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Press Release -- April 27th, 2010
Source: Juniper Networks
Tags: Expansion

Indonesia’s XL Axiata Chooses Juniper Networks SRX for Major Gateway Upgrade

New Security Infrastructure Enables Mobile Carrier to Simplify Network and Support Continued Data Traffic and Customer Growth

Indonesia, April 27, 2010 — Juniper Networks® (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that its high-end firewalls have been deployed by Indonesian mobile service provider PT XL Axiata Tbk (XL) to expand the capacity of its Internet access gateway infrastructure. Implementation of the award-winning Juniper Networks SRX5800 Services Gateways paves the way for XL to continue the aggressive expansion of its customer base and support rapidly rising demand for data services.

In 2009 XL's customer base grew 21% to 31.4 million, with most of that growth coming in the fourth quarter. During the year, XL's data services revenue increased by 269%. Both factors put considerable stress on the company's existing mobile network gateway infrastructure.

"The increase we experienced in data services usage last year reflects the fact that customers are moving beyond basic telephony and SMS to Internet chatting and social networking through their cell phones," said Dian Siswarini, XL's Director of Networks. "These kinds of applications require multiple simultaneous IP network sessions with address translation, which is one of the areas where Juniper Networks SRX 5800 Services Gateways excels. The SRX 5800's scalability, reliability and flexibility means XL is now well-equipped to address this transition in customer demand."

Through the addition of service processing cards (SPCs), the Juniper Networks SRX5800 Services Gateway can support almost linear scalability, with a fully equipped SRX5800 to handle up to 10 million concurrent sessions and up to 120 Gbps of firewall throughput. As well as firewalling and network address translation, the SPCs and Junos® OS running on the SRX5800 support a wide range of services — including intrusion detection and prevention, protection from distributed denial of service attacks, traffic management and dynamic routing — without the need for additional service-specific hardware.

"Indonesia's mobile services market continues to evolve rapidly and while XL's customer numbers climb, the new IP-enabled customer behavior is proving to be the market driver over the next few years," said Wendy Koh, vice president of Juniper Networks ASEAN. "By selecting Juniper Networks SRX5800s as the core of its gateway infrastructure, XL has positioned itself to capitalize on this trend by eliminating bottlenecks to an uninhibited mobile Internet experience."

The Juniper Networks SRX5800 has been designed to replace a range of security devices based on general purpose hardware with a highly available, high performance chassis-based networking system that offers networking and security services across a virtual scalable pool of systems resources and I/O. Combining the sophisticated multi-threaded capabilities of Junos OS with abundant processors and I/O enables the SRX5800 to deliver massive raw performance while integrated packaging results in vast improvements in overall performance and integration between various services.

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