After Cisco or VMware, Juniper announced that it would conform to the secure edge service architecture.
The Indian line launched around the SASE architecture continues to train the actors of the network with Juniper which announces this week to enter the dance. Like other major players in the networking industry, such as Cisco and VMware recently in June, Juniper said it would expand its offering to respond to SASE (to be pronounced [sasi]) as defined by Gartner in 2019. This edge secure access service architecture includes a wide variety of components that Juniper has summarized and included:
– architectures hosted in the cloud, so that services can be easily deployed on demand and in a scalable manner;
– identity-oriented policies, allowing personalization of network access and security according to the individual needs of users;
– inspection and localized application of policies to provide services as close as possible to users in order to minimize latency.
More visibility, more control
“By integrating network and security elements into a single platform, Juniper customers can seamlessly and cost-effectively take advantage of advanced security services such as application security for greater visibility and control, advanced prevention of threats, intrusion detection and prevention as well as data loss prevention. All this without any additional hardware or software, ”wrote Samantha Madrid, vice president of products for Security Business & Strategy at Juniper Networks, in a blog post.
Juniper has a variety of security products under its connected security architecture to claim this type of architecture. For example, its cloud-based Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) system provides advanced protection against malware. In addition, its SRX and vSRX firewalls allow remote configuration and security, as well as monitoring of network and application policies. Another key element is the publisher’s effort to integrate artificial intelligence into its security components as well as its MX Series routers and EX and QFX Series switches.
Ensure connectivity across the network
The acquisition of Mist in 2019 for $ 405 million and the integration of this technology is the cornerstone of Juniper’s strategy, which indicated that it will integrate its SecIntel (Security Intelligence) software package into the Mist platform for the wireless access. Users will receive threat alerts detected by Juniper SRX series firewalls and the ATP cloud. The next step will be the integration of Juniper’s SD-WAN into Mist. “Customers need to be able to provide solid connectivity across the network – from wireless and wired connections – and the path that traffic takes from a particular location (whether at home, in data centers or to the cloud) and it would be a natural extension to include SD-WAN. It’s a work in progress, ”Juniper CEO Rami Rahim told our colleagues at Network World.
This orientation towards Juniper’s SASE therefore follows the recent announcements made by VMware and Cisco in this booming market. The first announced to advance secure access for remote and mobile workers by mixing its Workspace ONE offer with its SD-WAN offer. The second said adopting the SASE architecture and upgrading some of its existing products to provide access control, security and a cloud-based network.
“The rapid adoption of SD-WAN to connect to multi-cloud applications offers businesses the opportunity to rethink how access and security is managed on-premises to the cloud and to the periphery,” said Jeff Reed, vice president of products for the Cisco Security Business Group, in a blog post. “With 60% of companies expecting the majority of applications to be hosted in the cloud by 2021 and more than 50% of the workforce working remotely, new network and such as SASE meet these now immediate needs. ”