Juniper’s Latest Nods to NAC and WAN Acceleration

Speed and security are the watchwords for Juniper Networks’ new Adaptive Threat
Management rollout — a product launch aimed at biting into growing demand for technology
like network access control (NAC) and WAN acceleration.

Juniper is introducing new NAC,
and WAN acceleration products as part of the effort. The idea is to be able
to set up and control secure network connections and be able to effectively share role
and security information across devices.

Juniper’s rollout follows rival Cisco’s latest
Self Defending Network update
, which added new botnet and cloud security

“We’re basically dynamically provisioning connectivity and acceleration to the end
user based on role,” Sanjay Beri, general manager for Juniper’s access solutions unit,
told “When users connect to network assets, they’re guaranteed a
degree of performance, connectivity and security and that’s the use that we’re going
after with this new functionality.”

As part of the new technology rollout, Juniper is introducing its first desktop WAN
acceleration client, called the WX Client. The new client works with Juniper’s existing
WXC WAN acceleration gear
to provide remote workers with application acceleration

Juniper is a bit late to the
desktop WAN acceleration game
with solutions from Blue Coat, Citrix already in

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