Combined Solution Maximises Deployment Flexibility with 5G and Simplifies Ongoing Operations with Increased Insight into User and Network Experiences
NRF 2022 – Jan. 18, 2022 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, today announced a partnership with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure AI-driven networks, to bring 5G diversity to Juniper’s campus and branch portfolio. By combining Juniper’s leading wired access, wireless access and SD-WAN solutions driven by Mist AI with the Cradlepoint 5G portfolio, shared customers and partners have even more options to reliably connect to remote locations, with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting.
Dependable network connectivity that extends both within and outside the enterprise is essential to enable the new future of work. As organisations continue to find ways to innovate, 5G has proven to be effective in enabling wireless WAN use cases. This will be particularly beneficial within certain markets, like the retail space, where LTE and 5G wireless becomes the preferred form of connectivity, enabling a flexible and unified approach to connecting people, places and things anywhere. For example, with 5G, retailers can offer curbside pickup or set up temporary pop-up networks to get instant and dependable connectivity where wired WAN connectivity is not an option.
Through this partnership, Cradlepoint and Juniper provide customers with a proven solution for wireless LAN and WAN use cases that leverage 5G. Additionally, by integrating Mist AI and with Cradlepoint’s NetCloud™ (via open cloud APIs), organisations can receive better end-to-end network visibility, enhanced business continuity and the essential insight needed to maximise end-to-end experiences.
“Juniper has distinguished itself with a complete LAN, WLAN and SD-WAN portfolio that leverages a common Mist AI engine to deliver the best user experiences from client-to-cloud,” said Jeff Aaron, VP Enterprise Marketing at Juniper Networks. “We are excited to partner with Cradlepoint to expand this value proposition even further, bringing the best insight, automation and actions to customers and partners leveraging 5G and wireless WAN for their business requirements.”
As part of the partnership, the two companies have verified interoperability of the following products and functionality:
- Cradlepoint 5G routers and adapters and NetCloud™
- Juniper Mist Wireless Assurance and Indoor Location Services and Juniper Wireless Access Points
- Juniper Mist Wired Assurance Service and EX access switches
- Juniper Mist WAN Assurance, SRX Secure Services Gateways and Session Smart Routers
- Marvis, Juniper’s virtual network assistant that leverages Mist AI to provide proactive recommendations and self-driving network operations plus unsurpassed insight via Natural Language Processing (NLP) and a conversational interface
“Quick-to-deploy, fast and reliable 5G connectivity drives current and new customer experiences, enables critical applications and services and opens the doors to new possibilities – from self-checkout to just-in-time coupons and asset tracking,” said Marc Bresniker, SVP Product Management at Cradlepoint. “We are pleased to partner with Juniper to facilitate these and other business opportunities while transforming the IT management experience through Cradlepoint’s NetCloud™ and Mist AI integration.”
To learn more about Cradlepoint’s relationship with Juniper, please visit: https://cradlepoint.com/partners/for-customers/partner-technology-solutions/
To learn more about Juniper’s retail solutions, visit https://www.juniper.net/us/en/solutions/retail.html
Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge solutions. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud™ platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things — anywhere. More than 28,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide, including many Global 2000 organizations and top public sector agencies, rely on Cradlepoint to keep mission-critical sites, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected. Cradlepoint was founded in 2006, acquired by Ericsson in 2020, and operates today as a standalone subsidiary within Ericsson’s Business Area Technologies and New Businesses. Cradlepoint is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and India with international offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. www.cradlepoint.com.