5. A comparison of Juniper® and Cisco® Routers
Operationally, both Cisco, and Juniper routers are based on different hardware and software concepts. Cisco routers use Cisco IOS™ and Juniper routers use
The typical operation of both Network Operating Systems was explained earlier.
Applications wise, both Cisco and Juniper cater to similar market segments. However, both have some advantages in certain areas compared to the other. Cisco,
being the first to enter the market, has better market penetration. One of the strong areas of Cisco is the low-end router market including remote-office, and
branch-office connectivity solutions. Both Cisco and Juniper provide high-end router solutions that offer gigabit transfers and advanced security routing solutions.