NATO Secures Global Network Effectively with Intrusion Detection Solution from Juniper Networks
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 17, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has selected its Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) solution to secure NATO's bases throughout its member states worldwide. The deployment has been undertaken by Telindus Belgium, which is the prime contractor of the project signed with NC3A (NATO C3 Agency).
NATO has deployed a number of Juniper Networks IDP 200 and Juniper Networks IDP 600 platforms to secure critical site connectivity to its wide area networks (WANs) by automatically detecting malicious activity, then dropping the offending packets before they enter the network and damage data resources. The IDP platforms are also being used to implement a "honeypot" security strategy.
Jean-Luc Auboin, senior infosec and system engineer at NC3A, said, "NATO prefers to work with commercially-available network products, such as Juniper's IDP range, rather than bespoke products developed specially for us. However, with such a mission-critical, vulnerable infrastructure, we have to ensure that the chosen security products are robust, high-performing and reliable. NATO adjudged Juniper's IDP portfolio to be a 'best-in-class' intrusion prevention solution with innovative technology that provides multiple functions effectively from a single platform."
Eddie Minshull, executive vice president, Worldwide Field Operations at Juniper Networks, said, "When it comes to network security, defense industry customers are inevitably more demanding than any other sector - and NATO's requirements are more extreme than most. Juniper's ability to secure and assure data delivery in such a demanding environment is the ultimate testimony to our IDP solutions."
To defend networks against diverse and complex attacks, the Juniper Networks IDP platforms provide accurate, automated protection. Multiple detection methods, including compound signatures, stateful signatures, protocol anomaly and backdoor detection, enable Juniper's IDP to prevent the plethora of threats out there including worms, trojans, network viruses, spyware, and other malware and emerging threats. Juniper also offers its IDP customers a unique signature update service, provided daily during the business week and on non-business days as required. Daily updates are key to improving organizations' threat coverage and responsiveness to attacks, even on "day zero," the first outbreak of a new threat.
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