Juniper Networks has unveiled a new tool designed to fight the increasing amount of malware hitting company networks.
The service, called Juniper Argon Secure, runs on Juniper’s SRX Series Services Gateways platform, and can be used to prevent attacks against endpoints and networks themselves, the firm said. Argon builds on the same use of anti-malware tools within Juniper’s Intrusion Deception tool that protects web applications from similar threats.
Juniper said the tool would also allow firms to find and monitor any malware that did infiltrate its network and try to steal data, rather than merely monitoring the network perimeter.
David Koretz, general manager for the Security Business Unit at Juniper Networks, said the tool was ideal to help firms protect themselves from the rising tide of malware.
“Companies are losing the fight against advanced malware and zero-day attacks and are desperate for new solutions,” he said. “Juniper’s new Argon Secure service leverages Intrusion Deception to detect malware that evades traditional antivirus and even advanced malware products and instantly removes the infected devices before they exfiltrate data.”
The new service underlines the growing move by network firms to try and improve their security offerings as threats faced by enterprises continue to grow.
On Tuesday CloudFlare announced that it had acquired a firm called StopTheHacker to bring anti-malware tools to its arsenal, while Cisco paid $2.7bn for security firm Sourcefire last year.
The risk from malware is increasing all the time, with threats growing in complexity as governments begin to create tools that can infect rival states' networks to steal data and sabotage their systems.
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