Juniper Networks unveils new security line cards
Mar 04, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Juniper Networks has unveiled new security line cards for its SRX5600 and 5800 Series Services Gateways that improve performance and reliability for LTE mobile network operators.
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 maintained, the company said.
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.
The 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, the company added.
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, the company concluded.
"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," said Nawaf Bitar, senior vice president, Security Business Unit, Juniper Networks.
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