Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Juniper Enhances its SRX Services Gateway

Juniper Networks introduced a set of enhancements to its SRX Series Services Gateways to help large organizations manage a broad range of deployments and use cases while simplifying administrative overhead. The enhancements offer simplified and centralized management and an open services platform for essential security features, including intrusion prevention system (IPS), unified threat management (UTM) and application visibility.

Some highlights:

  • Junos Space Security Director's integrated logging and reporting and role-based access controls can now be used to manage next generation security services including user firewall, application security (AppSecure) and UTM. A single, central management platform delivers a simple method for managing all Juniper Networks firewalls, eliminating the complexity and time needed to support multiple management platforms.
  • Juniper Networks SRX now integrates directly with Active Directory to apply user role-based firewall policies without requiring any additional devices or agents.
  • AppID delivers granular management of application visibility and control on a per policy basis. It can be used to combine security for the data center and enterprise edge into a single box. The new AppID engine includes a heuristics engine optimized for identifying evasive or tunneled applications. This feature is important for blocking risky applications such as peer-to-peer applications or adding control over social, video and communications applications such as Skype or BitTorrent. AppID will also identify nearly twice as many unique applications as before.
  • 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.