ISP networks are part of the backbone of the Internet—and carry any and every security threat. Most threats are not considered by the ISP, since they do not harm their own infrastructure, they are just another packet flow. While this is true for application-level and state-exhaustion DDoS attacks, ransomware infection, malware distribution, and so on, there are exceptions, such as volumetric DDoS attacks. In contrast to other attacks, the DDoS volumetric attacks impact ISP infrastructure even if it is not the target of the attack. In this blog I will focus on volumetric DDoS attacks and techniques that allow ISPs to mitigate collateral damage on their network.
PTX5000"The testament of a great engineering company is to never back down from the world’s hardest problems." —Juniper Networks founder Pradeep Sindhu...Juniper engineers had the foresight to imbue the PTX5000 with the ability to seamlessly upgrade from 100GbE to 400GbE by simply swapping a PIC on the current 3 Tbps generation line cards. The Verizon proof of concept offered the Juniper engineers a platform for demonstrating their prescience and their ability to solve hard, complex problems before anyone else knew they even existed.
You’ve no doubt heard that a major transition is underway in the Broadcast TV industry, from legacy SDI technology to IP-based networks. You also may be well aware that Juniper has been building IP/MPLS networks for the transport of Professional Broadcast TV across the WAN for many years. In fact we pioneered the IP/MPLS point to multipoint transport solutions used by the broadcast industry today. As the use of IP extends into the studio and live production environments, we are involved in pioneering these new deployments as well. In fact Juniper powered networks have been carrying live traffic for many months, including at NEP  in the Netherlands and BCE  in Luxembourg.
As consumer viewing habits shift to digital media, delivered on demand, anytime, anywhere, and on any platform, media and broadcast organisations are facing a challenging road ahead. Taking advantage of new technology and digital platforms while keeping costs in check will be key to driving growth and profit.
The recent AWS re:Invent 2017 show in Las Vegas is best described as an “all-you-can-consume” tech innovation/information buffet spread over five days and shared with more than 50,000 like-minded attendees. From artificial intelligence (AI), IOT, and voice Interfaces to gaming, AR/VR, and compute, storage, networking, and security, they had it all.