Juniper Networks adds cloud security solution

Juniper Networks on Thursday unveiled Firefly Suite that provides secure connectivity for the private and public cloud.

In a statement, Juniper Networks said the suite introduces Firefly Perimeter, a virtual version of the Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateway, as well as Junos Space Virtual Director, an application that automates the management and deployment of Firefly Perimeter.

When combined with enhancements to Firefly Host, which provides hypervisor-based protection between virtual machines, the suite secures traffic within a virtualized data center as well as traffic to and from it.

“Juniper’s Firefly Suite allows companies to attach, create and manage security policy across physical and virtual firewalls with a high level of flexibility supporting error-free deployment for the most demanding environments,” said Michael Callahan, vice president global product marketing, Security Business Unit, Juniper Networks.


Juniper Networks Firefly Suite can be embedded throughout the virtual environment including the hypervisor itself or as VMs connected to the various virtual networks, to provide tailored security, automation and control.

“Our customers rely on us to manage and secure their private, public and hybrid clouds. With Juniper’s Firefly Suite, we are able to offer multitenant secure connectivity, segregate customer data with virtual firewall and set custom policies by customer, department or application,” said Mark Precious, CTO, Virtual Armor.

This approach accelerates service rollout and increases application agility with granular protection that is highly scalable. Administrators will benefit from the rich automation capabilities supporting error-free deployment and unified management making it easy to create, attach and change security policies consistently across the network.

“As virtualization continues to transform our business operations, we were looking for security solutions that will deliver greater levels of control and granular security policy over application and data,” said Shin Miyakawa, director, Innovative Architecture Center, NTT Communications.

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