Juniper Networks firewall throughput up to 2 Terabits

Juniper Networks has expanded Internet Mix (IMIX) firewall throughput up to 2 Terabits per second (2 Tbps) by adding new hardware for its SRX5800 Services Gateway.

The upgraded SRX5800 Services Gateway delivers better performance necessary to secure traffic on high speed networks to large enterprises to minimize security bottlenecks.

Juniper Networks said the hardware for the SRX5800 Services Gateway include third-generation input/output cards (IOC3), an enhanced midplane chassis and third-generation system control boards (SCB3).

IOC3 cards, SCB3 boards, an enhanced midplane chassis, and application of Express Pathsoftware allows the SRX5800 Services Gateway to deliver a security platform capable of surpassing 2 Tbps throughput.

Each IOC3 line card supports two packet forwarding engines (PFE), a high density configuration of 2x100GbE and 4x10GbE high speed interfaces. Additionally, it delivers 240Gbps bandwidth and 2X bandwidth increase over the prior hardware card.

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While the IOC3 cards will be available in a new, enhanced SRX chassis, they may also be deployed in the current SRX chassis and in mixed configurations, with existing IOC2 cards and service processing cards (SPC).


“As the threat landscape continues to evolve and a variety of devices increasingly flood the network, companies are forced to not only meet network performance demands but also ensure they have efficient, fast and scalable protection in place,” said Christofer Hoff, vice president and security chief technology officer, Juniper Development and Innovation, Juniper Networks.

Nexon Korea, a provider of entertainment software and online games, has selected Juniper Networks’ SRX5800 and SRX5400 Services Gateways to protect network.

“With the SRX, we can expand and grow our users with uptime, performance and speed,” said JaeKwang Park, senior manager, IT operation, Nexon Korea.

MCB Bank, Pakistan, has deployed SRX Series Services Gateways in its data center.

“We can protect our customers’ sensitive data from threats while continuing to deliver new services with security and quickly, resulting in optimization of operations and simplifying the management of our systems,” said Imtiaz Mahmood, chief information officer, MCB Bank.

Piyush Somani, managing director, ESDS Software, said Juniper Networks’ SRX has allowed them to deliver secure applications to customers and it provided flexibility for cloud hosting.

Baburajan K
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