As organizations move increasing numbers of workloads to distributed, multicloud environments and adopt connectivity-dependent trends such as the Internet of Things, the simpler networks of yesterday have steadily morphed into something considerably more complex. It’s this growing complexity that is the ultimate enemy of effective security.
Successful cybersecurity breaches continue seemingly unabated, as organizations struggle to overcome complexity and improve the security of their networks. One response is to layer on more security tools, and businesses are doing just that; they are spending more than ever on security tools to protect their networks, applications, and data — all to little avail.
Find the Weakest Link
Gartner forecasts that worldwide spending on information
security products and services will reach $124 billion
in 2019, an increase of 8.7 percent compared to 2018.1
This continued growth includes spending on security
technologies and solutions such as: next-generation
firewalls, sandboxing, cloud access security brokers (CASB),
security information and event management (SIEM), and
endpoint protection, to name a few. Yet recent experience shows that buying more products that do not integrate with each other, or the network, is not effective at identifying and stopping cyberattacks. Cybercriminals can still find weak links and use them to execute successful attacks and breaches. At this point, company leaders and security stakeholders realize that their considerable investments in best-of-breed security products are not yielding the promised level of protection.
Yet recent experience shows that buying more products that do not integrate with each other, or the network, is not effective at identifying and stopping cyberattacks. Cybercriminals can still find weak links and use them to execute successful attacks and breaches. At this point, company leaders and security stakeholders realize that their considerable investments in best-of-breed security products are not yielding the promised level of protection.
To find the answer, these leaders need look no further than their complex, siloed solutions across the network. The key is integration, where products and components work together. A network is only as secure as its weakest link, and without deep collaboration and synchronization between all parts of the network (including security products), enterprises still have security weaknesses that leave them vulnerable to attack.
Transform Traditional Networks Into Secure Networks
Now we know that the missing piece of effective network security today is integration. Seamless integration enables security and networking technologies to work together, even if the products are from different vendors. With integration, existing network and security elements combine in a multivendor environment, with centralized policies, analytics, and management across all of the components.
Connecting and automating network and security technologies is what Juniper Connected Security is all about. With Juniper, you can safeguard users, applications, and infrastructure by extending security to all connection points across the network, even taking advantage of other vendors’ technologies. With the entire network and cloud as enforcement points, you improve protection against threats across your environment, eliminating gaps in security.
Understand the Challenges of Security In Multicloud Environments
Modern environments are increasingly distributed, with workloads running across multiple public clouds as well as private cloud. While enabling superior time-to-market, scalability, resiliency and agility for the business, modern environments create greater operational complexity and expand the attack surface—all of which can lead to weaknesses in defense.
While security practitioners must allow the flexibility of cloud development to happen, they still need to minimize risk to the business. This can be challenging because multiple clouds—when running in silos instead of under the control of a single, secure enterprise network— create gaps in visibility while making it difficult to implement consistent security policies across the entire environment.
Secure and Automate Your Multicloud Environment
Multicloud is about connecting and securing applications end-to-end, from the data center to the business edge, across many clouds, as simply as if they were in one cloud. A secure, multicloud solution lets you create consistent security policies that follow workloads wherever they need to execute, whether that’s in a private or public cloud.
Connect All the Dots With Automation
Security teams often face tens or even hundreds of thousands of alerts per week, with one report showing that they are inundated with more than 174,000 alerts on a weekly basis. This enormous volume of data is generated by numerous, disparate sources and then presented to overworked, understaffed security teams for review. The effort to analyze, correlate and prioritize disparate threat data and alerts is simply overwhelming, making threat detection and mitigation incredibly difficult, and increasing time to remediation.
Did You Know?
Automation is more than a nice-to-have capability. With today’s cybercriminals increasingly taking advantage of automated attack methods and tools, security automation is becoming the only way to keep up with the speed, frequency, and volume of attacks.
Juniper Connected Security is the answer. With seamless integration with security and network solutions, you can detect threats and automatically enforce security policy throughout your network, including your multicloud environment. Juniper includes automatic enforcement at Juniper switches, third-party switches across wireless networks and within workloads in the cloud to block threats at the network level.
See, Automate and Protect With Juniper Connected Security
With Juniper, you can see, automate and protect network and security technologies to effectively safeguard your organization, while streamlining operations. Our seamless security architecture: