Juniper Networks Announces the Next-Generation FIPS SSL VPN Products to Meet Changing Security Requirements of Federal Government Agencies
SUNNYVALE, CA., April 10, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), today announced the availability of its next-generation Secure Access SSL VPN FIPS appliances. The SA 4000 FIPS and SA 6000 FIPS offer unparalleled capabilities to meet the stringent security remote access needs of federal, state and local government agencies.
"The functionality offered by these products is important to meet the changing cybersecurity threat that government agencies are facing," said Thomas Kreidler, vice president, Juniper Federal Systems, Juniper Networks. "Juniper Networks will assist the government in staying one step ahead of these threats through FIPS compliance and the best in security products."
According to Roger Cressey, former chief of staff, President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, "As part of prudent continuity of operations planning and to prepare for telework requirements in the case of emergencies such as an avian flu outbreak or terrorist attack, government agencies must have the right technologies in place to ensure employees can fulfill their missions remotely in the most difficult circumstances. Deploying a resilient SSL VPN technology, such as Juniper Networks Secure Access, needs to be part of the foundation of this preparation effort."
The Juniper Networks Secure Access appliances help agencies increase efficiency and productivity by providing remote access to mobile employees, contractors, partners and customers without requiring a pre-installed client. The appliances also allow agencies to secure extranet or intranet access without a DMZ build-out, server hardening or Web agent deployments.
The Juniper Networks Secure Access appliances have earned many awards and industry accolades in the SSL VPN market since its first products shipped in 2001. According to Infonetics Research, Juniper Networks continues to be the market share leader in the Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) market with 33 percent market share in 2005, which was more than double the next ranking competitor.* Juniper Networks is positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the recently published 3Q05 North America Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) report.**
This year, Juniper's Secure Access was also selected by Network World as the "Clear Choice" winner in a competitive product review published on December 19, 2005, outperforming 10 other SSL VPN products. As a result of this competitive review, the Secure Access SSL VPN won Network World's "Best Product" of the year in the Security Infrastructure category.
Juniper Networks also continues to be the only SSL VPN provider to have completed multiple, independent security audits - supporting its goal to deliver secure and assured networking solutions, including the only SSL VPN to achieve Common Criteria certification. The appliances have also passed rigorous security audits by Information Security Partners, LLC (iSEC Partners) and Cybertrust, Inc.
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.
* Infonetics Research, Inc. Network Security Appliances and Software Quarterly Worldwide Market Share and Forecasts for 4Q05.
**Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q05" report, written by John Girard and published on December 8, 2005. The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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