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Up to 9 Tbps Capacity
6 Slots
Virtual Chassis
SDN Enabled

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Built-In Encryption

Powered by best-in-class Juniper Penta silicon, the MX480 has embedded MACsec and IPsec encryption with no sacrifice in performance.

Investment-Protecting Scale

Scales through 9 Tbps, with support for 18 400GbE interfaces and 90 100GbE interfaces to provide long-term investment protection.

Service Integration

Integrates a wide set of services—including carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT), stateful firewall, and deep packet inspection—to address the widest range of applications as well as efficient network and service consolidation.

SDN Enabled

Seamless integration with standards-based SDN controllers such as the Contrail Cloud Platform makes the MX480 an ideal anchor point for service chains that include physical and virtual elements, enabling highly elastic, automated, and customized service delivery.

Space Efficient

Excellent ratio of size to capacity and density brings new efficiency to a variety of applications.

Threat Intelligence at the Edge

SecIntel, Juniper’s security intelligence feed, helps you identify and block malicious traffic through policies that you configure on the MX router to cover command-and-control (C&C) servers as well as custom whitelists and blacklists.


The SDN-enabled MX480 Universal Routing Platform delivers high performance, reliability, and scalability for service provider and cloud applications, enabling the delivery of advanced business and residential applications and services. At just eight rack units (8 U), the MX480 offers up to 9 Tbps of system capacity in support of high-density 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, and 400GbE interfaces, as well as SONET/SDH, ATM, and PDH connectivity.

The MX480 is packed with highly scalable routing, switching, security, and service features that enable revenue-generating applications, network consolidation, and service convergence. Key features include support for Flexible Ethernet (FlexE), a wide range of Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services and advanced broadband network gateway (BNG) functions, along with integrated routing, switching, and security services.

Powered by Junos OS and the programmable Juniper Penta silicon, the MX480 is deployed in mission-critical service provider and enterprise networks worldwide. It helps network operators prepare their networks—and their businesses—to react quickly to ever-changing market conditions in 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