Juniper adds application gateways

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 8:25am
Brian Santo

Juniper Networks is adding a new line of service gateways designed for service providers and other enterprise applications. The new SRX3000 systems were introduced as part of a set of products that customers can use to address various levels of network security.

The SRX3000 line natively integrates multiple services, such as intrusion prevention system (IPS), distributed denial of service (DDos/DoS) protection, network address translation (NAT), policy and control, identity management and quality of service (QoS).

The SRX series is built upon what Juniper is calling a “no-compromise” Dynamic Services Architecture. This architecture features a dedicated dual-management engine and purpose-built, carrier-class terabit speed fabric technology to enable fast, reliable and secure access to applications and services from a single network architecture.

Like all of Juniper’s products, the new SRX3000 series gateways run the company’s JunOS operating system, and in conjunction with other Juniper network systems, it can be managed by a single management framework, which Juniper poses as key advantages of the Juniper product environment.

The SRX3600 can support 30 Gbps of stateful firewall, up to 10 Gbps of VPN, 10 Gbps of IPS and 175,000 new connections per second.

The SRX3400 can support 20 Gbps of stateful firewall, up to 6 Gbps of VPN, 6 Gbps of IPS and 175,000 new connections per second.

Both are based on mid-plane design. Similar to Juniper’s earlier SRX line, the SRX5000 series, the SRX3000 line offers the scalability of the SPCs and input/output cards for scale of Ethernet ports and services processing.

Factoring in price, performance, scalability, flexibility and reduction of complexity, Juniper claims its new SRX3400 and SRX3600 service gateways can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 65 percent.

The SRX3400 and SRX3600 services gateways are available today. The base list price for the SRX3400 chassis starts at $50,000, while the list price of the SRX3600 chassis starts at $60,000.

The SRX3000 series services gateways make up part of the recently announced Juniper Networks Adaptive Threat Management solutions.

The company’s Adaptive Threat Management solutions are designed to provide real-time threat defense with network-wide visibility and control at scale to reduce risk and increase productivity, all while significantly reducing TCO.

Based on a dynamic, open security infrastructure, Juniper’s Adaptive Threat Management solutions include: new Juniper SRX3000 series services gateways; a new release of Juniper’s network access control (NAC) solution – Unified Access Control (UAC) 3.0; new Secure Access (SA) SSL VPN 6.4 technology, with new standards-based interoperability functionality; and new releases of Juniper’s Security Threat Response Manager (STRM) 2008.3 and Network and Security Manager (NSM) 2008.2, with advanced network management, threat response and reporting.

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