Megapath Selects Juniper Networks Solution To Extend Managed Network Services
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that MegaPath, a leading provider of managed IP communications in North America, is augmenting its managed enterprise SSL VPN services with Juniper’s best-in-class Secure Access SSL VPN product family, meeting secure access requirements of its customers’ remote employees, suppliers, distributors and consultants. The Juniper Networks Secure Access family delivers secure extranet, intranet and LAN access from a single platform, allowing MegaPath the flexibility and performance it requires to meet the needs of multiple customer constituencies in both large enterprise and SMB settings. MegaPath has also deployed Juniper Networks M-series routers, which enable it to support its managed MPLS VPN service offerings alongside its Internet connectivity, security and voice services on single, high-performance converged IP network.
“As the leading provider of managed IP services, MegaPath is always looking for cost effective ways to increase the functionality and benefits we deliver to our clients,” said James Cragg, President and Chief Operating Officer of MegaPath. “Juniper’s robust SSL VPN platform enables us to deliver leading-edge yet cost-effective remote access solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses and to provide a broad selection of value added capabilities to larger enterprises.”
The Juniper Networks SSL VPN supports both robust clientless and thin client-based access methods as well as end-point security policies that enable MegaPath’s enterprise and SMB customers to provide secure remote access to their employees, customers and partners.
Juniper Networks is the worldwide market leader in SSL VPN solutions and its series of Secure Access SSL VPN appliances enables organizations of all sizes to deploy cost-effective secure access, extranet and intranet security. The use of SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers, is especially important to managed service providers in terms of leveraging operational economies of scale through the elimination of client-software deployment and costly ongoing client maintenance and support when compared to traditional IPSec solutions for remote access. The Secure Access SSL VPN also provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional extranets, enabling granular access for business partners, contractors and customers on the same platform used to provide remote access for mobile employees.
Juniper Networks M-series multiservice edge routing platforms are deployed in the world’s largest networks, delivering advanced IP/MPLS edge routing services at scale and helping service providers transform their business of networking. These platforms are a long term strategic investment for any company looking to benefit from the increased reliability, efficiency and flexibility of a next-generation IP/MPLS network while continuing to leverage existing networking equipment. The M-series features the high-performance and resilient JUNOS operating system, ensuring consistent and reliable performance for all of MegaPath’s advanced network services.
“Megapath’s innovative managed services provide a simple, reliable alternative to self-deployed network and security systems,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president of service provider marketing and partnerships, Juniper Networks. “With our extensive service provider relationships and industry-leading IP and security solutions, Juniper is extremely well-positioned in the managed services market and we are very pleased to be a key part of both MegaPath’s comprehensive managed service offering and their IP network backbone.”
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