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Juniper Networks SSL VPN Solutions Achieve UK Goverment Certification To Verify Security Capability


Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that its market-leading Secure Access (SA) SSL VPN technology has been awarded the CSIA Claims Tested Mark (CCTM) by the CSIA (Central Sponsor for Information Assurance), a unit of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office. The Juniper Networks SA4000 FIPS and SA6000 FIPS appliances have achieved CCTM certification following rigorous independent tests conducted by ISO17025 accredited test laboratories to ensure that their security functionality complies with the robust demands of international public sector IT. The certification can also be used as a quality assurance guide for private enterprise users.

The CCTM scheme is designed to verify the claims vendors make for their security solutions for data confidentiality, integrity and availability within the modern governmental IT environment. Its test methodology is uniformly applied to all candidate products and services to ensure that certification provides a consistent and objective quality benchmark for network managers and purchasers. More information is available at

“The Juniper Secure Access SSL VPN CCT Mark product satisfies the minimum assurance requirements for systems supporting enterprise architecture, shared services and mobile working. The certification allows the product to be used in the Wider Public Sector to secure government sensitive information,” said Harvey Mattinson, assistant director of Assurance and Standards, CSIA/Cabinet Office.

“Data protection legislation makes organizations fully accountable for the efficacy of their security systems when handling citizens’ personal data. Security vendors must also be accountable for the quality of technology that claims to solve the ”double challenge“ of protecting data from misuse while making it easily accessible to legitimate users,” said Peter Crowcombe, director of Enterprise Marketing EMEA, Juniper Networks. “Juniper Networks provides security solutions for some of the World’s most sensitive IT deployments within the government and defence sectors, because our technology delivers high levels of security, reliability, performance and ease of use. We are very pleased to add CCTM to our list of certifications, enabling UK organizations to select our Secure Access platforms with complete confidence.”

Juniper Networks Secure Access
Juniper Networks is the market leader in SSL-based remote access appliances that are easy to deploy and maintain. The Secure Access series of SSL VPN appliances enable organizations of all sizes to deploy cost-effective secure access for mobile and remote employees. The use of SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers, eliminates the need for client-software deployment and costly ongoing client maintenance/support when compared to traditional IPSec solutions for remote access, making it ideal for the managed services environment. Secure Access’ browser-based approach also enables mobile users to access corporate network resources securely via non-corporate endpoints, such as Internet cafés and hotel PCs. The Secure Access SSL VPN solution authenticates each user’s identity and verifies the health of the endpoint device before network access is granted, and also enforces the access to specific resources each user is permitted to have.

The FIPS-compliant SA appliances now awarded the CCT Mark are designed to handle cryptographic processing, key and certificate management in a hardened, tamper-proof hardware module. Cryptographic processing is offloaded from the central CPU, which adds a physical layer of security while optimizing overall system performance. Full details of the claims tested and a summary of the test report will be published on the CCT Mark website.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of 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


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