Juniper Networks Reveals Contrail Security, Allows Enterprises to Protect Cloud Application

Juniper Juniper Networks unveils a new security and micro-segmentation solutions, Juniper Contrail Security, which is 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.

“Contrail Security is a key step forward in our mission to transform how enterprises and SaaS cloud providers secure their cloud-native applications running in all cloud environments. By offering enhanced threat prevention, policy management, visibility and control, and by leveraging our battle-tested Contrail Networking product components, our customers will be able to better protect themselves against threats without compromising scale, performance and interoperability.”said Pratik Roychowdhury, senior director of product management, Contrail at Juniper Networks.

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 with having to manually create and manage myriad security policies across multiple environments and do not have clear visibility into how applications interact with each other. These conditions can lead to applications running in opaque environments with ineffective security and limited scalability.

“Juniper Networks has a strong history in both network orchestration and security. The next five years will be critical for companies that are planning to transform their network infrastructure. Security buyers deploying complex SDN-enabled networks would be wise to consider vendors with a deep expertise in network orchestration.” saidJeff Wilson, research director and advisor, Cybersecurity Technology at IHS Markit.

“Myriad and our customers are increasingly relying on both hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud application delivery strategies. In these environments, it has been nearly impossible for security teams to keep up. Contrail Security changes that. The combination of intent-driven policy, consistency across environments, multiple enforcement points, intelligent machine learning, and intuitive templates and wizards promise to set a new bar for application security. We believe Contrail Security will prove to be THE tool for stopping the spread of lateral threats without compromising scale or performance across hybrid & multi-cloud environments.”said Chris Grundemann, principal architect at Myriad Supply.

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