Juniper Networks and Leading Security Solution Partners Deliver Information-Driven, Multi-Layered Enterprise Security
Interoperability with Juniper Networks Unified Access Control Helps Enterprises More Effectively Manage Risk
SAN FRANCISCO/RSA CONFERENCE - February 6, 2007 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced the Juniper Unified Access Control 2.0 (UAC 2.0) solution interoperates with a broad ecosystem of security solutions to help customers more effectively minimize risk. By combining Juniper Networks’ UAC 2.0 solution with products from leading vulnerability management, secure content management, and security information and event management partners, enterprises can deploy an information-driven, multi-layered security infrastructure that streamlines the remediation of devices that do not comply with network access policies and improves an organization’s overall security posture.
Juniper Networks’ business partners in the vulnerability management/remediation markets include Altiris, BigFix, IBM, PatchLink and Shavlik Technologies. Vulnerability management and remediation solutions help improve an organization’s security posture in the face of a changing threat landscape and continuing requirements for regulatory compliance-related initiatives. By linking the Juniper Networks UAC 2.0 solution to vulnerability management technologies, an enterprise can improve the overall vulnerability management process by identifying previously unknown devices on the network and bringing them under full management, thus reducing the time it takes to locate and patch vulnerable systems.
“By approaching IT security from a business risk view, and employing best-in-class systems that interoperate seamlessly, organizations can reduce IT infrastructure costs, improve business process flow, and lower exposure to operational and business event risks,” said Chris Schwartzauer, vice president, worldwide field operations at Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a Juniper Networks J-Partner. “We share Juniper Networks’ vision for leveraging open standards to facilitate broad interoperability amongst security solutions as the most effective means for helping customers solve real-world risk management challenges.”
Juniper Networks’ secure content management partners include Kaspersky Lab, SurfControl and Websense. Secure content management solutions provide enhanced spam prevention, content inspection and virus protection for Web and email traffic. By ensuring that UAC interoperates with leading secure content management solutions, Juniper Networks enables organizations to develop flexible security policies based on the unique requirements of different users within an organization. These comprehensive policies can cover the full range of requirements for complete access control and network usage, from the time a user first connects to the network, throughout the session to when the user exits the network.
“Multi-layered protection at the network and application layers is the only effective defense against modern blended threats,” said Rocco Donnino, vice president of business development at SurfControl, a Juniper Networks J-Partner. “SurfControl and Juniper have a long history of delivering integrated blended threat protection to enterprise customers through Juniper’s Unified Threat Management platforms, and we are excited to extend our interoperability to Juniper’s UAC solution.”
Juniper Networks’ partners that provide security information and event management (SIEM) solutions include ArcSight, eIQnetworks, ExaProtect, IBM, Loglogic, netForensics, Novell, NWG Technologies, Q1 Labs and RSA, The Security Division of EMC. SIEM systems help enterprises gather, store, correlate and analyze security log data from many different information systems, including network access control solutions such as UAC. This data may prove valuable as part of a network security organization’s immediate response to an attack or as part of post-event computer and network forensic activity. The requirements of industry regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley further heighten the need for tight interoperability between network access control and SIEM solutions.
“Information-based security is the only effective means to ensure the development of intelligent security policies that can adapt to address changing security conditions,” said Hugh Njemanze, CTO and EVP of Research and Development at ArcSight, a Juniper Networks J-Partner. “Interoperability between our ArcSight Logger and ArcSight ESM solutions and Juniper Networks’ UAC 2.0 solution will enable customers to address their risk management and regulatory compliance requirements across the spectrum of real-time and historical needs.”
As enterprise networks grow increasingly complex and mobile, with users including employees, guests, partners and contractors requiring access to critical business information, the Juniper Networks UAC 2.0 solution solves the problem of balancing access controls and threat mitigation. In many enterprises, network endpoints are often poorly managed, unmanaged, and in some cases, unmanageable. By binding user identity, endpoint integrity and location information with access controls, Junipers Networks’ UAC 2.0 solution allows for dynamic policy management that can be enforced in real-time throughout the network.
“For security policy to be useful, it must be a closed loop - that is, you have to be able to implement a policy, see what happens when it is implemented, and then use the results to make the policy better,” said Karthik Krishnan, product line manager at Juniper Networks. “By providing interoperability with leading security solutions via open standards such as the Trusted Computing Group’s Trusted Network Connect (TNC) open specifications and our own custom APIs, Juniper Networks enables enterprises to develop and enforce the most effective access control policies.”
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