Case Study

Automating Multitenant Security Using Virtual Firewalls

Secure-24 tailors its hosting services to individual customer requirements. With virtual firewalls, it found it could deploy and change services faster while also reducing risk.

“With a lot of other vendors, you have to sacrifice performance for virtualization. The vSRX truly had the performance to meet our clients’ needs.”

Sean Donaldson, CTO, Secure-24

Overview

Based in Michigan, Secure-24 serves multitenant customers with managed cloud, application hosting, and other mission-critical services. Network automation and security virtualization have simplified its operations across multiple data centers in two states and are critical to its business continuity and disaster recovery services.

Business Challenge

The hosting company sought to reduce risk while speeding up the delivery of its mission-critical services, which it tailors to customers’ individual security and compliance requirements. While Secure-24 knew virtualization technology was likely the answer, it was apprehensive about how network performance would compare with physical firewalls.

Technology Solution

Juniper vSRX, the industry’s fastest firewall, features the same performance as its SRX Series physical counterparts, with speeds that scale to 100 Gbps with 12 virtual CPUs. Secure-24 also uses Junos Space for management and Juniper’s AppSecure, a suite of threat visibility, enforcement, control, and protection tools for the vSRX.

Business Results

Using Juniper solutions has allowed Secure-24 to deliver enterprise applications faster and with customized security, helping each customer quickly meet its changing compliance requirements. Automation and virtualization have given the company greater agility and competitiveness, because it can now operate more efficiently as its business continues to grow.

“Automation allows us to deploy a new customer environment in hours instead of weeks.”

Nick Ilitch, VP of Products, Secure-24

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How we put it together

High-performance network security in a virtual form factor with advanced, integrated threat intelligence.

Security management for centralized policy control across physical and virtual SRX Series firewall services.

Security suite for SRX Series Services Gateways that delivers threat visibility, enforcement, control, and protection over the network.

Development tools for creating custom analytic and management applications for the Junos Space Network Management Platform.