Juniper’s vSRX Virtual Firewalls Deliver Up to Five Times Better Network Throughput and Added Security for IIJ’s Private Backbone Service
TOKYO, June 29, 2022†BUSINESS WIRE†Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-powered networks, today announced that: Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), one of the nation’s leading providers of Internet access and networking solutions, has Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall for Smart HUB, a new offer in its IIJ Private Backbone Service with a closed network that connects and secures various IIJ network and cloud services. This upgrade has enabled IIJ to bolster its network with high bandwidth and flexibility, while effectively defending against cyber-attacks and providing 5x improved throughput.
Founded in 1992, IIJ pioneered the Internet in Japan and was the country’s first Internet service provider. The company remains committed to building a strong network that provides stable internet services to organizations across Japan, enabling them to grow their business in today’s digital economy and the growth in the world. the third largest economy in the world†
During a longstanding partnership, Juniper’s routers and firewalls have provided the building blocks of IIJ’s network and security services. In 2019, IIJ deployed Juniper’s vSRX Series Firewalls in its IIJ Cloud Exchange Service, which connects customer sites to various cloud services over a closed network. This has enabled IIJ to build a highly reliable network that effectively blocks attacks and provides secure connections with low latency.
Building on this strong relationship and proven track record, Juniper was selected to deliver upgrades to the IIJ Private Backbone Service. The Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall supports single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) and is implemented and optimized to utilize multiple virtual CPUs to maximize packet processing and overall throughput in the virtual environment.
As a result, the network can now achieve 10 Gbps communication speeds while improving operational and cost efficiency. The vSRX also provides IIJ with a complete virtual firewall solution, including advanced threat prevention, robust networking and automated provisioning. This enables the network and security administrators at IIJ to efficiently provision and scale firewall security to meet the growing needs of the network.
In the future, IIJ plans to expand services by using vSRX to meet customer demand for its cloud services. At the same time, IIJ is exploring the inclusion of some of Juniper’s other security offerings in future services that will enhance network security and provide more secure experiences for its customers.
“As a trusted partner, Juniper has always enabled us to achieve a deeper and more seamless integration between cloud services and on-premise equipment, strengthening our cloud networking capabilities. We are very confident in their products and services, and the recent implementation of Juniper’s security solutions in our new cloud service will enable us to continue to provide secure experiences for our customers.”
– Hajime Shironouchi, Executive Officer, Internet Initiative Japan
“IIJ has a long history of providing industry-leading network services to organizations and supporting Japan’s digital economy. As a regular customer of ours, we are honored that IIJ has once again chosen Juniper’s solutions to support the launch of its new cloud service and secure end-user experiences for its customers. We remain committed to supporting IIJ in improving its network services and look forward to working with them on the next chapter of this journey.”
– Tomohiro Furuya, VP & Country Manager, Japan, Juniper Networks
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