Monday, April 7, 2008

Juniper Introduces Next Gen SSL VPN Appliances

Juniper Networks introduced its next generation of Secure Access (SA) SSL VPN platforms -- the SA 2500, 4500 and 6500 appliances -- featuring higher performance, scalability and redundancy. SSL VPN appliances enable businesses to deliver anytime, anywhere access of corporate resources and applications to their remote and mobile employees, customers, and partners by using the universal security protocol found in all standard Web browsers.

Juniper said its new SA 2500, 4500 and 6500 provide extensive end-to-end layered security and include endpoint client, device, data and server layered security controls. These advanced features provide interoperability with diverse endpoint security solutions from third-party vendors that conform to the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) standard.

The SA 6500 delivers double the capacity of the previous Secure Access generation with support for up to 30,000 concurrent users on a single four-unit cluster. The Secure Access platforms also support a wide array of mobile devices and cross-platform support, including devices running Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.

The list price for the new appliances start at US $4,995 with 10 concurrent users for the SA 2500, US $16,895 with 50 concurrent users for the SA 4500, and US $43,995 with 100 concurrent users for the SA 6500.

Juniper has also taken steps to ease the ordering experience for customers and partners. Juniper is reducing the number of licensing SKUs associated with these new models to simplify ordering and configuring Secure Access appliances.

  • Juniper shipped its first SSL VPN products in 2001.

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