Juniper Networks enhances SRX Series Services Gateways

Juniper Networks has enhanced its next-generation Firewall solutions – Juniper Networks SRX Series for enterprises by adding security, control and efficiency.

In a statement Juniper Networks said new enhancements to its SRX Series Services Gateways provide next-generation security to help customers protect against threats and control what’s on their network without adding a heavy administrative burden.

Centralized management of Juniper SRX and virtual Firefly Perimeter firewalls is made easier with Junos Space Security Director’s integrated logging and reporting, and role-based access controls that manage security services including user firewall, application security (AppSecure) and UTM.

A single, central management platform delivers a simple method for managing all Juniper Networks firewalls, eliminating the complexity and time needed to support multiple management platforms.

For organizations looking to combine security for the data center and enterprise edge into a single box, AppID delivers granular management of application visibility and control on a per policy basis.

These controls allow AppID to be used to protect enterprise edge traffic where it’s most needed, while not being applied to the data center where it is less needed and could add unnecessary complexity.

The new AppID engine includes a heuristics engine optimized for identifying evasive or tunneled applications. This feature is important for blocking risky applications such as peer-to-peer applications or adding control over communications applications such as Skype or BitTorrent.

Firefly Perimeter, Juniper’s virtual firewall, now supports NGFW capabilities like IPS and UTM. These services enable Firefly Perimeter customers to layer additional levels of security into their networks to protect against exploits trying to compromise weaknesses in applications and protect against malware, spam and other content-based threats.

The new capability helps organizations increase the amount of control they have over home grown application traffic in their network and it enables increased protection against exploits targeting these custom applications.

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