Juniper Networks Announces Participation in DETER Testbed

| September 27, 2005

The DETER facility provides a collaborative and vendor-neutral experimental environment for cybersecurity research efforts and is a venue for government, industry and private sector groups.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) has announced its participation in the Cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) testbed operated by the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundatio

The DETER facility developed by the University of Southern California and the University of California Berkeley provides a collaborative and vendor-neutral experimental environment for cybersecurity research efforts and is a venue for government, industry and private sector groups.The Juniper Networks products, including core routers and Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) systems, are currently being used in experiments on distributed denial of service attacks because of their ability to support complex The results of these experiments will be presented at a DETER workshop on September 28, 2005. In the future the Juniper products will be used in a variety of experiments including those studying network routing and worm behavior.

“Juniper Networks networking and security products help create a real-world testing environment because these products are in some of the largest and most complex networks in the world,” said Terry Benzel, DETER program director at ISI. “This authentic network enables us to gather more detailed information on how malicious code affects network infrastructures. We appreciate Juniper Networks’ commitment and support of our research.”

“Cybersecurity is of national importance, and research is a fundamental aspect that must be funded to ease current security concerns,” said Dr. Douglas Maughan, program manager, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of DHS. “Through investment in projects like DETER, which leverage the best academic and private sector capabilities in the world, the government can better understand the requirements for continued security of this country’s networks.”

The technologies in the DETER network include Juniper Networks M7i routers, commonly deployed by service providers and in large enterprise environments, and IDP 200s, which are use in the testbed itself with future plans to deploy additional products to secure DETER’s network perimeter.

“Juniper Networks recognizes the need for collaborative initiatives between government and the private sector to ensure national priorities are met,” said Thomas Kreidler, vice president of Juniper Federal Systems, Juniper Networks. “Providing technology support to the DETER testbed underscores our commitment to federal initiatives that will improve the security of our information networks.”

The DETER project provides an experimental network testbed that supports the development of next-generation information security technologies for cyber defense. The testbed provides the necessary infrastructure – networks, facilities, tools, and supporting processes – to support national-scale experimentation on emerging security research and advanced development technologies. Additional information can be found at

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Published on September 27th, 2005

Last updated on August 9th, 2021

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