Juniper Networks is a developer of switching, routing, security, and related software products and services for the networking industry. The company develops networking and security solutions in the cloud, artificial intelligence, and in 5G. This includes the design, development, and sale of products and services for networks and to help customers build scalable, reliable, secure, and cost-effective networks for their businesses. Other than the company's network offerings, it also offers services such as maintenance and support, professional services, software-as-a-service, and education and training programs.
Founded in 1996 by Pradeep Sindhu, Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol JNPR and boasts over 9,000 employees in seventy countries, with customers including top 100 global service provider and 30,000 enterprises, including federal, state, and local government agencies and higher educational organizations.
Juniper Networks offers a series of switches to optimize user and application experiences, while intending to produce improvements while improving the economics of networking with cloud-grade, high-density ethernet switching across enterprises, such as data centers or campuses. The switches include the tools to develop networks and include Juniper Networks' AI-powered automation and insights.
The two main families of switches offered by Juniper Networks include the company's EX Series Ethernet Switches and QFX Series Switches. The former offer cloud-ready access and aggregation core layer switches designed to be used in enterprises, including at branches, campuses, and data center networks. These switches are designed to reduce the complexity of wired access networks and further reduce the risk carried by an enterprise and the cost of developing a network. These switches can be combined with Juniper's Mist Cloud for wired and wireless solutions, using Mist AI for connectivity at scale.
Juniper's QFX Series Switches delivers high levels of throughput and scalability for enterprises to develop an extensive routing stack with the open programmability of Junos OS, and a broad set of EVPN-VXLAN and IP fabric capabilities. The QFX series provides solutions for data center spine-and-leaf, campus distribution and core, and data center gateway and interconnect switching. These switches work with Juniper's data center operations and fabric management Juniper Astra software, which allows users to automate an entire network lifecycle to offer a simplified design and deployment with closed-loop assurance.
Juniper Networks offers a series of scalable, programmable routers intended to offer operational consistency with end-to-end automation required for service-aware networks. This includes several families of routers, such as Juniper's MX Series Universal Routing Platforms, PTX Series Routers, ACX Series Routers, CTP Series Platforms, JRR200 Route Reflector Appliances, Juniper Session Smart Router, SRX Series Gateways, and Packet Optical Transport.
Juniper Networks offers a series of access point hardware products that work with the Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI for wireless access capabilities and to extend microservices to the edge of networks and to enable applications at the edge of the networks.
Juniper Networks offers a series of cloud services that apply to artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate key tasks and address networking issues before they impact service levels. The cloud services are also capable of giving detailed insight into user, device, and application behavior and traffic patterns to help businesses understand user traffic.
Juniper's cloud services capabilities include wired access, wireless access, and SD-WAN, including automated event correlation, root cause identification, network assurance, and proactive anomaly detection; security, such as real-time intelligence for threat prevention and unified on-premises and cloud security management and monitoring; and WAN routing for network health and diagnostics with corrective actions, multivendor configuration and service orchestration, and closed-loop automation.
The Junos Operation System, offered by Juniper Networks, operates across Juniper routing, switching, and security infrastructure. This is used to create consistent operational experiences over network infrastructures and offers a cloud-optimized network operating system with a microservices architecture intended to deliver users resiliency and programmability. As well, Juniper offers a SONiC operating system implementation which offers and open and disaggregated architecture.
Juniper Networks offers a modular cloud-native software application for closed-loop automation to translate business intent into service performance. This software, Paragon Automation, provides various automation uses:
- Paragon Planner—a network planning and simulation tool for optimization of network usage
- Paragon Pathfinder—a traffic engineering solution for automated provisioning, management, and monitoring of segment routing
- Paragon Active Assurance—a cloud native test and service assurance solution provides Layer 2 to Layer 7 active measurements across physical and multi-cloud networks
- Paragon Insights—a cloud-native, multi-vendor, multi-domain monitoring and analytics solution using machine learning to provide network and service insights
- Anuta ATOM Network Automation Platform—a cloud-native, modular, workflow automation platform offering network provisioning, compliance, management, service orchestration, and closed-loop automation
- Juniper Astra—automation for the entire network lifecycle across multivendor environments with continuous validation, analytics, and root cause identification
Juniper Networks provides future-proof solutions for the multi-cloud developments with SDN solutions capable of providing users with abstracted control, automated workflows, and security. This includes the Contrail Service Orchestration software product, with orchestration of the entire life cycle in a modular and open framework. And the Contrail Networking solution, which offers an SDN solution for cloud and network functions virtualization environments for flexibility, security, performance, automation, and elasticity.
Juniper Networks develops connected security products and solutions for visibility, intelligence, and enforcement through a comprehensive portfolio. This includes firewall services on-premise, for cloud environments and as a service. The security portfolio also offers advanced threat prevention, threat intelligence, security analytics and orchestration, and unified management to extend security to every points of connection on the network.
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