Juniper Networks launches Junos intelligence service to help detect and block attacks

Juniper Networks has released a new intelligence service to assist in the identification, detection and blocking of attackers and attacks.

According to the company, Junos Spotlight Secure is a cloud-based global attacker intelligence service that identifies individual attackers at the device level and tracks them in a global database. It claimed that this creates a persistent fingerprint of attacker devices based on over 200 unique attributes.

It said that once an attacker is identified and fingerprinted on a subscriber's network using Junos WebApp Secure, the database can immediately share the attacker profiles with other subscribers, providing advanced real-time security across multiple networks.

Junos WebApp Secure, which uses technology developed by Mykonos who Juniper Networks acquired last year, uses intelligence from the Junos Spotlight Secure service and is deployed in front of application servers behind the firewall. This also uses intrusion detection technology to misdirect and mislead attackers while simultaneously profiling and fingerprinting them, a particular characteristic of the Mykonos technology.

Also in the Junos family is DDoS secure, which uses technology acquired from Webscreen Systems to deliver a DDoS protection system for websites and web applications by using a unique, behaviour-based approach to DDoS mitigation that provides protection up to 40Gbps for high-volume attacks, the company said.

Nawaf Bitar, senior vice president and general manager of the security business unit at Juniper Networks, said: “Next-generation security must be built on automated and actionable intelligence that can be quickly shared to meet the demands of modern and evolving networks. This is only possible if you are able to collect definitive information about attackers, Junos Spotlight Secure provides the platform to deliver advanced intelligence with device-level attacker tracking.

“This integrated approach improves security intelligence, provides collective defence against attackers and delivers true defence in-depth for the data centre.”

Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, said: “With the growing sophistication of threats, there is a clear need for network security to become more intelligent in how it identifies and stops attacks. Companies are looking for security solutions that not only detect attacks, but also provide definitive information about attackers and integrate with core network security controls.

“Juniper's Spotlight Secure attacker database can address these requirements with its ability to share real-time intelligence with core network security infrastructure, offering a new and more definitive way to block attacks across the entire Juniper customer base.”

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