Stand-alone security will become a thing of the past as security becomes integrated into the network, said Juniper Networks CEO Scott Kriens.
"The move to integration and away from silos is the next wave in this whole market," he said during the Juniper's industry analyst event, held Wednesday at the networking company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Security threats have become "more sophisticated than ever," and the silo approach to security and networking does not provide enough protection, he said. Companies deploy a variety of stand-alone security products, but those solutions just create more points of exposure and management difficulties, he argued.
"Stand-alone security is not secure," he said.
Juniper is working to integrate the security technology it obtained with its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies in April, said Kittu Kolluri, vice president and general manager of Juniper's security products group.
"Security is no longer an add-on, but fundamental to the design of the network," he said.
Juniper also is continuing to work on the Infranet industry initiative that it launched a year ago. The company describes an Infranet as a network that supports all communications and combines the internet's reach with the reliability and security of private networks. Other companies working on the initiative include IBM, Lucent Technologies, America Online, and Siemens.