Juniper Networks upgrades cybersecurity platform

Networks Asia staff
11 Jan 2018

Juniper Networks has announced advancements to its cybersecurity platform to help security teams save time, simplify operations and speed time to remediation.

Targeted attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and organizations of all sizes are now challenged by cybersecurity risks across diverse locations, clouds and functions.

The resulting “always on” nature of cybercrime puts strain on understaffed security teams that are already bogged down by manual processes and complex policies, as revealed in a recent study from Juniper Networks and Vanson Bourne.

The impacts are delayed understanding of threats and slower time to remediation. Automation and machine learning can help shorten the time requirements of repetitive tasks and augment human involvement, however, a majority of respondents in a recent survey from Juniper Networks and Ponemon Institute felt that cyber automation will never fully replace human involvement and expertise. These factors have led to an increased need for simplicity and speed.

To address this urgency, Juniper Networks today revealed new advancements to its cybersecurity platform that will deliver simplified operations with policy management efficiencies, on-premises malware defense with threat behavior analytics and one-touch mitigation and adaptive enforcement across diverse environments.

These additions will improve the way security professionals interact with their systems and save time through automation while still maintaining human control.

Juniper’s newly announced advancements in cybersecurity, combined with the automation, machine learning and real-time intelligence features of its unified Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform, will help organizations protect themselves by staying ahead of threats and minimizing the cost of a breach.

The Dynamic Policy Actions capability within Security Director drives the manual work out of policy management using an intent-based framework that creates and deploys policies based on changing network conditions. Using traditional processes, time to create remediation policies in response to an attack can take 30 hours or more. With Dynamic Policy Actions, that time can be reduced to minutes.

In addition, Security Director now enables security teams to define enforcement policies based on metadata that are auto-provisioned across environments. With this new feature, time spent on firewall rule management can be reduced by more than 80%.

The new device also delivers the on-premises companion to the cloud-delivered Sky Advanced Threat Prevention product. Both leverage Cyphort’s innovative analytics and remediation technology to provide built-in threat behavior visibility and one-touch mitigation, accelerating incident response.

New SRX Series next-generation firewall is optimized to secure private cloud environments, high-performance for fast defense and integrated with Security Director for a “single pane of glass” view of enterprise security environments.

First published in NetworksAsia

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