Can Juniper SSG20 be used for hosting purposes

Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Hi, i would like to find out if Juniper firewall model SSG20 can be used for hosting purposes. I have a server which is hosting a site and this site has about 500,000 visitors per day. Will this firewall be good enough?

Please don't recommend other firewall as I already have this spare firewall in hand, just want to put up for this client and save few thousand bucks :).

Base on their specs, they can support maixumum 4000 concurrent sessions and new sessions/seconds is 2800. What does this mean? I'm not planning to use the antivirus, and etc, only the firewall alone, no VPN needed also.

Thanks in advance and cheers for now.
Question by:bluefossil
    1 Comment
    LVL 32

    Accepted Solution

    This firewall can handle the traffic you're asking for and when especially you have only firewall functions.

    4000 concurrent sessions means, there can be 4000 users connected through the firewall at the same time (one session would be, say a browser connected to the http server) which is good enough.

    2800 new sessions/seconds means, this device is capable of inspecting and making 2800 connections per second to the http server per second.

    Hope that is clear.


    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    One of the typical problems I have experienced is when you have to move a web server from one hosting site to another. You normally prepare all on the new host, transfer the site, change DNS and cross your fingers hoping all will be ok on new server…
    Data center, now-a-days, is referred as the home of all the advanced technologies. In-fact, most of the businesses are now establishing their entire organizational structure around the IT capabilities.
    After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

    745 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now