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SDSN: Software-defined What?

Posted: November 11, 2016   /   By: Jack Poller   /   Tags: network, SDN, ESG Lab, SDSN

the_network.jpgA few weeks ago, I blogged about some of the many networking acronyms that can transform your data center.

Juniper has recently started promoting its SDSN—Software Defined Secure Network—which expands and applies the concept of SDN to network security.

Just as with SDN, we gain many benefits by abstracting the network security control plane from detection and enforcement, including:

  • Centralized management
  • Simplified policy management
  • Automation
  • Separation of detection and enforcement at the individual network element
  • The entire network becomes a single detection domain
  • The entire network becomes a single enforcement domain

These benefits hold the promise of taking the pain out of cybersecurity, which is always a good thing. Stay tuned to ESG as we continue to explore Juniper's SDSN and other networking and security modernization efforts.

Jack Poller

Jack Poller is an analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of storage, networking, and cloud-based products and markets. Prior to joining ESG, Jack held marketing and marketing consulting positions at storage and networking startups. Jack’s formative years in the industry were spent as a software and hardware engineer, developing 3D graphics, storage, and networking systems. He holds bachelor degrees in Applied Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University.

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