MX480 Universal Routing Platform

The SDN-enabled MX480 Universal Routing Platform is packed with highly scalable routing, switching, security, and service features that enable revenue-generating applications, network consolidation, and service convergence. Key features include support for Flexible Ethernet (FlexE), a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services and advanced broadband network gateway (BNG) functions, and integrated routing, switching, and security services.

Powered by the Junos operating system and programmable Juniper Trio 5 silicon, the MX480 is deployed in mission-critical service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. It helps network operators prepare their networks—and their businesses—to react quickly to ever-changing market conditions in the cloud era.

Key Features

  • 7.5 Tbps, 6-slot chassis
  • Dense 100/400 GbE
  • Inline MACsec at 10/40/100 GbE with no penalties
  • Rich multiservice edge, timing features

Features + Benefits

High Scale and Density

Scales through 9 Tbps with support for 15 400GbE interfaces and 75 100GbE interfaces, to provide long-term investment protection.

Space Efficient

Offers excellent ratio of size to capacity and density, bringing new efficiency to a variety of applications.

Rich MultiService Edge Features

Supports BNG, business edge, consumer edge, peering, SDN gateway, data center and cloud edge, and metro aggregation functions.

Built-In Encryption

Draws on best-in-class Juniper Trio 5 silicon to perform MACsec encryption without sacrificing performance.

Service Integration

Integrates many services—including carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT), stateful firewall, and deep packet inspection in a single platform, to address a wide range of applications and support efficient network and service consolidation.

Edge Threat Intelligence

Uses SecIntel, Juniper’s security intelligence feed, to identify and block malicious traffic at the edge. Customize policies on the MX router to protect command-and-control (C&C) servers, as well as create custom whitelists and blacklists.


Integrates seamlessly with standards-based SDN controllers such as Paragon Automation platform, making the MX960 an ideal anchor point for service chains that include physical and virtual elements.

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Front with Top View of MX 480 Router


The SDN-enabled MX480 Universal Routing Platform offers unprecedented scale for service provider and cloud applications, enabling the delivery of advanced business and residential multi-service edge services. The MX480 Universal Routing Platform delivers 7.5 Tbps of system capacity that supports inline MACsec without performance penalties for 10/40/100 GbE interfaces. It is also a carrier-grade platform with extensive automation capabilities.

Technical Features
  • 7.5 Tbps, 6-slot chassis
  • Dense 100/400 GbE
  • Inline MACsec at 10/40/100 GbE with no penalties
  • Rich multiservice edge, timing features
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Front with Top View of MX 960 Router


The SDN-enabled MX960 Universal Routing Platform is a high performance, carrier-grade, multiservice edge platform with unprecedented scale for service provider and cloud applications. The MX960 enables inline MACsec support without performance penalties on 10, 40 GbE and 100 GbE, and delivers 12 Tbps of system capacity in a 12 slot chassis supporting dense 100 GbE, 400 GbE interfaces. Similar to the other MX Series Universal Router Platforms, the MX960 has extensive carrier-grade capabilities.

Technical Features
  • 12 Tbps, 12-slot chassis
  • Dense 100/400 GbE
  • Inline MACsec at 10/40/100 GbE with no penalties
  • Rich multiservice edge, timing features
Front with Top View of MX 2008 Router


The SDN-enabled MX2008 Universal Routing Platform is a high-capacity, carrier-grade, multiservice edge platform enabling operators to address growing bandwidth, subscriber, and services demands. The MX2008 Universal Routing Platform delivers 16 Tbps of system capacity and supports up to 960 x 10 GbE and 160 x 100 GbE interfaces in a single chassis.

Technical Features
  • 40 Tbps capacity with 10 slots
  • Dense 10/40/100 GbE
  • Investment protection – shared MPCs across family
  • Rich multiservice edge, timing features
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