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Social Media Release: Juniper Networks Announces the Intelligent Services Edge

October 20, 2008 - Sunnyvale, Calif.

Highlights / Key Facts

Juniper Networks, Inc. is introducing the Intelligent Services Edge, a fully integrated portfolio of new hardware and software features. The Intelligent Services Edge:

  • Drives network monetization by:
    • speeding deployment of new services
    • reducing operational costs and complexity
  • Enables providers to deliver a comprehensive range of edge services over a single operating system
  • Enhances scale, performance and operational efficiency
  • Facilitates intelligent convergence at the edge
  • Represents one of the industry's most versatile, fully-integrated service delivery portfolios

Intelligent Services Edge Software Features - Extending JUNOS

JUNOS® software is the trusted, secure network operating system fueling Juniper's leadership in high-performance networking. With today's announcement, Juniper is leveraging the architectural integrity of its powerful JUNOS software and M- and MX-series platforms to address a wide range of edge services. Specifically, the Intelligent Services Edge will extend the power of JUNOS by adding the following advanced edge services:

  • Broadband Services Routing: extends subscriber management technology from the market-leading E-series Broadband Services Routers to the M- and MX-series platforms
  • Dynamic Application Awareness: leverages Juniper's leadership in security and policy management to provide stateful, subscriber-aware application monitoring, enabling advanced, application-specific service levels and QoS treatments
  • Intrusion Prevention: provides application layer security leveraging Juniper Networks advanced Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) technology
  • Session Border Control functionality: manages VoIP and multimedia sessions to ensure quality of service and security for VoIP and multimedia applications


  • Solution homepage:
    • Intelligent Services Edge
  • Video Case Studies:
    • Reliance Globalcom: Customer Point of View
  • Analyst Reports:
    • IDC News Flash
  • Podcasts:
    • Intelligent Services Edge with Rami Rahim, Juniper Vice President of Product Management - MP3
  • Flash Demo:
    • Intelligent Services Edge Demo
  • Videos:
    • Intelligent Services Edge Overview

Quotes (Contact Juniper directly for additional Commentary)

Service Providers

"For many years, Juniper Networks edge portfolio has played a key role in Telenor's delivery of advanced, innovative services to residential and business subscribers," said Ove Tøien, manager IP Engineering at Telenor Telecom Solutions. "Juniper's Intelligent Services Edge builds on the architectural integrity of Juniper's existing edge routing platforms, providing an integrated set of hardware and software features that will help us deliver the next generation of communications services across a single network architecture. This will help us monetize the network by improving operational efficiency and service flexibility, as well as support rapid service deployments."

- Ove Tøien, manager IP Engineering, Telenor Telecom Solutions

"We are pleased with the new edge enhancements from Juniper Networks," said Saverio Orlando, executive director of Network Department, Telecom Italia. "The Intelligent Services Edge further demonstrates that the vision and strategy of Telecom Italia and Juniper are aligned. This is another step that will allow us to reduce the costs of building and scaling our network infrastructure, while concurrently enhancing service delivery and network flexibility."

- Saverio Orlando, executive director of Network Department, Telecom Italia

Industry Analysts

"Service providers recognize that investing in and incorporating service-enabling features into their IP and Ethernet networking infrastructures will help them reduce costs, promote efficiency, and simplify operations," says Ray Mota, chief research officer, Synergy Research Group. "Juniper's Intelligent Services Edge, which will incorporate key edge services without impacting performance or scale, can help SPs make the integration seamless."

- Ray Mota, chief research officer, Synergy Research Group

"Juniper is addressing the growth in the residential, business, video and mobility areas by increasing scalability across their edge router portfolio. They are integrating new hardware and new software features within a known and stable operating system," said Eve Griliches, program director, IDC. "In general, these enhancements continue to provide Juniper customers exactly what they want: highly scalable platforms, new features and the operational efficiency to deliver services without strain on their network, which at this time is not only crucial, it's timely."

- Eve Griliches, program director, IDC

"As service providers strive to grow revenue and attract and retain subscribers, they see the ability to deliver advanced services and applications over a converged IP/Ethernet network as invaluable," said Michael Howard, principal analyst at Infonetics Research. "Infonetics has been recommending that IP and Ethernet network equipment vendors continue to enhance their products with features that enable the rapid and flexible deployment of new services and applications - and this is what Juniper is doing with the Intelligent Services Edge."

- Michael Howard, principal analyst, Infonetics Research

Juniper Networks Executives

"JUNOS has long been a key differentiator for Juniper, and with the Intelligent Services Edge, we are further extending our leadership by leveraging JUNOS as the foundation for many more advanced edge services such as application awareness, broadband routing, security, voice and multimedia," said Manoj Leelanivas, senior vice president and general manager of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks. "Our customers will continue to benefit from the operational efficiency and simplicity of a single network operating system in additional parts of their network and, together with the Partner Solution Development Platform, can create and deploy a virtually limitless number of services on JUNOS. This will enable service providers to monetize their networks by improving service flexibility and velocity, while also delivering maximum scale to meet increasing demand for new services."

- Manoj Leelanivas, senior vice president and general manager of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit

"This announcement is significant for our service provider customers because it will enable intelligent convergence at the edge, which reduces operational costs and complexity," said Rami Rahim, vice president of product management, Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks. "This is a critical requirement for our customers and highlights the power of JUNOS as a consistent operating system across many different platforms and service types."

- Rami Rahim, vice president of product management, Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks

"Our customers need to increase the operational efficiency of their networks, while at the same time increasing the speed at which they can introduce new services," said Wendy Cartee, senior director of product marketing, Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks. "By leveraging the architectural integrity of JUNOS and our edge routing platforms, the Intelligent Services Edge addresses both these needs - increasing service velocity while simplifying network operations."

- Wendy Cartee, senior director of product marketing, Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks


The Intelligent Services Edge consists of many new hardware and software innovations available for purchase individually, the first of which are currently available. The full suite of Intelligent Services Edge hardware and software enhancements are expected to be available by Q309.

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses.

Juniper Networks, JUNOS, and the Juniper Networks logo are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

This release contains statements which may be considered forward-looking within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws, including statements relating to the expected future availability and benefits of Juniper Networks products. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual achievements to differ from those expressed or implied in this press release, including unforeseen delays or other risks associated with the product development and release process. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of Juniper Networks' Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. Juniper Networks assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this release.

Tags/Keywords: Juniper Networks, JUNOS, Broadband Services Routing, Subscriber Management, Session Border Control, Application Awareness, Intrusion Prevention, Intelligent Services Edge

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