Juniper Networks has announced the launch of its next generation network infrastructure for the distributed enterprise.


The new version includes new additions to the SRX series services gateways and a new line of EX series ethernet switches. According to Juniper, the new EX series delivers enterprise-class gigabit access connectivity at a lower list price than equivalent devices.


The four new additions to the SRX series family are based on the dynamic services architecture, an approach that simultaneously scales integrated services and network capacity to reduce the escalating demands and risks placed on the network.


The new products can support a complete suite of unified threat management and intrusion prevention capabilities to protect the network from the latest content borne threats. Select SRX models feature hardware based content security acceleration for inline anti-virus and intrusion prevention services (IPS) as well as Power over Ethernet (PoE) and standards-based SIP voice gateway capability.


Four models are available: the SRX100 with a variety of fixed form-factor options; the SRX210 with single-slot modularity; the SRX240 with 16 on board Gbps ethernet ports and four expansion slots; and the SRX650 with eight expansion slots for WAN/LAN interfaces, available redundant power supplies and available redundant services and routing engines.


Meanwhile the new EX2200 line of fixed-configuration ethernet switches feature JUNOS software-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching capabilities.


Four models are available: the EX2200-24T-4G and EX2200-48T-4G offer 24 and 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports respectively, while the EX2200-24P-4G and EX2200-48P-4G offer similar configurations with full IEEE 802.3af PoE to support converged network devices such as telephones, video cameras and wireless LAN (WLAN) access points.