Juniper announces closing of 128 Technology acquisition


It’s no secret that 128 Technology believes networking – especially routing – needs to change in some pretty fundamental ways.  Many networks are barely able to support today’s demands, let alone meet the needs of next-generation requirements related to cloud, mobile, and IoT.   

What’s more, many of the suggested solutions available today are complex in their own right, merely incremental, and still rely on a decades-old networking paradigm.  More specifically:

  • Today’s networks are not “session-aware” — they lack visibility into the unique two-way exchange between source and destination endpoints
  • Today’s networks provide packet flow information without any context on how they are related or how traffic is tied to business applications
  • Today’s networks do not provide native security, or security at a granular level where every link on the network is secure

Tomorrow’s networks require new thinking –  and that’s why (and how) 128 Technology created Secure Vector Routing  

Secure Vector Routing (SVR) is not another device nor conventional software defined router. SVR is a session-oriented approach for building context-aware networks that can easily, dynamically and securely stretch across network boundaries.

SVR is built on three fundamental capabilities not available in current routers or software defined networking technology:

  • Session-aware data plane: If you’ve read any material from 128 Technology, you know we’re big on the concept of sessions. A session-aware data plane provides real-time visibility into and control over session traffic through unique in-band signaling and waypoint routing techniques. To understand this a bit more, check out this animation.
  • Service-centric control plane: Routing decisions should be based on fully distributed knowledge of services topology and policies. A service-centric control plane does this by using a new kind of network data model that is simple, hierarchical, and uses business logic to describe the network.
  • Seamless Federation: True end-to-end network services requires the ability to stretch virtual networks across boundaries, from the data center to the branch office, to the cloud.  Secure Vector Networks can do this through STEP (Service and Tenancy Exchange Protocol), an approach designed to complement existing dynamic routing protocols with a global view of services, tenancy, and policy information.

It’s important to note that Secure Vector Routing advances the existing art of routing and advanced network functions without disrupting existing network deployments. It works seamlessly with existing protocols and architectures while enhancing their capabilities. 

Over the coming weeks, we’ll more fully explain these core concepts behind Secure Vector Routing, and will show how this new approach provides step-function improvements in simplicity, security, and cost savings.


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