Atrium Network deploys Juniper Networks' products for its global clients

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 09, 2010

junipernetworksatriumJuniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) has announced that Atrium Network, a provider of smarter connectivity for the global financial community, has implemented more than 300 network end points using Juniper Networks switching, routing and security solutions. Atrium Network’s new network provides an ultra low-latency, high-performance platform for a wide range of trading and market data applications, plus extranet access for its global clients across Europe, North and South America.

Using Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches, Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways and Juniper Networks J Series Services Routers, Atrium Network provides access to their ‘Exchange Ring’, a fabric of fiber connectivity to all the main stock exchanges and trading venues across Europe, North America and South America which provides the basis of the Atrium Network’s extranet. The Atrium Network Extranet connects multiple venues, brokers, market data providers, independent software vendors, clearance, settlement and depository allowing clients access to all parts of the trading life cycle.

“Being able to provide low latency networking is a fundamental differentiator in the financial services industry. Our clients are making split-second trading decisions that involve millions of dollars, so we need to offer a connectivity solution that minimizes delay,” said Emmanuel Carjat, chief executive officer, Atrium Network. “We chose Juniper’s solution because of its demonstrable track record in supporting the world’s most advanced trading platforms.”

Using Juniper devices at client locations, Atrium Network is able to offer a broad range of access options to the ‘Exchange Ring’. The SRX Series provides secure access to the network for price-sensitive clients, while clients wanting a higher-performing device may use the J Series, and for the most latency intolerant clients, the EX Series is used as the low latency connection device.

“Juniper Networks supports a growing number of the world’s most advanced financial services organizations in delivering financial applications and services over networking solutions that provide performance, security and reliability needed to gain a competitive advantage,” added Abner Germanow, director of enterprise marketing, Juniper Networks.

Juniper’s partner for the Atrium Network deployment was igxglobal, a network integrator in the field of low and ultra low latency networks, working with leading market data exchanges, financial extranet providers, and other financial service organizations.