Juniper rolls out Unite architecture to bolster networking, firewall lineup

Juniper said Unite is designed as an agile and secure network architecture for enterprises looking for quick cloud deployments and management via a single platform.

Juniper Networks on Tuesday rolled out a series of networking tools aimed at easing adoption of cloud computing.

On the architecture side, the networking firm unveiled Unite, a platform based the Junos operating system software.

Unite includes new and existing Juniper products, including the EX9200 line of switches, the Junos Space Network Director management system, as well as integrated third party products from Juniper's Open Converged Framework.

Unite allows for private clouds to interconnect to public cloud infrastructures in a hybrid environment. Juniper said Unite is designed as an agile and secure network architecture for enterprises looking for quick cloud deployments and management via a single platform.

On the firewall side, Juniper added two new SRX gateways to its roster that work to broaden Unite's capabilities in the enterprise. The SRX300 is geared toward branch and small office locations, while the SRX1500 is aimed at larger enterprise branches and smaller enterprise campuses.

Additionally, Juniper redesigned its security management systems with increased threat protection, automation, visibility and control over workflows. Juniper says it made significant enhancements to the Junos Space Security Director, the company's network security policy and management platform, that will allow enterprises to centrally manage the security of the entire network through a central interface. The new security enhancements are available as part of the Juniper Unite architecture.

Overall, the architecture and security additions follow up on Juniper's growth roadmap first outlined in March. At the time, Juniper CEO Rami Rahim outlined a plan to target vertical markets with tools that boost performance, scale and reliability. Rahim, an 18-year veteran at the company, replaced Shaygan Kheradpir last November following a review of conduct.