Juniper Networks powers training and experimentation network for U.S. Joint Forces Command

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 17 April 2010. Leaders of the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) in Norfolk, Va., needed core-to-edge military network that provides real-time joint simulation and training to Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel around the globe. They found their solution from Juniper Networks Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Posted by John Keller

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 17 April 2010. Leaders of the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) in Norfolk, Va., needed core-to-edge military network that provides real-time joint simulation and training to Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel around the globe. They found their solution from Juniper Networks Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Juniper routers, switches, firewalls and network security, and event management solutions are powering the JFCOM Next-Generation Joint Training and Experimentation Network (NextGen JTEN), which supports as many as 30,000 concurrent multicast streams with a mix of live video and virtual battle simulations for several users and events around the world.

JTEN is the military communications network for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint National Training Capability (JNTC), and helps train combatant commands and services through live and virtual means. The rapidly reconfigurable network supports joint training exercises, experimentation, and the evaluation of battle management concepts.

Juniper is providing JFCOM with MX240 Ethernet services routers, advanced routing such as low-latency multicast, MPLS network virtualization, advanced QoS, IPv6, and security.

Juniper Networks EX4200 Ethernet switches, with virtual chassis technology, combine the high availability and carrier-class reliability of modular systems with the flexibility and economic advantages of stackable platforms.

Juniper Networks ISG2000 Integrated Services Gateways, providing firewall, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and integrated Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions with multi-gigabit performance, a modular architecture, and extensive virtualization capabilities.

JFCOM is using features of the MX Series, EX Series and ISG Series to deliver, segregate and secure several multicast events for their several customers. The next-generation multicast has of the Juniper Networks Junos operating system were implemented to improve multicast performance without slowing transmissions and causing minimal CPU degradation common in other approaches.

For more information contact Juniper Networks online at www.juniper.net, or Joint Forces command at www.jfcom.mil.

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