Monday, October 25, 2010

Juniper Extends Security to Mobile Devices

Juniper Networks is extending its security expertise from the network edge directly to mobile devices -- including all flavors of smartphones and tablets -- both for enterprise users and consumers. At a press event in San Francisco, company officials unveiled the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite, which provides a number of tools for securing and managing smartphones against a wide range of threats.

The software suite includes anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam, loss and theft prevention, and monitoring and control services that could be administered either by an enterprise network manager or by a service provider. Capabilities include parental controls that limit inappropriate device use, such as the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages or images. The tools include a "locate me" feature for finding lost or stolen devices, locking them, backing them up remotely, and then wiping all their data.

Junos Pulse leverages Juniper's SA Series SSL VPN appliances, Unified Access Control (UAC), and WXC Series Application Acceleration platform. It combines all of these capabilities.

In addition, the company announced the opening of the Juniper Global Threat Center -- a facility located in Columbus, Ohio, that will provide around-the-clock, global monitoring of mobile security threats to consumers and enterprises.

See also