Network EQ select Juniper Networks for Network Upgrade

UK VPS specialists enhance network performance and security using Juniper’s switches and services gateways.

Bristol, 3 March 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Network EQ today announced the successful implementation of a network upgrade across both their UK sites. The company selected Juniper’s EX4200 series switches with virtual chassis technology and SRX series dynamic services gateways as part of a complete network overhaul. All the new equipment runs Juniper’s single network operating system, JUNOS.

Gavin Thirlwall, Network EQ’s Technical Director, said:

"We have been using Juniper Networks’ SA series remote access appliances to secure remote access to our network for nearly two years now, so Juniper was one of the logical choices when we were looking to upgrade our existing firewall and switching infrastructure. Juniper’s single operating system approach and security focus convinced us that they were the right strategic vendor to work with as we grow our network."

The SRX gateways form a fully-redundant secure network perimeter and allow the company to offer advanced Intrusion Detection and Prevention services to VPS and dedicated server customers for the first time, assisting compliance with PCI-DSS and other regulatory requirements.

Ben Organ, Network EQ’s Managing Director, said:

"Network EQ continue to invest in our infrastructure to ensure we provide customers with a secure, stable and high performance hosting platform. This upgrade represents a significant investment in our network infrastructure and using Juniper’s technology has given us a powerful and homogenised network which also provides increased redundancy over our previous setup.”

Later in 2010 the company is planning to enhance its VPS packages by moving to a new generation of host servers based on Intel’s forthcoming “Westmere” six-core server CPUs and improve server management and monitoring packages.

About Network EQ

Founded in 2006, Network EQ Ltd. is a privately-owned UK-based hosting provider specialising in powerful and innovative hosting solutions. They provide services on enterprise grade hardware in London's Docklands: the hub of the UK’s Internet connectivity and were one of the first providers in the UK to offer enterprise-grade VPS services based on Citrix XenServer. Network EQ are dedicated to providing an unbeatable quality of service backed up by personal and professional support.

For more information on Network EQ visit www.networkeq.co.uk.

Press contacts:

Lucy Campbell, Business Development Executive
lucyc@networkeq.co.uk
+44 (0) 333 3441270

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