‘Next-gen security’ from Juniper comes with attacker intelligence service
By Digital News Asia March 7, 2013
- Next-gen security must be built on automated and actionable intelligence that can be quickly shared
- Juniper says its integrated approach improves security intelligence and provides collective defense
JUNIPER Networks has unveiled what it calls its next-generation security products for protecting data center environments, fortified by Junos Spotlight Secure, a cloud-based global attacker intelligence service.
Companies today are struggling to keep pace with the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks, particularly those which deal in high-value traffic and typically reside in data centers, the company said in a statement.
According to a new Ponemon Institute report, commissioned by Juniper Networks, the most serious types of attacks experienced by the respondents’ companies are:
- Web-based attacks (62%)
- Denial of Service attacks (60%)
- A majority (61%) of IT and IT security practitioners surveyed also indicated current next-generation firewalls and IP reputation feeds only address part of the cyber security threat.
That leaves significant exposure to the most concerning attacks and protecting against these attacks requires security systems that incorporate real-time, definitive and actionable intelligence about attackers.
“Next-generation security must be built on automated and actionable intelligence that can be quickly shared to meet the demands of modern and evolving networks,” said Abdul Aziz Ali, country manager of Juniper Networks, Malaysia.
“This is only possible if you are able to collect definitive information about attackers. Junos Spotlight Secure provides the platform to deliver advanced intelligence with device-level attacker tracking.
“This integrated approach improves security intelligence, provides collective defense against attackers, and delivers true in-depth defense for the data center,” he claimed.
To effectively secure data centers, Juniper believes companies must have knowledge of the attacking devices, not just the IP address, and quickly disseminate that intelligence across the data center and into the network.
Juniper Networks claimed it can deliver this intelligence through its Junos Spotlight Secure global attacker intelligence service, which acts as the consolidation point for attacker and threat information, feeding real-time intelligence to Juniper’s security solutions.
The company also announced Junos WebApp Secure (formerly named Mykonos), which it said takes web application protection to the next level by providing more definitive intelligence about attackers.
Juniper Networks security solutions will also be incorporated into security service chains, as outlined in the company’s recent Software Defined Networking (SDN) vision and strategy announcement.
This approach will allow additional intelligence to be shared across network layers and enable the quick deployment of security services as part of the SDN service chains, the company said.
Software-defined networks still have some way to go
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