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November 23, 2010

MCIT selects Juniper Network to build network & data centre infrastructure

A platform for the Kingdom's country-wide e-Government project

By CBR Staff Writer

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has selected Juniper Networks switching, routing and security offerings to build its network and data centre infrastructure.

MCIT said that the network and data centre infrastructure will be a platform for the Kingdom’s country-wide e-Government project called Yesser, which will enable other government departments to interact with each other and citizens online.

MCIT is responsible for the deployment and management of IT and network-based services across the Kingdom, including broadcast, digital and telephony activities.

The company said that the MCIT e-Government program will leverage on its EX4200 Series Ethernet Switches with virtual chassis fabric technology to provide high availability for MCIT’s hosting services at the data centre and among its agencies.

In addition, Juniper Networks J Series Services Routers will be installed as a branch deployment to standardise service delivery and provide stability and efficiency for all agencies and the central site.

Juniper Networks M Series Multiservice Edge Routers will be used to provide advanced routing with carrier-class reliability for the high-performance network.

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Moreover, Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager and STRM Series Security Threat Response Manager offerings will also be used in the e-Government programme for centralised configuration and threat, compliance and log management to maximise end-to-end network security and performance.

Juniper said that its SSG Series Secure Services Gateways and ISG Series Integrated Security Gateways will provide complete protection against all types of internal, external, current and emerging network and application-layer attacks.

Further, Juniper SA Series SSL VPN Appliances will provide remote users secure access to corporate resources from any Web browser.

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