Juniper Networks Extends Software-Defined Secure Networks with Advanced Automated Enforcement and Threat Prevention

Posted by: at 10/04/2016 10:29:00 pm
Juniper Networks Extends Software-Defined Secure Networks with Advanced Automated Enforcement and Threat Prevention

Integration of Sky ATP Malware Detection and Innovations in Orchestrated Enforcement Across Switches and Firewalls Provide Unified, Intelligent Protection 

India (NXTWORK 2016) October 5, 2016 – Today, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, 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.  


News Highlights: 


·         Security Director with Policy Enforcer: Security Director’s smart policy deployment engine, which allows a single-point-of-management security policy, now detects and quarantines infection points across firewalls and switches by integrating with Sky ATP. Additional features include:

o   Policies enforced in real-time that adapt as threats evolve to better protect the network and its users.

o   Unified visibility, analytics and management of security throughout the network. 

·         Sky Advanced Threat Prevention: The enhanced Sky ATP works with both Juniper’s virtual and physical next-generation firewalls, including: 

o   vSRX integration with Sky ATP to deliver advanced threat prevention from the cloud with the ability to detect a broad array of malicious malware.

o   The new SRX4000 Series, including SRX4100 and SRX4200, are compact mid-range, next-generation firewalls that provide cutting-edge performance at a compelling price point. They include advanced threat prevention from the cloud with the ability to detect a broad array of malicious malware through Sky ATP, as well as seamless integration with vSRX for public cloud and hybrid environment.

o   SRX4100 and SRX4200 also provide advanced L4-L7 services, including Content Security, AppSecure and Unified Threat Management (UTM) as well as a “single pane of glass” management with Junos Space Security Director.

·         Professional Services: The Juniper Networks Professional Services team and its authorized Professional Services Partners can provide customers assistance in the installation and configuration of Juniper’s Junos Space Security Director, firewall migration services and SRX next-generation firewalls. Once in production, Juniper’s award-winning maintenance and advanced services can help customers maintain operational efficiency. Professional Services include: 

o   Firewall Conversion Service  

o   SRX Series QuickStart Service

o   Junos Space Security Director QuickStart Service

·         Network Design and Architecture Center for Software-Defined Secure Networks: Juniper’s new Design and Architecture Center portal for Software-Defined Secure Networks allows customers and partners to easily navigate through aggregated, multimedia rich content for a seamless information experience. 



Additional NXTWORK 2016 News Highlights:

·         At NXTWORK 2016, Juniper’s annual user conference, customers will have the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, industry experts and networking peers about the future of the industry and the next era of Digital Cohesion, as well as share networking best practices.

·         Juniper also announced the opening of its OpenLab Silicon Valley location, which will provide customers, partners, academics and other industry leaders with training and hands-on learning experiences necessary to keep pace with the continuous evolution of networking, especially in the face of digital transformation.  

Supporting Quotes

“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.”

- 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.” 

- 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.”

- Jeff Wilson, research director and advisor, cybersecurity technology, IHS Markit 



Additional Resources


·         Blog: The Road to Better Security is Paved with… by Scott Miles, senior director of cloud, enterprise and security portfolio marketing, Juniper Networks

·         Blog: Cutting-edge knowledge on Software-Defined Secure Networks: The latest development in the Design and Architecture Center by Ben Jackson, vice president of information and learning experience, Juniper Networks 

·         Blog: Juniper Networks Flexes Enterprise Next Gen Firewall Muscles by Barbara French, senior director of global analyst relations, Juniper Networks

·         Press Release: Juniper Networks Kicks Off NXTWORK 2016 User Conference

·         Juniper’s Software-Defined Secure Network: http://www.juniper.net/us/en/solutions/software-defined-secure-networks/ 

·         Juniper Blogs and Community: J-Net

·         Juniper 1on1 app: Keep up with all things Juniper from your smartphone. Download the app from iTunes and Google Play store today.



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