iPass Announces Open Mobile Integration for Juniper Networks® Junos® Pulse
Collaboration with Juniper Networks delivers single unified client that combines connectivity with secure, network and application access for enterprises
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., November 9, 2011 – iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) today announced the integration of iPass Open Mobile with Juniper Networks® Junos® Pulse to enable enterprises to deploy a single unified client that combines trusted connectivity with the market-leading SSL VPN for secure remote access, application acceleration, standards-based network access control (NAC) and application access control.
The iPass Open Mobile and Junos Pulse integration provides Microsoft Windows users ubiquitous connectivity, while enabling IT departments to control mobility costs and compliance policies in real time, delivering deep reporting and analytics on all mobility usage across the mobile workforce. The integrated iPass Open Mobile and Juniper Networks Junos Pulse solution provides:
- A seamless user experience via a unified client (Junos Pulse) that offers on-campus and off-campus connectivity, security and acceleration – all contained within a single interface delivering a simple, intuitive user experience.
- Connectivity management for all remote connections, helping remote users establish the appropriate Internet connection based on corporate policies.
- Policy controls and visibility required to ensure that cost and compliance measures are enforced for all users.
“The demand for constant connectivity is growing and the collaboration between Juniper Networks and iPass will deliver significant value to our shared customers,” said Rod Brewster, vice president of business development at iPass. “The Open Mobile and Junos Pulse integration aligns with the broader iPass vision of providing a frictionless user experience while not compromising security.”
“Today’s mobile workforce requires fast network access and secure connectivity to be as productive as possible,” said Gajraj Singh, director of product marketing, Junos Pulse Business Unit at Juniper Networks. “Through this integration of iPass Open Mobile and Junos Pulse, enterprise customers get the best of our market-leading SSL VPN secure remote access, integrated application acceleration and industry-leading network and application access control with trusted, worldwide connectivity services, all through a simplified user experience.”
Junos Pulse is a dynamic, standards-based, unified client which delivers integrated, optimized connectivity and security anytime, anywhere while significantly simplifying and enhancing the end user experience. Enterprises are able to provide relief to overworked IT staff by reducing the number of software agents and clients required and installed to one, minimizing software conflicts and reducing deployment costs.
The integration of Junos Pulse with iPass Open Mobile applications is accomplished via the Junos Pulse Connection Manager API set. The Junos Pulse API set extends Junos Pulse as an integration platform for select, applicable third-party applications and services. The Junos Pulse Connection Manager APIs enable an integrated, streamlined and secure experience, accessible through a single, easy to use client.
iPass Open Mobile for Junos Pulse is available today for the Juniper Networks MAG Series Gateways with Junos Pulse Secure Access Service, or the SA Series SSL VPN Appliances. Purchase of the Junos Pulse Advanced Connectivity License is required, and is available via a subscription model. For more information on the integrated iPass Open Mobile and Junos Pulse for Microsoft Windows users, please refer to the Juniper Networks data sheet found at /partners/technology/junos-pulse/
iPass helps enterprises and service providers ensure their employees and customers will be well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and most trusted connectivity platform. With over 600,000 connection venues, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world – easily, quickly, securely and cost effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.