As I have mentioned in the past, US Defense Department policy requires that products used in DoD networks must be selected from a DoD Approved Products List. In the past, this list was called the Unified Capabilities (UC) APL. It has been renamed the DoD Information Network (DoDIN) APL
Products on the DoDIN APL have demonstrated that they meet a demanding set of DoD Cybersecurity and Interoperability requirements. These requirements are contained in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and in the Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR). In addition to security requirements, the UCR emphasizes dual stack IPv4/IPv6, open standards based interoperability, high availability, and quality of service for mission critical applications.
I am pleased to share that the EX3400 and EX2300 switches are now listed on the DoDIN APL These certifications include all models including the EX2300-C.
The EX3400 and EX2300 are the next evolution of Juniper Networks entry level and mid-range campus access switches. These devices provide many enhancements over the older EX3300 and EX2200. The first advantage is that the EX3400 and EX2300 use the Enhanced Layer 2 Software (ELS) CLI like the EX4300, EX4600 and the EX9200. This provides a consistent switching interface.
The EX2300 provides users with the option of 10g uplinks and 10G virtual Chassis connections, increasing bandwidth.
The EX3400 provides many advantages compared to the EX3300, most of which can be found on the back of the switch.
These include- A) two 40G interfaces, that can be used for either network connectivity or Virtual Chassis connections, B) an option for redundant power- eliminating the need for a remote power shelf, and C) field replaceable cooling fans and power supplies.
For more on the EX2300 and EX3400, please see Tarek's post from the Industry Solutions and Trends blog.
The DoDIN APL certification memos can be found at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Approved Products List Integrated Tracking System (APLITS) website at these links-