Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Juniper upgrades security for cloud, 5G and IoT

Steve Rogerson
August 14, 2018
California-based Juniper Networks has announced an upgraded services processing card that can deliver up to an 11x performance boost to its SRX5000 line of services gateways across a variety of key performance metrics.
The SPC3 security acceleration card can help service providers, cloud providers and enterprises meet the diverse and high security demands of multi-cloud, IoT, 5G and the enterprise edge while continuing to provide customers investment protection with their SPC2 installed base.
Mobile devices, IoT and media streaming are driving traffic to increase exponentially, requiring service providers, cloud providers and enterprise data centres to fortify their infrastructure with more powerful and efficient security platforms, helping them to defend against the increasing volumes of cyber threats.
To address this, the SPC3 provides protection that will grow with its users as their traffic and security needs increase. A key component of Juniper’s unified cyber-security platform, the card is designed to let users secure their networks without sacrificing performance or scale, delivering robust security gateway capabilities for service providers and proven VPN capacity for the largest enterprises.
“With the rise of IoT, 5G and hybrid cloud network environments, many of our customers are faced with rapidly increasing bandwidth demands that necessitate a security platform that can scale while protecting the network against an advanced and high-volume cyber-attack landscape,” said Amy James, director of security portfolio marketing at Juniper Networks. “Juniper’s SRX5000 line of firewalls with SPC3 advanced security acceleration ensures our customers have powerful security without sacrificing the performance, scale and agility needed to stay aligned with changing business needs.”
With SPC3, users can also experience more efficient operations and power usage, in turn reducing their energy and cooling costs. SPC3’s extensible, flexible architecture has a modular design, enabling users to upgrade without service interruptions.
“At Insight, our customers count on us to help them navigate complex IT challenges and optimise their business for digital transformation,” said Bob Kane, senior vice president for Insight in the USA. “The demands of multi-cloud, IoT and 5G not only require high-performing networks, but secured networks. By partnering with Juniper Networks, the opportunity to bring the SRX5000 line of firewalls with SPC3 advanced security acceleration to our customers enables them to maximise their investments, while ensuring security, performance and scale.”