Juniper Networks Secures Traffic Across T-mobile Austria’s Mobile Data Networks
Best-in-class Integrated Firewall/VPN/IDP Solution Combines Fast Data Throughput, Comprehensive Network Security, Virtualization and Cost Benefits
SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 12th, 2007-Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that it has been selected by T-Mobile Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of T-Mobile International, to provide best-in-class security for T-Mobile Austria’s data networks as part of a major system upgrade. Deployed to protect mobile data for T-Mobile Austria’s 3.1 million subscribers and service provider partners, the Juniper Networks Integrated Security Gateway (ISG 2000s) protect the legacy and 3G mobile infrastructure, as well as internal traffic on its operational and maintenance (OAM) network. The solution offers integrated firewall, VPN and IDP (intrusion detection and prevention) security and cost-effective virtualization capabilities without compromising network throughput.
A rapidly growing customer base and significant rise in network traffic meant that T-Mobile Austria needed to increase data throughput and interface domains while maintaining a high level of network security, service reliability and cost-effectiveness. The upgrade to the ISG 2000 FW/VPN/IDP solution has given T-Mobile Austria multi-gigabit performance, comprehensive security functionality and rich virtualization capabilities. The newly deployed ISG 2000s further enhance T-Mobile’s existing security solutions from Juniper Networks, which are currently deployed in other areas of the network.
“The ISG devices protect traffic on our production and internal data networks at wire-speed and in High Availability mode, so the user experience is always maximized,” said Manfred Reiff, T-Mobile Austria’s senior manager packet networks. “It is preferable for T-Mobile Austria to have multiple point-solution devices, instead of having an approach which is much more expensive to acquire, deploy and manage.”
The virtualization feature was another key factor in T-Mobile Austria’s decision to deploy the ISGs, as it delivers significant technical and cost benefits. Each physical device can be divided into a group of up to 50 logical firewalls, each one with its own centrally-managed security policy. This enables T-Mobile Austria to divide numerous flows of customer and partner traffic by service and priority on its production network, and to divide internal traffic by users’ rights and responsibilities on its OAM network, each from a single pair of fully-redundant, active-passive ISG 2000s.
Juniper Networks helps mobile operators evolve to a secure, intelligent and open converged IP infrastructure, working closely with strategic partners to integrate products into end-to-end solutions for core, RAN, and IMS architectures. Eleven of the top twelve mobile operators globally use Juniper Networks mobile solutions, and Juniper security products can be found in the majority of wireless carrier networks around the world.
“Similar to fixed line service providers, mobile network providers such as T-Mobile Austria face the challenge of providing effective network security while expanding their networks to meet increasing demand for capacity, reliability and performance,” said Gert-Jan Schenk, vice president of operations, EMEA, Juniper Networks. “Juniper’s experience of securing the world’s largest service provider networks is very attractive to the mobile operators as they move towards fixed-mobile convergence.”
About T-Mobile Austria
T-Mobile Austria is part of T-Mobile International which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. T-Mobile International was established in December 1999. Since then, it has positioned itself as one of the largest international mobile communications carriers. It is the first to operate a trans-Atlantic mobile network based on GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. T-Mobile subsidiaries and affiliates were among the first operators worldwide to use future-oriented technologies like GPRS, UMTS (3G) and W-LAN.
T-Mobile Austria is a mobile service provider currently employing 1,800 people in Austria where it has approximately 3.1 million customers. A strong national player, T-Mobile Austria has firmly established itself as an industry leader with innovative products and outstanding service.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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