The digitalisation of the business world is well underway and the importance of reliable, high-performance enterprise networks is growing. Networks already form the basis for almost every workflow and process with a company. So it is all the more important to consider a number of central aims in the planning and expansion of the internal network infrastructure: these include fail-safe operation, sufficient dimensioning, increased efficiency and forward planning that takes future requirements into account. Juniper Networks provides innovative solutions for enterprise networks that help companies meet the challenges of the future with confidence.

Perfect consistency throughout – uniform administration and homogeneous network components

Simple, centralised management of network components and perfect interaction among all devices in the enterprise network: these are the prerequisites for trouble-free operation that have to be in place if companies are to be flexible in their response to requirements and have the capability of taking modified demand profiles into account. Uniform network structures reduce complexity and permit cost-efficient operation and a high level of availability. They also lower the expense of implementation, documentation and training.

Juniper Unite Framework is an extensive, automated network under uniform administration. It is based on the Juniper Unite Cloud, a Cloud-optimised data centre solution for the automated provisioning of standardised services. It is used for the fast, targeted deployment of new applications and services. And then there is the Juniper Unite Campus, which brings together multiple devices and planes, enabling you to manage your entire network via a single interface. Juniper Unite Branch gives you the ability to activate new sites and get them up and running automatically. The Juniper Unite Cloud approach reduces your risk right away, increases your agility and lowers your operating costs.

Junos OS, a common operating system for all devices and platforms, provides the basis for a very high level of automation and the creation of uniform network structures. This never-changing foundation ensures optimum cross-cutting interaction of all components in your network as well as uniform, simple administration.

Next-generation security – concepts for protection against future threats

Security requirements in the network sector are growing in scope and complexity. Enterprises would therefore be well advised to trust a vendor that can already demonstrate a long-term vision and comprehensive security solutions for all areas – and one that will continue to develop its vision in future. Next-generation security provides such an approach thanks to the automated and intelligent identification of threats. Intelligent network control mechanisms not only defend against threats but frequently prevent them in the first place.

In Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN), Juniper Networks has created a platform for centralised and automated defence against complex threat scenarios. SDSN identifies risks automatically and distributes dynamically updated polices and remedial measures throughout the entire network to prevent unauthorised data traffic.

Juniper Sky Advanced Prevention (ATP) technology uses real-time data from the Cloud to provide anti-malware protection and defence against new types of threats from cyber-crime such as ransomware attacks. This can be integrated into the SDSN platform.

Virtualisation of the network through the introduction of intelligent abstraction layers

Software-Defined Network (SDN) represents the virtualisation of the network. The goal here is to optimise resources and quickly adapt the existing network as quickly as possible to changing business requirements. SDN is based on the separation of the data and control planes. A software-programmable infrastructure is created that is distinct from physical devices. In future, support from SDN technologies will become increasingly important in endowing data networks in enterprises with the required flexibility.

Contrail Service Orchestration is SDN-enabled administration and control software from Juniper Networks. It is an open and agile solution for the simplified provisioning of services and the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. Juniper is also the vendor of NorthStar Controller, a WAN-SDN solution for data traffic optimisation. The controller enables granular visibility into and control over IP/MPLS flows in large service-provider and enterprise networks.

Optimised operations thanks to Juniper Networks network automation

Automated network provisioning and network orchestration allow the combination of repeatable tasks with complex processes. Operational and configuration tasks for network devices are simplified, and sources of error eliminated. Automation is the key to lowering operating costs. Accelerated provisioning of services and applications supports and optimises business workflows.

Juniper Networks offers its own solutions and tools such as the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET), the NorthStar Controller, Contrail Networking and Service Orchestration, and the Junos Space Management Platform. All of these solutions can be used in combination with third-party automation frameworks such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible and Salt Stack.

Prepare your enterprise now as best you can for all challenges and eventualities: we recommend you do so with Juniper Networks, an innovative pioneer in future-oriented network technologies.