SOURCE: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

February 14, 2010 10:04 ET

Juniper Confronts Mobile Security Challenge; First to Protect Pathways From Smartphones to Applications and Corporate Networks

Junos® Pulse and Mobile Secure Deliver Pervasive Mobile Security, Enabling Secure User Experiences and New Service Models for Operators

BARCELONA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2010) - Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today unveiled new mobile security software that closes a significant security gap for enterprises, improves productivity for mobile employees, and enables mobile providers to monetize security services for mobile workforces. Available in Q2 2010 for popular mobile devices, Junos Pulse is the industry's first downloadable client software that provides secure connections across smartphones, notebooks and netbooks to a broad range of corporate applications. Based on the world's most scalable SSL VPN technology, Junos Pulse delivers built-in mobile security in an extensible software platform to enable new service models for operators.

The company also launched Juniper Mobile Secure, a new solution that enables service providers to embed security throughout their infrastructure -- across mobile devices, applications and networks. Mobile Secure delivers secure user experiences at unprecedented scale based on the world's fastest Juniper SRX Series Services Gateways and Junos Pulse software, ensuring broad device support, investment optimization and service enablement. The new solution builds on the growing popularity of Juniper's SRX Series, which currently secures the majority of mobile data traffic in North America. (See separate release on Sprint).

"As mobile devices become ubiquitous tools for enterprise productivity, delivering transparent security -- regardless of device and location -- is critical to protecting the corporate network and ensuring the productivity of mobile users," said Mark Bauhaus, executive VP and general manager for Juniper's Service Layer Technologies. "With Juniper Mobile Secure featuring Junos Pulse, we can now help mobile operators drive new economic models with scalable built-in security -- enabling new revenue streams and accelerating service delivery."

"Juniper is unveiling a comprehensive, multi-layer security architecture for mobile devices, applications, and networks," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst, Network Security at Infonetics Research. "2010 will be the year that enterprise IT departments need to get control of security for their mobile devices and applications, and mobile network operators are furiously trying to ramp up security to keep up with explosive growth in traffic and threats. By articulating such a comprehensive vision, Juniper is aiming for a leadership position in mobile security."

Juniper is demonstrating Junos Pulse here at GSMA Mobile World Congress, and is working with mobile platform providers to deliver Junos Pulse for use on Microsoft Corp. Windows® phones, Nokia Symbian OS devices and other smartphone operating systems during the first half of 2010 -- with support for 76 percent of all smartphones in use worldwide today. Junos Pulse will also provide secure mobile access for notebook and netbook computers, including a powerful network accelerator that speeds performance of mobile applications and services to enable 4G-like experiences over 3G networks.

Demonstrating the extensibility of Junos Pulse as a platform, Juniper will offer customers optional protection against malware from Internet security leader Webroot. Juniper will seamlessly integrate Webroot's detection engine into Junos Pulse for Windows to enable customers to restrict access to corporate data and applications when security threats are detected, and to automatically eradicate threats so that employees can stay connected and productive.

"Business customers are telling us they want to provide Windows phone users secured access to documents and line of business applications. Junos Pulse for Windows phones ensures that corporate resources and applications can be easily and securely delivered in an automated way, regardless of location," said Paul Bryan, senior director of Windows phone product management at Microsoft. "We are particularly delighted that Junos Pulse allows Windows phone users to easily access SharePoint document libraries using SharePoint Workspace Mobile."

"It's crucial to protect the mobile access for employees and partners," said Ukko Lappalainen, vice president, Business Smartphones at Nokia. "Junos Pulse for Symbian is a key piece to enabling a protected experience. By offering granular, role-based encrypted access to applications and data from Symbian devices, Juniper and Nokia are helping enterprises ensure that staff can be productive regardless of where they are."

Junos Pulse provides mobile users with location-aware and identity-aware access to enterprise networks -- using the same SSL VPN gateway as traditional desktops. The company's current client software has been licensed broadly to run on more than 20 million PCs and mobile devices worldwide, via networks that can seamlessly upgrade to Junos Pulse. Enterprises and service providers can set and enforce sophisticated dynamic and granular security policies that allow them to enable access to specific resources and data by user identity, and restrict access by others.

"By integrating Junos Pulse in our system and smartphones, we now have a secured broadband system, enabling our employees to access our corporate data anywhere, anytime," said Avi Sharon, director of marketing, Comsys Mobile, a leader in communications processors for 4G mobile devices.

Monetize New Service Offerings with Dynamic Mobile Security
Junos Pulse works closely with Juniper's SRX Series Services Gateways, which lead the industry in depth, breadth and scale for secure access and high-end firewall products for mobility. Coupled together, this powerful mobile security solution secures the carrier network at multiple points from malicious internet traffic, rogue devices and other carrier networks.

With tight services integration, Juniper is the first to deliver large-scale role-based application policy enforcement with 'follow-me' user access policies. This combined solution allows companies to enable security services such as AppSecure and IPS at all locations which enhances mobile security at the network and application level -- detecting and stopping application misuse and sophisticated attacks before damage occurs to protect mobile data users and effectively preventing security breaches before they happen.

Juniper Mobile Secure also takes advantage of the Junos Space network application platform to manage security policies across mobile devices, applications and networks. Junos Space provides integrated threat and device management through a single central interface that ensures security correlation and manageability. Together, Junos Space and Junos Pulse extend intelligence across the network and to endpoint devices -- enabling fully programmable networks that can deliver a superior mix of experience and economics.

Pricing and Availability
Junos Pulse is expected to be available in the first half of 2010. Pricing will be consistent with the concurrent user pricing of Juniper's market-leading SA Series SSL VPN and Unified Access Control products. The Junos Space platform and applications are available now for download and free trial -- pricing starts at $15,000.

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