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.
Information security is inextricable from all aspects of IT and it must include everything from cloud-based advanced threat prevention to physical switches that automatically quarantine infected devices. Automating IT in order to simplify it, make it repeatable and allow multiple products to form a whole greater than any individual component, is the basis of Juniper Connected Security.
Juniper Connected Security combines inbuild detection of threats and the enforcement of policy with the capabilities of our partners to safeguard users, applications and infrastructure against advanced threats. Combining automation with a layered approach to defense provides our customers with the capabilities to answer both extant and emerging, internal and external threats.
In the world of information security, some things are as much a certainty as death and taxes. These truisms have been discussed ad nauseam by security experts, vendors and even governments – the information security arms race, too much data, too many workloads and not enough skilled staff to manage it all. Add in a few regulations and organizations are at security overload.
Traditionally, these perpetual challenges have been used to push information security products by playing on our fears. The world is full of bogymen, it’s unpredictable and you probably don't have enough skilled people to defend your organization. Be afraid!
According to Gartner, “by 2020, 75% of organizations will have deployed a multicloud or hybrid cloud model for their IT needs.”1 While we’ve known for some time that the future is multicloud, ensuring cybersecurity across diverse and non-traditional environments has mostly been an afterthought. Despite organizations weaving cloud-based ecosystems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications into the fabric of their networks, they have not emphasized security at the same level. To learn more about what organizations are – and are not – doing to prepare and fortify their security postures, Juniper Networks partnered with the Internet of Things Institute to survey organizations implementing IoT projects.