Saturday, February 13, 2010

Juniper Offers SSL VPNs for Secure Smartphones

Juniper Networks introduced a security system that enables service providers to embed security throughout their infrastructure -- across mobile devices, applications and networks. Specifically, Juniper Mobile Secure leverages the company's SRX Series Services Gateways and Junos Pulse software to protect mobile data traffic.

Junos Pulse is a downloadable client software that uses SSL VPN technology to provide secure connections across smartphones, notebooks and netbooks to a broad range of corporate applications. The technology is both location-aware and identity-aware. Juniper plans to release Junos Pulse in Q2 2010 for popular mobile devices.

Juniper will also offer customers optional protection against malware from Internet security leader Webroot. Juniper will seamlessly integrate Webroot's detection engine into Junos Pulse for Windows to enable customers to restrict access to corporate data and applications when security threats are detected, and to automatically eradicate threats so that employees can stay connected and productive.

Junos Pulse works closely with the SRX Series Services Gateways to secure the carrier network at multiple points from malicious internet traffic, rogue devices and other carrier networks.

Juniper is also delivering large-scale role-based application policy enforcement with 'follow-me' user access policies. This combined solution allows companies to enable security services such as AppSecure and IPS at all locations which enhances mobile security at the network and application level -- detecting and stopping application misuse and sophisticated attacks before damage occurs to protect mobile data users and effectively preventing security breaches before they happen.

Juniper Mobile Secure also takes advantage of the Junos Space network application platform to manage security policies across mobile devices, applications and networks. Junos Space provides integrated threat and device management through a single central interface that ensures security correlation and manageability. Together, Junos Space and Junos Pulse extend intelligence across the network and to endpoint devices -- enabling fully programmable networks that can deliver a superior mix of experience and economics.