Tuesday, November 4, 2008

France's Numericable Deploys Juniper's Core Routing and Security Network Infrastructure

Numericable, France's leading cable operator, is deploying Juniper Networks' M- and T-series routing platforms, Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) platforms and FW/VPN security appliances for its next-generation network. The installation uses Juniper's T640 core routers to underpin the network and backbone service with several 10GB links to support its Paris-based customers.

The network is also extended nationwide with a number of 10GB loops, which rely on Juniper Networks M320 multiservice edge routers. Additional deployments are planned in the future to further extend the network's reach in line with changing business requirements. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Numericable secures its core network with Juniper Networks ISG 1000s and 2000s. The ISG products are purpose-built security platforms that deliver unmatched firewall and VPN performance at scale. Full IPS capabilities are available with the optional IDP security modules providing protection from the latest worms, spyware, Trojans and other emerging attacks. The IDP security modules also stop network attacks and disruption from abuse of network protocols including those used in multi-media applications.

Numericable's remote locations are secured by Juniper's security appliances for distributed Enterprises. These appliances are feature-rich, enterprise-class network security solutions that integrate a complete set of best-in-class UTM security features including Deep Inspection, Antivirus (includes Anti-Spyware, Anti-Adware and Anti-Phishing), Anti-Spam, and Web Filtering.

Juniper noted that Numericable is one of the first European cable operators to migrate to a high-performance, all-IP backbone network, enabling it to introduce new advanced multiplay services such as Video-on-Demand (VoD), High Definition TV and Internet services at up to 100 Mbps.http://www.juniper.netwww.numericable.fr