Juniper, Ingram Micro Extend Pact

Looking to extend its reach, Juniper Networks has
expanded its relationship with IT distribution giant Ingram Micro , the companies announced today.

Ingram Micro will now offer Juniper’s routers — namely its J-series and
entry-level M-series platforms — to resellers.

The move builds on an existing relationship. Ingram Micro is the primary
distributor of Juniper’s NetScreen security offerings, which include
firewall and virtual private network and intrusion detection
products.

“With Ingram Micro’s past success in distribution of our NetScreen product
line, we are confident that this agreement can help drive reseller adoption
of Juniper Networks’ platforms,” Tushar Kothari, Juniper’s vice president of
worldwide channels, said in a statement.

Ingram Micro has nearly 50 distribution centers worldwide and sales
representatives in 35 countries. The company sells its products and
services to resellers in more than 100 countries.

In other Juniper news, the Sunnyvale, Calif., company highlighted new
hardware and software features for its E-series edge routing platform.

The enhancements are aimed at helping broadband service providers deliver
new services with increased performance, reliability and scale.

For example, the E-series JUNOSe system software and applications now
provide support for stateful Switch Route Processor (SRP) switchover
capabilities.

The goal of the stateful SRP switchover functionality is to maximize
reliability, network service availability and subscriber satisfaction.

Juniper competes with Cisco , Nortel and
others in the network equipment space.

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