how
impressed they were with this year’s field of Finalists. We’re looking
forward to recognizing them in New York on November 13.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of
Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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About Hillstone Networks:

Hillstone Networks offers a broad range of security solutions for
enterprises and data center networks – whether physical, virtual, or in
the cloud. Hillstone solutions provide continuous threat defense not
only at traditional perimeters, but also to internal networks, down to
each virtual machine. For physical environments, Hillstone’s innovative
security platform combines Behavioral Intelligence
with high-performance networking, enabling organizations to find and
stop threats in minutes, not months. Hillstone offers a complete virtual
firewall solution for perimeter protection in virtual
environments; Hillstone uses micro-segmentation technology to protect
East-West traffic in the cloud. Established in 2006 by NetScreen, Cisco
and Juniper executives, Hillstone Networks is relied on by more than
10,000 customers around the world, including Fortune 500 companies,
higher education, financial institutions and service providers.
Hillstone Networks’ US headquarters are located in Sunnyvale,
California. For more information, visit www.hillstonenet.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie
Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The
International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,
and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring
organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the
Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.
Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


LMGPR (for Hillstone Networks)
Paul Fernandez, 408-439-4828