Putting its recent acquisition of Altor Networks into action, Juniper Networks today announced the integration of its new vGW Virtual Gateway with its SRX Series Services Gateways to provide a consistent, virtualization-aware solution for private and public cloud deployments. The Juniper Networks vGW Virtual Gateway offers organizations access to a flexible security solution optimized for high performance and scale in virtualized environments.
With security and trust as primary concerns in enterprise cloud adoption, Juniper’s integrated solution enables a secure enterprise architecture through the isolation of virtual machines (VMs) and visibility into VM traffic layers. This differentiated approach enables comprehensive security and assurance that multiple VMs within a virtualized environment remain secure and isolated. Additionally, vGW security automation simplifies corporate and regulatory compliance oversight by regulating the creation and movement of VMs virtual environments.
“Enterprises building private clouds and public cloud service providers need a security solution that is consistent and pervasive across the physical and the virtualized network infrastructure,” said Douglas Murray, senior vice president and general manager, security business unit, at Juniper Networks. “The integrated SRX plus vGW solution ensures that security is maintained and enforced right down to each individual VM, while enhancing the operational efficiency of security management.”
Juniper’s SRX-vGW integration offers organizations visibility into virtualized environments by having the vGW automatically populate VM membership into Juniper SRX Zones. Key SRX-vGW benefits include:
• Zone-based smart policy groups that are automatically created on the hypervisor;
• Automated security classification and enforcement for new or cloned VMs;
• Automated VM compliance assessment based on multiple VM attributes;
• Quarantine of non-compliant VMs to eliminate administrative errors and reduce risk.
“As organizations continue to virtualize their data centers, workloads of higher sensitivity are being virtualized and the workloads themselves are becoming more mobile, challenging traditional data center security architectures which rely solely on physical appliance-based enforcement,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president and Gartner Fellow at Gartner. “It’s critical to implement a consistent way of defining and managing security policies across physical and virtual machines and delivering virtualization-awareness to security policy enforcement points, to reduce the complexity of administration.”