July 22, 2008
Korean E-Commerce Website Boosts Ethernet Routing and Security With Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Seoul-based Gmarket, one of the world's largest consumer e-commerce websites, is paving the way to scale Web-based transactions with Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Routers. The MX-series routers boost Gmarket's network capacity and manageability by consolidating multiple gigabit Ethernet switching solutions into an easily-managed topology that leverages innovative JUNOS software, Juniper's single-source code network operating system. The MX960's Access Control List (ACL) capabilities also fortify Gmarket's network security.
In addition, Gmarket deployed Juniper Integrated Security Gateways (ISG) - purpose-built, high-performance firewall and VPN gateway - to secure against network threats.
This upgrade follows Gmarket's previous deployment of Juniper's NetScreen-5400 firewalls, designed to deliver best-in-class performance capabilities and configuration flexibility for large enterprise, carrier and data center networks. The NetScreen-5400 can scale to 30 Gbps of firewall and 15 Gbps of VPN throughput, and handles up to one million concurrent VPN user sessions to provide secure access to Gmarket's Web servers, network applications and databases, which host highly sensitive e-commerce data.
"JUNOS was the key differentiating feature for our purchase decision," said Kiseok Lee, group manager of Gmarket's System Operation Group. "Its proven reliability, excellent CLI tools, and powerful filtering functionality enable us to provide more reliable and secure services to our customers. The cflow and port-mirroring functions offer real time traffic visibility and detailed analysis. Additionally, the MX-series seamlessly interoperates with our NetScreen and ISG firewalls."
"We're confident we selected the best platform to meet our current and future requirements," added Lee. "While our initial assessment pointed to the MX480, with six interface card slots, we decided to go with MX960 routers - which provide up to 12 - to accommodate future expansion. The Juniper network infrastructure is already delivering superior network performance and return on investment. We are now considering future expansion with the new Juniper Networks EX-series Ethernet switches."
The MX960 platform delivers up to 960 gigabits per second (Gbps) of switching and routing capacity, which enables more revenue per platform and provides the scale to help maximize Gmarket's return on investment. Purpose-built for the most demanding network applications, the MX-series establishes a new industry standard for capacity, density, and performance.
Gmarket's ISG 1000 and ISG 2000 gateways integrate best-in-class Deep Inspection firewall, VPN and DoS capabilities into a single platform. They enable secure, reliable connectivity, along with network and application-level protection, for critical, high-traffic network segments. The ISG series can be upgraded to support full Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) capabilities to provide robust network and application layer protection against current and emerging threats.
"Network-based businesses such as Gmarket depend on highly scalable infrastructure that performs at a high level and without unnecessary complexity or overhead," said Tim Kang, vice president of Korea for Juniper Networks. "The Korean market recognizes the unique value of the MX-series in delivering high-performance, innovative routing and ease of management."
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