Juniper Ethernet Switches Valuable Features

Mehdi Mamaghani
Specialist in Network Security at RayanCo

In general, and when I am talking about the Juniper SRX switches that have the Junos operating systems, I find that the admin features are very flexible. For example, the rollbacks or commit confirmed work very well. Fifty configurations can be saved and restored easily. These things are very good for us because it helps us to troubleshoot or to maintain the system. When we have remote access to a device, we can be sure that a process does not get disconnected.  

When you want to change a lot of parameters in a configuration, you make your changes and then you can initiate a commit and all the changes will be saved and will be enforced when the device is activated. These features are available in the Juniper switches with the Junos OS. They are very wonderful and powerful capabilities that are unique to the Juniper switching solution. For example, Cisco or FortiGate do not have similar features or they are not very good with these capabilities.  

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Neil Griggs
CEO at Enterprise Design Group

When you are doing switching for anybody — it could be Motorola or Sprint or a restaurant that is relatively small and has 45 employees — it does not matter. They all have the same PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance needs. If they are in the medical industry in urgent care — like Duke Medical System or just a freestanding office — they all still have the same HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance. When we are configuring switches, we are not only looking at port density in terms of the number of devices that are hooking to it. We are also looking at the VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) configurations and a number of other things. Whether you are dealing with multilink, VLANs, being able to specifically control certain ports, control certain applications, or whatever, you are using almost every feature to some degree on every switch because the utility is valuable.  

One of the nicest things about Juniper switches is they work well with other vendor products. When you have to go into a situation where other vendor switches are present, you can make it work.  

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Darrin Khan
Compliance, Security & Testing Manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is reliability.

The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.

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Federal Field Systems Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the Junos operating system. It's an open-source operating system that lets you use the programming languages with it, to tailor it. You can develop automation scripts with JSON or other different programming languages.

Most of the switches are SDN ready, they are 5G ready, and they are going to incorporate wireless into their switches.

It's a flexible platform.

In terms of speed, being the total processing speed and total bandwidth per box, they usually outpace most competitors.

Juniper Ethernet Switches meet the needs of just about every customer.

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Network and Service Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.

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System Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

For switching, it's stable compared to others. 

The switching capacity is very high, and the virtual Chassis feature for stacking is good in general, with high bandwidth for the link, which is also good.

Recently, they are offering cloud-ready switches for the same series. When you have decided to go for the cloud, there are switches that are ready for that.

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District Technology at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have found Junos to be the most valuable feature. It is extremely flexible and easy to pick up. The layout (similar to .XML) does take some time to get used to, but there are commands you can use to help alleviate these concerns.

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Vishnu Suresh
IT Administrator at RC Network Solutions Pvt Ltd

The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.

Juniper switches are quick and easy to configure. Depending on the requirements, you only have to configure two or three parameters.

The operational efficiency of these devices is good.

This solution has a lot of features that allow it to be configured in different ways that are suitable in any type of network.

The physical unit is compact.

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Video conferencing Admin at Akshara Enterprises India Pvt Ltd

Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable. They talk to each other.

The interoperability is very good, but with some switches, it is very rare.

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Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is switching on our network.

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Illia Rudenko
Manager at Delta X

It's easy to use.

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Manager - IT at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We like Juniper switches because it has some features that allow us to go back to previous configurations. For example, if we change the configuration and there are problems, it's very easy for us to go back to previous working configurations. The company's technical support is also a valuable aspect. 

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Senior Network Engineer at Advanced Technologies

This solution is easy to use.

There is a rollback feature available after you commit the configuration.

Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.

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Head of Infrastructure Network & Security at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

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Service Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.

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Owner & General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.

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Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like the simplicity of it.

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Data Center Architecture and Planning at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The switches are pretty typical. They offer good control and good switching.

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Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's user-friendly.

The security is good.

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IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees

I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.

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Maina Kaniaru
Managing Director at Spans Partner Gmbh

It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.

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