Juniper security products use device-fingerprinting as way to detect, block attacks

By , Network World |  Security, Juniper Networks, network security

Juniper Networks today rolled out a battalion of security products and services to protect corporate networks, stating that when it comes to defensive measures, security attacks can be better prevented by determining device-fingerprinting rather than blocking attacks based on IP address.

It's simply not effective or practical to focus on blocking IP addresses, says David Koretz, vice president and general manager of counter security at Juniper. And in a turn that radically differentiates Juniper from its competitors, Juniper has upgraded its lineup for Web application protection, anti-DDoS and SRX Series Services Gateways to identify an attack through a fingerprinting method. The argument such fingerprinting is much more precise and accurate in thwarting attacks.

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The latest Juniper product and service lineup that can take advantage of this device-fingerprinting detection and blocking technology includes:

  • Junos Spotlight Secure, the cloud-based threat-intelligence that now has device-level attacker tracking
  • Junos WebApp Secure (formerly named Mykonos) for Web application protection
  • Juniper SRX Series Services Gateways Integration with Junos WebApp Secure
  • Junos DDoS Secure for automated protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks up to 40Gbps as well as "low-and-slow" applications attacks, deployable as a hardware appliance or as a virtual machine in private, public or hybrid cloud networks

When an ongoing attack is detected, the Juniper gear will capture a broad array of data about the attacking device in order to "fingerprint" it and block it, then and in the future. In addition, the information about that device fingerprint will be shared among other Juniper equipment and through a cloud-service called Junos Spotlight Secure on behalf of all Juniper customers subscribing to it.

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