Network security management reduces manual tasks and human error by simplifying administration through security policy and workflow tools via a central management interface.
Network security management can help reduce network risk and protect data. It leverages information about threats, vulnerabilities, and their criticality to identify and block attacks, evaluate possible options, and provides intelligence for decision support.
The centralization of common policy tasks in a single interface makes policy administration easier. This automates policy change workflows, compliance audits, and management of multiple firewall vendors. This automated and simplified security policy management allows IT teams to save time and avoid making mistakes. It also reduces risk.
What is Network Security Management?
Network security management gives you complete visibility into your network. It generates data about assets (asset groups and classifications), firewalls and applications, ports, protocols and VPNs. Security policies and devices are also generated. This data is used to analyze individual devices. This data is converted into intelligence, which decrypts security transactions and creates policy. The updated policies are sent to enforcement points (firewalls) in order to protect the network.
Juniper Networks Implementation
Junos Space Security Manager provides a complete network security management solution. It combines intuitive security visibility and automated policy management. Security Director features a wizard-driven interface that allows for easy configuration and pre-defined profiles to deploy devices and security services. Security Director allows administrators to manage the entire security policy lifecycle for stateful firewall and unified risk management (UTM), intrusion prevention (AppFW ), VPN, and network address translation (NAT) via a central web-based interface. Security Director allows for efficient policy management of multiple security devices. It also provides highly scalable device management.