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Network security is only as good as the ability to easily manage it. If you have a complex security network with multiple firewalls, policies, and administrators, it is essential to have a simple and scalable way to manage them all. In fact, Gartner’s most recent Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report specifically calls out scalable management as a critical component of Network Firewall solutions.


Our Juniper SRX (physical firewall) and Firefly Perimeter (virtual firewall) customers want the best way to easily manage their firewalls and policies—and that way is via Junos Space Security Director. Fortunately, as an application on the Junos Space Network Management Platform, Security Director can easily scale to meet the needs of our customers–whether you’re an enterprise who will expand your reach into new markets or a service provider who needs to provide reliable and secure application and service access to your clients in a way that’s in line with your Service Level Agreements (SLAs).


We built the Junos Space platform from the ground up for scale, and Security Director directly benefits from this:

-          Junos Space can manage thousands of Junos devices (including SRX firewalls)

-          Instantly scale by simply adding or deleting nodes on the network fabric

-          Readily extend the number of concurrent administrators supported


Now, the latest Junos Space Security Director V13.3R1 software release introduces enhanced centralized management for SRX and Firefly Perimeter deployments, having added:

-          Security Event Logging via Junos Space Log Director so you can aggregate and filter events based on certain criteria such as Source/Destination IP/application/service

-          UTM Support, which allows policy configuration for Web filtering, antivirus, and anti-spam

-          Role-Based Access that lets you segment administrative responsibility such that you can place devices, policies and objects within domains and then assign read or read/write permissions 


Many customers have been waiting for these capabilities, and I’m delighted to share this good news! Stay tuned for further Juniper innovations based on what you’ve been telling us you need.


Network Security Management -- it’s all about Operational Efficiency

by skathuria ‎06-13-2013 09:00 AM - edited ‎06-13-2013 10:21 AM

                                                              Junos Space

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.


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