Network World Names Juniper Networks SSL VPN ’Clear Choice’ Winner
Outperforms 10 Other SSL VPN Offerings in Groundbreaking Test
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 26, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its Secure Access (SA) 6000 SSL VPN has won Network World magazine’s “Clear Choice” award. The award is the result of Juniper Networks SA 6000 outperforming 10 other SSL VPN products in a Network World competitive product review published on December 19, 2005. The full Network World article can be accessed online at: http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2005/121905-ssl-test-intro.html.
According to Network World Lab Alliance member Joel Snyder, “Juniper steps to the front of the line with a massive set of enterprise features. In every category, including end-point security, detailed access control and interoperability testing, Juniper leads the pack.” Snyder adds, “Juniper’s SSL VPN offering repeats its leadership of our head-to-head testing with a huge set of features, strong configuration capabilities and outstanding interoperability.”
To become a Network World “Clear Choice” winner in SSL VPN technology, products needed to excel in application interoperability, end-point security support, fine-grained access control, high-availability, manageability, portal control/virtualization and authentication. Rigorous testing was conducted over the course of three months and was done in seven different phases that pushed the limits of SSL VPN features and performance.
The Secure Access SSL VPN appliances lead the market, with form factors and features tailored to meet the remote access, extranet, and intranet security needs of companies of all sizes. The use of SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers, eliminates the need for client-software deployment, changes to internal servers, and minimizes costly ongoing user maintenance/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 access for business partners, contractors or customers on the same platform used to provide remote access for mobile employees.
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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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