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"What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.""The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.""The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.""Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.""The scalability is excellent. It's one of the aspects of the solution that is quite good.""The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.""It has features that allow us to go back to previous configurations.""This is a lower cost product with better features than the competition."

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"This is a sophisticated product with easy configuration that can save time and effort.""This is an OK solution for small to medium-sized businesses with no IT staff.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the interface because it is very simple and easy to learn, even for somebody who hasn't seen it before.""The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.""The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.""The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.""The solution has been very stable so far.""The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices."

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Cons
"It was very difficult to get technical support, here in Egypt. There is no local support available.""The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added.""It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution.""The stability of this solution should be improved.""We are undergoing a migration to software-defined networking. Different vendors have to integrate with each other and we are not seeing this type of capability within Juniper. We are getting left behind in this technology trend by staying with this solution. Juniper is also losing a bit of market share because of this.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking.""The initial setup of switches is not that simple.""The operating system, Junos OS, often has bugs which forces rollbacks or additional upgrades to resolve."

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"The pricing needs to be more competitive with other products on the market.""This product depends on a cloud connection in order to function. If you have an unstable internet connection or other connectivity issues the product will not function as expected.""This solution is too simple for some cases, and there should be more configuration options.""Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.""There is not much training available for this solution.""The solution could be simplified a bit.""It could be easier to use and easier to implement.""Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.""The maintenance cost is approximately €2,000 ($2,200 USD) per year, including support, for our entire fleet.""This solution is cheaper than Cisco or HP switches.""The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.""You don't need to license every switch. We only chose to cover support on core/key equipment and keep a cold spare available when needed.""Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more.""The pricing for the support is very high.""It's was $100,000 per year."

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"This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.""With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.""This is not a cheap solution.""The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.""The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.""Its price is definitely competitive.""Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.
Top Answer: The pricing is very aggressive. The only disadvantage with Juniper is the modules are very expensive lately. It could be cheaper, but they are always expensive. If you want support with Juniper you… more »
Top Answer: The problem is with Juniper is the OS. Not everyone knows about Junos. If they are comfortable with using Junos then it will be the best switch. More people are accustomed to the Cisco platform… more »
Top Answer: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
Top Answer: I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
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Also Known As
Juniper EX Series
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview

Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Sample Customers
BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider53%
Educational Organization7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Integrator7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 38 reviews. Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, HPE Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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