Juniper Networks has announced several enhancements to its enterprise portfolio that bring additional flexibility, scale and cost savings to campus and branch network environments.
The same cloud-managed Juniper solution for deploying and managing highly scalable SD-WAN deployments has now been extended to also include SD-LAN operations. In addition, the company has expanded its family of SRX and NFX CPE devices to include even more options for secure and scalable network connectivity.
From one portal, customers can now provision Juniper EX Series switches to manage LAN fabrics and configure LAN virtualization and security policies in the same way they operate their SD-WAN environments. This automated functionality simplifies operations to reduce costs, increase workflows and leverage the WAN and LAN network for connected security.
Juniper has also expanded its CPE portfolio, adding the NFX 350, SRX 380 and branch SRX Wi-Fi card to its lineup.
The NFX350 includes the latest in x86 horsepower, as well as increased storage and memory capabilities for secure SD-WAN and other branch-local applications. All NFX350 devices will come with eight 10G and eight 1G interfaces and, depending on the configuration, up to 2TB of storage, 128GB of RAM and 32 vCPUs. The fully loaded NFX350 will support up to 40Gbps of NG-firewalling and up to 8Gbps of IPSec.
The SRX380 offers 1Gbps IPsec performance, four 10G ports, 16 PoE+ ports for greater wattage and density, AES256 MACsec encryption and four mini-card slots for expanded connectivity.
For more compact branch locations, Juniper is introducing a Wi-Fi card for line of branch SRX (SRX320, 340, 345, 380 and 550) next-generation firewalls and secure SD-WAN edge devices. This enables organizations to deploy Wi-Fi with zero-touch configuration alongside LTE, ethernet and other traditional network transport options for maximum ease and flexibility.