SOURCE: Juniper Networks

February 08, 2007 09:00 ET

TeliaSonera Selects Juniper Networks Market-Leading SSL VPN Platforms for Enhanced Managed Security Service in Scandinavia

Future Service Rollouts to Include Unified Threat Management and Integrated High-Speed Firewall/Intrusion Prevention Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that TeliaSonera, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions, has selected the Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN family of appliances as the basis for a new enterprise remote secure access managed service offering. The initial service rollout will cover Finland, with plans to extend to other Nordic countries and Baltic regions in the future. Juniper's Secure Access technology enables browser-based mobile secure access via broadband, wireless, DSL and dial-up connections, and can also provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional extranets for secure third-party access from the same platform. Juniper has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner's recently published Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q06*.

TeliaSonera also plans to launch other managed security services based on Juniper's best-in-class solutions in the near future, to include Unified Threat Management (UTM) and high-speed firewalling/VPN with integrated intrusion prevention. The company already offers a managed intrusion prevention service using Juniper Networks' standalone Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) family of devices.

"TeliaSonera needed a security vendor to work with us as a long-term, strategic partner in support of our managed services portfolio introduction and growth. By delivering managed security services with Juniper Networks platforms our customers benefit from industry-leading performance and security, while we benefit from a streamlined deployment and simple, consistent management across numerous operations," said Jukka Leinonen, senior vice president at TeliaSonera Integrated Enterprise Solutions. "Juniper is the ideal partner for a managed service offering because its comprehensive, appliance-based security portfolio, demonstrable reputation in the enterprise sector, and strong partnerships allow us to deliver comprehensive, best-in-class solutions with UTM fully integrated into Juniper's high-performance firewall devices."

The Juniper Networks Secure Access series of SSL VPN appliances enable organizations of all sizes to deploy cost-effective secure access for mobile and remote employees. The use of SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers, eliminates the need for client-software deployment and costly ongoing client maintenance/support when compared to traditional IPSec solutions for remote access, making it ideal for the managed services environment. Secure Access' browser-based approach also enables mobile users to access corporate network resources securely via non-corporate endpoints, such as Internet cafés and hotel PCs. The Secure Access SSL VPN solution authenticates each user's identity and verifies the health of the endpoint device before network access is granted, and also enforces the access to specific resources each user is permitted to have.

TeliaSonera is a Select Partner in the Carrier Resale/Managed Services Partner category of Juniper's J-Partner program, enabling it to provide Juniper equipment directly to its customers as fully managed CPE (customer premise equipment) while keeping costs at a minimum.

"Many enterprises are choosing to protect their network assets against the complex, ongoing proliferation of threats by purchasing cost-effective and easy-to-use managed security services," said Gert-Jan Schenk, vice president of operations, EMEA, for Juniper Networks. "The reliability, performance and effectiveness of the underlying security technology make or break these services, so TeliaSonera's decision to focus its managed services future on Juniper's platforms is testament to our position as a provider of best-in-class security solutions."

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world's most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at

About TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region and also holds strong positions in mobile communications in Eurasia, Turkey and Russia. We offer reliable, innovative and easy-to-use services for the transmission and packaging of sound, images, data, information, transactions and entertainment. We see simplicity and service as important drivers for creating long-term sustainable growth and value for our customers and shareholders. Additional information can be found at

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* Source: Gartner's Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q06 - December, 2006

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