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Pros
"The security is good.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.""It's easy to use.""It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches.""The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Junos operating system."

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"The main features of Meraki MS Switches are integration, high quality, and hardware guarantee.""It is easy to work with.""These switches are not expensive and their configuration is very easy. You can provision them on the dashboard, then you just connect them to everything.""With Meraki, there is the advantage that you have dashboard access via the internet and you can work on it from anywhere.""The initial setup is simple.""We find value in its ability to enable cloud management and visibility. They are also easy to deploy. It's very convenient because you can see who is accessing, what type of UI system they're using, what applications they're using, the bandwidth, and more.""I have found the solution to be stable.""The most valuable feature is the ability to orchestrate the network from the cloud."

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Cons
"The configuration could be made simpler.""I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""The initial setup of switches is not that simple.""The initial setup for Juniper switches is complex. Juniper has a new program that solves that problem a little bit, but it is expensive, so I don't use it. It is Juniper Mesh, Juniper Wire, or something like that where you plug in a switch, and it goes out to their cloud, finds a config, and brings it down. So, you can do everything cloud-based, but there is a fee for that. It is expensive, so I've never used it. If we were starting, we would try to do something like that. It is more for a large enterprise for managing hundreds of switches versus what we're doing. They should make its price more cost-effective or include it for new or smaller companies.""Its distribution channel and the ease of availability should be improved.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking."

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"We had some dashboard licensing issues, maybe because their method of collecting data from the user needs to be more streamlined.""The MS Switches are incapable of doing trunking.""The pain point for our customers is the pricing and it should be reduced to make it more competitive.""I would like to add a voice capability to Meraki, to make a call or receive a call.""There should be a focus on the emerging markets to offer better pricing. In India, they are offering it at better pricing for the emerging markets.""In this solution, you are lacking a feature that Cisco Classic has that allows you to save your configuration with a serial cable.""Mandatory maintenance is an area that needs improvement.""I don't think that the cost is a problem, but sometimes the price requires convincing the customer of the value."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's was $100,000 per year.""Juniper Ethernet Switches could be less expensive. There is not a license needed to use the solution.""We only pay for support.""The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.""The pricing for the support is very high.""The price could be cheaper.""Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license.""You don't need to license every switch. We only chose to cover support on core/key equipment and keep a cold spare available when needed."

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"They can get the price down for small businesses. The way I bought it, I paid hardly anything, and I got all my licensing with it. The firewall appliance is around $900, and the switches are around $150. This is for the device itself. For licensing, I signed at $70 or something like that for the switch. Technical Support is included in this.""We don't use standard licensing. Most of the time, we use the advanced security model. If there is a drawback to Meraki, it is the cost, but you also have to evaluate it based upon the other factors that you do get. Their support is really good; their hardware is really good. The ease of configuration and deployment is really good, but it is more expensive than most.""Its price is definitely competitive.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.""I don't have an issue with the price of this solution.""The yearly maintenance fee is $100 and you can purchase the switches used for about $200 each.""The pricing is overvalued in relation to the product's performance.""The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for us. We decided to go with Juniper. Juniper ethernet switches are a lesser-known… more »
Top Answer: Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.
Top Answer: Juniper Ethernet Switches could be less expensive. There is not a license needed to use the solution.
Top Answer: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
Top Answer: I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
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Also Known As
Juniper EX Series
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview

Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Sample Customers
BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider42%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government11%
Educational Organization5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
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Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Construction Company12%
Healthcare Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise16%
Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 22 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 33 reviews. Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Offers the ability to select multiple ports at a time in a checkbox". Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches. See our Juniper Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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