Infranet initiative for secure public networks
Juniper Networks has initiated a collaborative industry-wide effort to develop a universal, public, packet-switched network based on Internet protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) but powerful enough to support all communications applications, securely and reliably anywhere, anytime.
Known as the infranet, the industry-standard effort was initiated to provide a new type of public network. It provides the flexibility of the Internet, but moves beyond today's Internet quality and takes the ubiquity and best attributes of public networks such as public switched telephone network (PSTN) and the Internet, says Brad Gray, Juniper's vice president Asia South Pacific.
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