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Chinese University Creates High-Performance Extranet with Juniper Networks


University of International Business and Economics Enables Fast, Reliable and Secure Remote Access for More Than 10,000 Students with SA 4000

uniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing is providing fast, reliable and secure remote access to its campus extranet via the Juniper Networks Secure Access (SA) 4000 SSL VPN platform. The SA 4000 enables more than 10,000 students, teachers and staff to establish secure SSL VPN connections to access the various information resources in its campus via standard Web browsers, eliminating the need for prior software installation and costly ongoing client maintenance and desktop support.

“Juniper is extending the reach of our educational services to faculty and students while reducing network operating costs,” said Mr. Qiang Sun, the director of Network and Educational Technology Center, UIBE. “Our network has become mission-critical to faculty and students, who depend on it daily for a wide range of network services and information, including coursework, examination results and administrative communications. The content is also growing rapidly, along with increasing numbers of staff and students. Juniper’s Secure Access best fit our need for a high-performance remote access solution that does not compromise ease of deployment, security, or overhead.”

Interoperability with UIBE’s existing Sun iPlanet LDAP directory server was a crucial requirement for the university’s remote access solution. The Juniper Networks SA 4000 seamlessly connected to UIBE’s LDAP resources and has become an integral component of its campus-wide identity authentication measures.

The SA 4000 SSL VPN appliance features rich access-privilege management functionality that can be used to create secure customer/partner extranets with no infrastructure changes, no DMZ deployments and no software agents. This functionality also allows organizations to secure access to their intranets, so that different user populations can utilize exactly the resources they need, while adhering to security policies.

“Educational institutions are redefining campus boundaries,” said Mr. Zhang Xiaolin, Juniper’s general manager for China. “Juniper’s best-in-class security solutions underpin a new generation of educational enterprises, such as UIBE, which recognize the criticality of empowering staff and students with reliable anytime, anywhere secure access to network resources in order to maintain productivity and business continuity.”


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