Cisco® Ios : A Comparison Of Juniper®
And Cisco® Routers
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 JUNOS™.
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.