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360buy Group uses Juniper solutions to secure online shopping

Nurdianah Md Nur | Aug. 16, 2013
The solutions help protect the online retailers’ critical e-commerce systems and allow security to be scaled.

In order to protect its critical e-commerce systems and scale security when needed, China's online retailer 360buy Group has deployed Juniper Networks' solutions.

On average, the company receives 10 million unique visitors and more than 500,000 orders daily. These numbers usually spike during weekends, on Chinese holidays and during sales. The company thus relies on Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways and IDP Series Intrusion Detection and Prevention Appliances to scale dynamically to support the company during these times.

To help protect the external perimeter of its data centre, the company deployed Juniper Network SRX3600 Services Gateways. Each gateway is capable of 55 Gbps of firewall throughput. The gateways were configured as a high-availability cluster to ensure that customers have a secure and responsive online shopping experience.

To protect some vital databases, Juniper Networks SRX1400 gateways were deployed as a firewall within the data centre's internal network as a separated security zone.

Juniper Networks' IDP8200 appliances were also deployed to help protect the company's mission-critical e-commerce systems. With it, application-level attacks from the Internet can be detected and thwarted.

Hou, Senior Manager, Administration Department, 360buy Group, said: "For an online retailer, system availability and security is absolutely critical to our operations. Previously, we have had issues, particularly around Chinese holidays when millions of people are shopping online. With Juniper Networks security solutions in place we have a faster, more secured online trading platform that has significantly enhanced our customer experience."

The 360buy Group, formed in 1998, has more than 51 million registered customers. With a revenue of US$9.77 billion in 2012, it contributes to 22.7 percent share to China's B2C e-commerce market during Q1 of 2013. It has recently launched a website aimed at international consumers in 35 countries.


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