Juniper Networks’ Remote Access 500 Is First SSL VPN Appliance For SME Market To Earn Certification From ICSA Labs

Certification SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2004 – Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its NetScreen Remote Access 500 (RA 500) SSL VPN for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has received SSL VPN Security Certification from ICSA Labs®, in the industry’s only certification testing program for SSL VPN systems. This latest achievement complements Juniper Networks’ ICSA Labs certification for its enterprise-class Secure Access SSL VPN product line.

“We were impressed with how the Juniper Networks RA 500 product performed against our rigorous set of functional and security criteria for SSL VPNs,” said Brian Monkman, technology program manager, ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure® Corporation. “ICSA Labs certifications are designed to help customers make informed decisions regarding which security product to purchase for their organizations. Juniper Networks’ achievement in certifying multiple SSL VPN products demonstrates the high security and flexibility of the IVE platform, and is testament to the company’s focus on delivering quality products that address the challenges and concerns of its customers.”

The Juniper Networks RA 500 provides SMEs with a secure, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution for remote employees to access corporate networks. Built on the industry’s leading SSL VPN platform – the Juniper Networks Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform – the RA 500 appliances are optimized for SMEs with packaging, pricing and easy implementation tailored to this market. The RA 500 series leverages the most mature SSL VPN appliance in the industry, at a SME-oriented price starting at $4,000 USD.

The ICSA Labs SSL VPN Certification program is an independent and comprehensive process that rigorously tests, assesses and validates SSL VPNs in a simulated, real-world, internetworked environment on a continuous basis. To achieve certification, in addition to the SSL VPN Certification Criteria requirements, the SSL VPN products must also meet the requirements outlined in the Cryptography Product Certification Program. Meeting these requirements ensures that the SSL VPN products have implemented the cryptographic mechanisms correctly and that the SSL VPN products have passed ICSA Labs’ rigorous cryptographic tests.

“As the industry pioneer of SSL VPN product technology, Juniper Networks is fully committed to independent, security-focused audits and certifications, today found only with ICSA Labs,” said Andrew Harding, director of product line management, Juniper Networks. “ICSA Labs’ independent and rigorous functionality and security testing and certification program stands as the authority above sponsored reviews which often fail to meet enterprise customers’ need for a clear, unbiased assessment.”

Current methodology, criteria and an ICSA Lab report on the Juniper Networks RA 500 can be found at:

The RA 500 series complements Juniper Networks’ Secure Access SSL VPN product family, which offers broad access options, high performance scalability and access granularity tailored for sophisticated intranet and extranet environments. Both product lines leverage the robust security design of the IVE platform, which includes enterprise strength authentication, authorization and auditing (AAA); Juniper Endpoint Defense Initiative APIs that ensure integration with best-of-breed endpoint security products; and a core security architecture that has been audited by leading third-party security experts, such as TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and has been certified by ICSA Labs.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of TruSecure Corporation, offers vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world’s top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. The organization tests products in key technology categories such as anti-virus, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, intrusion detection, PC firewall, content security, SSL-VPN and Wireless LAN. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit:

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies and research and educational institutions. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding mission critical networks. Additional information can be found at

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