Juniper Networks Expands its Spotlight Secure Platform to Stop Advanced Malware and Emerging Threats

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Juniper Networks has announced new advancements in its security capabilities that extend the Juniper Networks Spotlight Secure threat intelligence platform and link it with firewall policies in Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways.

juniper-networksThe new security capabilities would empower customers to quickly take action on intelligence from varied threat detection technologies. Customers would be able to immediately push enforcement rules to SRX firewalls to cut off command-and-control (C&C) traffic, isolate infected systems and effectively combat a diversity of threats targeting networks.

This novel approach frees customers to choose the most appropriate threat detection technologies available – including feeds customized to their business – rather than being locked into only the intelligence data offered by their firewall vendor. 

The enhancements to Juniper’s Spotlight Secure platform include:

  • Threat Protection – New threat feeds for Spotlight Secure provide C&C and GeoIP feeds that not only adapt protection and firewall policies based on the severity of threats in the network, but also recognize and block traffic from specified countries and send selected traffic through additional security services. These new feeds augment Juniper Networks‘ attacker-device fingerprinting service, which is already available via Spotlight Secure.
  • Tight Integration with the Network – Enhanced integration between Juniper Networks Junos Space Security Director and Spotlight Secure links cloud-based threat feeds to the customer firewalls and provides a single aggregation point for multiple feeds into the firewall.
  • Intelligent Firewall – Enhancements to the SRX firewall allow it to now consume and enforce policy based on the aggregated threat intelligence from detection technologies and feeds that reside both on-premises and in a cloud hosting

“We have transformed our security solution to address the challenges and constraints that our customers face with traditional firewalls,” said Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president and general manager, Security, Switching, and Solutions Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “By creating an open framework that enables the aggregation of intelligence data from multiple feeds, we can provide application and user-level visibility. In addition, this solution is able to increase agility to effectively combat evolving threats in order to keep High-IQ networks secure.”