Toga Networks is developing range of tools related to storage and information security
By Orr Hirschauge
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - June 2, 2016
TEL AVIV—Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese telecommunications firm
that has barreled into emerging markets around the world, has been
cautious about its footprint here.
For the past seven years,
Huawei has been developing technologies, some potentially sensitive,
through a locally registered company called Toga Networks Ltd.,
according to former and current employees of both companies.
Toga, Israeli engineers are developing a range of software and equipment
related to networking, storage and information security, including
encryption, said former and current employees of the company. Toga is
also developing tools that can help telecommunication providers examine
data moving through their routers. This so-called deep-packet inspection
technology is typically used to prioritize traffic, such as phone calls
over emails, but it can also identify individuals who surf specific
websites or use certain keywords in emails.