Juniper Networks Unleashes the Power of a Threat-Aware Network

(Originally posted on Juniper Networks Blogs)

Juniper Networks is pleased to announce updates to its Juniper Connected Security strategy, enabling organizations to secure their networks on-premises, at the edge and on every cloud in between. Juniper Connected Security gives organizations the ability to safeguard users, applications and infrastructure by extending deep network visibility and security policy enforcement to all points of connection across the network.

Juniper Connected Security is a powerful approach to interoperability that enables organizations to create a Threat-Aware Network. In addition to traditional network perimeter defenses, such as deep packet inspection, a true Threat-Aware Network requires the ability to enforce security policy throughout the network. This must occur everywhere; from switches to routers, in the cloud and across all links that bind an organization’s numerous networks together.

Critical components of a Threat-Aware Network are visibility and enforcement – everywhere. Expanding enforcement past the perimeter is critical. SecIntel from Juniper provides security intelligence through detection and enforcement at every point of connection within a network, augmenting the defenses provided by traditional perimeter security technologies. This can be applied to the SD-Branch, enterprise campus or branch, the data center and the cloud.

SecIntel for Juniper’s SRX Series firewalls, which has protected organizations for years, was recently extended to the MX Series routers, as well as the EX and QFX Series switches. Today, Juniper Networks is introducing the extension of SecIntel to Mist Wi-Fi access points.

With SecIntel for Mist, Juniper customers can receive threat alerts generated from the Juniper SRX Series firewalls and ATP Cloud within the Mist cloud-based management application. This information can then alert the Mist administrator to potentially malicious devices, hosts or users to enable corrective action and protect other users on the Mist wireless network.

Juniper is also introducing updates to Juniper ATP Cloud and SRX Series firewalls through an encrypted traffic analysis capability. Encrypted traffic analysis is a new feature that enables organizations to get a handle on traffic that is “going dark” via encryption. Encryption is frequently used by malware to obscure communications with command and control servers, making a percentage of active malware — and especially botnets — difficult and sometimes impossible to detect via deep packet inspection.

Encrypted traffic analysis now provides the ability to detect malicious threats, such as botnets, within encrypted traffic, without requiring a resource-intensive TLS proxy or potential network changes.

This new feature will provide further visibility and policy enforcement for traffic that is encrypted and run through Juniper SRX Series firewalls.

With these updates, Juniper Connected Security continues to help organizations safeguard against advanced cybersecurity threats, automate cybersecurity tasks and combine multiple defenses to achieve a whole that is more secure than the sum of its parts.

Join us at RSA 2020 from February 24-27, 2020 in San Francisco at booth #6161, North Hall, Moscone Center. View one of our security demos, attend a talk with one of our cybersecurity experts and discover how to build a Threat-Aware Network that will safeguard users, applications and infrastructure with Juniper Connected Security.