Juniper Bolsters Network Security Portfolio
At its NXTWORK conference, company officials unveil Policy Enforcer, which automates policy enforcement and quarantines infected endpoints.Juniper Networks is rolling out an array of new and enhanced security capabilities that are designed to give organizations tools to better protect their networks against the increasingly complex threats to their infrastructures. The new security improvements unveiled by company officials this week at the vendor's NXTWORK 2016 user conference include a new Policy Enforcer that not only automates the enforcement of security policies throughout the network but also quarantines endpoints that have been infected. Policy Enforcer, part of Juniper's Junos Space Security Director unified security management product, works in concert with other security software from the networking technologies provider, including Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), according to Scott Miles, senior director of product marketing at Juniper. Policy Enforcer "automates policy creation, learns from threat conditions and dynamically deploys enforcement to the appropriate points in your network," Miles wrote in a post on the company blog. "Now your network can detect and quarantine compromised hosts or endpoints across firewalls and switches by leveraging up-to-the-minute threat intel from Sky Advanced Threat Prevention."
Juniper officials are working to expand the security capabilities within the company's portfolio to enable customers to pare down the collection of security products from disparate vendors and enable them to turn to a single vendor for much of their needs. Miles noted that over the years, as they worked to counter increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks, businesses have brought in various antivirus products and added features to their firewalls.