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Secure access company celebrates first year of business

Pulse Secure : 21 October, 2015  (Company News)
Pulse Secure has been operating for one year since its spin-off from the parent company and is now rapidly developing its products to meet the challenges of secure access
Secure access company celebrates first year of business

Pulse Secure is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a standalone entity, after separating from Juniper Networks. Building on 15 years of security experience, Pulse Secure is delivering next generation secure access solutions to address the evolving security needs of enterprise customers. Pulse Secure protects more than 20,000 customers and 18 million endpoints across all industries including finance, healthcare, public sector, manufacturing, and retail.

“Since its spin-off from Juniper Networks last October, Pulse Secure has built strong momentum in the secure access space,” said Jeff Wilson, research director, cybersecurity technology, IHS, a Campbell, California market research firm.

Having completed a transition to operate as a standalone company in August, Pulse Secure has established global sales and support teams for its customers and partners. Pulse Secure’s Connect Now Partner Program includes more than 1,500 partners in 95 countries including CDW, Computacenter, DimensionData, GTT, Ingram Micro, Insight, NTT, Optiv, and SHI.

“Working with Pulse Secure over the past year has been exceedingly beneficial to both our organization and our customers,” said Abel Nelson, VP managed secure access, GTT. “Pulse Secure’s offerings have only served to bolster GTT’s cloud networking solutions and has made our forward thinking approach to secure access clear to the industry as a whole. We look forward to what the future will hold for Pulse Secure and our partnership.”

Pulse Secure is executing on its vision of Next Generation Secure Access, which combines the benefits of SSL VPN, network access control and mobility management to solve new customer use cases associated with “hybrid IT” environments – the need for devices to use enterprise data centres, public/private clouds and Software-as-a-Service applications.

The company has significantly refreshed its product line over the last year, including major software releases for each of its main offerings: Pulse Connect Secure, Pulse Policy Secure and Pulse Workspace. In July, the company released the new Pulse Secure Appliance series, a high-performance set of devices that serve as the platform to help customers’ solve their hybrid IT security challenges. Pulse One, the company’s SaaS-based central policy manager, was announced earlier this year to provide unified software that enables customers to implement a total secure access environment.

“In the last year, Pulse Secure has released a steady stream of product updates, award and customer wins, and channel news – a testament to the company’s dedication, expertise and commitment,” said Wilson. “I expect this momentum to continue in 2016, as they attack key problems in IoT, identity management, cloud, and BYOD security.”

To address the rapidly evolving needs of a dynamic and growing market, Pulse Secure has placed a strong emphasis on development of its employee base and leadership team. In addition to announcing Sudhakar Ramakrishna as CEO in June, Pulse Secure has increased its total number of employees by 50 percent to almost 500 total employees. Global expansion has also been a top priority for the company, and along with establishing its EMEA sales and go-to-market team, it has opened offices in London, Tokyo and Singapore.

“At Pulse Secure, we are blazing the trail for next generation secure access by providing enterprises with solutions that promote increased performance, control and productivity. We do this without losing sight of what is important to the end-user: seamless access and superior experiences”, said Ramakrishna.

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