Juniper Carries Security Software to Samsung Devices

Soon Juniper Networks‘ suite of mobile security and device management tools is going to be available in three Samsung Electronics devices, which marks the first time the company has presented its SSL VPN software for Google’s Android OS.

Currently Juniper tries in making its Junos Pulse and Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite software accessible for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Note tablets and the Galaxy SII smartphone, the companies stated Monday. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy SII can be obtained now, and the Galaxy Note got launched in Europe on Monday and will be introduce later to the U.S. market.

Juniper’s client software is available free of charge, and the back end to control it is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) offering expected to come from service providers and Juniper.

Junos Pulse can be used to set up an SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network) for secure access to incorporating applications and content from mobile devices. Juniper claims to be the first SSL VPN system been recommended for Android. Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite include several other features to manage enterprise mobile platforms, which includes antivirus and anti-malware, Internet address filtering, and remote wiping of data from a lost or stolen client. Junos Pulse and the suite can be obtain and use for Apple’s iOS and BlackBerries.

As it brings the software suite to Android, starting with the Samsung phone and tablets, Juniper adds the capability for the IT department in remotely removing any app from an employee’s personal or company-issued device. IT staff is going to be able to revoke access to an enterprise-issued app if the employee can no longer use it. Apps can be taken away or revoked without the user’s involvement, according to Gajraj Singh, director of product marketing for the Junos Pulse business unit.

When consumers start to use their own mobile devices for business functions, enterprises are increasingly worried about how those devices may influence the security and performance of corporate data and applications. Several solutions to the problem are currently emerging. Some the solution presented are software “sandboxes” for enterprise applications and virtualization of the devices into separate systems for personal and work uses.

By expanding its Junos Pulse suite to more mobile platforms, Juniper tries to help in tackling the problem of enterprises to use several tools in supporting the various mobile OSes their employees use as claimed by analyst Bob Egan of Sepharim Group. Sybase, MobileIron and Mocana, are other players attempting to fill this space. Between BlackBerry, iOS, mobile Windows systems and various versions of Android, as well as downloaded apps that may influence the performance of the employee’s phone or tablet. Support personnel have many variables in considering whether or not help employees to bring their own devices.