Juniper Networks Secure Access 2500
Juniper Networks introduces the next generation of its market-leading Secure Access SSL VPN appliances. The new SA 2500, SA 4500 and SA 6500 are SSL VPN appliances that meet the needs of companies of all sizes. With the SA 6500, Juniper continues to demonstrate its SSL VPN market leadership by delivering a highly scalable solution based on real-world performance testing. Secure Access appliances use SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers. The use of SSL eliminates the need for pre-installed client software, changes to internal servers, and costly ongoing maintenance and desktop support. Juniper’s Secure Access SSL VPN appliances also offer sophisticated partner/customer extranet features that enable controlled access to differentiated users and groups without requiring infrastructure changes, demilitarized zone (DMZ) deployments or software agents.
Architecture and Key Components The Juniper Networks SA 2500 enables small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) to deploy cost-effective remote and extranet access, as well as intranet security. Users can access the corporate network and applications from any machine over the Web. The SA 2500 offers High Availability (HA) with seamless user failover. And because the SA 2500 runs the exact same software as the larger SA 4500 and SA 6500, even smaller organizations gain the same high-performance, administrative flexibility and end user experience. The Juniper Networks SA 4500 enables mid-to-large size organizations to provide cost effective extranet access to remote employees and partners using only a Web browser. The SA 4500 appliances feature rich access privilege management functionality that can be used to create secure customer/partner extranets. This functionality also allows the enterprise to secure access to the corporate intranet, so that different employee and visitor populations can utilize exactly the resources they need while adhering to enterprise security policies. Built-in compression for all traffic types speeds performance, and hardware-based SSL acceleration is available for more demanding environments. The SA 4500 also offers HA with seamless user failover. The Juniper Networks SA 6500 is purpose-built for large enterprises and service providers. It features best-in-class performance, scalability and redundancy for organizations with high volume secure access and authorization requirements. Additionally, the SA 6500 offers HA with seamless user failover. The SA 6500 also features a built-in compression for Web and files, and a state-of-the-art SSL acceleration chipset to speed CPU-intensive encrypt/decrypt processes. Because each of the Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN devices runs on the same software, there is no need to compromise user or administrator experience based on which one you choose. All devices offer leading performance, stability and scalability. Therefore, deciding which device will best fit the needs of your organization is easily determined by matching the required number of concurrent users, and perhaps system redundancy and large-scale acceleration options, to the needs of your growing remote access user population.