Juniper Networks enhances its Mykonos Web Security software

Juniper Networks announced major platform enhancements to its Mykonos Web Security software. The new release provides 30 new features and enhancements that strengthen protection against a wider range of attackers and hacking techniques, simplify configuration for security administrators, and boost scalability to help ensure holistic protection as traffic volumes increase.

Web applications and websites are under constant attack and are the most popular targets for hackers because they remain the largest unprotected threat in corporate networks. A Ponemon Institute survey found 73 percent of organizations have been hacked at least once in the past two years through insecure web applications.

The Mykonos Web Security solution uses deception to create detection points — or tar traps — to identify malicious actors in real-time as they attempt to hack their desired target. Once attackers are identified, Mykonos Web Security prevents them from compromising critical information, wastes their time by presenting false vulnerabilities and provides valuable intelligence to thwart future attacks.

This active, intelligence-based approach uses Mykonos’ Intrusion Deception System, giving companies the upper hand by using attackers’ actions against them without relying on signatures or passively restricting traffic.

Release Highlights

Enhanced security protections: Mykonos Web Security now detects a wider range of attackers and hacking techniques, protecting against more threats, as well as provides new countermeasures.

User-friendly and intuitive interface: A simplified interface unifies the security console and configuration, making it easier for customers to manage systems, as well as provides a new setup wizard tool to quickly deploy without assistance from Juniper Networks.

Greater performance clustering: Mykonos Web Security now supports throughput greater than 1Gb/second by enabling customers to add multiple slaves to a clustering model. In effect, this allows for Mykonos Web Security to protect higher-volume web properties.

Comprehensive approach to security: The new version of Mykonos Web Security provides a significant new layer of defense against web attacks and builds on the successful SRX and vGW platforms as a key component of Juniper’s strategy to deliver a comprehensive and automated approach for data center security.