Juniper Session Smart Router

The Juniper Session Smart™ Router takes software-defined routing and SD-WAN to a new level. It creates an application-aware network fabric that meets the most stringent enterprise performance, security, and availability requirements.

The router overcomes inherent inefficiencies and cost constraints of conventional solutions with breakthrough economics and simplicity. Deploy it as software on customer premises equipment (CPE), on data center network servers, and in the cloud. An appliance version for branch sites offers multiple WAN link options, including 4G/LTE and 5G. The Session Smart Router is centrally manageable using the AI-driven Juniper Mist Cloud or the Juniper Session Smart Conductor platform.

Key Features

  • Application-aware routing
  • Fail-safe service delivery
  • Orchestration and automation
  • Zero trust security
  • Centralized management using the Juniper Mist Cloud or Session Smart Conductor

Features + Benefits

Optimized for User Experience

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

Breakthrough Economics

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

Visibility and Insights

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

Zero Trust Security

The session-aware fabric integrates secure vector routing with zero trust access control, directionality, and segmentation policy.

Scale and Speed

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


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

Application-Based Control

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

Centralized Cloud Management

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

A Magic Quadrant Visionary

Gartner positions Juniper Networks as a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for SD-WAN.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN Infrastructure, by Jon Forest, Andrew Lerner, Evan Zeng and Naresh Singh, [Publish Date September 12, 2022].

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