From the Security Experts

September 26, 2008

Juniper Networks Intros Dynamic Services Architecture

By SIP Trunking Report Contributing Editor

To stimulate innovation in networking, Juniper Networks, a provider of networking and security solutions, introduced Juniper Networks Dynamic Services Architecture designed to help high-performance businesses tightly align rapidly changing business requirements with network technology investments to accelerate new service deployments.

Dynamic Services Architecture is the foundation on which the newly announced Juniper Networks SRX dynamic services gateways are built. The JUNOS-based dynamic services gateways – the SRX 5600 and 5800 – provide fast, reliable, secure access to applications and services from a single network architecture that runs on a single operating system managed by a single management framework.
A sustainable network is critical for high-performance businesses to take advance of dynamic service and business models. A dynamic network infrastructure helps them to keep pace with the escalating and evolving security threat landscape and to contend with the inability to quickly scale networks to deliver applications and support thousands to millions of users, while battling with operational inefficiencies such as rising costs, complexity and inability to adapt to changing requirements.
“Juniper continues to invest in the innovation necessary to deliver the high-performance network infrastructure that matters most to high-performance businesses,” said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager, Services Layer Technologies, Juniper Networks. “Escalating security and performance demands magnify the need for a dynamic approach that allocates and maximizes the utilization of necessary security and network resources, without compromising network performance.”
Dynamic Services Architecture offers an extensible “no compromise” solution to scaling integrated services and network capabilities on a single architecture. It consists of Juniper’s dedicated dual management engine and purpose-built, carrier-class terabit speed fabric that allows for massive scale of Ethernet ports and services processing independently.
The architecture has the ability to readily turn-on a wide range of services, including stateful firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDos/DoS) protection, Network Address Translation (NAT), dynamic routing, and quality of service (QoS). This ability greatly accelerates application and service deployments.
“Racks of service specific appliances and blades along with a multitude of operating systems and management interfaces create a level of network complexity that introduces latency and inhibits new service deployments,” said Abner Germanow, director, Enterprise Networks, IDC. “A service architecture that enables businesses to scale in all dimensions dynamically with virtually ‘any’ service will quickly meet the business requirements and streamline investment decisions.”
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Edited by Michelle Robart