Juniper SRX vs pfSense

Juniper SRX is ranked 10th in Firewalls with 8 reviews vs pfSense which is ranked 4th in Firewalls with 17 reviews. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "We have been able to solve a lot of connectivity issues with these firewalls that the bigger name devices didn’t handle so well". The top reviewer of pfSense writes "Users can work offsite through the VPN. ". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. pfSense is most compared with Sophos UTM, Fortinet FortiGate and Cisco ASA. See our Juniper SRX vs pfSense report.
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Pros
​It's a reliable firewall and very stable, for both the hardware and applications it is stable.It'sa very secure device, it has good attack prevention capabilities using UTM.The rollback option and Commit Confirmed are great features. They give us the security to change configurations without downtime.

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The gain in performance and security from configuring the VPN connections was significant.It is a stable solution.Improved service performance and availability through redundancy.An incomparable stability is achieved with other firewall systems.Firewall system for small, medium, and large data networks. It allows you to provide security to your environment: DMZ networks, LAN, WAN, etc.A very stable product that lasts over time, easy to understand, and administer.It is easy to use and has integrity with other systems, such as proxies and quality of service.

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Cons
It would be good if Junos had "unique commands" between all hierarchical levels, discarding the use of the "Run" command.

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My only observation is about the quality of the IPSec logs, which are difficult to interpret and are poor in filters.​Improve analysis of logs and dashboards (control panel) with improved alert functionality.It should integrate with LDAP, Active Directory, etc, to improve the way in which the traces and connections of each IP, or user connected through the firewall, are shown.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Pricing is very good, not expensive.

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Ranking
RANKING
Views
24,267
Comparisons
20,021
Reviews
8
Followers
572
Avg. Rating
8.3
Views
59,054
Comparisons
43,401
Reviews
17
Followers
3,697
Avg. Rating
8.8
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
Fortinet
Compared 24% of the time.
Cisco
Compared 16% of the time.
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Sophos logo
Compared 22% of the time.
Fortinet
Compared 15% of the time.
Cisco
Compared 11% of the time.
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OverviewQuestionmark icon
OverviewHigh-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.Providing comprehensive network security solutions for the enterprise, large business and SOHO, pfSense solutions bring together the most advanced technology available to make protecting your network easier than ever before. Our products are built on the most reliable platforms and are engineered to provide the highest levels of performance, stability and confidence.
Sample Customers
Sample Customers7-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., HillenbrandNerds On Site Inc., RKC Development Inc., Expertech, Fisher's Technology, Ncisive, Consulting, CPURX, Vaughn's Computer House Calls, Imeretech LLC, Digital Crisis, Carolina Digital Phone, Technigogo Technology Services, The Simple Solution, SwiftecITInc, Rocky Mountain Tech Team, Free Range Geeks, Alaska Computer Geeks, Lark Information Technology, Renaissance Systems Inc., Cutting Edge Computers, Caretech LLC, GoVanguard, Network Touch Ltd, P.C. Solutions.Net, Vision Voice and Data Systems LLC, Montgomery Technologies, Techforce, Concero Networks, ASONInc, CPS Electronics and Consulting, Darkwire.net LLC, IT Specialists, MBS-Net Inc., VOICE1 LLC, Advantage Networking Inc., Powerhouse Systems, Doxa Multimedia Inc., Pro Computer Service, Virtual IT Services, A&J Computers Inc., Envision IT LLC, CommunicaONE Inc., Bone Computer Inc., Amax Engineering Corporation, QPG Ltd. Co., IT 101 Inc., Perfect Cloud Solutions, Applied Technology Group Inc., The Digital Sun Group LLC, Firespring
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
23%
Marketing Services Firm
14%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Financial Services Firm
7%
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Comms Service Provider
18%
Healthcare Company
12%
University
12%
Energy/Utilities Company
12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
16%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Non Tech Company
7%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
31%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
32%
Midsize Enterprise
49%
Large Enterprise
18%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
65%
Midsize Enterprise
22%
Large Enterprise
14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
38%
Midsize Enterprise
37%
Large Enterprise
26%
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