Siemens Signs Contract with Finnish Defense Forces for a Highly Secure Voice and Data Network
Siemens to Provide Maintenance Services, Network and Service Configuration Management, and Juniper Networks M-series Routers for New IP/MPLS Backbone Network
MUNICH and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 21, 2006 - Siemens and Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that the Finnish Defense Forces have selected the two companies to deploy a next-generation backbone network that will integrate the data transmission and communication systems for reconnaissance, surveillance and military command. Siemens Osakeyhtiö will be responsible for the delivery of the Juniper Networks M-series routers, plus Redcell™ network and service configuration suite of products from Dorado Software and related maintenance.
The Juniper Networks routers enable the creation of new IP-based services and prevent malicious attacks from compromising data security. At the same time, the transmission network will offer the flexibility to rapidly respond to the demands imposed by potential crises and network outages.
The deployment by Siemens will include Juniper Networks M-series routers, which will serve as the backbone of the network. For network and MPLS service configuration management, Siemens will supply the Redcell software from Dorado Software. Additionally, the multi-year contract provides for training, maintenance and spare parts supply.
Siemens will deliver Juniper M320 and M10i routers to the Defense Forces. Juniper Networks M-series multiservice edge routers combine best-in-class IP/MPLS capabilities with unmatched reliability, performance and service flexibility. Delivering rich CoS features in combination with the simultaneous support of existing and emerging Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, the M-series offers a long-term, strategic investment for any network operator looking to benefit from the increased reliability, efficiency and flexibility of a multi-service IP/MPLS network.
With the new Redcell system, the Defence Forces will get an advanced network and service configuration management system that permits, among other things, secure VPN management of the MPLS network. Redcell also offers a strategic investment as it is designed for a multi-vendor environment and can be used for controlling other network components as well as the M-Series. Similarly, the network management software will offer redundancy.
The Siemens Communications Group is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers a full-line portfolio of innovative solutions for voice and data communication. Its comprehensive offerings range from devices right through to complex network infrastructures and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within the Siemens organization and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2005 (September 30), its 54,500-strong workforce posted sales of over 13 billion euros. More about Siemens Communications at http://www.siemens.com/communications.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
About Dorado Software
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