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Juniper Networks' NetScreen-5GT firewall security appliance goes wireless with Atheros Communications
March 8, 2005
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHR) , a leading developer of advanced wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets, today announced that Juniper Networks has selected its AR5005AP-G wireless LAN chipset to provide 802.11g support for its newly introduced next-generation NetScreen-5GT Wireless firewall and virtual private network (VPN) appliance. The Juniper Networks NetScreen-5GT Wireless integrates Deep Inspection and stateful firewall capabilities, VPN, denial-of-service (DoS) protection, wireless connectivity and optional embedded antivirus functionality, in a single platform without sacrificing performance. The cost-effective security and connectivity solution is targeted at remote offices, telecommuters and medium-sized businesses.
"For the Juniper Networks NetScreen-5GT Wireless remote office product, Atheros was our clear choice for secure and assured wireless connectivity," said Adam Conway, senior product line manager, Juniper Networks. "Atheros delivers strong security, robust performance as well as reliable connectivity that our enterprise-class customers demand for their secure wireless applications."
The AR5005AP-G features a built-in Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption engine, enabling real-time support for full 802.11i security, which is the foundation of the WPA2 security protocol. Atheros was the first company to support 802.11 AES encryption in hardware, introducing the technology with the launch of its dual-mode products in 2002. AES encryption is supported by all of Atheros 802.11a/b/g and 802.11b/g chipsets, allowing real-time encryption with no degradation of operating data rates for the computing, consumer electronics and wireless broadband markets.
Juniper Networks selected Atheros for its ability to support network segmentation or virtual access points (APs). With Atheros' technology, NetScreen-5GT can support multiple SSIDs to create up to four discrete wireless security zones of access to better protect the network and resources.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Juniper Networks Inc.
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