Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network
innovation, today unveiled new security line cards for its market
and 5800 Series Services Gateways that significantly improve
performance and reliability for LTE mobile network operators. The new
Juniper Networks® SRX Series line cards are the industry's only high-end
security solutions that can provide mobile operators with zero downtime
performance upgrades and scale to accommodate the exponential growth of
As mobile operators shift to all IP-based networks, their
infrastructures become increasingly exposed to advanced threats designed
to steal information or impact service availability. Concurrently, the
demand for online video and other services accessed through mobile
devices will increase the amount of data traversing these networks 12
fold by 2018, according to the latest mobility report from Ericsson.
These industry trends require mobile operators to deploy
high-performance security solutions with carrier-grade reliability and
scalability so they can confidently provide access to sensitive
information traditionally not available on mobile devices.
Always-on, carrier-grade reliability - The SRX Series line
cards are the only high-end security solution to deliver zero downtime
performance upgrades through both in-service software and hardware
upgrades, enabling service providers to provide uninterrupted service.
Redundant components ensure carrier-class service levels are
Simplicity and scalability at the speed of LTE - The SRX Series
collapses the security gateway, firewall, switching, and routing
layers onto a single platform, reducing operating expense and network
complexity. The new line cards support up to 100 million concurrent
sessions and up to 200 Gbps of firewall throughput with a single SRX
Series Services Gateway.
Investment protection - New Juniper Networks SRX Series line
cards are compatible with current cards and chassis. Existing Juniper
customers can use the same SRX5000 Series chassis to extend current
investments while scaling to meet customer demands.
Mobile-specific filters - The SRX Series was developed to be
natively aware of mobile-specific protocols such as GTP and LTE-SCTP,
resulting in firewall awareness that blocks the proliferation of
attacks which leverage or embed such protocols.
Industry Analyst Quote:
"Juniper Networks is a proven leader
in delivering high-performance firewalls to service providers and large
enterprise markets. Infonetics Research has ranked Juniper as the global
leader in high-end firewalls since the beginning of 2009. The new
SRX5600 and SRX5800 line cards deliver mobile operators the
carrier-grade capabilities and performance scalability needed to secure
- Jeff Wilson, principal analyst, Infonetics Research
"Security is a critical ingredient in Nokia
Siemens Networks' mobile portfolio as LTE networks expand. LTE requires
a massive bandwidth increase and additional security requirements, so we
need to be able to offer customers an effective solution that could
scale on-demand and deliver carrier-grade reliability to ensure
always-on service for many millions of subscribers. The Nokia Siemens
Networks' market leadership in mobile security, combined with the
inherent OpEx benefits and scalability realized with the SRX5800, will
help us to offer an efficient and state of the art Security solution to
our customers as they roll out their LTE services."
-Dror Nemirovsky, head of Packet Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks
Juniper Networks Quote:
"The massive influx of traffic that
service providers face as they migrate to all IP-based LTE networks
requires security technologies that provide strong protection without
adversely impacting performance. Juniper's new SRX 5000 series line
cards offer unprecedented scale for firewall, VPN and other security
services, zero downtime for hardware and software upgrades and the
ability for our existing customers to protect their current investment."
Bitar, senior vice president, Security Business Unit, Juniper Networks
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