Case Study

How one service provider blocks attacks daily.

With cyber attacks growing in number and sophistication, organizations are increasingly looking to service providers such as Black Lotus to provide protection and enable uninterrupted operations.

“Because of our position on the Internet, we’re the first to see new attacks. Our network is the target of all of those compromised systems, and we have to be confident that our network will hold up to that level of abuse. With Juniper, we are.”

Shawn Marck, CEO, Black Lotus


Criminals, political protestors, and terrorists continually launch massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to disrupt and disable the operations of targeted businesses, schools, and governments. From routine requirements to emergencies, organizations are increasingly looking to Black Lotus to provide protection and enable uninterrupted operations.

Business Challenge

To power its security services in the face of growing customer demand, Black Lotus needed to expand its carrier-class network infrastructure to scale to terabit speeds, be unfailingly resilient even under constant attack, and deliver a low total cost of ownership.

Business Solution

With the growing demand for its services, Black Lotus has migrated from MX480 3D Universal Edge Routers to MX960 routers as part of its data center expansion. Black Lotus has also replaced its incumbent switch vendor with EX Series Ethernet Switches for enhanced speed, scale, and performance.

Business Results

Black Lotus saw the number of unique DDoS attacks triple in 2013. With Juniper in the data center, Black Lotus can scale its services to protect customers against devastating attacks.

“With Juniper, I can use open standards to automate the network. With other routing platforms, I would have needed a full development team to have the same level of automation.”

How we put it together

High-performance carrier-class Ethernet switches for converged enterprise branch offices, campuses, and data centers, and for service provider deployments.

Flagship edge routing platform for enterprise and service provider applications with unparalleled bandwidth, subscriber, and service scale.