Juniper Networks today revealed the features of Networks EX Series switches — EX2300 and EX3400 — for campus and branch networks.
Juniper Networks’ EX2300 is an entry-level switch, while EX3400 is a mid-range switch for enterprises.
The US-based technology says EX2300 and EX3400 switches feature Juniper Networks Unite for a cloud-enabled enterprise, including Junos Fusion Enterprise and Juniper Networks Virtual Chassis technology. Juniper says the new switches are expected to further its Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) framework by serving as additional enforcement points throughout the network.
Features of EX2300 and EX2300-C Switch:
EX2300 and EX2300-C Switch are 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed access switch, featuring 10 GbE uplinks to support increased demand for bandwidth from cloud, rich media and video.
EX2300 and EX2300-C can be deployed as endpoints in a Junos Fusion Enterprise fabric allowing for unprecedented operational simplification.
For smaller scale deployments, up to four EX2300 and EX2300-C can be combined in a Virtual Chassis configuration to simplify operations and ZTP shortens the time to production.
J-Web on box management provides direct, easy management, configuration and troubleshooting through a web browser-based interface. Enterprises can manage EX2300 and EX2300-C switches with Network Director, which delivers lifecycle management for simplified network control and automation across a distributed enterprise.
In addition, enterprises can benefit from the fanless EX2300-C that offers a flexible deployment option for open or quiet environments.
EX3400 Access Switch:
The mid-range 1 GbE fixed configuration access switch includes 10 GbE and 40 GbE uplinks to meet the increased demand for bandwidth-hungry applications.
The EX3400 features redundant power supplies and fans to meet additional hardware redundancy requirements of mission-critical environments.
Junos Fusion Enterprise technology-ready: EX3400 can be deployed as endpoints in a Junos Fusion Enterprise fabric allowing for unprecedented operational simplification.
For smaller scale deployments, up to 10 EX3400 switches can be combined in a Virtual Chassis configuration to simplify operations and ZTP shortens the time to production.
Media Access Control Security (MACsec) hardware encryption on 1 GbE and 10 GbE interfaces support enhanced security requirements of government, financial services or other security-critical enterprise environments.
“EX switches offers our more choice, flexibility and investment protection. These new platforms also support Junos Fusion Enterprise — empowering IT teams to spend less time provisioning and more time delivering an innovative IT experience,” said Jennifer Blatnik, vice president of cloud, security and enterprise portfolio marketing, Juniper Networks.
City of Dublin initiated its 100-gigabit Dublink Transport plan in 2015, designed to expand and attract businesses within a legacy Office Park. Increasing the City’s fiber capability will serve as an economic development driver and expand capabilities for primary and secondary education.
“Juniper Networks’ technology is a perfect fit for us. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Juniper and building out our small and medium sites with the EX Series for improved network operations,” said Doug McCollough, chief information officer of City of Dublin.
ForeScout Technologies is benefiting from Juniper’s Junos Fusion Enterprise that transforms its distributed networks by consolidating them into a single logical point of management, configuration and operation.
“Combined with its operational simplicity and the ability to extend powerful features from the core to access devices, Junos Fusion Enterprise gives us flexible migration options and massive scalability while protecting existing investments,” said Rafi Brenner, vice president of information technology, ForeScout Technologies Inc.