Juniper Session Smart Router

The Juniper Session Smart Router fuels an advanced, service-centric networking solution that takes software-defined routing and SD-WAN to a new level. Ideal for today’s digital businesses, the Session Smart Router enables agile, secure, and resilient WAN connectivity with breakthrough economics and simplicity.

The router transcends inherent inefficiencies and cost constraints of conventional networking products and SD-WAN solutions. It delivers a flexible, application-aware network fabric that meets stringent enterprise performance, security, and availability requirements. The Session Smart Router is a flexible, software-based solution deployable on customer premises equipment (CPE), data-center network servers, and the cloud. Also, SSR Series appliances can be cloud-managed from the Mist AI portal or operated with Session Smart Conductor. SSR Series appliances provide deployment options for branch sites with multiple WAN link options, including LTE.

Key Features

  • Application-aware routing
  • Fail-safe service delivery
  • Orchestration and automation
  • Zero Trust security
  • Centralized Mist AI Cloud-managed option

Features + Benefits

Optimized for User Experience

The only product in the industry with a network routing fabric expressly designed to connect users with unparalleled experience, not just to connect devices.

Breakthrough Economics

Tunnel-less architecture enables up to 75% reduction in headend infrastructure costs and 30 to 50% reduction in bandwidth costs.

Visibility and Insights

Delivers richer and more granular services and sessions than packet-based router solutions.

Zero Trust Security

The zero-touch fabric imbues secure vector routing with access control, directionality, and segmentation policy.

Scale and Speed

Routing fabric rapidly scales to thousands of sites while accelerating deployment of services through centralized orchestration of global policies.


Session-smart fabric maintains session, tenant, and dynamic workload context end to end; makes the network more responsive to conditions in the underlay.

Application Awareness and Control

Supports load balancing and traffic steering based on the session policies and network status.

Centralized Full-Lifecycle Cloud Management

Simplified deployment and rollout with easy claim-code zero-touch provisioning (ZTP), operated from the Mist AI Cloud.

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Global manufacturer extends enterprise network to mainland China with Juniper Session Smart Routing

Össur is a global leader in prosthetic, osteoarthritis, and injury solutions. The company operates in over 25 countries and has a presence on four continents, including an office in Shanghai that provides customer service, clinical support, and marketing assistance for Asia and Asia Pacific. Össur utilizes the Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN solution to securely and reliably connect their Shanghai office network to the rest of their network while complying with China Cybersecurity Law (CSL).

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Session Smart™ SD-WAN Driven by Mist AI

Enrich user experiences across the WAN with AI-driven insight, automation, action, and native security.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture brings together networking and security, providing direct, secure access to applications as they move to the cloud.

Managed SD-WAN

Juniper SD-WAN is an integral part of a unique, secure client-to-cloud networking approach designed to provide the best operational experience for operators, as well as the best network and application experience for enterprise customers. It leverages AI and the Juniper Mist Cloud Architecture for proactive insights and automation that take the complexity out of network operations and support.

Connect with our technical team to learn about Juniper’s AI-driven SD-WAN, powered by Session Smart technology.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, by Jon Forest, Andrew Lerner, Evan Zeng and Naresh Singh, [Publish Date September 20, 2021].

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