Juniper Networks adds to its secure services family

New lines ready to protect traffic flow to branch offices

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By  Published  October 13, 2006

Juniper Networks has boosted its security offerings by adding three new appliance lines to its secure services gateway family.

The new lines — SSG 5, SSG 20 and SSG 140 — combine firewall/virtual private network (VPN) and robust routing with a complete set of unified threat management (UTM) security features to protect traffic flowing in and out of the branch office from problems such as spyware, trojans and malware.

The SSG 5 is described as suitable for small branch offices and telecommuter environments, while the SSG 140 is said to be better for medium-sized branch offices and standalone businesses.

“As enterprises continue to become increasingly distributed, they face growing security challenges that are most effectively addressed by a best-in-class portfolio of integrated security solutions,” commented Hitesh Sheth, vice president of security products at Juniper Networks.

“With the SSG family, Juniper is reaffirming its security market leadership and setting the industry benchmark for security in the distributed enterprise with better price performance for processing intensive security applications and offering the widest range of WAN [wide area network] connectivity options in the branch office firewall market,” he added.

The Juniper Networks Secure Services Gateway Family, which has nine new SSG models in total, claims to protect corporate networks against multiple levels of potential attack.

The reinforced security offer from Juniper sets a new standard in security protection, said analyst firm IDC.

“The new SSG product line offered by Juniper Networks appears to be a considerable advance in combining a leading security device platform with popular wide area networking capabilities,” commented Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC.

“The new UTM products, which provide strong multifunction security including IPS, AV, web filtering and spam, raise the price and performance bar to address intensive security processing and broadband WAN links without the need for an external router,” he added.

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