Cal State LA Juniper ISG Migration Cutover Project

Cal State LA Juniper ISG Migration Cutover Project

The Challenge

Cal State LA had network performance/latency on their campus
networks, which was impacting network availability for the students.
The issue was traversing across their Juniper ISG2000 gateway. Cal
State LA needed a Senior Security Consultant/Subject Matter
Expert (SME) to assist them with the migration to a new pair of Palo
Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall PA-5060s over a weekend.

Client: Cal State Los Angeles (LA)
Location: Los Angeles, California

Our Solution

Accend’s Professional Services team provided a Senior Network Security Consultant/Subject Matter Expert, who was a
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer and a CCIE in Security and Routing & Switching, to assist Cal
State LA with the immediate need for a weekend cutover. Accend received the notice on a really short notice, and we
were able to find a resource to accommodate and assist Cal State LA in less than two weeks.

We had a kick-off and pre-migration meetings to gather all the requirements, including the current configuration of the
Juniper firewalls. The firewalls were running in High Availability mode so it was critical that we provided the same
functionality with the new pair of PA-5060s.

Cal State LA also required some configuration review and best practices recommendation and documentation of the
security policies, groups, LDAP configuration, and DoS settings.

The Results

Accend’s Senior Security Consultant/SME, Paula Wong, provided all consulting services and deliverables to Cal State LA
in a short time frame. Paula arrived on-site on a Friday evening and ready for a weekend cut-over. The cut-over was
conducted successfully and the new pair of PA-5060s were ready for service by Monday and the campus’ networks had a
very good network performance.

Technologies Used

    • Juniper ISG2000 Gateway
    • Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls PA-5060s in High Availability Mode


    • PCNSE 7 (at the time)
    • CCIE in Security & Routing and Switching

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