NTT Com Delivers Secure and Assured Mobile Access with Juniper Networks
NTT Com Delivers Flexible Managed SSL VPN Solution
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Corporation subsidiary NTT Communications (NTT Com) has deployed the Juniper Networks NetScreen Secure Access series of SSL VPN security appliances to enhance its Mobile Connect secure Internet access service. The NetScreen Secure Access appliances will enable Mobile Connect users to create a secure and assured remote access connection from a variety of Internet devices using just a web browser; enabling access from personal computers, personal digital assistants, and cellular phones.
"We wanted to create a one-stop remote access solution to allow mobile workers to securely access their corporate infrastructure via any device on any remote network," said Yasushi Kamimura, manager of the Mobile Solution Group at NTT Com. "The Juniper Networks NetScreen Secure Access appliance was ideal for our purpose, enabling end users to securely establish remote access sessions with a variety of devices while providing an excellent level performance and reliability."
NetScreen Secure Access SSL VPN appliances are built on the industry-leading Instant Virtual Extranet SSL VPN platform, and offer a broad set of access options, comprehensive endpoint defense, high performance management and scalability, and advanced access management capabilities tailored for the needs of remote access, intranet, and extranet environments. In addition, the core security design and architecture of the Instant Virtual Extranet platform has been audited by lead third-party security experts such as TruSecure Corporation and Cryptography Research.
Since its launch, the new service is already being used by over 100,000 users from 200 companies in Japan. Users of the Mobile Connect service will also be able to choose between shared and dedicated SSL VPNs, enabling them to select the solution that most effectively meets their cost and performance requirements.
"Because our Mobile Connect remote access service provides connectivity to multiple devices, we placed a very high-priority on security," said Kamimura. "Juniper Networks Secure Access appliances met our most stringent security requirements, including extensive endpoint defense capabilities that ensure any device connecting to the network fulfills extensive security criteria, while continuing to deliver superior performance."
According to research analyst Frost & Sullivan, Juniper Networks was the Asia Pacific (including Japan) market leader in SSL VPN, with 30.9 percent market share in the third quarter of 2004. In the same report, Juniper Networks was identified as the Japanese market leader in hardware-based SSL VPN solutions, with 34.7 percent market share.
"With our solutions, NTT Com was able to extend its SSL-VPN services to a wide range of users, while still delivering a secure and assured experience," said Masanori Osuga, vice president of Juniper Networks in Japan. "By securely extending the range and reach of the network to a variety of devices and end users, NTT Com is truly delivering services in the framework of the Infranet vision."
About NTT Communications (NTT Com)
NTT Communications is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NYSE: NTT) - one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. NTT Com provides high-quality, technologically advanced network management, security and solution services to consumers, corporations and governments on a global basis, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Its world-class backbone network, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, offers access to more than 200 countries. NTT Com Group has more than 30 companies in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas. The company has garnered several awards for its leading edge technologies, outstanding performance and customer service, including "Best Global Carrier - 2004." For more information, please visit http://www.ntt.com
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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