Date Added: May 2010
An Anti-Virus is an established part of any Unified Threat Management (UTM) suite and has been available on firewalls for many years. Although the introduction of Web 2.0 has created new security requirements, an antivirus remains an integral part of any security strategy. When deciding to use up an Anti-Virus, network designers should consider the performance impact of value-added security. Product guidelines can be found on SRX Series Services Gateways and J Series Services Routers datasheets. Starting with Release 9.5, Juniper Networks has added an Anti-Virus feature to Junos OS (Operating Systems) for branch SRX Series Services Gateways and J Series Services Routers. Juniper Networks has collaborated with Kaspersky Lab to provide both the antivirus engine and the virus/signature databases used to scan files for threats such as viruses, trojans, rootkits, and other types of malicious code. Kaspersky Lab also provides the signature database used in the Juniper ExpressAV engine. The antivirus feature introduced in Junos OS (Operating Systems) provides an effective defense against viruses, trojans, rootkits, and worms. Although this has been a common firewall feature for many years, it forms the backbone of any security strategy by stopping malware at the first stage itself. Juniper Networks is amongst the best in high-performance networking providers. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.