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Is Juniper About To Kill Their Entire Security Line? It Seems Not.

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This is a quick follow up to a post I made a bit ago about rumored changes to Juniper’s security portfolio. I left that article with one big question in my mind.

 Is Juniper on the verge of shuttering their entire security portfolio, including the SRX firewall platform and Firefly Perimeter (vSRX)?

  • The answer to that is “no” from everyone I spoke to that’s in a position to have a clue, including some Juniper partners and employees.
  • The SRX product line runs Junos, meaning it gets internal attention, whereas non-Junos products may not. Junos babies are unlikely to be put up for adoption.
  • The SRX products fill a significant need in the Juniper product lineup. As such, they shall live on, and even thrive in the Juniper ecosystem.
  • I even understand that Firefly Perimeter is really important to Juniper in their long-term outlook, and as such there is very little chance the vSRX will be divested or killed.

There you are. Rumors laid to rest, at least to my satisfaction. You never can tell what will happen in the future, investors and shareholders being the demanding sorts that they can be. But I asked enough people who should really, truly know, and got straightforward answers.

Ethan Banks writes & podcasts about IT, new media, and personal tech.
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