Juniper Networks Selects SurfControl's Content Portal Authority for its Enhanced Security Operating System
SurfControl Content Filtering Integrated with Juniper Networks Security Solution Enables Enforcement of Appropriate Web Usage Policies at the Firewall
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., (October 12, 2004) - SurfControl (London: SRF), the world leader in enterprise Web and e-mail filtering, today announced that Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) has selected SurfControl to provide state-of-the-art Web filtering for Juniper's enhanced security operating system.
SurfControl's Content Portal Authority will enhance content security in Juniper Networks' ScreenOS version 5.1 through an "on-box" integrated Web filtering technology embedded into the operating system or an "off-box" redirected filtering solution.
Juniper Networks' ScreenOS version 5.1 addresses the security needs of a growing number of organizations deploying VoIP, multimedia, Instant Messaging, Peer-to-Peer and other complex applications that are becoming indispensable to business productivity. But these new tools, that link networks to the outside world, present a variety of security risks and opportunities for misuse that can result in lost productivity and legal liability.
"SurfControl provides valuable technology that can enable customers to reduce possible security breaches or misuse of the Internet and Web content," said David Flynn, vice president of products, Security Products Group, Juniper Networks. "By offering both the integrated and redirected solutions, customers have tremendous flexibility to meet varying deployment and management requirements throughout the enterprise."
SurfControl's alliance with Juniper Networks also means that organizations with a mobile workforce and remote offices can have greater control over network security.
Juniper will integrate SurfControl Web filtering into select firewall platforms for a single box solution to answer demand for content filtering at the gateway. Integrated Web filtering offers centralized management, easy deployment, and a low total cost of ownership, and is especially useful for organizations with distributed networks at remote and branch offices. It also will be attractive to small- to medium-enterprises wanting an all-in-one security gateway and to managed service providers looking to add differentiating services.
With the redirected solution, traffic into a network is redirected to a customer premise Web Filtering server. The redirected filtering option, especially suited to Fortune 1000 companies, provides full monitoring and reporting capabilities and more granular filtering. Both solutions check against filtering policies, as well as SurfControl's unique database of 7 million URLs, and process requests according to the organization's individual Web policy - either allowing or blocking the Web site.
"By offering both integrated and redirected Web Filtering, SurfControl and Juniper Networks give customers flexibility in deploying content security," said Steve Purdham, chief executive officer at SurfControl. "No other company gives customers such strong protection against Web-based security threats, because no other company offers SurfControl's industry-leading content filtering technology complemented by a global team of dedicated content experts. Together with Juniper Networks' best-in-class security technology, customers receive an advanced solution for increased network and resource protection."
Purdham concluded that integrating with Juniper Networks extends SurfControl protection to customers with remote and distributed computing environments.
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