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Juniper Networks® vSRX Virtual Firewall Now Available on Microsoft’s Azure Government Cloud
Aug 30, 2017

Six and a half years after the federal government announced its “cloud first initiative,” government agencies have been steadily ramping up their cloud deployment efforts. In fact, according to Deltek, federal cloud computing spending is projected to grow to $6.4 billion in FY 2021 – an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15% since 2016.

 

At Juniper Networks, we’re proud to be at the forefront of this revolution by offering virtual solutions that meet and exceed the needs of cloud-driven federal agencies. These solutions offer the same features and power of their physical counterparts, but in a virtualized form that delivers results that scale to match network demand.

 

We feel strongly that it is important for these products to be made available to as many agencies, in as many places, as possible. As such, we’re excited to announce that Juniper’s vSRX Virtual Firewall is now available through Microsoft’s rapidly-growing Azure Government cloud.

 

Benefits of vSRX Virtual Firewall

 

Microsoft Azure Government customers can now experience all of the benefits of Juniper’s physical next-generation SRX appliance in an agile and secure package that is the industry’s fastest virtual firewall. The vSRX provides secure protection across private, public, and hybrid clouds with the scalability to meet ever-changing cloud demands – all while handling speeds up to 100 Gbps.

 

Like all of our virtual solutions, vSRX offers the chance for government agencies to safely extend investments in the cloud and virtualization. vSRX can dynamically create application-level security policies as new workloads are created, protecting mission-critical applications from known and unknown threats. Customers can enable up-to-date anti-malware and intrusion protection on vSRX to prevent the lateral spread of advanced threats between virtual machines. In addition, customers can leverage advanced malware defense through Juniper Networks® Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based service that uses machine learning to discover unknown malware before it can breach your cloud environment.

 

Ensuring the protection of sensitive workloads

 

Earlier this year, Azure Government became the first commercial cloud offering to achieve DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As part of this authorization, Microsoft offers six government-only dedicated data center regions, two of which are dedicated exclusively to the Department of Defense.

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Customers can deploy vSRX on the Azure Government cloud as an added level of protection for large-scale workloads and can securely protect customer virtual networks that are on Azure Government cloud.

 

Offering vSRX Virtual Firewall to Microsoft’s government customers is yet another example of Juniper working to ensure that federal agencies have the flexibility to have a consistent security posture regardless of their chosen infrastructure. Whether their teams are maintaining cloud, hybrid, or legacy environments, Juniper has the solutions necessary to ensure their infrastructures and workloads remain secure.