Modern service provider networks are more than a collection of switches and routers. In fact, they’ve become increasingly complex, heterogenous systems, comprised of physical and virtual components, from multiple vendors, with components that operate on the ground and in the cloud. That’s why today’s networks require a new approach to security.
Network security can no longer be thought of in one dimension. Security threats can originate almost anywhere and bad actors are becoming more skilled at locating weak points in a network and finding their way inside. A network security solution needs to be able to meet and even anticipate threats before they can do any harm.
When it comes to protecting a network against the rising tide of security threats, guarding the network at the endpoints is good, but securing the entire network – outside and in – is even better.
Creating a Threat-Aware Network
As industries, commerce, governments and utility grids become more dependent on digital technologies and reliable communications, these networks are becoming more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats intent on disrupting services or bringing them down entirely. The types of threats being aimed at networks are nearly as varied as the types of network technologies deployed by enterprises and service providers, serving billions of subscribers around the world.
Juniper Networks’ Connected Security solution for service providers brings cybersecurity to every corner of an organization’s network, using the entire network to detect and mitigate threats. We do this by extending security to every point of connection – from client to cloud – across the entire network, creating a threat-aware network that’s prepared to automatically detect and defend against even the most advanced attacks.
All of this happens while Connected Security protects the services and applications running on the network and secures the end users and their devices, maintaining performance, scale and predictability without slowing down the network.
Proactively Anticipates and Mitigates Threats
Juniper Connected Security doesn’t just “react” to cybersecurity threats, it seeks them out and even anticipates where one might occur. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), Juniper Connected Security can dive deep down into the metadata within a network to understand the types of traffic traveling through it and find patterns that can characterize and indicate security threats.
The Juniper Connected Security solution is designed to protect the full spectrum of networks deployed today – including physical and virtual elements – and meet the needs of an evolving end-user experience.
Juniper Connected Security scales to meet the unique needs of each network it secures, providing a broad portfolio of virtual, containerized and physical infrastructure components. And all the Connected Security devices run the same Junos operating system (OS), which simplifies deployment, operations and eases management.
In addition, our Juniper Secure Edge cloud-delivered security solution gives organizations the ability to secure their workforce wherever they are, both on and off the network – a must-have in today’s work-from-anywhere environment.
And with 5G network deployments continuing throughout the consumer and enterprise markets – on public and private networks and for use cases ranging from home internet access to industrial IoT – protecting the 5G core network and the applications running on it is critical.
Juniper’s Connected Security solution offers physical and virtual firewall protection, data center security, DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack) protection and network-wide infrastructure security – keeping these vital next-generation networks safe from threats.
Proven Success and Results
Cybersecurity solutions get very few second chances in real-world deployments. The stakes are high and the tolerance for less-than-perfect performance is low.
Juniper’s Connected Security solution uses the entire network to protect its infrastructure, software and the data that runs on them. Connected Security has proven its effectiveness in enterprise, cloud and service provider deployments around the globe. In fact, multiple third-party organizations have tested the Juniper Connected Security solution and gave it the highest ratings:
- “AAA” rating for Enterprise Firewall and 100% effectiveness against public cloud exploits from org, see press release.
- 100% effectiveness against malware for the past eight quarters in a row from ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense, see press release.
- 98% security effectiveness in NetSecOPEN’s 2022 Network Firewall certification
Juniper Connected Security provides the ability to create a threat-aware network and safeguard the always-on connectivity today’s businesses demand, while ensuring those networks continue to perform at the highest level.