Juniper SRX Review

Good IPSec configuration, with good support, and easy to install


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is a traditional firewall.

We use Juniper SRX for the site-to-site VPN.

What is most valuable?

The IPSec configuration is going well.

What needs improvement?

We are experiencing some issues with the clustering. It needs to be simplified and more stable.

Some of the features included in SRX need improvement. For example, if you want to change your SSH port number, you cannot go into the application layer. You will have to go to the shell command to change the port. This is a problem because when you show the configuration, you cannot see what was put in the shell. It should easier.

Also, the user interface is a bit slow.

In the future, I would like to see the UI more responsive. The new generation doesn't use SSH anymore. One-click would be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Juniper SRX for approximately six years.

A few years ago, we were using the SRX240 now we are using a more recent version.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We deploy on SRX to handle 500 sites.

We will continue to use this solution in the future. We have no plans to change.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is a lot better because when we log a case, they respond.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Fortinet FortiGate and I have some experience and knowledge of Cisco ASA.

How was the initial setup?

It's not too complicated. It's plug and play.

The most challenging is when you upload the ISO. Deployment is less than one hour.

The installation is completed in-house.

We are not a large company, we have a team of less than five for deployment and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution for those who are interesting in using it for a VPN.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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