The value of business data is constantly changing, and more so every year. Data used to consist of a few names and email addresses, some purchasing information and some contact details gleaned from badge-scans at the last event attended. As such, it was only valuable at certain times and rarely viewed as business critical. Fast forward to today, this has changed. Now, the quality and quantity of data that is stored directly contributes to business success on many different levels. Some organizations are ‘mining data’ for information or creating ‘data lakes’ using customer data which can then be used to understand purchasing patterns and attempt to predict future opportunities.
Network operators and security engineers are battling attacks and trying to protect the network while at the same time struggling with more workloads and costs around network administration. By incorporating Juniper Networks’ security intelligence onto the MX Series routers, security can be extended to routing infrastructure to turn connectivity layers into automated defense layers at scale. This combination, available in JUNOS 19.3, helps network operators provide another level of security.
The use of containers as a low-footprint infrastructure upon which to run microservices introduces another layer of infrastructure that needs to be secured. With Juniper Connected Security, organizations can provide industry-leading security for their containerized workloads, extending visibility and enforcement all the way down to the communication between individual microservices within an application.
IT and infrastructure are expanding, driven by the demands of the business and the expectation of always-on availability with a secure and positive user experience. As the infrastructure grows, it is also becoming more complex. This complexity is taxing on both the security and operations teams and creates blind spots for traditional defenses. Securing today's infrastructure requires enhanced visibility and multiple points of enforcement throughout the infrastructure.
Effective information security requires gaining visibility into potential threats and preventing the spread of malicious activity when it occurs. In a multicloud environment, it is easy to lose viability due to lack of control over the underlying infrastructure. Defending those same multicloud environments can be resource intensive, as maintaining consistent security policies across multiple infrastructures is complicated. Juniper Connected Security can help.
Passwords are the foundation upon which much of modern IT security is built, and what better day to discuss the topic than World Password Day, an event which occurs on the first Thursday of May every year. World Password Day is a day in which companies around the world post blogs with advice, sometimes questionable, the obligatory XKCD comic and talk about the importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). At Juniper Networks, we thought instead we'd have "the talk" about the foundation of password protection as a foundation of security itself.