Juniper Networks has announced enhancements to its Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform to deliver pervasive security across multi-vendor environments, public clouds and private clouds. Powered by automated enforcement, real-time intelligence and machine learning, SDSN knows when and how to defend an organisation’s people, data and infrastructure, while using an open framework to help simplify their operation.
Juniper is broadening this ecosystem through enhancements to its Junos Space Security Director Policy Enforcer, which automates security policy enforcement across the network, preventing threats across firewalls, Juniper switches and now third-party switches – an industry first. This will allow the network to provide protection from both incoming and laterally moving threats. Additionally, Security Director and vSRX will also be compatible with VMware NSX to provide elevated management, policy enforcement, Layer 4-7 next-generation firewall and threat containment for applications in the private cloud.
Juniper’s SDSN components will integrate with third-party cloud systems to provide security for both public and private clouds, including:
- The ability to leverage VMware NSX with Policy Enforcer and vSRX for private cloud security and containment
- Microsoft Azure integration with Juniper’s virtualized firewall, vSRX, for public cloud, which further expands our current set of virtual marketplace offerings.
“Following the recent high-profile global cyber-attacks that crippled many organisations, cybersecurity is no longer a concern for only CISOs. Juniper’s Software-Defined Secure Networks platform can help enhance the existing security infrastructure already in place across organisations, both private and public, by leveraging automation, machine learning and real-time intelligence,” says Hatem Hariri, GM- MEA, Juniper Networks.