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Researched Juniper SRX but chose Cisco ASA Firewall: Great support and extremely stable with an excellent command-line interface
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Everything is all documented in the file or in the command line script that gets uploaded to the device. It gives us great visibility."
"The user interface is easy to navigate."
"It is very stable compared to other firewall products."
"The management aspect of the product is very straightforward."
"The best features are stability and scalability."
"Unfortunately in Cisco, only the hardware was good."
"The most valuable feature must be AnyConnect. We have quite a few customers who use it. It is easy to use and the stablest thing that we have. We have experienced some issues on all our VPN clients, but AnyConnect has been the stablest one."
"The traffic inspection and the Firepower engine are the most valuable features. It gives you full details, application details, traffic monitoring, and the threats. It gives you all the containers the user is using, especially at the application level. The solution also provides application visibility and control."
"Juniper is one of the most powerful network security solutions while remaining simple to use, set up, and scale."
"The most valuable feature is the licensing scheme for security functions."
"Performance is a strong point."
"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 security of this system is fantastic, including the IPS and IDS."
"I would say that in inexperienced hands, the interface can be kind of overwhelming. There are just a lot of options. Too much, if you don't know what you are looking for or trying to do."
"The annual subscription cost is a bit high. They should try to make it comparable to other offerings. We have a number of Chinese products here in Pakistan, which are already, very cheap and have less annual maintenance costs compared to Cisco."
"They need a user-friendly interface that we could easily configure."
"It would be nice if you didn't have to configure using a command-line interface. It's a bit technical that way."
"You shouldn't have to use the ASDM to help manage the client."
"In NGFW, Cisco should be aligned with the new technology and inspection intelligence because Cisco is far behind in this pipeline."
"One of the problems that we have had is the solution requires Java to work. This has caused some problems with the application visibility and control. When the Java works, it is good, but Java wasn't a good choice. I don't like the Java implementation. It can be difficult to work with sometimes."
"Security generally requires integration with many devices, and the management side of that process could be enhanced somewhat. It would help if there was a clear view of the integrations and what the easiest way to do them is."
"It could have features that other products support like blade options and stand-alone endpoint security."
"In the next release, I would like to see the remote access client improved as well as improvements made to the administration GUI."
"There are a lot of features that customers do not know about and I think that better documentation would help when it comes to learning how to use the product."
"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."
"I would like to see the reporting opened up and have several more opportunities for automatic reports."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"We pay about $200 yearly and we have two firewalls."
"It's very competitive with other products."
"Cisco is considered to be an expensive solution."
"Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions."
"The licensing is a bit off because the physical firewall is cheaper than the virtual one. We only have the physical ones as they are cheaper than the virtual ones. We only use the physical firewalls because of the price difference."
"There is room for improvement in the pricing when compared to the market. Although, when you compare the benefits of support from Cisco, you can adjust the value and it becomes comparable, because you usually need very good support. So you gain value there with this device."
"When it comes to Cisco, the price of everything is higher. Cisco firewalls are expensive, but we get support from Cisco, and that support is very active."
"It's a brilliant firewall, and the fact that it comes with a perpetual license really does go far in terms of helping the organization in not having to deal with those costs on an annual basis. That is a pain point when it comes to services like the ones we have on Fortigate. That's where we really give Cisco firewalls the thumbs up."
"Compared to other vendors, the pricing of this solution is good."
"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."
"Our initial purchase, which included a three-year term of support, was about $25,000 USD."
Questions from the Community
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Question: What do you like most about Juniper SRX?
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Also Known As
|Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv||SRX||SonicWall Network Security Virtual|
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.
|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.|
NSv delivers complete advanced threat protection, including high-performance intrusion and malware prevention, and cloud-based sandboxing with SonicWall's RTDMI technology. NSv ensures lateral movement protection, plus inbound and outbound traffic protection.
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|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, Chinas 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||Comlogic, Depaul, Hutt City Council|
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Computer Software Company28%
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