Juniper Networks Expands Secure Services Gateway Family to Deliver Integrated Security and WAN Connectivity
New Family of High-Performance Security Appliances Secure Branch Offices
SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 2, 2006 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today added three new appliance lines to the Secure Services Gateway (SSG) Family of branch office security products. The new SSG 5, SSG 20 and SSG 140, which collectively bring nine new SSG models, combine proven firewall/virtual private networking (FW/VPN) and robust routing with a complete set of Unified Threat Management (UTM) security features to protect traffic as it flows in and out of the branch office. The SSG 5, and SSG 20 are targeted at small branch offices and telecommuter environments while the SSG 140 is ideally suited for medium-sized branch offices, and stand alone businesses.
“The new SSG product line, offered by Juniper Networks, appears to be a considerable advance in combining a leading security device platform with popular wide area networking capabilities. The new UTM products, which provide strong multifunction security including IPS, AV, Web Filtering, and SPAM, raise the price/performance bar to address intensive security processing and broadband WAN links without the need for an external router,” said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. “The SSG products with enhanced application- and network-level threat control, offers performance and extensibility to ensure security processing for today’s next-generation remote and branch offices.”
Purpose-Built UTM Appliances
The SSG appliances are purpose-built platforms architected from the ground-up with security as the foundation. West Coast Labs, an independent third-party testing organization, recently highlighted the SSG family’s flexible array of advanced protection components in a UTM technology report(1) . Following tests, West Coast Labs’ reviewers stated the feature-rich platform was a proven solution for securing corporate networks against multiple levels of potential attack, including virus, spyware and hacker based threats. Effective, real-world testing of the built-in FW, VPN, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, web filtering and IPS technologies resulted in the device systematically and accurately detecting and preventing a full range of attack profiles, while operating in both simple and complex business scenarios.
The new SSG 5 and 20 platforms deliver 160 Mbps of Stateful FW traffic and 40 Mbps of IPSec VPN throughput. The new SSG 140 platforms deliver more than 350 Mbps of FW traffic and 100 Mbps of IPSec VPN. Using Juniper’s trusted ScreenOS 5.4 operating system, the SSG Family delivers a complete set of best-in-class integrated UTM security features including Intrusion Prevention, Antivirus (includes Anti-Spyware, Anti-Adware, Anti-Phishing), Anti-Spam, and Web Filtering to protect traffic flowing in and out of the branch office from worms, spyware, trojans, and malware. The rich set of UTM security features allows the SSG 5, SSG 20 and SSG 140 appliances to be deployed as a stand alone network protection device. When combined with the robust ScreenOS routing engine, the SSG 5, SSG 20 and SSG 140 appliances can also be deployed as a secure router to help reduce IT capital and operational expenditures.
Flexible Connectivity Options
The new SSG Family additions bring a total of nine new models to the branch office environments, each with the same powerful set of proven security features and robust routing capabilities.
* The SSG 5 is a series of six fixed form-factor platforms, each with seven fast Ethernet ports and a factory configured WAN I/O option (ISDN BRI S/T or V.92 or RS232 Serial/Aux). Optional support for 802.11 a/b/g brings a complete network in a box.
* The SSG 20 is the first sub-$1000 modular security and networking device, delivering five fast Ethernet ports plus two expansion slots that support optional ADSL2+, T1, E1, ISDN BRI S/T and V.92 connectivity, and like the SSG 5, the SSG 20 supports optional 802.11 a/b/g connectivity.
* The SSG 140 is a modular platform with eight fast Ethernet ports and two copper Gb ports, making it the platform with the highest interface density in the $3000 class along with the least expensive copper Gb platform. For increased I/O flexibility, the SSG 140 has four WAN I/O expansion slots that support optional T1, E1, ISDN BRI S/T and Serial connectivity.
The SSG Family’s WAN I/O options deliver improved connectivity options for extended investment protection and the ability to consolidate security and routing devices at the branch office.
“As enterprises continue to become increasingly distributed, they face growing security challenges that are most effectively addressed by a best-in-class portfolio of integrated security solutions,” said Hitesh Sheth, vice president of security products at Juniper Networks. “With the SSG Family, Juniper is reaffirming its security market leadership and setting the industry benchmark for security in the distributed enterprise with better price performance for processing intensive security applications and offering the widest range of WAN connectivity options in the branch office FW market.”
“Our enterprise customers are using the Internet to deliver a greater number of applications to a wider constituency than ever before, so the ability to secure their networks with a full suite of UTM features is critical,” said Patrick Foxhoven, CIO for CentraComm Communications, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP) and Juniper Networks Elite J-Partner. “Juniper’s new FW/VPN offerings provide enterprises with a high performance platform that can consolidate multiple security features into a single box. With broad LAN and WAN networking support, enterprises have the flexibility to extend the ROI as security and network requirements change.”
Pricing and Availability
The Juniper Networks Secure Services Gateway 5 and 20 appliances are available today through Juniper’s global network of reseller partners. List pricing starts at $700 for the SSG 5 and $900 for the SSG 20. The SSG 140 is expected to be available in Q4 2006. Additional subscription fees apply to enable integrated Antivirus, Anti-Spam, Web Filtering, and Intrusion Prevention capabilities. For more information about the SSG Family, please visit http://www.juniper.net/products/integrated/.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, and ScreenOS are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. JUNOS and Secure Services Gateway are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.
1 - See “Unified Threat Management Technology Report” - www.juniper.net/solutions/literature/white_papers/utm_validation_report.pdf
- Contact Information
- Amy Lee
- Media Contact
- Juniper Networks, Inc.
- Contact via E-mail
This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.
News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.