Thursday, July 2, 2009

Juniper intros advanced apps to enhance multimedia service delivery over converged IP networks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Juniper Networks Inc., has introduced a series of new applications and services that will enable customers to deliver voice, video and other multimedia services with exceptional efficiency, reduced costs and increased scale and reliability.

Building on the Intelligent Services Edge portfolio, these new features simplify networks and facilitate convergence for enterprises, government agencies and service providers by fully integrating key service delivery and performance assurance functions directly within the routing platforms and IP network infrastructure.

Additionally, Juniper is delivering hardware and software features that reduce costs by enabling customers to leverage investments in legacy voice and data networking equipment while they migrate to next-generation IP transport networks and services.

Enhancing security and performance
Enabling customers to deliver voice and multimedia services with assured quality and superior security, Juniper has announced a comprehensive Integrated Multiservice Gateway (IMSG) solution.

The IMSG solution tightly integrates standards-based session border control (SBC) signaling and media gateway functions with sophisticated, high performance routing and comprehensive security features that include intrusion prevention software, IPsec and firewall services.

By integrating these features into a cohesive service chain that runs on Juniper’s Multiservices cards for the M and MX Series, Juniper customers will be able to avoid the costs and complexity associated with deploying multiple service-specific appliances to perform each of these functions.

Juniper estimates that by eliminating or reducing the need to deploy standalone appliances such as Session Border Controllers, the IMSG solution can reduce power consumption by 30 percent or more.

“As the world continues to move to IP, we see the requirement for SBC functionality as a strong growth opportunity,” said Diane Myers, directing analyst, Service Provider VoIP & IMS, Infonetics Research. “Juniper’s announcement is well timed, as an integrated approach can help service providers reduce cost and complexity.”

Furthermore, integrating these functions within the routing infrastructure also provides greater scalability than discrete appliances—and because the Multiservices cards provide dedicated processing resources, customers will be able to add these services without impacting the performance of other services running on the router.

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