LAS VEGAS -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its Unified Access Control (UAC) solution will support the Trusted Network Connect open standards, a set of non-proprietary specifications that enables the application and enforcement of security requirements for endpoints connecting to a network. This will enable enterprises to leverage Juniper Networks' best-in-class access control technologies with existing hardware and software to cost-effectively increase security and control over the network and endpoints.
TNC is a subgroup of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), an industry standards body formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for trusted computing and security technologies. The TNC specifications are designed to help network administrators solve the difficult task of enforcing security policies for network access in increasingly diverse network environments with heterogeneous devices and software from many vendors. The TNC specifications and supported technologies, such as Juniper Networks' Unified Access Control solution, will empower customers with the strongest security technologies to audit endpoint configurations and impose enterprise security policies before network connectivity is established. By supporting the TNC specifications, customers benefit by having a greater choice of trusted tools to deploy best-in-class technologies and comprehensively protect against network threats such as viruses, worms, and denial-of-service attacks.
'Juniper Networks has been actively involved in the Trusted Network Connect subgroup, and continues to be invaluable in helping create interoperable mechanisms to prevent untrusted devices from connecting to and disrupting a corporate network,' said Paul Sangster, co-chair of the Trusted Network Connect subgroup and distinguished engineer for Symantec Corporation. 'The support of Juniper Networks and its contributions have been critical in developing the TNC specifications, enabling access control interoperability with robust visibility, policy control and security across the network.'
Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)