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November 28, 2011

Essar deploys Juniper’s multi-platform remote network access offering

Remote and mobile employees, customers and partners are provided with anytime, anywhere secure SSL VPN access to corporate network resources

By CBR Staff Writer

Infrastructure development firm Essar has deployed IT and computer networking products company Juniper’s secure, multi-platform remote network access offering.

With the deployment of Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite and Juniper Networks SA Series SSL VPN Appliances, Essar provides remote and mobile employees, customers and partners with anytime, anywhere secure SSL VPN access to corporate network resources and applications from a wide range of mobile devices.

The Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite which integrates mobile security, secure connectivity and mobile device management, supports the adoption of a "bring your own device" policy for Essar employees and protects smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices running most major mobile operating systems from viruses, malware, loss or theft,other exploits and threats.

For organisations requiring high-volume secure remote VPN access and authorisation, The SA Series appliances deliver secure, mobile remote access and connectivity with better performance, scalability, and redundancy.

To support the release of Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite to smartphones owned by employees and other target users, Essar is leveraging a network of more than 1,000 mobile device retail outlets.

Essar Group chief technology officer Jayantha Prabhu said Essar vision is to enable ‘bring your own device’ access to corporate applications — not just for employees but partners and customers, too.

"It’s an ambitious agenda but Juniper Networks’ robust, secure mobility solution makes it possible for us to achieve, securing connectivity and access to our networks from secure, managed mobile devices," said Prabhu.

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Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Business Unit vice-president and general manager Sanjay Beri said the Essar Group recognises that pervasive mobility presents an immense business opportunity, provided it is properly managed.

"That means being able to deploy and enforce defined security policies across all devices attached to the network, and enabling simple, customized user experiences and access for diverse user groups. Junos Pulse makes that possible in a highly integrated and manageable way," said Sanjay.

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