SOURCE: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

March 02, 2010 08:00 ET

Champlain College Turns to Juniper Networks for High-Performance Network Infrastructure With Enhanced Location-Based E911 Services

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced that it is working with Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., to deploy a complete end-to-end network infrastructure upgrade with enhanced location-based E911 services, as validated by RedSky Technologies.

The campus-wide implementation includes Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches, the SRX Series Services Gateways, and Juniper's Service Now Application, powered by the Junos® operating system to address the growing demand for access to bandwidth-intensive applications for Champlain's new gaming and visual art programs. In addition to improving the economics and user experience, the new network infrastructure will also be able to support emergency calling and other location-based services.

Driven by the need to enhance its academic programs with state of-the-art technology, Champlain turned to Juniper Networks to evolve its infrastructure into a world-class technology enabler. Until recently, deploying E911 services restricted the college's ability to upgrade its network infrastructure due to the proprietary technology requirements associated with these critical applications. By teaming with RedSky, Juniper was able to bridge the gap through comprehensive interoperability testing, which verified Juniper's ability to seamlessly coexist with proprietary platforms without compromising performance and security.

"As a world-class facility that provides some of today's most advanced liberal arts academic programs, we needed a comprehensive network that could scale an array of intensive network demands," said Paul Dusini, assistant vice president of Champlain's information systems division. "Juniper's set of infrastructure solutions exceeded our expectations and stringent requirements of performance, security and flexibility while supporting open standards. At the same time, it has enabled us to build a system that provides critical location-based services, which are often complex and difficult to provision."

Champlain College is currently deploying Juniper Networks EX4200 Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis technology that combine the availability and reliability of modular systems while delivering a high-performance, scalable solution for data center and campus environments. In addition, Champlain has leveraged a host of Juniper's security solutions, including the SRX Series Services Gateway featuring a Unified Threat Management (UTM) system that delivers advanced IPS, antispam, antivirus, and Web filtering capabilities.

Champlain will also benefit from Juniper's Service Now Application that automates technical support services and the delivery of tailored, proactive network intelligence, making network operations simpler, more reliable and cost-effective. Core to this deployment is also the Junos operating system that lays the foundation with a proven, stable and single source operating system across the network infrastructure, providing administrators with improved operational efficiencies that can be easily customized.

"Being able to pinpoint a caller's exact location when life-threatening emergencies arise and seconds matter requires a sophisticated technology infrastructure with the highest levels of security and reliability," said Mike Banic, vice president of enterprise marketing, Juniper Networks. "Juniper delivers high-performance networks that embrace partners like RedSky who support enhanced 911 services for a broad range of IP telephony systems, lowers customer's total cost of ownership and ensure their choice and flexibility of implementing the new technology is best aligned with their needs while integrated with their existing infrastructure."

For additional information on maintaining E911 compliance with the EX Series, please see the Juniper solution brief at http://www.juniper.net/us/en/local/pdf/solutionbriefs/3510360-en.pdf.

For this deployment, Juniper worked with Adaptive Communications, a premier value-added reseller, designer and installer of enterprise data networking, enterprise storage and information security solutions in the Northeast.

About Champlain College
Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, was founded in 1878 and offers a distinctive educational approach to professionally focused degrees, developing life skills and leadership based on critical and creative thinking. It has nearly 2,000 campus-based undergraduate students and was named one of the "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in America and ranked in the top tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2010 America's Best Colleges.
To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu.

About RedSky
RedSky Technologies Inc. is the leading provider of automated E911 software solutions for the enterprise. Hundreds of RedSky customers, including 50 Fortune 500® companies, rely on RedSky to automate their E911 processes. Headquartered in Chicago, RedSky has partnerships with leading telecommunications platform providers and 911 organizations to help shape 911 policy and deliver technology solutions for E911. For more information on RedSky, visit www.redskyE911.com.

About Juniper Networks
From devices to data centers, from consumers to the cloud, Juniper Networks delivers innovative software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. The company serves more than 30,000 customers and partners worldwide, and generated more than $3 billion in revenue over the last year. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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