Juniper Bolsters Security Mgt

Juniper announced its next-generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) platform and new security management software

June 12, 2006

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced its next-generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) platform and new security management software designed to provide increased application visibility and control across the network. The new IDP version 4.0 software provides advanced control over enterprise applications including voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP), internal local area network(LAN) and cellular communications, while Juniper Networks' new NetScreen Security Manager (NSM) 2006.1 software provides easy-to-use, centralized management of the enterprise security infrastructure including IDP systems.

Application use often varies from one enterprise to the next and is often accompanied by a myriad of servers and software versions running on the network at any given time. While many applications are justified for business use, others may exist that are unknown to the security administrator. Additionally, the security state of approved applications may also be unknown, creating open doors for threats to enter the network. With Juniper Networks' new IDP 4.0 solution and NSM management platform, organizations can discover the risks created by known and unknown applications on the network with pinpoint accuracy. Once identified, administrators can leverage the power of the IDP solution to apply granular control over the application, including peer-to-peer (P2P), instant messaging (IM) and many other Internet-based applications.

'Visibility and control over all types of network traffic and emerging applications such as VoIP is vital to delivering a quality managed security service,' said Patrick Foxhoven, CIO for CentraComm Communications, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP). 'The new Juniper Networks intrusion prevention system and new NSM software give us a competitive edge in delivering high-quality threat prevention and application control to our customers. Enhanced protocol support on the IDP allows us to secure voice communications, while new Security Explorer technology helps us quickly understand and control potential threats to an organization.'

Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)

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