Telefónica signs up Juniper Networks for security solution

27 September 2016 | James Pearce


Telefónica is looking to boost its network security after selecting Juniper Networks’ SRX Series Services Gateways as its preferred solution for its global network.

The SRX Series is a high-performance security solution with integrated threat intelligence. It has 100GbE interfaces, and uses Juniper’s Express Path technology, which enables performance up to 2Tbps.

Telefónica CTO Javier Gavilan said: “Our partnership with Juniper is yet another step forward in Telefónica's technological transformation strategy. We are making huge advancements towards our goal to secure, simplify and modernize our network to offer differentiated services that greatly enhance the customer experience. We partnered with Juniper for its proven capability to deliver end-to-end solutions, services, innovative technologies and strong leadership."

The agreement will also see Juniper provide Telefónica with its Professional Services solution, which aims to increase network stability. This includes design, training and onsite support. It will also see Juniper provide legacy migration, installation and maintenance of the SRX Series Services Gateways.

Juniper, which earlier this year joined the Telecom Infra Project, signed a core infrastructure deal with Telefónica to provide the core infrastructure for the Spanish telco’s Fusion Network.

"As the security landscape continues to evolve, global organizations such as Telefónica must ensure that its networks provide fast, efficient and scalable protection,” said Juniper Networks SVP for Europe, Middle East and Africa Gerard Allison. 

“Juniper is committed to supporting Telefónica as the company expands and accomplishes its strategic business objectives, by growing its users with continuous up-time, maximum performance and comprehensive threat protection, which we believe the SRX Series consistently delivers.”