Juniper Networks Releases Unite Reference Architecture to Secure Cloud Applications

By David Delony October 05, 2015

Juniper Networks has announced a new reference architecture, Juniper Unite, to secure cloud-based applications.

“Amid increasingly connected business environments, Juniper understands our enterprise customers’ complex challenges across the network,” elaborated Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager of Juniper development and innovation at Juniper Networks. “The introduction of our Juniper Networks Unite architecture gives our customers the building blocks required to modernize their enterprise campus and branch environments with simple, automated and secure solutions that can harness the power of the cloud - transforming IT from a business necessity into a powerful business asset.”

The reference architecture consists of Junos Fusion Enterprise, a software-enabled switching architecture, the Junos Space Network Director to centralize network control and automation, the EX9200 programmable Ethernet switch and the Open Convergence Framework.

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The combine solution offers a network architecture that’s intended to maintain security as businesses move to the cloud. Given that a lot of cloud services are hosted outside an organization’s control, keeping employee networks secure is important. Given that a lot of employees are also using mobile devices to access these networks from different locations, security is even more paramount.

Healthcare is an industry that’s particularly sensitive to security. The industry has really taken to mobile devices as part of the push toward electronic health records under the Affordable Care Act, but has strict privacy requirements due to HIPAA. Juniper United looks like a promising solution to at least one of its clients in this field.

“As pioneers in the medical industry and with over 90 locations worldwide, Varian needs a network that is reliable, easy-to-manage and can keep pace with our ever-changing IT requirements,” Emmanuel Sabino, senior network engineering manager at Varian Medical, commented. “Juniper Networks’ EX Series Ethernet Switches already provide us with simple and secure access to our mission-critical applications, making the potential of Junos Fusion Enterprise evident to help further streamline control of our network across our global locations.”

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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