SOURCE: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

September 28, 2011 08:01 ET

Juniper Networks Expands Mobile Security and Management for Enterprises and Service Providers to Protect Today's Mobile Workforce

Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite Integrates Mobile Security and Management Controls, Easing Enterprise Support Burden for Personal Mobile Devices and Anytime, Anywhere Access

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) announced the availability of several new enhancements to its Junos® Pulse Mobile Security Suite, which provides integrated mobile security, secure connectivity and device management for a wide range of mobile devices. The latest version delivers new mobile device management and security controls, as well as an API to allow service providers and OEMs to integrate with the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite management.

"Enterprises are being flooded with employee requests to support new mobile devices, especially as more companies are adopting a 'Bring Your Own Device' policy in response to employee demand for anywhere, anytime access to corporate networks from their personal devices," said Sanjay Beri, vice president and general manager, Junos Pulse Business Unit, Juniper Networks. "The new mobile device configuration and management features in Junos Pulse are designed to enable enterprises and service providers to simply and cost effectively manage mobile devices, unburdening their IT teams while also granting employees the secure mobile productivity and flexibility they need."

With Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite, enterprises with Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices attempting to access their networks and resources can now enforce and set passcode policies, and provision and remove Microsoft Exchange profiles -- also removing corporate-synched email, contacts and calendar events, provision VPN and Wi-Fi settings, and inventory and restrict applications that could introduce security risks. With the new functionality, IT departments can also locate and track lost or stolen Apple iOS-based devices through the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite GPS locator, and then remotely lock the device and wipe its contents.

"It is becoming a reality that employees' consumer devices are going to be accessing the corporate network, with or without permission. IT organizations are thus looking for solutions that let them say YES," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for security products at IDC. "Enterprises require an integrated solution that can provide a broad range of capabilities, including secure connections, security protections and device management for a broad range of devices. Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite is at the forefront of satisfying secure mobile connectivity."

Additionally, a policy-based user interface for Google Android devices is now available in the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite, providing a near-zero touch antivirus client that only requires user interaction when malware, spyware and non-compliant applications are detected.

The Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite now increases support for automated registration to include BlackBerry and Apple iOS devices, in addition to the previously supported Google Android devices. The automated registration feature simplifies the registration process for a user, since it does not require them to enter any codes or information to register and authorize the Junos Pulse client.

Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite API for Service Provider and OEM Toolkit
Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite offers a scalable on-demand mobile security infrastructure, through a secure cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) allowing businesses to easily protect new user or corporate-owned mobile devices. Additionally, the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite manages security features and policies quickly and seamlessly, without requiring huge upfront expense and ongoing maintenance for businesses deploying their own hardware and servers.

The new API and OEM Toolkit allows service providers and OEM partners to customize, integrate and co-brand their offerings, as well as add security features quickly and seamlessly, providing service providers with a range of value-added mobile security and management service offerings for consumer and enterprise customers.

In related Juniper news, read how Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite is part of Juniper Networks Simply Connected portfolio to enable the mobile workforce.

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