Sunday, May 8, 2005

Juniper Launches Eight New Security Platforms

Juniper Networks released two new firewall/VPN systems six new appliances and a software upgrade for its Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) product line.

The new Juniper Networks ISG 2000 firewall/VPN with integrated IDP is designed to protect enterprise, carrier and data center environments against worms, Trojans, spyware and other emerging threats. It delivers up to 2Gbps of intrusion prevention throughput via a high-performance architecture that brings dedicated firewall/VPN and application level processing power unmatched by any competitive offering.

The new ISG 1000 firewall/VPN delivers 1 Gbps firewall and 1 Gbps VPN throughput for any packet size through the use of Juniper's fourth-generation ASIC, which also powers the ISG 2000. The ISG 1000 is suited for securing enterprise, carrier and data center environments where advanced applications, such as VoIP and streaming media, dictate consistent, scalable performance.

The six new IDP standalone hardware platforms, the IDP 50, 200, 600C, 600F, 1100C and 1100F, deliver protection against Trojans, worms, spyware and other network-based attacks at performance levels ranging from 50 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

Juniper Networks is also announcing new threat mitigation capabilities to secure voice traffic and increase attack detection accuracy. New SIP protocol anomaly detection delivers VoIP application level protection to complement existing network level VoIP protection. New multi-level attack scanning allows for the IDP platform to help minimize false positives by performing second-level investigation based on certain triggers, such as suspiciously large protocol elements or secondary pattern matches.

For IDP customers, Juniper Networks' dedicated Security Team also began delivering new spyware protection signatures. The new spyware signatures delivered to IDP customers are designed to stop spyware from "phoning home" and sending confidential company and personal information to third-parties.

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