Sunday, June 4, 2006

Juniper and Microsoft to Enhance IPTV Infrastructure Security

Juniper Networks and Microsoft announced a global agreement to deliver high-performance security solutions that enhance protection for IP networks. Specifically, the companies are collaborating to provide IPTV network security solutions to customers of Microsoft TV IPTV Edition.

The Juniper Firewall and Firewall IDP (Intrusion Detection and Prevention) product platforms will be used to complement the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition content security mechanisms to help protect the infrastructure from malicious traffic and attacks such as worms, trojans, spyware and application layer threats. In addition, Juniper will offer various security consulting services that assist operators to assess service infrastructure vulnerabilities and design network security solutions.

The Juniper security products include:

  • NetScreen-5200 and NetScreen-5400 Integrated Firewall/IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances

  • Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) 1000 and 2000 with Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) appliances, which provide strong access control, secure communications and network and application-level security

  • NetScreen-Security Manager, which provides centralized management to control all aspects of the Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN appliances including device configuration, network settings and security policy.

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