Juniper Networks today announced the availability of Junos Pulse which ought to deliver integrated connectivity, acceleration, and security anytime, anywhere while enabling new service models for service providers. Juniper also announced the availability of AppTrack software, part of the AppSecure suite of security software that enables application-level visibility and control for its SRX Series Services Gateways across the enterprise.
Junos Pulse ought to be a dynamic, standards-based, integrated multi-service network client that allows the IT staff to enforce consistent endpoint security policies across a wide variety of notebooks, netbooks, and smart phones, regardless of whether or not they are corporate owned. It also ought to reduce the number of software agents they support, while limiting the need for end users to directly interact with network connectivity and security software. From any location, end users simply supply their credentials and Junos Pulse ought to ensure simple and secure access to corporate resources from any endpoint device. Building on the success of Juniper’s SA Series SSL VPN appliances, Unified Access Control (UAC), and WXC Series Application Acceleration platform, Junos Pulse ought to combine all of these capabilities and drastically improves the time and resource investments associated with global mobility deployments and overall economics involved in securing the ‘new network’.
Juniper’s AppTrack software is also available today to help enterprises and service providers move beyond today’s limited security architectures. Building on Juniper’s AppSecure suite of security software, AppTrack software ought to provide highly scalable application-level visibility for Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways. AppTrack ought to provide detailed information on application type and usage across the enterprise. Additionally, the software ought to provide tight services integration that improves data flows and adds application identification information to the firewall session log.
“Paramount to the success of today’s global organizations is the ability for authenticated, authorized users to seamlessly access all necessary applications – from any device, any location, and any resource”, said Karim Toubba, VP of Product Marketing, Service Layer Technology Business Group, Juniper Networks. “Ubiquitous data access has become a requirement for today’s mobile workforce. Plain and simple, by incorporating Junos Pulse endpoint security or AppTrack Software for the SRX Series, ‘new network’ organizations are ensuring secure connectivity and increased network and application visibility enabling a better end-user experience.” (Source: Juniper Networks/GST)