Networking solutions provider,
) has announced a partnership with Thursby Software to offer
secure solutions to government employees for accessing government
) iOS devices.
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The partnership involves the integration of Juniper's Junos Pulse
Secure Access Service and Thursby's PKard software and card
reader hardware. This integration will enable government
employees to use the same smartcard for both physical and virtual
access to mobile or private networks through iPhones or iPads.
Thursby's position in the government vertical is a positive for
the partnership and should help Juniper Networks expand its
Thursby is a market leader in enterprise Apple integration,
management and security specialization. The Thursby PKard Toolkit
secures the application development environment, simplifies app
programming and facilitates app debugging.
Mobile devices have become critical to most people including
government agencies and ministries worldwide. It is therefore all
the more necessary to secure access to government networks.
Smartcard authentication is a tool for government agencies to
ensure secure and authenticated access through devices such as
Apple iPhones and iPads.
Earlier, in order to further strengthen its position in
networking solutions, Juniper Networks extended its partnership
with VMware to offer solutions for connecting virtual and
physical networks within a virtual data center. VMware is an
industry-leading virtualization software company.
Juniper Networks on the other hand is a leading provider of
networking solutions and communications devices. The company
develops, designs and sells products that help to build network
infrastructure, which are used for services and applications
based on single Internet protocol networks worldwide.
However, the pending outcome of the SEC investigation,
Cisco Systems, Inc.
), still-sluggish federal spending and unfavorable macroeconomic
conditions remain near-term headwinds.
Currently, Juniper has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).