The new release provides 30 new features and enhancements designed to protect against several attackers and hacking techniques
US-based networking equipment manufacturer Juniper Networks has updated its Mykonos Web Security Software with 30 new features for improved web protection.
The enhancements strengthen protection against a wider range of attackers and hacking techniques while the configuration has been simplified for the ease of security administrators and it will be scalabel to meet the requirement in case of rise in traffic volume.
Mykonos Web Security application uses deception to create detection points or tar traps to identify malicious actors in real-time as they attempt to hack their desired target.
The software then provides attackers with false vulnerabilities and provides valuable intelligence to thwart future attacks.
The Web Security software uses Mykonos’ Intrusion Deception System, the system that neutralises threats as they occur, to give companies advantage by using attackers’ actions against them without relying on signatures or passively restricting traffic.
The software prevents brute-force authentication attacks that guess combinations of usernames and passwords to gain access to systems.
It also defends against directory traversal attempts that are used to map websites to gain additional information on how to attack them.
Mykonos Web Security software integrates third-party software vulnerability protection, which helps prevent against known software vulnerabilities typically targeted by automated attack scripts.
The web security software has a new GUI for managing systems and a setup wizard tool that does not require assistance from a Juniper service representative.
It supports a throughput greater than 1Gbps by enabling administrators to add multiple ‘slaves’ to a clustering model.
The new release also provides a significant new layer of defence against web attacks and builds on the SRX and vGW platforms as a key component of Juniper’s strategy to deliver an automated approach for data centre security.