Telecoms network provider Huawei has announced a new cyber security centre in the UK designed to test its hardware and software.
Officially opened last month, the Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in Banbury is focused on improving the reliability and security of Huawei's telecoms networks, as part of an initiative to build a security assurance system based on industry best practices and international standards.
"The new Cyber Security Evaluation Centre is a key part of Huawei's end-to-end global security assurance system," said John Frieslaar, the centre's managing director.
"This centre is like a glasshouse: transparent, readily accessible and open to regulators and our customers."
The move comes as Chinese firms struggle to shake-off the national security concerns of foreign governments, which have been heightened since the WikiLeaks revelation that a Chinese politburo member ordered the hacking attack on Google early this year which led to the search firm relocating its servers to Hong Kong.
Companies are increasingly setting up security research centres to combat ever more sophisticated and widespread cyber attacks.
US defence contractor Northrop Grumman, for example, opened a UK Security Test Range in October designed to emulate and evaluate threats on large-scale networks.
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