I'm late to the party as I just found out about this today. Thanks to all the people who worked on this product, including Kev Peterson. I read your blog when you were managing the product; it was very refreshing reading the thoughts of someone so closely tied to the product. In addition to being solid and a useful tool for the enterprise, it was extremely fun working with this platform. I agree with Mutt - from the outside this seems like a horrible idea. Quite frankly, I found this product to be one of the strongest in the portfolio. And in addition to not having a solid remote access solution (SRX remote access has been lacking), they've dumped their NAC solution as well. So now what is Juniper's commitment to security? Is this a route/switch shop with a firewall line? The sad thing here is that this was much more than just an SSL VPN; the proxying, file sharing, SSH terminals, RDP/Citrix connectivity, the SAML federation, multi-tenancy, etc. made this a swiss army box of sorts. It was great for facilitating B2B communications as well. Part of the problem I saw when consulting is that most of the enterprises had implemented the box for Network Connect and nothing more. It was like having a Ferrari and keeping it under 55mph and only driving on the weekends. I'm open to hearing anyone else's feedback on alternatives. Everything else that I've seen over the years has been disappointing, but hopefully another vendor can bring half the functionality. Thanks again.
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