Juniper NetScreen [EOL] Review

The valuable features include dynamic OSPF routing and dual ISP failover.


What is most valuable?

  • Policies
  • IPSec VPN
  • Dynamic routing (OSPF)
  • Dual ISP failover
  • Great debugging
  • Responsive web user interface

How has it helped my organization?

Stable products provide no downtime in customer networks. Their business depends on stable equipment.

What needs improvement?

Next-Generation Firewall functionalities. There could be better logging and reporting capabilities.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have used the solution for more than 12 years. Some customers still run the Juniper NetScreen platform.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We encountered a few minor issues, but solved them with a great Juniper JTAC team.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would give technical support a rating of 6/10. On the average, I would give them a rating of 9/10.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was quite complex. However, everything can be done if you are prepared well and if you know the customers' environment and their needs.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have no comment about pricing and licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As a partner and integrator, we had only one option.

What other advice do I have?

Retrospectively, I would definitely recommend this product because of its functionalities, its reliability, and the good support.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

SSG series (5/140/520/550)
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are an Elite partner with Juniper.
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