Network security management helps reduce manual tasks and human errors by simplifying administration with security policy and workflow tools through a centralized management interface.
Network security management can reduce risk across the network and protect data by leveraging the information on threats, network vulnerabilities and their criticality, evaluating potential options to block an attack, and providing intelligence for decision support.
Policy administration is improved by unifying common policy tasks within a single interface, automating policy change workflow, including compliance audits and the management of multiple firewall vendors. This simplified and automated security policy management enables IT teams to save time, avoid manual errors, and reduce risk.
How Does Network Security Management Work?
Network security management provides complete visibility into the network and generates data for assets (asset groupings and classifications), firewalls, applications, ports, protocols, VPNs, NAT, and security policies and vendor devices. This information drills into the details for individual devices and is analyzed. The data is translated into intelligence that decrypts security transactions into manageable, actionable information in the form of policy creation. Updated policies are distributed to enforcement points (firewalls), ensuring network protection.
Juniper Networks Implementation
Junos Space Security Director is a comprehensive network security management solution that combines intuitive and advanced security visibility with automated policy management. Security Director has an easy-to-use wizard driven interface, granular configuration options, and predefined profiles for deploying devices and security services. Security Director helps administrators manage all phases of the security policy life cycle for stateful firewall, unified threat management (UTM), intrusion prevention, application firewall (AppFW), VPN, and Network Address Translation (NAT) through a centralized web-based interface across the sites. Security Director enables efficient policy management for multiple security devices and provides highly scalable device management.