Wired Access

In the world of wired switches, “enterprise-grade” rarely goes hand in hand with “ease of use.” Until now. Demand more from your switching portfolio. Juniper access switches, born in the cloud era and driven by Mist AI™, deliver the performance and scale you expect from Juniper with zero-touch provisioning, campus fabric support, industry-leading AIOps for proactive troubleshooting, and self-driving automation for ongoing operational simplicity.

When combined with Juniper’s AI-Native wireless access and SD-WAN solutions, you get end-to-end automation, insights, and actions for the best operator and end-user experiences, from client to cloud.

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How Juniper can help

Juniper is named a Leader in wired access for the fourth time in a row in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, where we were also positioned farthest in Completeness of Vision and highest in Ability to Execute for the third time straight.  We offer a wide array of leading-edge hardware platforms operated via the cloud and Mist AI as part of our AI-Native Networking Platform. With our EX Series Switches, it’s easy to set up and manage network fabrics, apply robust policies, cost-effectively scale, and troubleshoot needle-in-a-haystack problems, such as misconfigured VLANs and bad cables.

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AIOps for the best experiences

Provision, deploy, and operate Juniper EX Series Switches from the Juniper Mist cloudWired Assurance and Marvis Virtual Network Assistant apply the power of Mist AI to rich streaming telemetry from EX switches, enabling simple operations, rapid mean time to repair (MTTR), visibility into the experience of each device—and ultimately lower OPEX.

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Cloud-ready, enterprise-grade

Cloud-native Juniper access switches deliver enterprise-grade performance to meet all your business and technical requirements. They offer a robust set of features, including multigigabit rates (1/2.5/5/10GbE), Power over Ethernet (PoE) up to 90W, standards-based microsegmentation with Group-Based Policies, MACsec, and Day 0-to-Day 2+ cloud-readiness, to name a few.

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Simplified campus fabrics

Alleviate the operational burdens of deploying campus fabrics. Juniper’s AI-Native campus fabric workflow enables administrators to deploy EVPN-VXLAN in three steps: select topology, choose devices, and push configurations. Gone are the days of manually entering CLI commands. Powered by the modern cloud, campus deployments become quick, consistent, and scalable.

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Unified wired and wireless

Power the network edge with wired and wireless access solutions unified under a common microservices cloud and AI umbrella.  With event correlation across domains, end-to-end service levels, and integrated insight using the Marvis Virtual Network Assistant, it has never been easier or more cost-effective to manage a combined wired/wireless infrastructure.

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Network-aware security

Risk profiling driven by Mist AI brings Juniper Connected Security to the distributed access network edge. Enterprises gain deep network visibility and policy enforcement at every point of connection. Juniper Mist Access Assurance delivers zero-trust, identity-based network access control and full-stack policy and segmentation assignments with end-to-end user experience visibility.

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Wired Access FAQs

What is Juniper’s Wired Access solution?

Juniper’s Wired Access solution offers network administrators the easiest way to design, deploy, and operate enterprise-grade switches and build out campus fabrics.

Powered through Mist AI and the Mist cloud, Juniper’s access switches enable scalable templating, easy zero-touch provisioning, simplified campus fabric deployment, proactive troubleshooting, and self-driving automation for ongoing operational simplicity from Day 0 to Day 2 and beyond.

What are the components that make up Juniper’s Wired Access solution?

What are the benefits of Juniper’s Wired Access solution?

Juniper is a recognized leader in wired access and delivers many benefits with a wide array of leading-edge hardware platforms operated via the cloud and Mist AI. With EX Series Switches and Wired Assurance, users can experience the easiest way to set up and manage network fabrics, apply robust policies, cost-effectively scale, and troubleshoot needle-in-haystack problems, such as misconfigured VLANS and bad cables.

Users can experience:

  • Simplified design through automation—Discover how dynamic port profiling and configuration templates bring flexibility and scale to Day 0/1 operations.
  • The easiest onboarding via zero-touch provisioning—Onboard an EX access switch with a single-click activation.
  • Three-step campus fabric—Use the three-step campus fabric configurator to easily deploy EVPN/VXLAN in your campus. Simply choose your topology, select your devices, and push configurations.
  • Reduced number of tickets with AI-Native  switch insights and Marvis, VNA, and self-driving actions:
    • AI-Native switch insights and event correlation—Monitor key service level expectations (such as throughput, successful connects, and switch health) and leverage third-party integrations
    • Self-driving actions for successful troubleshooting via Marvis Virtual Network Assistant—Easily remediate missing VLANs, bad cables, and negotiation mismatches
  • Full-stack coverage in wireless, wired, and SD-WAN—Wired Assurance is part of Juniper’s full-stack solution, which delivers the best, most secure, and holistic experiences from the moment a user accesses the network, across the WAN, and to the data center or cloud.


Who should deploy Juniper’s Wired Access solution?

Juniper’s Wired Access solution is used by businesses, organizations, and institutions that require reliable and secure wired network connectivity for employees, customers, and guests. This includes, but is not limited to, enterprises, government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and service providers. One notable example is the Ashland School District, one of the first customers to deploy Mist wireless and Juniper wired networking to advance digital learning and student success.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, Tim Zimmerman, Christian Canales, et al., 6 March 2024.

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, Christian Canales, Tim Zimmerman, Nauman Raja, Mike Leibovitz, 11 March 2024.  

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