Juniper SRX Review

Good for medium sized networks but the UI needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We use it to deploy the firewall.

Sometimes we use the newer version, sometimes the older version. It depends.

What is most valuable?

In terms of valuable features, Juniper firewall filtering is good.

What needs improvement?

Juniper SRX's UI is very bad. We have to use CLA all of the time and Sky ATP.

If I compare Fortinet with SRX, particularly for filtering websites and email addresses, SRX is very very difficult.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Juniper SRX for the last five to six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is good for a medium sized network. It depends how it is deployed.

If you look at the Gartner rating, Juniper is not among the top rankers.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is fine.

How are customer service and technical support?

Since COVID, the tech support is not much good. You have to wait a long time. For example, if you open up a case, you don't know how much time it will be before they come and if the person opening the ticket is even experienced.

How was the initial setup?

Because I have been using Juniper for five years, for me the setup is not hard. But compared to FortiGate it is much more difficult for new users.

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

It is on a subscription basis, mostly yearly. It totally depends on the customer. The customer gets a discount on the hardware.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I would give Juniper SRX a seven.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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