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"It is a comprehensive suite and complete package.""The integration and configuration were pretty straightforward.""The transparency of the single UI to ensure security. A product has to be simple so that an administrator can use it.""It provides security for our company and users.""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."

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"It handles our current load with ease, and I think it can handle a bit more. It definitely can handle a lot more capacity than we currently use.""FortiGate is a nice and very good product.""The product is quite user-friendly so we didn't have a lot of issues that needed to be addressed.""The standard features, including the filtering, are quite good. All the basic features are pretty useful for us.""The most valuable features are site-to-site connections and UTM.""The stability of the solution is good. We haven't faced any issues at all while using the product.""The most valuables features are the ease of use and deployment.""In terms of administration, it's perfect."

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"From a protection perspective, it provides a network perimeter security function for our company.""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."

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Cons
"Cisco ASA should be easier to use. It is a bit tough to navigate and see what is going on.""Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version.""The artificial intelligence and machine learning (behavioral based threat detection), which I can this will be coming out in another year, these are what we need now.""The initial setup was complex.""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."

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"The GUI could be improved.""FortiGate should be more customer friendly and budgeted better.""Customization needs improvement.""We haven't attempted to scale the solution just yet. If we want to scale this solution we may have to look at other models. With certain requirements, we probably wouldn't be able to scale it so well as it is right now.""When new versions are deployed they tend to be a little buggy, so they should be more fully tested before release.""The user interface needs to be improved.""In the next release, we would like to see full integration with VMware NSX virtualized networks.""The interface needs to be updated and simplified."

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"This solution needs to update for "Next Generation" needs.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Purchasing from the AWS Marketplace was easy. It was just point and click.""It is pay-as-you-go, so it much cheaper than buying in the plants.""Our individual release cycle has been quicker because the entire development and testing environment has been automated because of these virtual instances. It has aligned our development workflow. This is where we have seen the ROI increase.""With the Cisco ASA, you do get what you pay for. What would really be awesome is to see Cisco blow out a real cheap version where you can use the sandbox, but leave it step-wise and go to another product relatively easily, like getting you hooked on candy.""We are partners with Cisco. They are always one call away, which is good. They know how to keep their customers happy.""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."

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"The price of this product is great compared to others.""This solution is very expensive.""The price is similar to Symantec Endpoint, but it's more expensive than Forcepoint solutions. Fortinet is better than Forcepoint.""There is a benefit in terms of the cost of using this solution because the price is very good.""It's not a cheap solution but it comes with its benefits."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: They provide DDoS protection and multi-factor authentication. That is a good option as it enables work-from-home… more »
Top Answer: In terms of costs, other solutions are more expensive than Cisco. Palo Alto is more expensive than Cisco.
Top Answer: The functionality provided is very good.
Top Answer: Fortigate is cheaper if you compare it to Palo Alto, a main competitor.
Top Answer: As we just began implementing the solution, I'm not sure if there are any features missing. We haven't come across any… more »
Top Answer: The EEE security controls allow us to make policy restrictions, so I can customize port numbers to allow or limit… more »
Top Answer: When we first tested the serial interface on our model, it did not work. It should be easier to escalate support… more »
Top Answer: We use Juniper for EEE routing and we also use the gateway feature.
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Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAvFortiGate Virtual Appliance, FortiGate-VMSRX
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Overview

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.

Learn more about Cisco’s firewall solutions, including virtual appliances for public and private cloud.

FortiGate Virtual Appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.

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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Sample Customers
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.Security7 Networks, COOPENAE7-Eleven, AARNet Pty Ltd, Allegro Networks, alltours GmbH, Apollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Atlantech Online, Availity, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BancABC, BAS Group, Black Lotus, Blue Box, Borealis, Carilion Clinic, Catholic Health System, CATV, Champlain College, Chinas Ministry of Railways, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), Cloud Dynamics, CloudSeeds, Cloudwatt, CODONiS, Colt Technology Services, Cork Internet Exchange, CSS Versicherung AG, CyrusOne, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Department of Energy, Divona Telecom, DQE Communications, DreamHost, European Government Agency, Expedient, Financial Market Information Services Provider, Fluidata, Fonality, Fox Sports, Global Financial Institution, Global Investment Bank, Global Investment Company, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Goethe University, HEAnet, High Performance Networks Inc., Hillenbrand
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company24%
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Computer Software Company31%
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Comms Service Provider52%
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Energy/Utilities Company10%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company27%
Media Company6%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise23%
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Midsize Enterprise28%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise39%
Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiGate-VM vs. Juniper SRX and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Fortinet FortiGate-VM is ranked 15th in Firewalls with 20 reviews while Juniper SRX is ranked 10th in Firewalls with 18 reviews. Fortinet FortiGate-VM is rated 8.0, while Juniper SRX is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate-VM writes "Clearly captures each and every thing for the backup capture". 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". Fortinet FortiGate-VM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Azure Firewall, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series and Sophos UTM, whereas Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, pfSense, Meraki MX and Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall. See our Fortinet FortiGate-VM vs. Juniper SRX report.

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