Juniper updates SRX5800 Services Gateway to create 'industry's fastest' firewall

Improvements include third-generation input/output cards, an enhanced midplane chassis and third-generation system control boards

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Juniper updates SRX5800 Services Gateway to create 'industry's fastest' firewall Juniper said that the offering was aimed at service providers and large enterprises
By  Tom Paye Published  April 15, 2015

Juniper Networks today unveiled hardware updates for it SRX5800 Services Gateway, which it claimed is now the industry's fastest firewall.

In a statement, the vendor said that the improvements - comprising third-generation input/output cards, an enhanced midplane chassis and third-generation system control boards - to the SRX5800 will increase available internet mix (IMIX) firewall throughput to two terabits per second.

Juniper said that the offering was aimed at service providers and large enterprises. The vendor explained that, amid continued advancements in the threat landscape and the explosion of Internet connected devices, these customers have to provide effective security protections while meeting greater performance demands. The updated SRX5800, Juniper said, would help to solve these problems.

"As the threat landscape continues to evolve and a variety of devices increasingly flood the network, companies are forced to not only meet network performance demands but also ensure they have efficient, fast and scalable protection in place," said Christopher Hoff, vice president and security CTO at Juniper Networks.

"With Juniper's latest performance advancements, the company is elevating industry standards and empowering businesses to accelerate time to enforcement with the fastest available throughput on the market today."

Juniper said that each input/output card supports two packet-forwarding engines (PFE), a high density configuration of 2x100 GbE and 4x10 Gbe high speed interfaces. The vendor added that the card delivers 240 Gbps of bandwidth, double the bandwidth of the prior hardware card.

The cards can also be deployed in the current SRX chassis and in mixed configurations, with existing second-generation cards and service processing cards (SPC). Juniper said that this would provide investment protection as companies scale their infrastructure.

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