Cyber Security

Hardware-based security solutions to protect routers

6th March 2018
Alice Matthews

Routers and other network equipment face increasingly sophisticated threats. Successful attackers can gain access to critical systems, modify network configurations and access customer data. That’s why Juniper Networks has invested in enhanced security by adding hardware-based security solutions to its already robust secure networking portfolio. Juniper is using the OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM) from Infineon Technologies in its routers, firewalls and other products.

"Network equipment is the backbone of our modern society and must be well protected," said Thomas Rosteck, Division President Chip Card and Security at Infineon. "Strong security needs reliable hardware-based solutions as a solid foundation."

Juniper Networks is paving a new way in the network industry
By further fortifying its products with hardware-based security solutions, Juniper sets a new benchmark in the networking industry to help customers secure their networks, providing optimised protection against physical and logical attacks.

Juniper’s customers can now protect their network routers and security gateways throughout their branches. To further enhance protection and address customer needs, Juniper has integrated strong hardware-based security into its routers.

Using an onboard OPTIGA TPM, the Juniper SRX300 series of routers now securely stores a hash of the authorised configuration and compares it to a new configuration hash created when the device reboots. Thus, the OPTIGA TPM protects the router from rebooting with a manipulated configuration.

“Juniper Networks has decided to equip several of our product lines with Infineon’s OPTIGA TPM security chip,” said Sally Bament, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing at Juniper Networks. “By employing this advanced security technology, Juniper is further enhancing our security controls in our routers, helping our customers to secure their networks.”

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