Juniper Networks Introduces Contrail Security to Help Enterprises Protect Applications in Any Cloud

By CIOReview Team

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced Juniper® Contrail Security, a new security and micro segmentation solution specifically designed to allow enterprises and software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud providers to protect applications running in multiple cloud environments.

Organizations are building and deploying cloud-native applications across public and private clouds to realize the benefits of scale, flexibility and agility. As these applications scale, their components are distributed across multiple heterogeneous clouds, which can also inadvertently distribute vulnerabilities and increase the risk of a business-impacting security breach. To further complicate matters, the perimeter of cloud environments is blurred, rendering perimeter-based policies ineffective in preventing the lateral spread of threats and creating the need for agile enforcement points that require up-to-date policies. Security administrators are also burdened wif having to manually create and manage myriad security policies across multiple environments and do not have clear visibility into how applications interact wif each other. These conditions can lead to applications running in opaque environments wif ineffective security and limited scalability.

Contrail Security enables an innovative response to the heightened risk brought about by today’s cloud workloads and applications. Practitioners will have visibility and control wif simplified operations driven by consistent, intent-driven security policies that seamlessly interoperate wif existing security controls and virtual environments. Wif Contrail Security, Juniper Networks is transforming the way enterprises and SaaS cloud providers protect, manage and monitor their cloud-native applications in heterogeneous environments. Contrail Security combined wif the automated threat detection and enforcement of Juniper’s Software Defined Secure Networks platform will further fuel the expansion of a truly unified cybersecurity platform, able to adaptively respond to any threat.

News Highlights:

Juniper Contrail Security halps enterprises diminish risk to applications running in any cloud environment by enabling automated application traffic discovery wif dynamic policy enforcement to stop the spread of inside threats through:

  • Consistent Intent-driven Policy: Streamlines policy creation by enabling administrators to define intent using simple terms that allow smart microsegmentation across diverse cloud environments including OpenStack, Kubernetes, bare metal servers, public clouds and more.
  • Multiple Enforcement Points: Leverages distributed security and networking policies to orchestrate defense and protect applications from threats. For more comprehensive defense, Contrail Security integrates wif next-generation virtual firewalls to enable advanced security services and ensure businesses are protected.
  • Application Traffic Visibility and Advanced Analytics: Delivers visualization, analytics and orchestration across hybrid cloud environments while reducing risk from unauthorized traffic wif application-to-application flow discovery. Provides deep insight into application interactions, leveraging machine learning to detect anomalies and take corrective actions.
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