Pulse Secure Access and Unified Access Control Solutions are updated on the DoD UC APL
Aug 21, 2014
I am pleased to report that the Juniper Networks Secure Access (SA) SSL VPN and UAC Network Access Control solutions have been re-certified and these solutions are now listed on the Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) in updated versions. The previous SA version certified was SA 7.1 and the previous UAC version certified was 4.1. These new certifications are for SA 8.0 and UAC 5.0. Included in these certifications are first time certifications for the Pulse Desktop 5.0 client and the Pulse Mobile 5.0 client. The Network Connect client is also recertified in version 8.0.
So what value is created for the Department of Defense by these certifications?
Simply put an expanded number of deployment options and new capabilities.
The SA 8.0 certification memo for the legacy appliances is available here and the SA 8.0 certification memo on the MAG and Virtual Appliance is available here.
The previous UAC 4.1 certification was limited to the IC6500FIPS appliance. The UAC 5.0 certification includes the IC6500FIPS appliance, but also includes the MAG family of appliances and the virtual appliance. While the legacy appliances were dedicated to either the SA application or the UAC application, the higher end MAG6610 and MAG6611 appliances will allow both the SA and the UAC applications to be deployed simultaneously on the same appliance.
The UAC 5.0 certification memo for the legacy appliance is available here and the UAC 5.0 certification for the MAG and Virtual Appliance is available here.
The certification of the most recent versions of SA and UAC bring a number of valuable new capabilities to DoD users. Many of these I have blogged about in the past. Some important new capabilities available in the new versions are-