China Construction Bank secures its next generation Data Centres with Juniper Networks


Juniper-Networks-logoBanking Giant Securely Scales its Data Centres to Boost Online Customer Services and Build its High-IQ Cloud Network

Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, announced that China Construction Bank has deployed Juniper Networks security solutions at its three, next-generation data cents.   With Juniper Networks® SRX5800 Services Gateways in place the bank is well positioned to securely scale operations to accommodate new e-commerce and big data platforms as well as pave the way for cloud services.

China Construction Bank (CCB) is one of China’s “big four” banks and among the global top ten in terms of assets. The bank has a network of nearly 15,000 branches and sub-branches in China and employs about 330,000 staff to support its corporate banking, personal banking, and treasury operations. One of its key strategies to increase competitive advantage is to focus on web-based customer services.

Based on Juniper’s dynamic services architecture, the SRX5800 is a next-generation security platform that provides CCB with market-leading performance and near-linear scalability up to 300 Gigabits per second of firewall throughput. This massive scalability enables CCB to reduce the number of firewalls deployed in its data centres, simplifying the network while reducing space and power requirements.

Juniper’s solutions will help CCB to scale its security in tandem with its robust growth and deliver new online customer services in a cloud environment.

Juniper Networks has been supplying firewalls to CCB since 2005 and its products account for approximately 70 percent of the firewalls deployed within the bank’s data centres.

At the end of 2013 CCB started deploying Juniper Networks SRX5800 Services Gateways to replace the previous generation of firewalls at its production data center and two disaster recovery sites. The SRX5800s’ deliver the performance, resiliency and service availability necessary to meet its heightened security infrastructure requirements.

Xi Mingliang, the Director of Security Operation and Maintenance at China Construction Bank says “Juniper Networks’ firewalls have been the mainstay of our data centre security for several years and we are very confident that the new generation of devices we’ve deployed will stand up to the ever increasing demands we place upon them. Going forward, we plan to migrate data centre operations to a cloud computing architecture and we can already see how Juniper’s advanced physical and virtual firewall architecture will be of great benefit.”

Henry Zhu, from Greater China Enterprise at Juniper Networks says “Financial institutions don’t come much bigger than China Construction Bank, which hosts hundreds of millions of customer accounts and process billions of transactions each day. That requires king-sized data centers with equally large-scale security capacity, delivered by Juniper Networks. We are now in discussion with the bank to ensure that its journey toward cloud computing is just as secure, every step of the way.”