Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Among the top features are integrated threat defence and the fact that each virtual appliance is separate so you get great granular control."
"Its VPN and ASN features are very stable."
"The setup was straightforward. I was happy with the configuration and deployment of the solution, as it was quick."
"This solution has good security, and it's a good product. You can trust Cisco, and there's support as well, which is really good."
"The greatest benefit for the organization is the confidence that we are secured."
"Its ability to discover attacks is a valuable feature. All of the other features that have to do with security are good."
"I haven't had any major problems so I haven't had to open a ticket with technical support."
"The IPS (In-plane switching) is the most valuable feature."
"The Layer four features are okay and meet my business needs."
"The solution is very stable. When comparing it to other environments, it's actually quite impressive."
"Performance and stability are the key features of this product."
"The solution has many useful features. For example, the solution allows users to create virtual IP addresses."
"Great security and connectivity."
"We secure the entry point to the virtual data center with the firewall."
"The most valuable feature is the integration into the overall cloud platform."
"The solution can autoscale."
"It protects from distributed denial-of-service attacks with Screen Options."
"Most of our clients use it as a traditional firewall, blocking Layer 3 and Layer 4, blocking by transport."
"The virtualization feature is the most valuable feature. Sometimes customers are requesting a private connection using mobile data when they are connecting to remote sites."
"On a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best I'd give Juniper SRX an overall rating of eight because of its' competitive price."
"There is a lot of flexibility in how you can commit, check, and back out of a configuration."
"The most valuable feature is the virtualization because it can be used for customers who are using the mobile data network to request a private connection to a remote site."
"The deployment is quite easy and fast."
"I've found the security features, such as IDS and the VPN most valuable."
"There are always vulnerabilities that come up and there was one in early 2018 but this was patched with software updates."
"In terms of next-generation capabilities, Cisco is a little behind, and it is way behind the market leaders."
"The phishing emails could be improved."
"There may have been one or two incidences of malicious threats."
"Some of the features, like the stability, need to be improved."
"In the past though, colleagues have had issues during the upgrade process. The failover didn't work and production was down."
"At times the product is sluggish and slow"
"If I need to download AnyConnect in a rush, it will prompt me for my Cisco login account. Nobody wants to download a client to a firewall that they don't own."
"This solution is not mature when it comes to handling perimeter traffic like internet browsing."
"We find it's different implementing it region-to-region. It might help if it was universal across all regions."
"The product could be made more customizable."
"The solution doesn't offer the same capabilities of Fortinet. It should offer intrusion prevention and advance filtering. These are two very useful features offered on Fortinet that Azure lacks."
"The interface could be improved, it's not very user friendly."
"There are a number of things that need to be simplified, but it's mostly costs. It needs to be simplified because it's pretty expensive."
"Currently, it only supports IP addresses, so you have to be specific about the IPs that are in your environment."
"Azure should be able to work better as a balancer also, instead of just being a firewall. It should have a wider mandate."
"The GUI needs to be easier and more helpful for users who don't have security experience."
"it would be more powerful if Juniper brought out a security product other than the firewall, like anti-spam, endpoint protection, etc. Customers who want to deploy security solutions are not just thinking about firewalls... Juniper should have an end-to-end solution, from the endpoint to the network level."
"The Juniper SRX product needs to improve in terms of innovation."
"Improvements can be made to the GUI. The GUI can be improved by creating policies to handle IPS requirements. The configuration should be a one-step process. This would make it easier to complete the setup to register the time of operation."
"It's a good stable firewall, but it's nowhere near what it needs to be for a next-generation type firewall."
"The Juniper product has to improve in terms of innovation."
"The GUI needs improvement."
"In terms of other features, I'd like to see a web filter, 10 point control, application control and a DNA filter in the next release."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision."
"Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions."
"The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market."
"We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement."
"Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs."
"I bought a license for three years and it was really affordable."
"With AnyConnect, it depends on your license. It depends on the number of concurrent users you want to connect."
"This solution might be expensive, but it is economical in the long run."
"Azure Firewall is more expensive. If Microsoft can make Azure Firewall cheaper, I can see that all clients will think of using it. One client used FortiGate because it is much cheaper. Some clients ask me for Cisco, but in the cloud estimate, I found its cost is the same as Azure Firewall."
"In terms of pricing, Juniper is in the middle. The most expensive firewall is Palo Alto. If a customer wants the cheapest price they should go for FortiGate. Juniper is in between these products."
"The direct support with Juniper is expensive. When you stop using the solution and miss one year of payments, if you want the support back on a specific node, they ask you to pay for the year that you haven't used the node."
"The pricing is perhaps half, probably forty percent, of Cisco."
"While the price of support is expensive, the price of the solution, itself, is not."
"The price of this solution is more than other products, but it's stable, and the technical support is better than I have seen with others."
"There was no additional licensing cost because there were no IPS services. It was just a firewall IP circuit router so they have the default licensing. We just need to renew the support yearly."
"Compared to other vendors, the pricing of this solution is good."
"The product itself is costly and the price of migration is very high."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cisco FW for peace of mind
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Top Answer: In terms of costs, other solutions are more expensive than Cisco. Palo Alto is more expensive than Cisco.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the integration into the overall cloud platform.
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Also Known As
|Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv||SRX|
Cisco ASA firewalls deliver enterprise-class firewall functionality with highly scalable and flexible VPN capabilities to meet diverse needs, from small/branch offices to high performance data centers and service providers. Available in a wide range of models, Cisco ASA can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Flexible VPN capabilities include support for remote access, site-to-site, and clientless VPN. Also, select appliances support clustering for increased performance, VPN load balancing to optimize available resources, advanced high availability configurations, and more.
Cisco ASAv is the virtualized version of the Cisco ASA firewall. Widely deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco ASAv is ideal for remote worker and multi-tenant environments. The solution scales up/down to meet performance requirements and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco ASAv can deliver micro-segmentation to protect east-west network traffic.
Cisco firewalls provide consistent security policies, enforcement, and protection across all your environments. Unified management for Cisco ASA and FTD/NGFW physical and virtual firewalls is delivered by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), with cloud logging also available. And with Cisco SecureX included with every Cisco firewall, you gain a cloud-native platform experience that enables greater simplicity, visibility, and efficiency.
Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.
|High-performance security with advanced, integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry's most scalable and resilient platform. SRX Series gateways set new benchmarks with 100GbE interfaces and feature Express Path technology, which enables up to 1 Tbps performance for the data center.|
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|There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.|
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Azure Firewall is ranked 22nd in Firewalls with 10 reviews while Juniper SRX is ranked 15th in Firewalls with 23 reviews. Azure Firewall is rated 7.4, while Juniper SRX is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Azure Firewall writes "Easy to set up, good integration, and the technical support is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "This best in class Next-Gen firewall is elegant in its ease-of-use and architecture". Azure Firewall is most compared with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Check Point NGFW and SonicWall NSA, whereas Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, pfSense, Meraki MX and Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall. See our Azure Firewall vs. Juniper SRX report.
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