Monday, April 25, 2016

Juniper Advances its Software-Defined Secure Networks Framework

Juniper Networks announced several cloud and virtualized service offerings as part of its Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) framework, including a new compact and containerized virtual firewall called Juniper Networks cSRX. This  next-generation firewall is designed for advanced security services for Software Defined Networks. The cSRX, which Juniper describes as the industry's first virtual firewall in a containerized form factor, provides a way to wrap advanced security services around every workload and the ability to scale up to high multi-tenancy. Advanced security services in the cSRX include Content Security, AppSecure, and unified threat management (UTM).

The rollout also includes a multi-core version of the Juniper Networks vSRX virtual firewall that is expected to be capable of reaching 100 Gbps - 10 times greater than the nearest competitor and creates new possibilities for using agile and flexible virtual firewalls. The multi-core vSRX offers full routing, firewall and L4-L7 security features. The vSRX delivers high availability, granular security with segmentation capabilities between zones, organizations, lines of business and applications, as well as rich connectivity features like Network Address Translation (NAT), routing and VPN.
Working closely with Intel, vSRX leverages the Open Source Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) software architecture

Both products are anticipated to enable the network to better detect and combat threats through increased performance, intelligence, and a higher density of services on the Intel Xeon processor family (x86 platform).

"As the security landscape continues to evolve, it is more important than ever to work together to combat cyber threats. These key additions to our security portfolio will further our Software-Defined Secure Networks vision and greatly benefit our customers. Our products provide the best opportunity to create secure networks through policy, detection and enforcement. We are excited to be releasing the most flexible firewall solutions in the market and continue to showcase our commitment to bringing SDSN to organizations across the globe," Kevin Walker, security CTO, Juniper Networks

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