Sunday, May 3, 2009

Juniper Expands Enterprise Portfolio

Juniper Networks introduced new additions to its line of SRX Series Services Gateways and a new line of EX Series Ethernet switches.

The four new additions to the SRX Series family are based on the industry's first Dynamic Services Architecture, an extensible approach that simultaneously scales integrated services and network capacity to reduce the escalating demands and risks placed on the network. These new products can support a complete suite of unified threat management and intrusion prevention capabilities to protect the network from the latest content borne threats. Select SRX models feature hardware based Content Security Acceleration for high-performance inline anti-virus and intrusion prevention services (IPS) as well as Power over Ethernet (PoE) and standards-based SIP voice gateway capability.

Four models are available: the SRX100 with a variety of fixed form-factor options; the SRX210 with single-slot modularity; the SRX240 with 16 on board Gbps Ethernet ports and four expansion slots; and the SRX650 with eight expansion slots for WAN/LAN interfaces, available redundant power supplies and available redundant Services and Routing Engines. All models have integrated security, routing and switching. Firewall/IPS performance ranges from 600/50 to 7000/900 Mbps and list prices start at US $699.

The new EX2200 line of fixed-configuration Ethernet switches are aimed at access-layer deployments in branch offices and campus networks. The switches consume less than two Watts per port and offer JUNOS Software-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching capabilities.

Four models are available: the EX2200-24T-4G and EX2200-48T-4G offer 24 and 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports respectively, while the EX2200-24P-4G and EX2200-48P-4G offer similar configurations with full IEEE 802.3af PoE to support converged network devices such as telephones, video cameras and wireless LAN (WLAN) access points.