Juniper Unveils Tripartite Enhancements for Secured Network

Juniper Networks, Inc. JNPR strengthened its presence in the security sector and recently announced the latest additions to its Connected Security portfolio. The function Adaptive Threat Profiling to combat the growing network threats, Juniper Secure Connect to promote dynamic connectivity and the risk-based integration of access control in the IoT developer WootCloud to detect the presence of malicious devices in the radio frequency spectrum were presented. With tech companies feeling the heat of increasing cyber threats, the latest initiative is a boon for the remote workforce with an end-to-end secure environment.

Based in Sunnyvale, CA, the network provider has always been a keen advocate of developing cutting edge security solutions to improve streamlined operations across various organizations. One of them is Juniper's Connected Security Suite. In fact, the innovative portfolio is known for combining important network elements into a threat-aware network in order to protect companies with the greatest possible flexibility. The company works with leading security providers and dynamically enforces security policies to provide world-class network visibility and intelligence. It is equipped with a microservices cloud architecture that proactively solves problems with AI-driven insights. This functionality ensures that remote workers are always connected via a secure network while maintaining business continuity and productivity.

As part of its recent integration into the network portfolio, Juniper's threat intelligence hub - Adaptive Threat Profiling - was specifically designed to provide Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) Cloud with advanced malware detection services. The feature leverages Juniper Security Services enabled on SRX-Series firewalls to provide security intelligence so organizations can respond to malicious threats in real time. Juniper Secure Connect is a novel VPN application that enables organizations to provide secure access to cloud and corporate users based on a reliable network infrastructure. The presence of such an application promotes adaptive connectivity to ensure optimal performance for work-from-home initiatives.

WootCloud's HyperContext solution, a device-centric threat response platform, is now integrated with Juniper's ATP Cloud, SRX Series Firewalls and Juniper Mist Cloud. In addition to threat detection, this breakthrough combination offers risk-based access control and automated micro-segmentation capabilities, while expanding visibility for IT security teams. As a longtime technology partner of Juniper, WootCloud specializes in enterprise network security with real-time threat analysis. The engine uses AI and ML to identify malicious devices on the network and automatically segment them based on their risk levels. The latest additions to Juniper's Connected Security portfolio appear to be the order of the day as more employees migrate to the new normal of remote working amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the future, the company expects its business to grow due to the strength of its product portfolio, led by popular solutions for corporate customers. The aim is to use the growing demand for virtualization of data centers, cloud computing and the convergence of mobile traffic packets and optical data. With the increasing use of smartphones and tablets, mobile data traffic has increased, which has led to a higher demand for advanced network architecture. What is impressive is that Juniper has made significant changes to its go-to-market structure to better align sales strategies with each of its core customer industries. In addition, there are plans to introduce several products in the next few quarters that are intended to strengthen the competitive position in the cloud and corporate markets.

Despite those positive efforts, the company's shares in Zacks Rank # 3 (Hold) are down 4.5%, while the industry has grown 25.4% over the past year. It has a long-term earnings growth expectation of 8%.


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