SDSN: Software-defined What?

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.

Topics: network SDN ESG Lab SDSN