Juniper recently launched the next version of its security management offering, Junos Space Security Director. When we talk to our customers about what they expect from such a product, we hear time and time again that what matters most to them is:
1) Security management is easy, not burdensome
2) Security management shouldn’t hinder business operations
As a case in point, one of Juniper’s Ambassadors shared his view of the latest Junos Space Security Director software release. Scott Ware, a Security Engineer who manages hundreds of SRX firewalls, shares the following:
“I must say, with the 13.1 release I am extremely pleased and impressed! The added features/functionality in this release had even further been able to save us so much time when deploying all of our SRX Series Services Gateways, along with day-to-day functions. The ability to now import variable definitions is HUGE. I cannot tell you how happy I am that now all I have to do is import a spreadsheet instead of spend time manually defining everything.”
What Scott describes was made possible with the support in Junos Space Security Director 13.1 of read/write APIs, enabling automatic configuration of firewall policies. By using Junos Space Security Director to efficiently deploy security policies for multiple firewall devices (SRX Series Services Gateways), Scott and his co-workers are able to realize cost savings in the forms of time and labor. As they grow their network and add more firewall devices, they can rest assured that pertinent security policies will easily be applied to the new devices.Read more...
So you are responsible for IT Security at an organization that just purchased multiple Juniper firewalls (SRX Series Services Gateways), and had them installed (powered up and on the network) at each of your branch office locations. Now what? You will need to have a security administrator configure and deploy security policies to each of the devices, all while making sure you can maintain a sound security posture and maintain regulatory compliance even amidst changes in your network (e.g., new applications introduced on the network, users attempting to access a brand new Web site, software updates, etc.). What could help minimize the burden is a strong network security management solution, one that you can depend on to quickly administer security policies, instantly view the security posture across the distributed enterprise, and easily update policies with.
Junos® Space Security Director, formerly known as Security Design, is an application running on the open Junos Space Network Management Platform. Junos Space Security Director is essentially a security management building block that provides extensive security scale, policy control, and reach across the network. Security administrators can use it to speed and simplify security administration and reduce management costs and errors with efficient security policy and workflow tools. Additional benefits of Junos Space Security Director are that you can:
While the product has been renamed, it will continue to have all of the benefits it has had to date and we will continue to innovate further based on customer needs. Whether you have a few Juniper firewalls today and will have many more tomorrow, Junos Space Security Director can help ease the task of managing policies for all.Read more...
2011 will go down in history as the year where cyber-criminals and ‘hacktivists’ shook governments and brought many businesses to their knees.
What can we anticipate in 2012?
With the multitude of data breaches in the news lately, it seemed like it was just a matter of time until one of them affected me personally. The proliferation of web services, e-commerce and records automation means that our data is on file at so many locations that the odds of being impacted are growing every day. Sure enough, I received a letter from Stanford University hospital last week letting me know that my medical records had inadvertently been posted on a public internet site for over a year. Read more...
Discussing a wide range of topics impacting enterprises and
data center security.