Statically defined network security policies impose significant operational burden adapting to ever changing security environment. Lets see how Juniper’s innovative, patent-pending construct called “Dynamic Policy Actions” allows you have right security for right conditions
Lately, it seems that every time we turn around, there’s a cyber-assault, potentially more dangerous and more devious than the last. There’s the real threats and attacks like WannaCry. And there’s the apparently fabricated news you see on television and in theaters. We appear to be surrounded by virtually any sort of potential cybercrime. But we shouldn’t have to accept this as normal.
On top of this very active threat climate, organizations are drowning in the complexity of dozens of “best-of-breed” security solutions that get pulled together in an effort to build a proper defense solution. On top of this, organizations face a flood of alerts on many different consoles, and need to try and keep numerous security policies up-to-date. Did you know that most policies are written once and rarely updated? These go mostly unnoticed until there’s a security incident and the root cause analysis points to an ancient policy that was left unattended.
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).
Security management in today’s enterprise is like navigating the open ocean. You’re on an extended journey and any given day can bring smooth sailing, stormy seas or a rogue wave big enough to sink your entire network.
Managing network security requires vigilance and a strong infrastructure. It also requires a sound security strategy.
For one, the advent of SIEM (security information and event management) solutions has relieved security teams from the burdensome task of manually combing through massive amounts of security logs. It also relieves them of the duty of aggregating event data and deriving meaning from it – basically, performing security analysis. And, thanks to offerings from a number of technology vendors (including Juniper’s Secure Analytics), that heavy lifting can now be automated.
Another important aspect of security management for distributed Enterprises is being able to centrally view and manage policy across multiple firewall deployments. Manually configuring and updating policies for each firewall in each location isn’t feasible. The best solution? Utilize a centralized security management tool.
Read more about these two aspects of Security Management for Enterprises in this article. With the right network security tools in place, organizations can better anticipate security concerns and keep moving full steam ahead, safely and securely.