In a move that charts a new direction for the networking company, Juniper Networks is taking a giant leap forward in the mobile security space.
On Tuesday Juniper launched Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite, and announced the opening its Global Threat and Research Center dedicated entirely to mobile security threats.
Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson said that the company's move toward mobile security comes at a time when the workplace is inundated with an explosion of personal mobile devices, posing a significant threat to the security posture of an organizations.
"These devices are connected, creating some challenges and concerns for large enterprise customers. Security is the challenge," Johnson said. "At some level, this becomes very personal. If that data is on that phone, and if that data gets out there, then that data is everywhere."
Altogether, the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite, which is part of the broader Junos Pulse platform, incorporates anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam, data loss and theft prevention and monitoring and control services, preventing spyware and malicious code from infiltrating a device and stealing data.
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