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Peer 1 Expands High-Performance Managed Firewall Services With New Juniper Networks Solutions


PEER 1 and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that PEER 1 has expanded its managed firewall service offerings with the addition of Juniper Networks Secure Services Gateways (SSGs). Fully managed by PEER 1 experts, the Juniper Networks SSG platforms will provide best-in-class protection, superior capacity and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, enabling PEER 1 to offer cost-effective, high-capacity security solutions that scale to meet the demands of the largest enterprises. The expanded managed firewall services ensure a secure and trusted network environment without requiring enterprise customers to dedicate IT resources, enabling customers to reduce operational costs and complexity.

“Demand continues to be very strong for our high-performance dedicated hosting solutions, and with the SSGs we are now able to offer increased session and interface capacity, protecting from increasingly sophisticated and frequent threats,” said Ted Smith, vice president of dedicated hosting for PEER 1. “Many of our customers outsource their entire IT infrastructure to us at PEER 1, and we take great pride in the confidence of our customers, both large and small. The addition of the Juniper Networks SSGs helps us to support our greater load customers with a responsive and trusted environment for their IT infrastructure.”

PEER 1 is a leading IT infrastructure provider to startups and SMEs, delivering highly scalable hosting solutions to allow customers to focus on the possibilities of the Internet, not the complexities. PEER 1 provides managed, self-managed, and co-location hosting services through 15 state-of-the-art data centers across North America. The company has over 9,000 customers worldwide in wide- ranging areas from retail and manufacturing to web 2.0 and Software as a Service (SaaS).

The Juniper Networks SSG appliances are purpose-built firewalls that deliver a perfect blend of performance and security. Managed by PEER 1 experts, these systems are optimized to protect PEER 1’s managed hosting. PEER 1 will customize these appliances to match a customer’s specific security needs, leveraging the SSG product line to offer a range of scale options to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.

“Businesses of all sizes are having difficulty keeping up with the increasing number and variety of network threats, so there is tremendous demand for innovative managed service providers such as PEER 1 who provide best-in-class security solutions quickly and cost-effectively,” said Judy Beningson, vice president of service provider strategy and planning, Juniper Networks. “Juniper is pleased to be working with PEER 1 to help them fuel their high performance business customers by delivering a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network infrastructure.”


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