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Unified threat management appliances
Juniper Networks NetScreen and SSG
Readers rated highly Juniper Networks' NetScreen and Secure Services Gateway security features, and service and support from the vendor.
Both platforms include stateful firewall, IPsec VPN, deep-packet inspection IPS, antivirus, antispyware, antiphishing and antiadware protection, as well as Web filtering. The higher-end SSG and NetScreen boxes also offer network segmentation capabilities and different deployment options to enable integration with existing infrastructure and security.
The NetScreen 5 series supports up to 2,000 concurrent sessions, 75 Mbps of firewall throughput and secures VPN connections with triple-DES encryption. Protocol support includes POP3, SMTP, HTTP, IMAP and FTP.
The SSG 5 and SSG 20 series support 160 Mbps of stateful firewall traffic and 40 Mbps of IPSec VPN throughput.
NetScreen and SSG offer centralized management for administration of configuration and access rules, log storage and reporting.
NOTABLE Juniper's SSG platform was recently deployed at Tele2 Zakelijk, a telecom operator in the Netherlands. Tele2 Zakelijk provides Internet, voice and data services to businesses.
This was first published in April 2008