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Juniper Slots in More Security

Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today added to its security portfolio by announcing a raft of new security devices, focusing especially on intrusion detection and prevention (see Juniper Intros New Security Platforms).

Juniper has added intrusion and prevention capabilities to its Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) 2000 firewall/VPN. The vendor is introducing a new lower-end device, the ISG 1000, as well.

Juniper has also added to its intrusion detection and prevention portfolio with six new products today, the IDP 50, 200, 600C, 600F, 1100C, and 1100F. And the vendor has enhanced the IDP platforms voice over IP (VOIP) capabilities and launched a daily update service for spyware signatures.

The newer boxes are built on technology Juniper acquired when it bought NetScreen Technologies for $4 billion last year (see Juniper Buys NetScreen). Juniper is now touting the three-rack-unit-high ISG devices as "enforcers" of security policies, linked up to a new "controller" device based on SSL VPN technology. Eventually, Juniper plans to integrate security features into its router as well.

The launch is part of the vendor's larger plan to assault Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) in the enterprise security space. At last week’s Interop conference in Las Vegas, Juniper unveiled its larger goals as part of its Enterprise Infranet, a new technical program to bolster security in enterprise networks (see Juniper Infranets the Enterprise).

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