Juniper Networks has launched a portfolio of switching, security and wireless products to ensure the management and security of all mobile devices in the enterprise.
According to the company, the ‘Simply Connected' approach embraces two concepts: user-centric security and management independent of mobile device brand or type; and the opportunity to "re-architect" and reduce the network footprint in facilities where the mix of wireless and wired network access is changing.
It said the EX Series Ethernet Switches now includes Virtual Chassis fabric technology on more platforms, to enable multiple interconnected switches to operate as a single, logical device. This simplifies a wired network and results in fewer devices and wires to manage.
It also said that the WL family of WLAN controllers and management tools helps deliver pervasive wireless access to all campus and branch users with the same level of reliability and control of a wired network.
Also added to the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite is the ability for enterprises to remotely lock and wipe lost or stolen Apple devices, as well as set and enforce security and passcode policies; they can also provision and remove Microsoft Exchange profiles, provision VPN and Wi-Fi settings and inventory device applications, and restrict specific apps for iOS devices.
For Google Android-based smartphones and tablets, full layer 3 SSL VPN is added, along with automatic application revocation and transparent malware removal.
Alex Gray, senior vice-president and general manager of the campus and branch business unit at Juniper Networks, said: “It should be simple for individuals to choose and change their devices, simple to securely access their business applications and easy for the IT department to provision one policy per user that works across multiple devices, from tablets to smartphones to PCs.
“Juniper's Simply Connected approach is designed to meet those needs without compromising IT's requirement to reduce the support burden in the face of new devices, security, reliability and network performance.”