Juniper joins Cisco, Enterasys in BYOD management fray

Releases new access points and software updates for mobile device management

Juniper this week unveiled new and enhanced products designed to secure mobile device access to enterprise networks.

Products for mobile device and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) management include updated Junos software for the Juniper SRX550 Services Gateway and SRX110 Services Gateway; new wireless LAN access points; and additions to Junos and Junos Pulse software. The products are intended to let IT managers define and enforce unified policies to control user access to enterprise networks based on who they are, where they are, what applications they are using, and from what device.

Cisco and Enterasys both recently announced new and enhanced products for BYOD and mobile device management. Other vendors are expected to follow suit at next week's Interop 2012 conference in Las Vegas.

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Juniper's SRX550 combines security, routing and switching in a single platform for medium to large branch deployments. The SRX110 is a network and security platform for enterprise and small branch environments. Juniper updated the AppSecure feature in the latest release of its Junos software for the SRX gateways to now enable enforcement of application security and control based on the user and device, which is designed to allow for consistent enforcement regardless of location or device.

The WLA322 and WLA321 series WLAN access points target low-to-medium density environments. They are compliant with the IEEE 802.11n standard.

Extensions to Juniper's Junos Pulse Access Control Service/UAC and Junos Pulse Secure Access Service/SSL VPN software feature enhanced endpoint device integrity checks, assessment and security provisioning for Mac OS, iOS and Android devices. Junos Pulse is designed to coordinate policy enforcement throughout the network and allow IT to identify, accept, secure and manage all personal, corporate-issued and guest devices according to an organization's security and access policy requirements.

Juniper says its BYOD lineup provides unified security and access policy enforcement that is consistent across wired, wireless and mobile connections within the enterprise. And they are components of Juniper's Simply Connected portfolio of easily deployable networking products.

All products are available now. The WLA322 costs $595 and the WLA321 costs $395.

Junos Pulse pricing depends on the scale of deployment and the functionality enabled. The common access license list price of Junos Pulse for UAC and SSL ranges from $20 to $70 per user, for 1,000 to 25,000 users.

Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite is available as a one-, two- or three-year subscription license at $40 to $70 per user per year, for 1,000 to 25,000 users. Junos Pulse client is freely downloadable software.

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