Across all industries, organizations are under increasingly intense pressure to improve performance while cutting costs. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic and the related workplace challenges will likely continue in 2022, heightening the importance for networking teams to ensure they’re optimizing every part of their network environments.
With that in mind, here’s one way that Juniper Networks can assist organizations on their path to optimization: stop double paying for encryption.
No one can argue against the importance of encryption. Organizations must protect the traffic traversing the network – and, of course, the network itself. Encryption also takes up bandwidth and adds overhead, both of which add additional costs to the bottom line.
But what if there was an easy and effective way to lower those bandwidth and overhead concerns?
When traffic travels through tunnels to get to its destination, the tunnel adds encryption. This ensures that all traffic is protected and secure, no matter where it originated from or where it’s headed. Along the way, every tunnel that traffic enters adds protection or encryption.
As mentioned earlier, that encryption also adds bandwidth, increasing overhead and costs – and ultimately slowing traffic on its journey. Those additional costs and bandwidth requirements can frustrate network teams, while the slowing down of traffic can frustrate end users, especially when that traffic is critical to supporting remote and hybrid work in today’s world. In short, no one’s happy.
The reality is that not all traffic needs to be encrypted when it crosses the organization’s network. That’s because over 80% of traffic is already encrypted at the application level. If all traffic is sent through a tunnel, and encrypted again, then most of it has now been double encrypted, wasting precious time and resources with an unnecessary process.
In fact, since voice and video traffic are latency and jitter sensitive, double encryption can have an undesirable impact on business operations – an effect that is even more visible given the hybrid and/or remote nature of work today.
Enter: Adaptive Encryption
Juniper Networks understands this problem. Our solution? It’s quite simple, actually: stop double paying for encryption.
With Juniper’s Session Smart Routing technology, organizations no longer need to pay for something they’re already getting for free. Session Smart eliminates tunnels and is designed to give networking teams visibility into the type of traffic that traverses their networks. This enables teams to prioritize important traffic over other traffic – and re-route specific traffic as needed to ensure top performance and an excellent end-user experience.
At the same time, Session Smart Routing enables Adaptive Encryption. Understanding the traffic on the network also means that it can detect if traffic has already been encrypted – and then direct said traffic to not be re-encrypted. Session Smart applies encryption per application, so different applications can have different security and encryption policies. With Adaptive Encryption, organizations can take steps to limit bandwidth, overhead and costs.
Juniper’s Adaptive Encryption applies smart technology to common networking problems, which ultimately changes the game. By understanding the type of traffic traveling across the network at any given time, overhead can be reduced, bandwidth can be saved and overall costs can be lowered, all while ensuring the most important success factor – that both end users and network management teams have an exceptional user experience.
See Adaptive Encryption in action in this Session Smart Routing Demo: Session Smart Routing Demo: How to Utilize Adaptive Encryption