QFabric’s Simplicity Sharpens Security: What Today’s News Means for Securing the New Network
on 02-23-201110:10 AM - last edited on 02-25-201111:54 AM by Jewels
What a month! After a week of great discussions, panels and
announcements at Mobile
World Congress and RSA,
the Juniper security team is excited to discuss – you guessed it – STRATUS.
Earlier today Juniper unveiled QFabric, the world’s
first true data center fabric. QFabric
enables a quantum leap in data center capabilities and ultimately delivers the
final step of Juniper’s
3-2-1 vision – collapsing three-tier networks into a single, high
QFabric delivers a simplified, highly scalable data center
network solution – effectively eliminating the choice between quality and
economics in today’s networks. Juniper has invested three years and more than
$100 million in R&D to make this vision reality – and the results are
Simply put, QFabric is the foundation of data centers for
the next decade – the exponential data center. By the numbers, QFabric delivers*:
Up to 10 times the network speed
27% fewer devices needed
77% less power consumption
1/5 the carbon emissions
90% less floor space occupied
Nine fold reduction in operating resources
QFabric delivers impressive network performance, but a
network is nothing if notfirst
The exponential needs for data center capacity have made it
imperative that organizations adjust data centers in three fundamental ways:
large scale consolidation, virtualization, and service oriented architectures.
Recent findings show that 80 percent of enterprises
have a virtualization program in place, and the growing deployments of service
oriented architectures is expected to change the majority of the traffic flows
from client-server to server-to-server over the next few years. The result of
these trends is a need for enhanced data center scale for both the network and
the security architecture driven by the adoption of virtualization.
So what will security look like in a single tier and highly
virtualized architecture? Below are a few questions (and answers) that will be
helpful in understanding the weight of today’s announcements and how Juniper is
continuing to secure the network as we move from multi-tiers to a single layer.
Q: What does security look like in the new, QFabric
A: The QFabric’s flat architecture enables the industry’s
first integrated security solution that provides visibility, enforcement and
scale across the entire physical and virtualized data center fabric. QFabric improves the security coverage
for data centers while at the same time, simplifying policy deployment and
enforcement. The QFabric architecture enables visibility and high performance
security enforcement across any traffic flow in the data center. Customers
establish zone integrity that spans both physical servers and virtual ones. The
end result is high levels of security with Juniper virtualization security,
customers gain 5x more VMs per VMware ESX hosts than competitive alternatives
Q: How is Junipers newly announced vGW Virtual Gateway
used to deliver QFabric security?
addresses security in physical networking environments with the Juniper
Networks® SRX Series Services Gateway, virtual needs with the newly announced
Juniper Networks vGW Virtual Gateway, and management with Junos® Space Security
Design and Security Threat Response Manager. Juniper’s integrated solution is the industry’s first offering to
provide security at scale for both physical and virtual network environments.
Tight integration between Juniper’s SRX and vGW solutions with the Qfabric
architecture enables visibility and security enforcement across any traffic
flow in the data center.
Q: What specific issues/challenges does QFabric security
A: In the past, traditional network architectures were only
secured by individual firewalls/intrusion prevention systems (IPS) that
regulated traffic flow to and from individual servers. With the widespread
deployment of virtual machines (VMs) and distributed applications, traditional
network security architectures lack the visibility and enforcement scale to
secure the traffic flows of the new data center. Additionally, the ease of
creating, changing and moving VMs is increasing the risk of mis-configurations
and unwarranted access to valuable data center assets. In the face of these
security realities, innovation and integration across physical and virtual network
environments and strong management capabilities are required.
information on QFabric go here. For more information on our Qfabric Security
*Product comparisons are
based upon product information that is publicly available for Cisco’s Nexus
7000 Series and Nexus 5000 Series platforms for a 6000 X 10GE port
configuration and standard industry estimates.
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I'm a Product Line Manager in the Security Business Unit working on all things intrusion prevention-related. I've been in the security field since 1994 working on diverse projects such as developing HP's public-key infrastructure (PKI), building the first protocol anomaly-based IDS at Recourse Technologies (acquired by Symantec), integrating vulnerability management and IDS at VM vendor nCircle and managing IPS products at Cisco and Juniper.
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