The QFX10K family receives US Department of Defense Certification

By Elevate posted 08-16-2016 07:24


As I have mentioned in the past, US Defense Department policy requires that products used in DoD networks must be selected from the Unified Capabilities Approved Product list (UC APL).

Products on the UC APL have demonstrated that they meet a demanding set of DoD Information Assurance and Interoperability requirements.  These requirements are contained in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and in the Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR).  In addition to security requirements, the UCR emphasizes dual stack IPv4/IPv6, open standards based interoperability, high availability, and quality of service for mission critical applications.

The QFX10002 has been certified as an Assured Services Local Area Network (ASLAN) device approved for use in the ASLAN Core, Distribution, and/or Access roles.













The QFX10002 is the first member of the Juniper Networks QFX10000 switch family.  The QFX10000 family are highly scalable, high-density devices designed to support the most demanding data center and cloud environments, including mid-sized to large data centers, private clouds and public clouds.  The QFX10000 products use Juniper-built Q5 ASICS for unparalleled forwarding performance and the deep packet buffers needed to pass the demanding DoD QoS tests at 100G.

The QFX10002 is certified for use with Junos 15.1X53 software and is certified for 10G, 40G, and 100G use.  A single 2U high QFX10002-72Q will support up to 24 100G, 72 40G, or 288 10G interfaces and allows operators to conveniently mix and match these interfaces simply by replacing optics.  Unlike some data center optimized switches on the UC APL, which are restricted to use in access applications, the QFX10002 is approved for use anywhere in DoD Local Area Networks.

The Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification memos can be found at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Approved Products List Integrated Tracking System (APLITS) website at this link.

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06-26-2017 10:15

We have more good news.  The Defense Information Systems Agency has expanded the QFX10K certification to include the QFX10008 and 10016.  Like the QFX10002, these devices are certified for use as core, distribution, or access, and have certified 10G, 40G, and 100G interfaces.

The QFX10K family of products provides the highes 100G port density on the APL at 30x100G per slot, and the only solution that allows 10G, 40G, and 100G connectivity on the same interface card.