Leading Korean Construction Contractor Builds Secure Infrastructure with Juniper Networks
Kolon Engineering & Construction Leverages Best-in-Class Firewall and SSL VPN Technology to Secure Distributed Organization
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that Korea’s Kolon Engineering & Construction (KEC) is improving operational efficiency and saving operating costs through self-managed, secure remote access services based on Juniper Networks’ award-winning secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) solution. According to KEC, the new Juniper Networks SSL VPN solution is saving KEC more than 60 percent in total cost of operation compared to the previously deployed solution, and offers KEC added threat protection provided by Juniper Networks’ NetScreen firewall/VPN appliances.
“The cost savings we now enjoy with the Juniper solution validate our return-on-investment analysis and the decision to replace the managed IPSec VPN service with a self-managed SSL VPN alternative,” said Gu-Won Jeong, head of the process innovation team at KEC. “Juniper Networks has an excellent reputation in network security and is the leader in SSL VPN technology, which made our decision to implement a managed service based on Juniper Networks technology an easy one.”
KEC is one of South Korea’s most established engineering companies. Founded in 1960, it has grown into a successful distributed organization with remote offices and mobile workers. KEC’s process innovation team is responsible for building corporate IT strategy, executing new e-Biz projects, managing the company’s internal IT environment, advancing working processes, and driving standardization across the organization. KEC deployed the new remote access solution with the help of system integrator KCC Information & Communication (www.kcc.co.kr), which installed the NetScreen-204 firewall/IPSec VPN integrated appliances with a Juniper Networks Secure Access (SA) 2000 series SSL VPN device. The use of both SSL VPN and IPSec technology ensures maximum flexibility for KEC’s diverse user base.
“We have different sized sites remotely connecting to our headquarters,” said Jeong. “Small sites, as well as remote users connecting from their home or other locations, benefit from SSL VPN, which does not require any software client pre-installation. For larger sites, we use IPSec, which allows us to strike a nice balance between security and ease of use. Mixing the two technologies gives us maximum flexibility.”
The new VPN solution also saves KEC administration overhead. Even though the previous system was managed by its service provider, KEC’s internal IT team had to frequently troubleshoot the service provider’s VPN client, a requirement for the managed service. This burden is eliminated with the Juniper Networks solution. There is also no need to pre-configure machines for SSL VPN access.
“Juniper Networks’ secure remote access solution supports high performance, including very fast on-the-fly encryption at LAN speeds,” said Tim Kang, vice president for Korea, Juniper Networks. “KEC can now leverage end-to-end security and authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) features to adopt additional security measures such as integration with Microsoft Active Directory, and two-factor authentication with security ID tokens.”
About Kolon Engineering & Construction
Since its establishment in 1960, Kolon E&C has followed a path of steady growth through advanced technology, quality construction and rigorous after-service for its numerous engineering and construction projects at home and abroad. Presently, the company is providing various construction services including civil works, SOC projects, housing construction, commercial and office building construction, environmental business and plants, and leisure and cultural facilities. Kolon E&C has made remarkable technological break-through in the construction and environmental fields at its R&D center. At the same time, it is making more efforts in the environment, building remodeling and CM, its new strategic business of the future. Kolon E&C will ensure managerial transparency and realize its goal of being the “Good Company” by implantation of continuous management innovation, technology development and, above all, customer first policy.
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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