Juniper SRX vs. Meraki MX Firewalls

Juniper SRX is ranked 8th in Firewalls with 16 reviews vs Meraki MX Firewalls which is ranked 5th in Firewalls with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "The throughput is fine but the CLI is verbose, especially when configuring". The top reviewer of Meraki MX Firewalls writes "Great SD-WAN solution. Manage multiple Meraki devices (security, switches, APs, Cameras) with a single pane of glass". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. Meraki MX Firewalls is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Sophos UTM. See our Juniper SRX vs. Meraki MX Firewalls report.
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Pros
From a protection perspective, it provides a network perimeter security function for our company.We use it as a firewall at our head office and branches.It integrates well with Fortinet and Palo Alto.It uses many applications, like antivirus blocking and web filtering.The high availability of the application is good.It protects the data behind our switches.It helps us perform our daily jobs.We mostly use the Layer 4 firewall functions: Access rules, NAT, and site-to-site IPsec VPN.

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The security level of our organization has changed by using Meraki MX Firewalls. We didn't have the UTM before, but now we have sandboxing, tray scanning, attack preventions and monitorization. Our security level has improved.Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs.Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.​It is very easy to configure.​It is very fast to implement.In a week, we can make new policy and view what all our users did.​The dashboard is very intuitive and easy to understand.Simple to manage.

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Cons
This solution needs to update for "Next Generation" needs.It did not improve our safety because the IDS does not detect some attacks, but our anti-virus software did.We tried configuring the IDS for more than four months, but it did not work properly.The CLI is verbose. You have to say a lot to do a little. I don't like that part of it. Cisco's command syntax seems to be a good bit more concise. When you're trying to get something done, you don't want to have to type a bunch.Juniper needs to focus more on their perimeter firewalls.The GUI needs to be easier to handle.I would like to see endpoint control and endpoint testing security.I would like them to add a dashboard because it's difficult to operate.

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We feel that Cisco provides smaller features, with fewer possibilities versus other solutions out there.Meraki tech support staff have a lot more visibility into your network than you do, which is frustrating at times. I understand the approach is to keep the dashboard easier to understand. This will frustrate more advanced users at times.​We could have more reporting options and the ability to send alarms to the administrator.More detail needed for configuration of the VPN.It would be great if the Meraki devices let us see, in real time, the internet demand on a single device.The only stability issue is in Content Filtering. Sometimes we need to report these types of issues to Cisco support.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It has a low price.It is not that expensive.Pricing is good. Most of the costs are in the UTM (IDS/IPS, virus scanning, etc) subscription.Palo Alto was nice, but much more expensive.We were able to lower our overall operating costs over a three year period by 25%, mostly recovered from maintenance/support costs.Small enterprises or telco have variant licenses, and this licensing should be improved.I would say about $20,000 for a SRX650 with IDP licence.Pricing is very good, not expensive.

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Our users find the entire package quite expensive. The price of the application itself is not expensive. But, if you take a license it costs more than the application itself. If you get it for five years, it is almost double of the price of the application.​Other content filtering solutions that I have used had more bells and whistles, but given the cost, complexity, and management overhead, I am very pleased with Meraki’s solution.It is more expensive than other solutions, but it is a cloud-managed network solution and support is given at the moment you call. That give a very big plus.The Meraki UTM is excellent when you buy the Advanced Security license. If you buy a different license you lost all the valuable functions.It can always improve pricewise regarding throughput.

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Ranking
8th
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
32,502
Comparisons
19,533
Reviews
16
Followers
668
Avg. Rating
7.4
5th
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
43,636
Comparisons
25,053
Reviews
10
Followers
713
Avg. Rating
9.3
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
SRXMX64, MX64W, MX84, MX100, MX400, MX600
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Overview
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.With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.
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Sample Customers
7-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., HillenbrandHyatt, ONS
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider44%
Financial Services Firm22%
Retailer11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Media Company14%
Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider20%
Government19%
Manufacturing Company9%
Transportation Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise40%
REVIEWERS
Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise18%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business52%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise34%
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