Juniper US Department of Defense Security Certifications Continue to Grow

By Elevate posted 11-12-2013 17:37


I have blogged in the past that the US Department of Defense (DoD) has a certification program called the Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL).  Devices used in DoD networks must be selected from this list. 




I’m very pleased to report that the Juniper Networks SSG, ISG, and NS5200/5400 Firewalls, with ScreenOS 6.3, have recently been approved in the Firewall and the VPN category of the UC APL. Previously these devices were approved with ScreenOS 6.2 software.

This certification is an indication of Juniper Networks’ strong support for the UC APL process and commitment to our ScreenOS firewall customers.  Some of the new functionality in ScreenOS 6.3 includes support for additional key exchange algorithms including Diffie-Hellman Group 14 and elliptical curve Diffie-Helman Groups 19 and 20, IKEv2 support, and Enhancements to IPv6 functionality including OSPFv3 support.

The certification memos are here-

NS5200/5400: Firewall, VPN

ISG1000/2000: Firewall, VPN

SSG520M and SSG550M: Firewall, VPN

SSG320M and SSG350M: Firewall, VPN

SSG140: Firewall, VPN

SSG20: Firewall, VPN

SSG5: Firewall, VPN

Juniper will be ending support of ScreenOS 6.2 by the end of the year, but support of ScreenOS 6.3 will extend through 2019.