Juniper Firefly Brings Virtual Security Forward
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The Firefly Suite includes both existing and new products that aim to deliver security for virtual network and SDN deployments. One part of the suite is the Firefly Host solution which was formerly known as vGW Virtual Gateway. That technology originally came to Juniper in 2010 by way of the $95 million acquisition of Altor Networks.
"While it has a new name, the product remains a purpose-built firewall for virtualization designed to protect intra-VM traffic," Tamir Hardof, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Security Business Unit, Juniper Networks told Enterprise Networking Planet . "There is no change in the product features and capabilities."
The other element of the Firefly suite is the Firefly Perimeter solution which is new to the market. including the Firefly Perimeter. Juniper first publicly mentioned the Firefly solution in September of 2013 as part of its Contrail SDN controller launch.