Juniper Networks Delivers On Enterprise Vision; High-Performance Network Infrastructure Designed To Accelerate Application Deployment
Strategy Advances the Fundamentals and Economics of High-Performance Networking
NEW YORK – Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today fortified its enterprise strategy and announced the expansion of its high-performance network infrastructure offerings with a new family of Ethernet switches (see related announcement). With an expanding range of best-in-class technologies, Juniper Networks is uniquely positioned to help high-performance businesses create responsive and trusted environments for accelerating the deployment of service-enabling applications that build differentiation and sustainable growth.
Innovative businesses that view the network as critical to success are coming to the realization that legacy network infrastructure often can’t keep pace with today’s escalating demands and risks which compromises effectiveness. Performance limitations, an inability to quickly adapt to changing business requirements, and administration complexities can divert IT resources, stifle innovation and diminish competitive advantage.
“IT organizations supporting high-performance businesses are under continuous pressure to support the ever-changing application and service requirements. The network is no longer about basic ’plumbing’ – it’s about aligning business priorities with a service-enabling network infrastructure,” said Mark Fabbi, VP and distinguished analyst, Gartner. “Networking infrastructure must deliver operational simplicity and reliability to enable the accelerated deployment of applications and services. Solutions built with this in mind will meet the dynamic IT requirements.”
No-Compromise Systems-Based Approach
Juniper Networks’ high-performance network infrastructure serves as the foundation for many of the world’s most demanding businesses. Infrastructure offerings include: best-in-class IP routing, Ethernet switching, integrated security and application acceleration solutions combined with proven service and support and the industry’s most capable partners to power and protect the network and the applications running on it.
“Juniper is investing in the innovation necessary to deliver the high-performance network infrastructure that matters most to high-performance businesses,” said Scott Kriens, chairman and chief executive officer, Juniper Networks, Inc. “When the performance of the business depends on the performance of the network, Juniper offers businesses greater choice and control in quickly meeting business requirements, while reducing costs.”
Greater Choice and Control through Software
Deployed in more than 200 service provider networks around the world, JUNOS software is the single-source network operating system driving Juniper Networks leadership in high-performance networking. JUNOS software is designed to maintain continuous systems and improve the availability, performance and security of business applications. JUNOS software helps to automate network operations by providing a single consistent implementation of features across the network in a single release train that minimizes the complexity, cost and risk associated with implementing network features and upgrades. This provides network administrators with more time to innovate to deliver new revenue-generating applications, advancing the economics of high-performance networking.
Best-in-Class IP Routing from the Branch Office to the Data Center
Juniper Networks J-series routers provide up to Gigabit Ethernet performance for enterprise remote, branch, and regional offices. Juniper’s M-series multiservice routers enable businesses to consolidate multiple networks onto a single network infrastructure, advancing the fundamentals of high-performance networking. Supporting both the J- and M-series routing families, JUNOS software is at the heart of Juniper’s high-performance network infrastructure.
High-Performance Ethernet Switches
Juniper Networks introduced a new family of Ethernet switches today running on its powerful JUNOS software. The EX-series includes three families, the EX 3200, 4200 and 8200 and has been designed to meet the technical, business and economic requirements of a service-enabling network infrastructure. The EX-series switches will deliver the operational simplicity and reliability to accelerate the deployment of converged applications across the extended enterprise.
Integrated Security across the Extended Enterprise
Juniper Networks integrated security offerings are designed to mitigate the risks associated with connecting to and delivering business critical applications across the network. Award-winning products include integrated Firewall/IPSec VPN devices that perform essential security functions; SSL VPN appliances that provide secure access across the extended enterprise; Intrusion Prevention products that proactively identify and stop network and application-level attacks; and Network Access Control (NAC) solutions that bind end-points with user identity and the network, for real-time security policy management from the network’s core to the outer edge.
The Juniper Networks Integrated Security Gateways (ISG) FW/VPNs with optional integrated Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) are designed to deliver scalable, reliable connectivity and advanced network and application-level protection for the network gateway.
The Juniper Networks Secure Services Gateway (SSG) integrated network security appliances deliver a blend of performance, security and LAN/WAN connectivity for branch office deployments that may not have extensive IT resources. Application traffic is protected from worms, spyware, trojans, and malware by a complete set of optional Unified Threat Management (UTM) security features.
Acceleration of Converged Applications
Juniper Networks WX application acceleration platforms are highly scalable WAN acceleration solutions that dramatically improve application performance over the WAN. The WX application acceleration platforms work end-to-end with a multitude of applications, including Web-based, client-server, custom software, voice and video. The platforms offer a broad set of management tools for monitoring and reporting on application performance.
Performance-Enabling Service and Support
Juniper Networks offers performance-enabling services designed around a time-to-value model that accelerates, extends and optimizes the value of high performance networking. Offerings address scalable levels of service, including: follow-the-sun support and maintenance programs; installation and configuration services; education services including technical certifications and training programs; dedicated resident engineers who deliver support; seasoned consulting professionals who provide a collaborative approach to aligning the network with evolving business goals at each stage of deployment. Juniper’s performance-enabling services expedite the rollout and integration of key product features for converged applications.
Capable Partners Extend the Value of the Network
Juniper Networks extends the value of the network for high-performance businesses with the most capable networking and security partners in the industry. The Juniper Solutions Alliances Program includes alliances with application, network management, security, storage, voice and wireless partners, each one focused on a particular aspect of delivering high-performance networking, providing enterprises with integrated and interoperable solutions.
Global Enterprise Event
Juniper will host a Global Enterprise Event on January 29, 2008 in New York. The event will be broadcast live via webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET at www.juniper.net.
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