vSRX Virtual Firewall

High-performance, next-generation firewall for securing virtualized and cloud environments.

The vSRX delivers core firewall, networking, advanced security, and automated lifecycle management for enterprises and service providers. The industry’s fastest virtual security platform, vSRX offers firewall speeds up to 17 Gbps using only two vCPUs, scaling to 100Gbps with 12 vCPUs to provide scalable, secure protection across private, public, and hybrid clouds.

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    Overview

    Data centers increasingly rely on server virtualization to deliver services faster and more efficiently than ever before. But with virtualization comes a new set of security risks.

    These vulnerabilities call for a new breed of security solution. Businesses need a firewall that can keep pace with evolving threats while providing the agility, elasticity and cost savings that virtualized and cloud environments demand—without sacrificing reliability, visibility, or control.

    The vSRX answers this challenge. Offering the same core firewall, networking, and advanced security features available in our physical SRX Series devices, the vSRX delivers a complete and integrated virtual security solution that includes core firewall, robust networking, advanced security services at Layers 4-7, and automated lifecycle management capabilities.

    Automated provisioning capabilities enabled through Junos® Space Virtual Director let you quickly and efficiently deploy scalable firewall protection to meet the dynamic needs of virtualized and cloud environments. In addition, rich vSRX Junos APIs allow you to automate the management and orchestration of the vSRX, using tools such as Netconf, Ansible, or Vagrant.

    By combining the provisioning capabilities in Virtual Director with the power of Junos Space Security Director, you can also improve policy configuration, management, and visibility for both physical and virtual assets through a common, centralized platform. Security Director provides a single pane of glass for managing firewall policies consistently across vSRX, cSRX, and SRX Series platforms.

    For service providers and organizations that deploy service-oriented applications, the vSRX presents a portfolio of virtualized network and security services such as firewall, VPN, Network Address Translation (NAT), intrusion prevention system (IPS), AppSecure, and unified threat management (UTM), supporting a variety of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) use cases.

    The vSRX also supports Juniper Contrail, OpenContrail, and third-party SDN solutions, and can integrate with next-generation cloud orchestration tools such as OpenStack.

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    Features

    • Provides the same capabilities as the SRX Series Services Gateway in a virtual form factor to secure virtualized and cloud environments.
    • Supports VMware ESXi and KVM (Centos, Ubuntu) platforms, as well as orchestration with vRealize Orchestrator and OpenStack.
    • Delivers up to 17 Gbps of firewall throughput using only two vCPUs, scaling to 100 Gbps of firewall throughput using twelve vCPUs.
    • Provides scalable, secure protection across private, public, and hybrid clouds, extending the ability to provision and scale firewall protection across virtualized environments for high-bandwith customers and applications.
    • Offers robust connectivity and routing features, including IPsec VPN, NAT, and advanced routing.
    • Integrates virtualization-specific UTM, IPS, and AppSecure 2.0 next-generation firewall (NGFW) services for a comprehensive threat-protection framework.
    • Provides mission-critical reliability for business continuity, with support for stateful active/active and active/passive high-availability deployment options.
    • Automates the virtual machine (VM) lifecycle, from provisioning through decommissioning, with Junos Space Virtual Director.
    • Ensures centralized and consistent security policy management across physical and virtual firewalls through Junos Space Security Director.
    • Supports SDN and NFV through integration with Contrail, OpenContrail, and third-party SDN solutions.

    Delivering Security Customized for Every Need

    The Expedient Case Study

    Expedient Dynamically Deploys and Scales Firewall Protection

    vSRX enables Expedient to move from a monolithic architecture to a dedicated firewall per tenant or per application, providing unparalleled flexibility in offering new services to customers.

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    Expedient uses vSRX with

    • SRX Series Services Gateways

      High-performance network security with advanced integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry’s most scalable and resilient platform.

    • Junos Space Security Director

      Junos Space Security Director is a scalable and responsive security management application that improves security policy administration.