MX 480

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Quick Specifications

Up to 9 Tbps Capacity
6 Slots
Virtual Chassis
SDN Enabled



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Comprehensive Security

Empowered by state-of-the-art Juniper Penta silicon, the MX480 Universal Routing Platform comes equipped with embedded MACsec and IPsec encryption, ensuring robust security without compromising performance.

Scalable Performance

With an impressive scale of up to 9 Tbps, the MX480 ensures long-term investment protection by supporting 18 400GbE interfaces and 90 100GbE interfaces.

Service Diversity

Integrating an extensive suite of services, including carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT), stateful firewall, and deep packet inspection, the MX480 caters to a wide range of applications. This inclusive approach facilitates efficient network and service consolidation.

SDN Integration

As an SDN-enabled platform, the MX480 seamlessly integrates with standard-based SDN controllers like the Contrail Cloud Platform. This makes it an ideal anchor point for service chains, incorporating both physical and virtual elements. The result is a highly elastic, automated, and customized service delivery.

Space Efficiency

Featuring an excellent size-to-capacity ratio, the MX480 brings a new level of efficiency to various applications, ensuring optimal use of space and resources.

Edge Threat Intelligence

Leveraging SecIntel, Juniper’s security intelligence feed, the MX480 empowers users to identify and block malicious traffic through user-configured policies. These policies cover command-and-control (C&C) servers, along with customizable whitelists and blacklists.


The SDN-enabled MX480 Universal Routing Platform is a powerhouse, delivering top-tier performance, reliability, and scalability for service providers and cloud applications. Within its compact eight rack units (8 U) structure, the MX480 boasts an impressive 9 Tbps of system capacity, supporting a diverse range of interfaces, including high-density 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, and 400GbE, as well as traditional SONET/SDH, ATM, and PDH connectivity.

Loaded with highly scalable routing, switching, security, and service features, the MX480 is tailored to facilitate revenue-generating applications, network consolidation, and service convergence. Noteworthy elements encompass support for Flexible Ethernet (FlexE), a broad spectrum of Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services, advanced broadband network gateway (BNG) functions, and integrated routing, switching, and security services.

Driven by Junos OS and the programmable Juniper Penta silicon, the MX480 finds deployment in critical service provider and enterprise networks globally. It serves as a strategic asset for network operators, empowering them to prepare their networks—and businesses—for swift responses to the dynamic conditions of the cloud era.


System capacity Up to 9 Tbps
Switch fabric capacity per slot Up to 1.5 Tbps
DPCs and/or MPCs per chassis 6
Chassis per rack 6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.45 x 14 x 27.75 in (total depth) includes standard cable manager measurements) (44.3 x 35.6 x 70.5 cm)
Maximum weight 180 lbs / 81.6 kg
Mounting Front or center
Power options AC/DC: -40 to -72 VDC
100-240 VAC
Operating temperature 0-104°F (0-40°C) at 6,000 feet
Humidity 5 to 90 percent noncondensing
Altitude No performance degradation to 13,000 ft/4,000 m


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