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"It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.""The support is very good from Juniper and from the local distributors."

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"Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.""Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are the next-generation firewall features and geo-blocking capabilities.""Their dashboard is also a good point for us and the customer. The solution is very clean and easy.""There are great security and ops features without the need for having a different box for security.""It is very easy to deploy. The GUI interface is really good, and the security features are also very good. It is also stable and scalable, and their support is also good.""The division of Control Plane and Data Plane is most valuable. It can be deployed anywhere, and you can control it and configure it from anywhere. This is one of the good features of this solution.""The flexibility is a great feature."

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Cons
"The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this.""The solution installs similarly to competitors. It is not more difficult or easier. However, it could be easier and take less time for the installation."

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"The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.""We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the customers can have bigger chunk from the SD-WAN side so that customers can have critical data be transferred with NPS VPN and non-critical data or some labeled traffic can be transferred by the SD-WAN network. I think it's a very important direction for digital transformation.""The support needs to be improved.""The smaller units lack a lot of functionality.""Another thing that should be improved in Versa are their firewall features.""With the pandemic and changing work models, it would be ideal if the product more accessibility options or more diversity within the solution itself.""SASE is the next big thing that is coming up, and it needs to be developed in Versa. This is the only thing that needs to be adapted very quickly by Versa. With the pandemic going on, I would like to see more features for working from home. They have launched Versa Secure Access (VSA), but it is currently immature. They need to tighten it up for work from home and SD-WAN concept.""I heard about them for the first time just before I started working on Versa. They do have blogs for information, but they could publicize more about the documentation and architecture. It doesn't seem to have that much exposure, and they should work on their customer base more."

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"The licensing structure is very flexible.""The cost of the solution is a little expensive. The hardware is a one-time purchase fee and the software is purchased on an annual basis. There are additional costs for other software features that are available which are on an annual basis, such as extra capacity."

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"The price is expensive but it makes sense for the market.""It is not very expensive because of the white box support. Its hardware is much cheaper than other products. With the support for x86 and white box, it is one of the most cost-effective platforms that are currently available.""While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment.""We provide subscriptions for our customers on a yearly, not monthly, basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It gives you that level of visibility to understand what's going on between layer four and layer seven.
Top Answer: The licensing structure is very flexible. It's very flexible depending on what exactly is in a customer's IT infrastructure. It's not rigid at all. It's not as if they say, "Oh, you need to have this… more »
Top Answer: The training could be better. When it comes to the demo dashboard capability, I feel like it could be much easier for our customers to use. Our last customer complained about this. Fortinet comes with… more »
Top Answer: The flexibility is a great feature.
Top Answer: While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment. I should note that Citrix or Cisco Meraki are coming out with more competitive prices. The comparative… more »
Top Answer: I don't have issues with the hardware, as the requisite capacity is visible in the data sheets. All the details in the data sheets are accounted for. But, I find myself confused when it comes to… more »
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Overview

Contrail SD-WAN delivers a simple, automated multicloud SD-WAN. It enables you to create an evolvable architecture to simplify growth, from secure routers to SD-WAN, SD-Branch, and beyond. It automates the WAN edge across Juniper virtual cloud endpoints and on-premises next-generation firewall or universal CPE platforms. And it provisions and enforces multilevel security policy at scale, across multiple clouds and enterprise sites with diverse topologies.

Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company19%
Retailer7%
Transportation Company5%
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Comms Service Provider89%
Engineering Company11%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Contrail SD-WAN vs. Versa FlexVNF and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is ranked 15th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 2 reviews while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 4th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 10 reviews. Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is rated 7.0, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Juniper Contrail SD-WAN writes "Provides layer four to seven protection but does not support a next-generation firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". Juniper Contrail SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate and VMware SD-WAN, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki SD-WAN and Zscaler SASE. See our Juniper Contrail SD-WAN vs. Versa FlexVNF report.

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