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Juniper Networks Announces Next Generation SSL VPN Appliances.

Juniper Networks Announces Next Generation SSL VPN Appliances

New Secure Access Appliances Offer Best-In-Class Performance, Scalability and Redundancy; Enabling High-Performance Businesses in the Middle East to Maximize Remote Access

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the next generation of its industry leading Secure Access (SA) SSL VPN platforms - the SA 2500, 4500 and 6500 appliances. The new Secure Access appliances provides enterprises and service providers in the Middle East with best-in-class performance, scalability and redundancy to ensure fast, reliable and secure remote access to applications and services for even the most complex and demanding secure environments.

Today's high-performance businesses are required to provide anytime, anywhere access to mission-critical applications in order to maintain business productivity and ensure operational continuity. IT organizations are under continuous pressure to provision uninterrupted instant access across an increasingly distributed environment securely and cost-effectively. Juniper's next generation of Secure Access SSL VPN appliances enable high-performance businesses to deliver anytime, anywhere access of corporate resources and applications to their remote and mobile employees, customers, and partners. They offer investment protection by providing a single platform to handle remote access to web applications, terminal services, client/server applications, and for the rising use of mobile devices. They also dynamically grant access to various types of traffic depending on each user's role and as a result, deliver tremendous flexibility and granularity.

Greater Real-World Performance and Ease of Ordering ExperienceUnlike other vendors, Juniper has a proven track record in delivering the most innovative and extensive feature set on its SSL VPN platforms, as measured by real-world performance testing. The SA 6500 features one of the industry's most advanced high availability and flexibility options for the most complex and demanding secure enterprise and service provider environments. Based on real-world testing, the SA 6500 delivers double the capacity of the previous Secure Access generation with support for up to 30,000 concurrent users on a single four-unit cluster. The Secure Access platforms also support a wide array of mobile devices and cross-platform support, including devices running Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.

Juniper has also taken steps to ease the ordering experience for customers and partners. Juniper is reducing the number of licensing SKUs associated with these new models to simplify ordering and configuring Secure Access appliances. Juniper has achieved this by integrating certain licenses that previously were optional into the baseline license. With this more efficient licensing scheme, a customer or partner will need to order less SKUs to configure a Secure Access appliance and as a result, spend less time during the ordering phase.

The scalable security platforms use SSL, the universal security protocol found in all standard Web browsers. SSL effectively eliminated the historic requirement for client-software deployments, doing away with changes to internal servers and costly ongoing client maintenance and desktop support. The SA 2500, 4500 and 6500 provide extensive end-to-end layered security and include endpoint client, device, data and server layered security controls. These advanced features provide interoperability with diverse endpoint security solutions from third-party vendors that conform to the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) standard.

"Juniper remains the industry's preferred choice for secure remote access in high-performance networks because we continue to deliver new advances in enterprise-wide access control that align with the evolving requirements of our enterprises and service provider customers," said Sanjay Beri, vice president, Access Solutions, Juniper Networks. "Our next generation of Secure Access SSL VPN appliances offers unmatched levels of flexibility and scalability that enable organizations to lower costs and maximize business productivity and continuity"

The Juniper Networks Secure Access appliances, which have earned numerous industry accolades in the SSL VPN market since its first products shipped in 2001, represent the market's leading SSL VPN product line. Enterprises and service providers worldwide have selected the Juniper Networks SSL VPN to help them increase efficiency and productivity. Juniper Networks also continues to be the only SSL VPN provider to have completed the most, independent security audits - supporting its goal to deliver secure networking solutions. The SSL VPN appliances have passed rigorous security audits by Information Security Partners, LLC (iSEC Partners) and Cybertrust[R], Inc.

Pricing and AvailabilityThe Juniper Networks SA 2500, 4500 and 6500 appliances are available today through Juniper Networks and its global network of reseller partners. The list price for the new appliances start at US $4,995 with 10 concurrent users for the SA 2500, US $16,895 with 50 concurrent users for the SA 4500, and US $43,995 with 100 concurrent users for the SA 6500.

About Juniper NetworksJuniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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