Juniper Networks Awarded Firewall Product of the Year from Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com
NetScreen-5GT Sweeps Competition for Second Consecutive Year
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar. 14, 2006 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that the NetScreen-5GT firewall/VPN appliance has been named the 2006 “Product of the Year” in the Network Firewall category by Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com. Based on reader input, Juniper Networks outpaced the competition to win the Product of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
According to Information Security and SearchSecurity.com, the NetScreen-5GT firewall appliance earned consistent “excellent” and “good” responses across the board, earning the gold medal in the network firewall category for two years running. The Product of the Year article states, “This family of network security solutions is ideal for locking down enterprises’ remote offices, retail outlets and broadband telecommuter environments. Its integrated security applications, routing protocols and policy-based management features have earned it the top spot among surveyed readers.”
Product of the Year winners were determined by 890 Information Security readers who were presented with a list of more than 300 security products divided into 12 categories. Respondents were asked to select the products that they use in each category and had the option of specifying products that did not appear on the list. Respondents were asked to rate each product in six areas that included overall quality, performance, features, security, documentation and vendor support/service.
“We are thrilled that the NetScreen-5GT has been named the leading firewall/VPN solution by Information Security,” said Stephen Philip, director of product marketing for Juniper Networks. “This recognition two years-in-a-row demonstrates the breadth of enterprise security functionality in our firewall/VPN products and our continued commitment to excellent customer service and support.”
The NetScreen-5GT appliance is a feature-rich, enterprise-class network security solution that integrates multiple security functions. The product provides stateful and Deep Inspection firewall, IPSec VPN, and denial-of-service protection. For application-level protection, the NetScreen-5GT appliance also supports optional embedded virus scanning to help eliminate virus threats from the network, and optional integrated Web filtering to optimize productivity and bandwidth utilization by controlling non-business-related Web surfing. The NetScreen-5GT is available with Ethernet, ADSL and 802.11 b/g wireless connectivity.
The Information Security and SearchSecurity.com Products of the Year were published in the February 2006 issue of Information Security magazine. The Network Firewall Product of the Year article that features the Juniper Networks NetScreen-5GT can be found at informationsecurity.techtarget.com/magItem/0,291266,sid42_gci1162875_idx9,00.html.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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