The Vice President of Enterprise Products and Cloud Services at Juniper Networks, Chris Spain, has announced the shipment of Juniper Networks' one millionth Juniper SRX Series platform. The SRX Series is recognised throughout the industry as a true powerhouse of the enterprise edge. It can be deployed as a secure router, an SD-WAN CPE device, or an advanced, next-generation firewall. In a statement Chris commented that over 21,000 customers have purchased the Juniper SRX globally.
Advantages of the Juniper SRX include that it fits everywhere, from small enterprise locations to national government and the commercial internet backbones. It is also used in branch locations, campus and headquarters, as well as data centres.
A complete security solution: the Juniper SRX firewall
The SRX Series is one of the most feature-rich families of next-generation firewalls available today. In addition to foundational features like NAT, VPN, telemetry and reporting, SRX Series customers also have access to:
- NGFW features such as Application Quality of Service (App QoS), control and visibility, user-based firewall, and intrusion prevention
- Unified Threat Management, including anti-virus, anti-spam, web and content filtering
- Threat Intelligence and feeds including botnets, C&C servers, GeoIP, Advanced Persistent Threat, and custom feeds
- Advanced Threat Prevention, both on-premise and cloud-based, including sandboxing, evasive malware detection, rich reporting, and analytics
The SRX Series also features MACsec secure Ethernet encryption, delivering the additional layers of strict data protection typically found in central government, financial services, and higher education research programs.
SD-WAN today; SD-Enterprise tomorrow
"Many vendors see SD-WAN as the ultimate goal for the modern enterprise", Chris Spain writes. "Unfortunately, most of these vendors have failed to build security into their SD-WAN solutions, leaving their customers vulnerable to cyberattacks."
At Juniper, we believe that SD-WAN is just the first step toward building a richer enterprise environment—something we call the SD-enterprise. And we are proud to say that security has been a part of our SD-WAN—and SD-Enterprise—strategy from day one. - Chris Spain, Vice President of Enterprise Products and Cloud Services, Juniper Networks
It’s true that, as a practical application of SDN to WAN management links, SD-WAN delivers important benefits such as simplified management with centralised zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) and improved performance via dynamic routing. It also mitigates WAN costs by managing traffic dynamically across multiple provider links and even provides resiliency with hybrid WAN constructs.
"However, greater value is found when you aim higher—say, for a secure and automated multicloud—by going beyond just implementing software defined for WAN links", Spain continues in his statement. "By unifying security, visibility, management, and orchestration at locations throughout your enterprise—including branch, campus, and private cloud data centres—and recognising that these places are on-ramps to multicloud, you can achieve a true SD-Enterprise."
"This is why Juniper has built a scalable and versatile building block for the architecture of the future: the SRX Series. The SRX Series device can evolve with you on your journey from secure router to SD-WAN to, ultimately, a full SD-Enterprise", says Spain.
The SRX Firewall adds much-needed security to the SD-WAN environment and beyond. Along with its identical software-based version, the vSRX Virtual Firewall, the SRX Series can connect enterprises to the public cloud, serving as the endpoint. Not only that, it also serves as the engine in Juniper’s universal CPE device, the NFX Series Network Services Platform, which allows users to spin up virtually any network function.
With the SRX Series platform, SD-WAN is just the beginning, leading inevitably to an SD-Enterprise.
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27 November 2018