Juniper Networks JSA Data Node
Juniper Secure Analytics Data Node
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Juniper Secure Analytics Data Node, a member of the JSA Series Secure Analytics family of products, helps organizations increase their storage capacity and processing performance in a manner that is designed to be cost-effective, scalable, and flexible. Data Node allows users to scale their Juniper Secure Analytics deployments to store up to petabytes worth of information, improve query and search performance, and distribute data to optimize resource utilization.
Today’s attackers have become increasingly sophisticated and hide inside networks longer than in the past. As a result, analyzing historical data to determine normal, baseline behavior is critical in order to detect anomalies that could be signs of a breach. Security teams now need to conduct searches that go back months or even years, which means storing potentially hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes of information, a very expensive proposition. Fortunately, now organizations deploying Juniper Networks JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances have an option for increasing their storage capacity and processing performance that is designed to be cost-effective, scalable, and flexible—the Juniper Secure Analytics Data Node.
In JSA Series Secure Analytics portfolio deployments, data storage and searching is performed by an all-in-one appliance, event processors, flow processors, or event/flow processors. As more data is accumulated, additional storage capacity and processing power for queries often become needed, which normally requires the addition of more event and flow processors. Now there is a cost-effective alternative—the Juniper Secure Analytics Data Node. Data Nodes are highly scalable and can be attached directly to allin-one JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances, event processors, flow processors, or event/ flow processors to add storage capacity and processing resources. And there is almost no limit to the number of Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes that can be added, making it possible to store and search up to petabytes of historical log, event, and flow data.
In addition to being scalable, Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes are also very flexible. They contain algorithms that automatically balance data among the Data Nodes when a new one is added, in a manner that helps optimize search performance and storage.
Data Nodes support high availability and clustering, and can be purchased in a hardware, software, or virtual format. Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes are also designed to be added on demand, without changes to system configurations, correlation rules, integrations, or user interfaces. In fact, they are plug-and-play, and can be added to an installation at any time. After the initial setup, Data Nodes seamlessly integrate with an existing deployment.
Architecture and Key Components:
Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes are designed to deliver:
- Greater scalability and search performance
- On demand expansion without significant system configuration or deployment changes
- Data distribution designed for optimum resource utilization
JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances security intelligence architecture
Greater Scalability and Search Performance
Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes can be added directly to allin-one JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances, event processors, flow processors, and event/flow processors to add both lower cost storage and search processing capacity instead of adding event/flow processors. They receive and store events and flows, and can actively participate in query operations, providing additional processing power and increased search performance. Data Nodes also deliver real-time data interpretation, event correlation, and alerts. They are 100 percent dedicated to storage and search workloads, and are designed to transfer data at potentially millions of events per second without impacting normal operations.
Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes can be clustered around an event or flow processor, providing access to the space and processing capacity of each Data Node instance. Users are now capable of creating data storage deployments of potentially hundreds of terabytes to petabytes of data, while simultaneously adding the processing capacity to handle the queries on that data. Once in place, data distribution algorithms disperse all incoming data among the Data Node instances in a manner designed to be optimal for both query and storage.
Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes also provide flexibility, allowing storage to be added independent of requirements for events per second, or flows per minute, as is the case when adding event or flow processors. This can result in an overall system that has the appropriate storage capacity to meet the demands of day-to-day operations. It also allows more data to be maintained in an uncompressed and readily searchable form, which helps reduce search times and improves performance. Data Nodes add more I/O, CPU, and memory resources that can be used by the query infrastructure when executing a search, and these resources do not have competing demands placed on them as is the case with event and flow processors.
With Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes, addition to a JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances deployment is simple and straightforward. It does not require any reconfiguration or changes to log sources, correlation rules, reports and integrations, or the user interface. And Data Nodes can keep being added as more capacity is required. Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes are offered as hardware, software, and virtual appliances.
Data Distribution Designed for Optimized Resource Utilization
Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes contain algorithms that take data from JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances, event processors, and flow processors, and distribute it across the Data Nodes in a manner that helps optimize search performance and storage utilization. This is done using a scattering algorithm that distributes data based on the amount of available space and the disk space utilization rates of the cluster members. As new Data Nodes are added, data is automatically distributed to them. If a Data Node is removed or taken offline, the cluster will resume write operations to it when it is returned to the network.
High availability (HA) is also available for Juniper Secure Analytics Data Nodes, where each node is paired with a second node for failover in order to provide coverage for the data stored in the cluster. Data retention policies are applied to Data Nodes in the same way as they are applied to an event processor, flow processor, or event/flow processor. These policies are evaluated on a node-by-node basis and criteria such as free space will be based on the individual node and not on the cluster as a whole.
Features and Benefits:
- Scale deployments of JSA Series Secure Analytics Appliances to store up to petabytes of information
- Improve query and search performance
- Distribute data to help optimize resource utilization
Download the Juniper Secure Analytics Data Node Data Sheet (PDF).
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