Telefónica Spain appoints Juniper to secure 5G backhaul

Telefónica Spain appoints Juniper to secure 5G backhaul

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Telefónica Spain has awarded a contract to Juniper Networks, (NYSE: JNPR) to secure the mobile backhaul of its 5G network.

Juniper has been contracted to supply its SRX5800 Services Gateway, which includes vSRX and cSRX for extended telco cloud connectivity. This will be enhanced with the third generation Services Processing Card (SPC3), featuring advanced security acceleration for IPsec. Juniper will also provide its fourth generation of Input Output Cards (IOC4), delivering the highest throughput of all SRX5000 series line cards by supporting up to 480 Gbps and offering multiple connectivity options from 10GbE to 100GbE.

Joaquin Mata, CTO at Telefónica Spain, said: “The rollout of our 5G network delivers an enhanced mobile experience for our customers, as well as new connectivity use cases such as IoT, augmented reality and others. We need to ensure that the network traffic from all connected devices can traverse our network securely without impacting network performance. By leveraging Juniper’s single, low-latency security platform, we can be confident, regardless of scale, that our 5G network will be secure now and into the future.”

Leveraging the SRX Series Telefónica is able to support such additional services a carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT), stateful firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), denial of service (DoS), application security, VPN (IPsec), unified threat management (UTM), quality of service (QoS) and large-scale multitenancy in the future.

Raj Yavatkar, CTO for Juniper Networks, added: “In order to better combat and contain security threats in a modern mobile network, service providers like Telefónica are working to ensure security is embedded throughout the network. Juniper’s Security Gateway can help deliver peace-of-mind, as well as regulatory compliance for growing 5G networks, while ensuring network performance is maintained.”

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