Next-Generation Firewall Services

Organizations are in an arms race with cyber criminals, who constantly develop new exploits that evade detection and compromise defenses. Security solutions that stay ahead of this continual escalation are crucial to protecting your employees, data, infrastructure, and survival.

Juniper Next-Generation Firewall Services provide an array of cyber defenses that work together to reduce your attack surface. With the SRX Series Firewall and Juniper Secure Edge at their foundation, NGFW Services deliver integrated threat prevention, application awareness, user identity services, and content inspection with high-performance throughput and scalability.

Key Features

  • Identify high-risk applications and take preventive action to protect them
  • Guard against network-level exploits
  • Block known and zero-day malware at line rate for the entire attack lifecycle
  • Leverage AI to identify threats quickly and mitigate them
  • Control web browsing and block malicious websites using robust URL filtering 
  • Prevent unauthorized use with user-based access control policies and segmentation
  • Extend security policies to remote users with Juniper Secure Edge or Juniper Secure Connect remote-access VPN, regardless of port, protocol, or encryption method used

Features + Benefits

Complete Visibility and Control

Protect users, data, and devices without sacrificing reliability or performance.

AI-Predictive Threat Prevention

Keeps known and zero-day threats off the network at line rate for the entire attack lifecycle—not just for 24 hours—helping your network stay safe from initial and subsequent attacks.

Automated Risk Reduction

Reduce your attack surface with pervasive visibility, industry-leading security effectiveness, and intelligent, automated actions.

Single Policy Framework

Create policies once and apply them anywhere and everywhere, so users, devices, and data are consistently and effectively protected wherever they go.

Enhanced Web Filtering

Block unwanted URL categories and enable selective decryption to keep business traffic safe from threats.

99.9% Security Effectiveness

Juniper received an “AAA” rating in CyberRatings’ 2023 Enterprise Network Firewall Report, demonstrating a 99.9% exploit block rate with zero false positives.

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Next-Generation Firewall Services

Reduce risk of attack and safeguard users, data, and devices through identity-based policies, microsegmentation, VPN connectivity, and validated threat prevention.

Technical Features
  • Identify high-risk applications and take preventive action to protect them
  • Guard against network-level exploits
  • Block known and zero-day malware at line rate for the entire attack lifecycle
  • Leverage AI to identify threats quickly and mitigate them
  • Control web browsing and block malicious websites using robust URL filtering 
  • Prevent unauthorized use with user-based access control policies and segmentation
  • Extend security policies to remote users with Juniper Secure Edge or Juniper Secure Connect remote-access VPN, regardless of port, protocol, or encryption method used
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Advanced Threat Prevention

The threat intelligence hub for the network, with a litany of built-in advanced threat services that use the power of AI and machine learning to detect attacks and optimize enforcement. Juniper ATP protects against known and unknown threats, assesses and verifies device and IoT risk, and analyzes encrypted traffic.

Technical Features
  • Advanced Anti-Malware: Automatically discover and mitigate known and zero-day threats 
  • Encrypted Traffic Insights: Identify and stop threats hiding within encrypted traffic without decrypting
  • Adaptive Threat Profiling: Detect targeted attacks on your network, including high-risk users and devices, and automatically mobilize your defenses
  • SecIntel: Curate and distribute threat feeds verified by Juniper Threat Labs across the network to routers, enforcement endpoints, and firewalls for orchestrated action
  • DNS Security: Protect against DNS exploits for command-and-control communications, data exfiltration, phishing attacks, and ransomware
  • AI-Predictive Threat Prevention: Predict and prevent known and zero-day malware at line rate by using AI to effectively identify threats quickly
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Secure Edge

Juniper Secure Edge provides full-stack Security Services Edge (SSE) capabilities to protect web, SaaS, and on-premises applications and provide users with consistent and secure access that follows them wherever they go. When combined with Juniper’s AI-Driven SD-WAN, Juniper Secure Edge provides a best-in-suite SASE solution that helps organizations deliver seamless and secure end-user experiences that leverage existing architectures and grow with them as they expand their SASE footprint. 

Technical Features
  • Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) identifies applications and inspects traffic for exploits and malware with over 99.8 percent effectiveness.
  • Secure Web Gateway (SWG) protects web access by enforcing acceptable use policies and preventing web-borne threats.
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) provides visibility into SaaS applications and granular controls to ensure authorized access, threat prevention, and compliance.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Classifies and monitors data transactions and ensures business compliance requirements and data-protection rules are followed.
  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Gives remote users secure access to corporate and cloud resources, providing reliable connectivity and consistent security to any device, anywhere. Reduces risk by extending visibility and enforcement to users and devices wherever they are.
  • Advanced Threat Prevention. Discovers zero-day malware and malicious connections, including botnets and C2, even when traffic cannot be decrypted. Enforces granular protection mechanisms, such as file quarantine and reduced access rights. 

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Make your network threat aware. The Juniper Connected Security portfolio safeguards users, data, and infrastructure by extending security to every point of connection, from client to cloud, across the entire network.

Threat Detection and Mitigation

Juniper's security applications provide actionable threat intelligence with the context needed to effectively stop advanced threats, providing a seamless and secure experience for end users.

Next-Generation Firewall

Juniper next-generation firewalls reduce the risk of attack and provide granular control of data, users, and devices through identity-based policies, microsegmentation, VPN connectivity, and validated threat prevention.

AI-Driven SD-WAN

Enrich user experiences across the WAN with AI-driven insight, automation, action, and native security.

Public Cloud Security

Accelerate public cloud adoption securely with simple deployment, consistent security, and unified management experience at every level: within workloads, between applications and instances, and across environments.

Zero Trust Data Center Security

Juniper Zero Trust Data Center Security protects your distributed centers of data by operationalizing security and extending zero trust across networks to prevent threats with proven efficacy. With unified management, context-driven network-wide visibility, and a single policy framework, Juniper safeguards users, data, and infrastructure across hybrid environments.

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Next-Generation Firewall Services FAQs

What are Next-Generation Firewall Services?

Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) go beyond the traditional firewall, perform full-packet inspection, and apply application-specific and user-specific security policies. A traditional firewall regulates traffic based on source, destination, port, and protocol. NGFWs allow you to create security policies based on the applications observed in your network and the user receiving or sending traffic to examine the content traversing your network. They offer application visibility and control, provide exploit or vulnerability protection with an intrusion prevention system (IPS), and block known and unknown threats using antimalware and URL filtering capabilities to secure web access.

Juniper Networks SRX Series NGFWs offer a wide range of high-performance and high-efficacy models with flexible deployment options for enterprises of all sizes.

What are the benefits of Next-Generation Firewall Services?

Juniper Networks SRX Series Firewalls deliver integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW) protection services with application awareness, user identity, and content inspection for all deployments—physical, virtual, containerized, and as a Service. Below are some of the benefits of leveraging advanced security services in the firewall:

  • Comprehensive security delivered from the firewall
  • Protection from network exploits and vulnerabilities, known threats and malware, advanced threats, and web-based threats 
  • Centralized management and visibility of network traffic
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by consolidating network protection 

Who should deploy Next-Generation Firewall Services?

Next-generation firewalls provide robust security services for protecting your critical networks and cloud-based infrastructures from malicious actors.

NGFWs are well suited for enterprises looking for granular control and visibility from client to workload. These organizations want to enable additional security services to combat known and unknown threats, including application identification, user identification, protection from network and application exploits, malware detection and prevention, and URL filtering, including blocking malicious websites.

What are some of the key features of Next-Generation Firewall Services?

SRX Series Next Generation Firewalls can be deployed at the data center, campus, or edge with appropriate policies configured to inspect traffic. Models vary based on traffic, application mix, features required, and performance needs. These firewalls can be deployed inline or in TAP mode.

You can also leverage Juniper Secure Edge, a Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) that provides all NGFW features as a service, delivered via Juniper’s managed cloud.

In addition, you can easily manage and deploy security policies from a single UI across all your environments using Juniper Security Director Cloud.

What are some common Next-Generation Firewall Services use cases?

A next-generation firewall can be deployed for multiple use cases based on your organization's needs. Some possible use cases are:

  • Network access control (NAC): Control who has access to the network and what they can access
  • Application visibility and control: Provide visibility and control over the types of applications traversing the network
  • Intrusion prevention (IPS): Protect from network exploits and vulnerabilities
  • Malware protection: Protect the network from malware attacks such as viruses, worms, and trojans
  • Content filtering: Filter content based on predetermined criteria
  • Web filtering: Inspect Web requests for suspicious activity and blocking malicious requests
  • Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP): Protect against zero-day threats

What license options are available for Next-Generation Firewall Services?

Juniper offers a three-tiered licensing subscription model, so you can choose the tier that best suits your needs and unlocks the greatest value for your investment.

The three primary software bundle subscriptions are:

  1. Standard: Includes routing, firewall, switching, NAT, VPN, and MPLS
  2. Advanced:  
    1. Advanced 1 – Includes IPS, Application Security, and Security Intelligence (SecIntel)
    2. Advanced 2 – Includes IPS, Application Security, Security Intelligence (SecIntel), URL filtering, Cloud Antivirus and Antispam
    3. Advanced 3 – Includes IPS, Application Security, Security Intelligence (SecIntel), URL filtering, On-box Antivirus and Antispam
  3. Premium: Augments the protection offered by the corresponding advanced tier with cloud-delivered security services from Advanced Threat Prevention Cloud (ATP Cloud)


Contact your Juniper sales representative to discuss the appropriate license tier for your network.


What are the installation requirements for Next-Generation Firewall Services?

NGFW features depend on the Junos® OS version, so keep your SRX Series Firewall updated with the latest OS and signatures for the best threat protection. Make sure that the device has valid security subscription licenses for the feature. SRX Series Firewalls comes pre-bundled with perpetual software but requires security subscription licenses for advanced security services.

Where can I get help with deploying Next-Generation Firewall Services?

You can refer to Juniper's quick start and deployment guides to deploy your NGFW. This guide shows how to configure a Next-Generation Firewall on SRX Series devices. You can also refer to our Day One guide for configuring advanced security services on SRX Series.

Additional quick start and deployment guides for your specific Juniper SRX model can be found using our Quick Start search tool.

Additionally, Juniper has a full slate of training and professional services to meet your needs. Consult your Juniper sales representative for more information.

How do I upgrade to the latest Next-Generation Firewall Services release?

We highly recommend upgrading your SRX Series Firewall to the latest release of OS to use the latest features, vulnerability support, and threat intelligence. For Junos OS, refer to our Junos OS Software Installation and Upgrade Guide documentation in the TechLibrary.

For Junos OS Evolved (EVO), refer to our Junos OS Evolved Software Installation and Upgrade Guide documentation in the TechLibrary.