Secure Remote Access
Juniper Networks Secure Access
Juniper Networks earned the gold for its Secure Access SSL VPN, with readers giving it high marks for ease of use, compatibility with other security tools and vendor support. Juniper says its SSL VPN security products have a variety of form factors and features that can be combined to meet the needs of companies of all sizes, from SMBs that need VPN access for remote/mobile employees, to large global deployments for secure remote and/or extranet access.
The technology is based on the Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, which uses SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers. The use of SSL eliminates the need for client-software deployment, changes to internal servers and costly ongoing maintenance and desktop support, Juniper says. For big global enterprises, Juniper recommends its Secure Access 6000 SSL VPN appliances. Features of this product include built-in SSL acceleration and compression for all traffic types, redundant and/or hot swappable hard disks, power supplies and fans; dynamic access privilege management with three access methods; and advanced software for more sophisticated functionality, including simplified administration with a central manager.