As Telefónica continues to roll out its 5G network across Spain, the provider needed to ensure that all traffic is secure and its infrastructure protected. To achieve this goal, Juniper’s Security Gateway was selected.
Telefónica selected a platform that can grow to support additional services, including 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.
“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,” said Raj Yavatkar, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks.
Telefónica will implement the following Juniper solutions: the SRX5800 Services Gateway – as part of the SRX family, it includes vSRX and cSRX, allowing the solution to extend seamlessly across the Telco Cloud infrastructure; the third generation Services Processing Card (SPC3) with advanced security acceleration for IPsec that enhances the SRX5800, SRX5600 and SRX5400 to meet the high bandwidth requirements of gNodeB; and the fourth generation of SRX5000 Input Output Cards (IOC4) that support up to 480 Gbps.
“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," said Joaquin Mata, Chief Technology Officer, Telefónica Spain.