Published On: Fri, Jun 27th, 2014

Juniper Networks upgrade Next Generation Firewall solutions for enterprise edge

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks has introduced new capabilities in its Next Generation Firewall solutions portfolio, which helps in protecting the enterprise edge. The company has offered added security, control and efficiency while being easier to deploy and manage. These new capabilities will allow the large organisations to manage a broad range of deployments and use cases while simplifying administrative overhead. The firm also offers centralised and uncomplicated management along with an open service platform for essential security features like intrusion prevention system (IPS), unified threat management (UTM) and application visibility. Moreover, the technology also helps in optimising enterprise resources for business-critical activities by prioritizing who gets access to what applications and what applications get prioritized on the network.

Nawaf Bitar, senior vice president and general manager of Security Business Unit, Juniper Networks, said “Juniper Networks is committed to providing enterprises with security technologies that deliver the performance, flexibility and control needed to protect against the ever-evolving threats they face. The new capabilities in our Next-Generation Firewall products give our customers even more options to manage and secure the enterprise edge with improved control and efficiency.”

Juniper Networks introduced some new enhancements in its SRX Series Services Gateways, which provide next generation security to help customers protect against threat and control what’s on their network without adding a heavy administrative burden. The centralized management of Juniper Networks SRX and virtual Firefly Perimeter firewalls is made easier with Junos Space Security Director’s integrated logging and reporting, and role-based access controls that manage next generation security services including user firewall, application security (AppSecure) and UTM. It also integrates directly with Active Directory to apply user role-based firewall policies without requiring any additional devices or agents.

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The organisations looking to looking to combine security for the data center and enterprise edge into a single box, AppID delivers granular management of application visibility and control on a per policy basis. These controls allow AppID to be used to protect enterprise edge traffic where it’s most needed, while not being applied to the data center where it is less needed and could add unnecessary complexity. Apart from this the Firefly Perimeter, Juniper’s virtual firewall, now supports NGFW capabilities like IPS and UTM. These services enable Firefly Perimeter customers to layer additional levels of security into their networks to protect against exploits trying to compromise weaknesses in applications and protect against malware, spam and other content-based threats.

With the security threats become advanced and targeted the organisations need firewalls to provide added layers of security without further complexity. As per a report by Gartner, less than 20% of enterprise internet connections are secured using NGFWs and by the end of this year it will raise to 35% with 70% of new enterprise edge purchases being NGFWs. 

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Juniper Networks upgrade Next Generation Firewall solutions for enterprise edge