Juniper gets into smartphone security

Juniper gets into smartphone security

John C. Tanner  |   October 27, 2010
Juniper Networks has launched an over-the-top smartphone security solution that enables cellcos to monetize services such as data back-up and parental controls.
The Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite, launched Tuesday, builds on the company’s existing SSL VPN solution, which enables secure access to corporate LANs via smartphones. 
Features in the new solution include anti-virus, personal firewall, monitoring and control services, anti-spam, and loss and theft prevention, as well as remote back-up, remote restore, and the ability to track devices that are lost or stolen using GPS.
“This is the first time anyone has offered this level of depth across all threat vectors in the mobile space, and across the three key vulnerability points: devices, the network and apps,” said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager of Service Layer Technologies Business Group at Juniper Networks.
The solution works across most major OS platforms, including Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile. It doesn’t yet support Apple’s iOS (although iOS is supported on the SSL VPN solution), but Juniper says iOS will be supported in the first half of 2011. 
Juniper also opened a US-based Global Threat Center dedicated to tracking and responding to detected threats to mobile devices that will enable its mobile security offering to stay updated on the latest malware and spyware. 

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