Juniper Networks has added new components to its security portfolio to help customers get a better handle on potential threats as well as improve risk detection and response.\nThe new products are aimed at figuring out who and what devices are on the network and then offering the security intelligence to help them address threats at every point on the network, said Samantha Madrid vice president of Security Business & Strategy\u00a0 at Juniper Networks.\nSecurity is always a challenge but even more so now when customers have mass-scale remote workforces, Madrid said.\u00a0\n\nMadrid cited a recent Juniper-sponsored IT survey by Vanson Bourne that found 97% of respondents said their companies faced challenges securing their organizations\u2019 network effectively.\n\u201cIt bears repeating that the IT challenges present before the sudden increase in remote work have been amplified significantly against a burgeoning threat landscape, populated by prolific, highly motivated \u2018bad actors\u2019 who constantly innovate and take advantage of every opportunity to thrive and remain undetected,\u201d according to the study.\nNew ATP features\nWith that as a backdrop, Juniper added a new feature to its Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) cloud and appliance-based malware detection and prevention platform, called Adaptive Threat Profiling.\u00a0 Adaptive Threat Profiling uses Juniper\u2019s Security Services enabled on its SRX Series firewalls to classify traffic based on the endpoint OS, and Juniper says, \u201cthis feature is focused on tracking and mitigating threat actors within a network.\u201d\nAdaptive Threat Profiling, \u201callows you to configure security or IDP policies that, when matched, inject the source or destination IP address into a threat feed, which can be leveraged by other devices,\u201d Juniper says.\nIt does so by informing ATP Cloud of specific threats detected by Adaptive Threat Profiling, which is enabled on SRX firewalls. That threat knowledge is distributed by ATP Cloud on feeds to other SRX devices so they can take further action against the malicious traffic, Juniper says.\nAdaptive Threat Profiling can also let users create security intelligence using Juniper\u2019s SecIntel data and their own network information to create threat feeds based on who and what is currently attacking the network and who the attack is targeting.\n\u201cMany security attacks are customized to a particular target and Adaptive Threat Profiling lets users customize their own security protection using threat intelligence gathered from their own network,\u201d Madrid said.\u00a0 \u201cAll new threats are then distributed to other points in the network that talk to the impacted device\u2014it creates a real-time closed loop of network intelligence and action.\u201d\nJuniper also said it has integrated its SRX firewalls, ATP Cloud and Juniper Mist Cloud services with WootCloud\u2019s HyperContext to identify devices connecting to the network, and automatically segment them, apply additional threat prevention policies, enforce additional authentication or block them outright according to their type and risk level, Madrid said.\nWootCloud HyperContext is an agentless service that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect wired or wireless devices on the network. The idea is to give customers the ability to do risk assessment, isolate problems and kick devices off the network when necessary to prevent security problems, Madrid said.\nNew VPN app\nBumping up its remote-access security offerings, Juniper also rolled out its Secure Connect VPN application.\u00a0 The package supports IPsec and SSL-VPN security for remote access and can be tied into Juniper\u2019s other services such as its WAN Assurance to ensure all security policies and advanced threat protection features are supported whether the user is at\u00a0 home, in a branch or using SD-WAN connectivity, Juniper said. \u00a0\nJuniper has offered VPN services, but they have typically been through partnerships. Secure Connect is Juniper\u2019s own, Madrid said.