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Juniper Networks Delivers Security at Massive Scale for Cloud Services, Mega Data Centers

Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced several new data center networking and security solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to simplify their network infrastructures, while sharing and securing their networks to deliver cloud services at massive scale.

The new “Cloud-Ready Data Center” initiative expands Juniper’s previous simplification solutions to help customers share and secure their data center networks. The initiative features five practical, step-by-step solution modules with implementation guides and best practices to help customers build cloud-ready data centers. Modules include solution designs for securing traffic flows between servers within the cloud-ready data center, securing traffic flows between virtual machines in the cloud-ready data center, and securing traffic flows between mobile clients and the cloud-ready data center. The modules also include solution designs for integrating user and application identity into cloud-ready data center policies, and stretching virtual LANs within and across data centers using standards-based virtual private LAN service (VPLS).

The new solutions are made possible through the Dynamic Services Architecture in Juniper’s SRX Series Service Gateways, which can now scale to support 10 million concurrent user sessions – 2.5 times more than Juniper’s previous generation and five times more than the top competitori. Juniper’s upgraded SRX5000 line also provides fast throughput for cloud security, delivering up to six times faster firewall and seven times faster intrusion prevention servicesii, with 50 percent power savings and 67 percent space savings over the top competitor for comparable throughputiii.

“Data centers, networking and security all play a vital role in delivery of cloud services, which require more speed and scale than ever before,” said Mark Bauhaus, Juniper’s executive VP and general manager of Service Layer Technologies. “We know there’s a lot of cloud hype out there, and we’ve seen many customers struggle to get their arms around the opportunities and pitfalls. Our new solution modules are designed to give customers a step-by-step approach to get started, remove the roadblocks and build the right foundation, so they can start to manage exponential traffic growth, virtualize their resources and secure services at massive scale.”

In support of the new solutions, Juniper announced several new products for securing cloud services and delivering “cloud-enabled security” based on the Junos® software platform:

  • Virtualized Security Services: New enhancements to the industry’s most scalable set of security services, available on Juniper’s SRX Series, that provide application-aware and identity-aware policy enforcement for cloud services:
    • AppSecure: A new suite of tools designed to provide visibility and control over access to applications running in cloud-ready data centers, including an AppDOS service that protects cloud users from the growing threat of botnet-based denial-of-service attacks;
    • Coordinated Threat Control: Integrates user identity and knowledge of the application into security policies, enabling more granular control over application flows in the cloud;
    • Virtual Server Security: Sets policies across virtual and physical machines across the network, through a partnership with Altor Networks, whose product integrates with Juniper’s SRX Series, Juniper’s Network and Security Manager (NSM) and Juniper’s Security Threat Response Manager (STRM);
    • More Sessions: Support for 10 million concurrent sessions on the SRX 5800 – 2.5 times more than last year;
    • Doubling Density: Double the 10GbE density and connection capacity; and
    • In-Service Software Upgrades: Easy upgrades that minimize downtime of cloud infrastructure and enhance reliability of cloud services.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: New support for Citrix and VMware VDI, available on Juniper’s SA Series Appliances, providing cloud users with seamless single-sign-on access to virtual desktops via SSL VPN.
  • MX 3D routers with 3D Scaling: New products that will deliver two to four times the capacity of competitorsiv while enabling dynamic control, open application platforms and revolutionary economics for delivering cloud services at massive scale.
  • Junos Space network application platform: New software that enables developers to simplify network operations, automate support and accelerate service delivery.
  • Junos Pulse integrated network client: New unified client that will provide location-aware, identity-aware and device-verified access to cloud services, mitigating security threats and improving the user experience on PCs and mobile phones.

“Comprehensive network security is a fundamental requirement for both public and private cloud computing,” said Jon Oltsik, principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “To unleash the power of the cloud, large organizations need a rich, flexible, and elastic set of network security services delivered at scale. Given Juniper’s performance and security strengths, the company is well positioned to help accelerate the transformation and unleash the potential of cloud computing.”

Today’s new products and solutions will help customers build cloud-ready data centers that position them to take advantage of Juniper’s previously disclosed Stratus Project to simplify data center architectures. Through Stratus, Juniper is developing a single data center fabric that will yield a quantum leap in scale, performance and simplicity for data center networks, with the flexibility to support fully converged and virtualized data center environments. Stratus will pave the way to large consolidated data centers that harness “one logical switch” to dynamically allocate any network resource, including routing and security services, storage, servers and other appliances.

Launch Details and Link

For more information and materials about today’s launch, please see the following web sites:

Juniper and its partners also issued several standalone news releases related to today’s launch. Please refer to the online newsroom above for details, or follow the Juniper conversation via Twitter (twitter.com/junipernetworks), Facebook (facebook.com/junipernetworks) or the Juniper Networks Community (www.juniper.net/community).

About Juniper Networks

From devices to data centers, from consumers to the cloud, Juniper Networks delivers innovative software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. The company serves more than 30,000 customers and partners worldwide, and earned more than $3 billion in revenue over the last year. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logos are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains statements which may be considered forward-looking within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws, including statements relating to the expected future availability and benefits of Juniper Networks products. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual achievements to differ from those expressed or implied in this press release, including unforeseen delays or other risks associated with the product development and release process. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Juniper Networks' Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Juniper Networks assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.

i Juniper comparison against competitive products, conducted October 2009. Juniper’s SRX5000 supports 10 million concurrent sessions at 120 Gbps, compared to just 2 million concurrent sessions at 20 Gbps for the Cisco 5580.

ii Juniper comparison against competitive products, conducted October 2009. Juniper’s SRX5800 handles firewall throughput of 120 Gbps and intrusion prevention services at 30 Gbps, compared to just 20 Gbps firewall throughput for the Cisco 5580 (which has no intrusion prevention support) and just 4 Gbps of intrusion prevention throughput for the Cisco IPS4270.

iii Juniper comparison against competitive products, conducted October 2009. Power savings is measured by firewall throughput per watt. Juniper’s SRX5600 uses 2,400 watts (maximum) to deliver 60 Gbps firewall throughput, while Cisco’s 5580-20 uses 800 watts (maximum) to deliver 10 Gbps firewall throughput – thus requiring six Cisco firewalls to get 60 Gbps, or 4,800 watts. Space savings is measured by firewall throughput per rack space. Juniper’s SRX5600 consumes 8RU to deliver 60 Gbps firewall throughput, while Cisco’s 5580-20 consumes 4RU to deliver 10 Gbps firewall throughput – thus requiring six Cisco firewalls to get 60 Gbps, or 24RU.

iv Juniper comparison against competitive products, conducted October 2009. Reflects 2.64 Tbit/s throughput for Juniper’s MX960 3D versus 1 Tbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s for competitors.

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