How information technology products do what they do matters, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of security. IT infrastructure used to be dedicated to a specific task. But with the rise of virtualization, software defined everything and cloud computing, that changed. Shared infrastructure became the norm, but the centralization of IT, and especially clouds, made consuming IT easier. Both the scope and scale of IT increased and, along the way, things were automated to cut down on the management burden.
Data protection is the ultimate cybersecurity endgame. For this reason, it’s near the top of the agenda in any security team meeting. They know they need to do all they can to ensure data stays inside the organization and, therefore, will layer software and hardware solutions to make that happen. Their adversaries (threat actors) will do anything to gain access to that data for resale, including damage it, lock it up and demand ransom payments for access.
The results of the March 2019 Info-Tech Research Group Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) Customer Experience Report are in and we’re proud to share that Juniper Networks was named a Champion. These results validate our Juniper Connected Security solution, along with our focus on simplicity, interconnectivity and automation.
Often, the need to protect data gets applied in a blanket mode with all data receiving equal levels of protection. While this may sound ideal, in reality it is far from that and can actually add layers of unnecessary complexity to business, resulting in either slowing things down, or introducing shadow IT as employees look to circumvent controls.
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.