Juniper Networks enhances ScreenOS

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NEW DELHI: Juniper Networks Inc. announced enhancements to its ScreenOS, the real-time, security-specific operating system for its firewall (FW) and IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances.


The new ScreenOS 5.4 enhancements give customers new tools to battle emerging content security threats. Tools include best-in-class Unified Threat Management (UTM) security features, captive redirect and policy-based routing, a Juniper statement said here today.

The Asia Pacific UTM (or integrated appliance) market has been forecast by Frost & Sullivan to grow by 39 per cent annually over the period to 2010.

"We are very excited to offer customers a complete set of UTM security features, including IPS, Antivirus (includes Anti-Spyware, Anti-Adware, Anti-Phishing), Anti-Spam, and Web Filtering, for the SSG Family of products to help protect their networks against all manner of attacks. Combined with the proven stateful firewall and IPSec VPN, this complete set of UTM features will greatly increase network attack detection and prevention at branch offices," said Matt Kolon, chief technology officer for Asia Pacific at Juniper Networks.


"Juniper continues to provide the most secure FW/VPN solutions with integrated UTM security features to meet the heightened security and technology needs of organisations."

Through partners like Kaspersky, SurfControl and Symantec, the new ScreenOS operating system's UTM security features help protect traffic flowing in and out of the branch office from worms, spyware, trojans, and malware.

Juniper Networks ScreenOS 5.4 is available now for the entire family of integrated FW/VPN appliances including the Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) Series and the Secure Services Gateway (SSG) Family. The optional UTM features are available only on the NetScreen-Hardware Security Client (HSC), NetScreen-5GT Series and the Secure Services Gateway (SSG) Family and may require payment of annual subscription fees to activate, the statement added.

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