Juniper pluggable modules improve Netscreen firewall and VPN systems


Juniper pluggable modules improve Netscreen firewall and VPN systems

Antony Savvas

Juniper Networks has improved the performance and scalability of its high-end Juniper Networks Netscreen-5000 Series Firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems.

Two new hardware modules – the 8G2 and 2XGE Secure Port Modules – provide the Netscreen-5000 Series Firewall/VPN systems with advanced networking features and increased data throughput.

With the modules, the NetScreen-5000 Series Firewall/VPN delivers up to 30Gbps (gigabits per second) data throughput in high-end firewall mode and 15Gbps in VPN mode.

Juniper said the modules were designed to support bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive technologies like voice over IP, real-time streaming technology and data replication services, without adversely affecting the integrity or performance throughput of the network.

The hardware pluggable modules allow existing Netscreen-5000 Series customers to easily upgrade their Firewall/VPN deployments, while protecting the investment they have already made in their infrastructure, said Juniper.

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