Juniper Secure Connect Overview
With today’s modern, distributed workforce, organizations need to keep remote users connected and productive while ensuring business continuity and security. Organizations need to provide endpoint protection as part of a comprehensive and connected security strategy.
Juniper Secure Connect is a client-based SSL-VPN application that allows you to securely connect and access protected resources on your network. This application, when combined with SRX Series Services Gateways, helps organizations quickly achieve dynamic, flexible, and adaptable connectivity from devices anywhere across the globe. Juniper Secure Connect extends visibility and enforcement from client to cloud using secure VPN connections.
The Juniper Secure Connect solution includes:
SRX Series firewall—Serves as an entry and exit point for communication between users with Juniper Secure Connect and the protected resources on the corporate network or in the cloud.
Juniper Secure Connect application—Secures connectivity between the protected resources and the host clients running Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Google Android operating systems. The Juniper Secure Connect application connects through a VPN tunnel to the SRX Series firewall to gain access to the protected resources in the network. Table 1 provides a summary of the features supported for Juniper Secure Connect.
Figure 1 illustrates the Juniper Secure Connect remote access solution for establishing secure VPN connectivity for remote users at different locations.
Table 1: Feature Support for Juniper Secure Connect
Supports Windows, macOS, and Android platforms.
Windows pre-domain logon
Allows the user to log on to the local Windows system through an already established VPN tunnel (using Windows Pre-Logon), so that user is authenticated to the central Windows domain or Active Directory.
Automatically validates that the most current policy is available before establishing the connection.
Biometric user authentication
Allows the user to protect their credentials using the operating system’s built-in biometric authentication support.
Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
Allows you to use multifactor authentication to extend the authentication.