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Banco del Bajio Banks On Juniper Networks For High-Performance Nerwork Security


Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Banco del Bajío, a leading Mexican financial institution, has chosen a comprehensive security and remote access solution from Juniper Networks to secure its network from threats and provide branch office connectivity. With Juniper Networks, Banco del Bajío has significantly reduced costs associated with attack prevention, maintenance, and support, while providing innovative services to its rapidly growing business. The Juniper solution also reduces transaction times between Banco del Bajío and other financial institutions, providers and clients while preventing attacks at the LAN and WAN infrastructure.

“During the vendor selection process, many vendors highlighted products and services that were clearly not up to our performance and security standards or that of the financial industry,” said Francisco Flores, IT security manager, Banco del Bajío. “Early on in the bidding, it became apparent that Juniper was well ahead of the competition and would offer us the strongest and most cost effective solution.”

Banco del Bajío initiated operations in December 1994 and since then has experienced dramatic growth, both in customers and in branch offices. With 117 branches nationwide and plans to extend to more than 130 by the end of 2007, the bank sought a security solution to scale and secure network traffic among the growing number of branches to offer leading-edge security to customers without compromising performance. After evaluating solutions by multiple vendors, Juniper Networks’ security solutions with increased reliability, advanced feature sets, and easy implementation and management were selected to meet the financial institution’s high-performance business requirements.

As Banco del Bajío’s business and size increased, the institution had to enhance the solutions deployed throughout the LAN and WAN. “As our operations grew, we realized Juniper delivered the security we required and we began deploying more Firewall and SSL VPN security solutions to safeguard the networks’ information and transactions,” added Flores.

Juniper and Banco del Bajío are continuing to deploy encryption technologies in order to ensure the highest degree of reliability in data handling for its customers, contractors and employees. By integrating Juniper’s security solutions into its network, Banco del Bajio is now able to maximize security, minimize malicious code attacks and quickly and easily meet new Mexican encryptions standards, becoming one of the first banks in Mexico to do so.

“Enterprises today need secure, reliable and quickly deployable network security solutions to support their rapid, real-time business growth,” said Tim Lambie, vice president, Americas International, Juniper Networks. “We are pleased that Juniper Networks is the security vendor of choice for Banco del Bajío as well as many other financial institutions and organizations throughout Latin America.”


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