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Juniper Networks expands SDN offerings with new partnerships

Juniper Networks has announced technology alliance partnerships with a number security providers across a variety of critical areas, including endpoint security, cloud access security and network access control.

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Kevin Walker, Juniper Networks

The companies joining Juniper’s existing alliances include companies like Carbon Black, Netskope, CipherCloud, ForeScout and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. These partners, according to Juniper, will integrate their technologies with its Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform, allowing customers to create cohesive security infrastructures with easily managed and deployed products for advanced threat intelligence sharing and prevention.

Today, organisations are struggling to deal with an increasingly complex patchwork of solutions that are often difficult for already-stretched security teams to manage and operate. Many rely on a traditional network security model that is focused on hardening the perimeter and layering on additional security technologies. This complexity of multiple disparate security products, operating in their silos, is creating the need for a simplified and efficient security infrastructure that is capable of delivering coordinated visibility and control to stop threats closer to the source.

Kevin Walker, Security CTO, Juniper Networks, said, “One year ago, Juniper launched its stance on security, SDSN, which uses Juniper’s industry-leading security technologies as well as its alliance partners’ to leverage the entire network for enforcement. We are now looking ahead and striving to continue innovating for delivery of even faster and more precise detection and enforcement. We accomplished what we sought out to achieve since the introduction of Software-Defined Secure Networks at RSA 2016 and now we are working with some of the industry’s finest security vendors to tackle the next level of security.”

Through the addition of these partners, Juniper’s SDSN platform will expand protection against cyber threats on-premises as well as off-premises. This includes defense in the network, at the endpoint and in the cloud. Juniper’s technology alliance partnerships are expected to not only help extend the SDSN vision, but also solve one of the biggest challenges companies face – creating a cohesive security infrastructure that stops threats anywhere as soon as they occur. By enabling the network to be the center of a modern security infrastructure, Juniper will bring simplicity to a complex network of disparate security products and ensure customers have the flexibility to use solutions to protect its mission-critical IT and business assets.

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