Compare Juniper SRX vs. Palo Alto Networks K2-Series

Juniper SRX is ranked 8th in Firewalls with 19 reviews while Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is ranked 20th in Firewalls with 9 reviews. Juniper SRX is rated 7.2, while Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "Enables us to integrate a firewall and router in a single product but IPS needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks K2-Series writes "IPS system is the strongest you can get and it has good decryption". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Cisco ASA NGFW, whereas Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is most compared with . See our Juniper SRX vs. Palo Alto Networks K2-Series report.
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Viswanathan Selvakumar
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They provide DDoS protection and multi-factor authentication. That is a good option as it enables work-from-home functionality.The most valuable feature is that the encryption is solid.Unfortunately in Cisco, only the hardware was good.For us, the most valuable features are the IPX and the Sourcefire Defense Center module. That gives us visibility into the traffic coming in and going out, and gives us the heads-up if there is a potential outbreak or potential malicious user who is trying to access the site. It also helps us see traffic generated by an end device trying to reach out to the world.The information coming from Talos does a good job... I like the fact that Cisco is working with them and getting the information from them and updating the firewall.The firepower sensors have been great; they do a good job of dropping unwanted traffic.The most important point is the detection engine which is now part of the next-generation firewalls and which is supported by Cisco Talos.The most valuable feature of this solution is AMP (Advanced Malware Protection), as this is really needed to protect against cyber threats.

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The EEE security controls allow us to make policy restrictions, so I can customize port numbers to allow or limit control.It helped us with its routing capabilities which eased the cost, because otherwise I would have had to take a router and firewall, and then integrate it. With this, however, it was an integration of firewall and routing services all together in a single product. That was one thing that I loved about it.I like the routing and firewall features.The solution's stability is very good.I've found the security features, such as IDS and the VPN most valuable.The deployment is quite easy and fast.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.There is a lot of flexibility in how you can commit, check, and back out of a configuration.

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Palo Alto has a unique solution for DNS security, which is very good.Overall, this is a very simple and very effective firewall, and I am satisfied with it.The most valuable features are the virtualization of the firewall and the antivirus.This is a very reliable firewall and we have never had problems with it.Palo Alto has an approach that makes the configuration easier not only for the customers but also for the IT help for the customers.Simple integrations with the domain controllers and other inventoriesThe most valuable feature is availability.The IPS system is the best in the field.

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Cons
Cisco provides us with application visibility and control, although it's not a complete solution compared to other vendors. Cisco needs to work on the application behavior side of things, in particular when it comes to the behavior of SSL traffic.It is expensive.In NGFW, Cisco should be aligned with the new technology and inspection intelligence because Cisco is far behind in this pipeline.We were also not too thrilled when Cisco announced that in the upcoming new-gen ASA, iOS was not going to be supported, or if you install them, they will not be able to be managed through the Sourcefire. However, it seems like Cisco is moving away from the ASA iOS to the Sourcefire FireSIGHT firmware for the ASA. We haven't had a chance to test it out.Our latest experience with a code upgrade included a number of bugs and issues that we ran into. So more testing with their code, before it hits us, would help.The software was very buggy, to the point it had to be removed.Most users do not have awareness of this product's functionality and features. Cisco should do something to make them aware of them. That would be quite excellent and useful to organizations that are still using legacy data-center-security products.I have found that Cisco reporting capabilities are not as rich as other products, so the reporting could be improved.

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It should be easier to escalate support tickets.IPS is one that I would definitely want to be improved. I would also like SSL VPN to be integrated.The workplace management console needs improvement. It should be a little bit more developed. Also, the interface needs a bit more improvement.The big thing is performance. With all the features turned on it slows down.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.The GUI needs improvement.The Juniper product has to improve in terms of innovation.It's a good stable firewall, but it's nowhere near what it needs to be for a next-generation type firewall.

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The URL Filtering module needs to have more categories added to it.I would like to see the threat intelligence capability integrated with other vendors such as Cisco and Forcepoint.The ease of management and configuration should be improved.The technical support, and how they provide it to the client, needs to be improved.They should implement the features that the other firewalls have.Palo Alto doesn't have extended visibility to the end point in their firewalls.There are a lot of bugs in this solution.Higher levels of support are excellent but new users may need additional options.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
In terms of costs, other solutions are more expensive than Cisco. Palo Alto is more expensive than Cisco.Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions.Pricing varies on the model and the features we are using. It could be anywhere from $600 to $1000 to up to $7,000 per year, depending on what model and what feature sets are available to us.We used Check Point and the two are comparable. Cost was really what put us onto the ASAs... the price tag for Check Point was exorbitantly more than what it is for the ASA solution.We are in the process of renewing our three-year license, which costs approximately $24,000 USD for the thirty-six months.The pricing for Cisco products is higher than others, but Cisco is a very good, strong, and stable technology.The program is very expensive.The cost of this solution is high.

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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.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.While the price of support is expensive, the price of the solution, itself, is not.The pricing is perhaps half, probably forty percent, of Cisco.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.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.It has a low price.It is not that expensive.

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Pricing is a sensitive issue because the cost is high in this market.This is an expensive solution, although you will get value for the price.This solution is expensive compared to other, similar products.The price of this solution is too high.Products by the leader in the field are justifiably a bit more expensive compared to other vendors.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire FirewallsSRX
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Overview

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

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.

Designed to handle growing throughput needs due to increasing amounts of application-, user-, and device-generated data, the K2-Series offers amazing performance and threat prevention capabilities to stop advanced cyberattacks and secure mobile network infrastructure, subscribers, and services.

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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.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., HillenbrandState of North Dakota, SEGA, Alameda County Office of Education, Temple University, VERGE, CAME
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider10%
Manufacturing Company10%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
Construction Company5%
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Comms Service Provider53%
Financial Services Firm18%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider29%
Media Company8%
Construction Company4%
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Company Size
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise51%
REVIEWERS
Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise56%
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