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Juniper Networks first to receive NIAP's Common Criteria certification for IP routers

  • 30 March, 2004 12:35

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<p>Certification assesses security for government agencies</p>
<p>Melbourne - 30 March 2004 - Juniper Networks announced that its M- and T-series routing platforms are the industry’s first to receive the International Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (Common Criteria) certification for IP routers. Awarded by the US National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), the Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) and the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) are an impartial assessment, or security evaluation, of an IT product by an independent entity. The certification represents that the M- and T-series, running JUNOS 6.0r1, have successfully fulfilled these security requirements. US Government agencies are encouraged to purchase Common Criteria validated products, according to NIAP.</p>
<p>"With this certification, federal and defense agencies know that our M- and T-series meet the security features required by NIAP," said Dubhe Beinhorn, vice president, Juniper Federal Systems. "We are committed to delivering the security features required to meet the US Government’s cyber security mandates with products that have proven high performance, reliability and scale."</p>
<p>NIAP, jointly managed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US National Security Agency (NSA), was formed in 1997 to evaluate conformance of IT products to the International Common Criteria. For more information on the NIAP and Common Criteria, visit http://niap.nist.gov/cc-scheme/index.html.</p>
<p>Juniper Networks is a leader in IP/MPLS-based routing platforms suitable for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. Juniper Federal Systems offers secure, reliable IP routing to advance the bandwidth needs of the federal government, as well as support cyber security strategies. For more information, visit www.juniper.net/federal. <b></b></p>
<p>About Juniper Networks, Inc.<br/>
Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by converting a commodity - bandwidth - into a dependable, secure, and highly valuable corporate asset. Founded in 1996 to meet the stringent demands of service providers, Juniper Networks is now relied upon by the world's leading network operators, government agencies, research and education institutions, and information-intensive enterprises as the foundation for uncompromising networks. The Infranet Initiative uses Juniper Networks MINT (Model for InfraNet Transformation) as its underlying framework. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.</p>
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Samantha Lenton, Recognition PR<br/>
Ph (03) 9600 4666 <br/>
sam_lenton@recognition.com.au</p>

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