PUMA Securely Connects Worldwide Retail Sites and Offices With NetScreen
Sunnyvale, CA - April 28, 2003 - JNetScreen Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that PUMA AG, a leading manufacturer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, has selected NetScreen security solutions to secure critical resources and establish virtual private network (VPN) connections among its globally dispersed retail stores, factories, offices and design centers.
PUMA has deployed NetScreen-5XP and NetScreen-5XT integrated firewall and VPN security appliances in each of its 80 global retail and field sites. Additionally, three NetScreen-204 devices, used to secure medium and large enterprise offices, data centers and carrier infrastructures, are deployed in PUMA's primary operations centers to serve as VPN concentrators and secure its critical data resources. For mobile workers, such as field sales professionals, PUMA has equipped employee laptops with NetScreen-Remote client software, allowing employees to establish secure VPN links to PUMA's enterprise Notes server and sales tools.
Kurt Walther, vice president of information technology for PUMA said, "We found that NetScreen products are easy to deploy, manage and are highly reliable. This is critical as our network infrastructure continues to expand."
"NetScreen's integrated firewall and VPN security solutions offer retail customers like PUMA the performance, reliability, management features and cost benefits to easily secure and connect a highly dispersed and growing network," said David Flynn, vice president of marketing for NetScreen.
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About PUMA AG
PUMA® is the global athletic brand that successfully fuses influences from sport, lifestyle and fashion. PUMA's unique industry perspective delivers the unexpected in sportlifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories, through technical innovation and revolutionary design. Established in Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1948, PUMA AG distributes products in over 80 countries.
About NetScreen Technologies
NetScreen Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of integrated network security solutions that offer the security, performance and total cost of ownership required by enterprises and carriers. NetScreen's innovative solutions provide key security technologies, such as virtual private network, denial of service protection, firewall and intrusion prevention, in a line of easy-to-manage security appliances and systems. NetScreen is located at 805 11th Ave., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089. More information on NetScreen's products can be found at http://www.netscreen.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-638-8296.
NetScreen is a trademark of NetScreen Technologies, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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