Juniper Networks extends software-defined secure networks

NEW DELHI: Today, Juniper Networks has announced security portfolio enhancements that extend threat prevention deeper into the network – down to the switch level.

These new and upgraded solutions, launched at Juniper’s NXTWORK 2016 user conference, include a new Policy Enforcer, which automates the enforcement of security policies across the network and quarantines infected endpoints to prevent threats across firewalls and switches through Junos Space Security Director.

Additionally, Juniper Networks Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) is now available on the vSRX Virtual Firewall as well as across the SRX Series Services Gateways, extending protection from sophisticated malware across virtual and physical firewalls. Juniper has also given customers the flexibility to meet their specific needs through new mid-range SRX4000 Series firewalls, optimized for hybrid cloud and enterprise campus environments.

Today’s threats are evolving at an accelerated rate, challenging organizations to operate safely across their networks. These conditions are calling for fast and intelligent security that’s built around real-time threat prevention, automated enforcement and adaptive protection. Juniper’s Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform addresses this need with an open and unified architecture, and by extending security enforcement across the entire network.

With the solutions announced today, users can rapidly react to newly identified threats across the network. These capabilities allow organizations to leverage simple user intent-based threat policies and take advantage of integrated threat prevention that detects attacks, while dynamically updating enforcement at multiple points throughout the existing network infrastructure.

This innovative approach reduces the need for manual updates and automatically applies policies and enforcement rules, driving down the costs of managing network security. When combined with the ability to leverage the network itself for multiple enforcement points across the infrastructure, enterprises are able to stop threats closer to infection points and prevent threats from spreading, which greatly improves the efficacy of security operations.

“Attackers are constantly managing to get inside networks, so it’s critical to implement pervasive solutions that can rapidly identify the threat and prevent damage from being done. With the products announced today, Juniper is broadening its Software-Defined Secure Networks platform and supporting customers in their effort to thwart cyber threats in a landscape that’s constantly evolving. These security solutions enable policy, detection and enforcement, which are crucial to delivering a secure network,” said Denise Shiffman, senior vice president, Juniper Development and Innovation, Juniper Networks.

“Our service volume was rapidly growing and we needed to increase our network capacity and modernize our data center. Having used the same vendor for 20 years, we looked to Juniper Networks for a new network with greater speed and integrated security. We decided to go with the vSRX, a firewall deployed as a virtualized network function that delivers greater efficiency and resiliency as well as rapid provisioning of new services. As a result, we are delivering highly available secure networks that are driving customer satisfaction and we are seeing accelerated business growth. Since experiencing great success with the vSRX and other Juniper solutions, we are looking forward to extending our virtualized environment,” said Conleth McCallan, managing director, Datanet.co.uk.

“The security landscape is complex, but how organizations implement their security solutions should not be. Juniper’s Software-Defined Secure Networks platform is simple with the use of policy, detection and enforcement. To support customers and partners with SDSN, Juniper’s new Design and Architecture Center for Software-Defined Secure Networks delivers a fast and easy way to navigate or browse through security related content,” said van de Klundert, network engineer, Interconnect Services.

“Juniper has a history of expertise in automation and orchestration and its new Policy Enforcer should be valuable as a single point of security management across both firewalls and switches. With threats growing at an unprecedented rate, orchestration and automation are key to closing the threat exposure gap,” said Jeff Wilson, research director and advisor, cybersecurity technology, IHS Markit.

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