Orange Business Services today announced it will continue to enhance its cloud computing portfolio with a new secure remote access service called Flexible SSL, using a Security-as-a-Service model that is based on Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) Junos® Pulse.

Flexible SSL provides business customers secure remote access to corporate resources and sensitive data from desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Flexible SSL increases security for corporate customers as their global workforces become increasingly mobile and the number and types of connected devices – both corporate and personal – continues to grow rapidly. Flexible SSL complements Orange Business Services Business VPN, an award-winning, fully managed IP-based VPN service that facilitates secure and efficient connectivity in 177 countries.

Flexible SSL enables secure remote access to a company’s internal IT system from any device via different network connections, such as WiFi, 3G and DSL. This service, which can be opened to different user profiles such as employees or third parties, substantially improves remote user efficiency and productivity without jeopardizing security. It also provides other customer benefits:
  • simplicity: a single, self-contained service with automatic provisioning;
  • agility: scalable (from 10-1,000s of concurrent users), on-demand service allows for automated real-time changes via a unique administration interface;
  • cost efficiency: Opex versus Capex benefits, predictable costs with no up-front capital investment; subscription can be modified on a monthly basis; and
  • high performance: industry-leading SLAs.

Flexible SSL is enabled by Juniper Networks Junos Pulse – a simple, intuitive client that provides secure, authenticated access for remote and mobile users – and by Juniper Networks SSL VPN Virtual Appliance that enables a scalable cloud offering architecture. For more information, please visit the Junos Pulse web page.

“Enabling the mobile workforce is a top priority for CIOs and CSOs given the inherent productivity gains – however doing it in a way that gives employees flexibility in areas like personal smartphone or laptop choice while maintaining strong corporate security controls is the key,“ said Sanjay Beri, vice president and general manager, Junos Pulse Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “Flexible SSL from Orange Business Services based on Junos Pulse solves this problem by enabling secure corporate access from any device at any time for applications of any type.”

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