Juniper SRX vs SonicWall TZ

Juniper SRX is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 13 reviews vs SonicWall TZ which is ranked 8th in Firewalls with 7 reviews. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "Lowered our operating costs by 25% over three years, mostly recovered from maintenance/support costs". The top reviewer of SonicWall TZ writes "It is very stable with no issues. The firewall has been up for the past 35 days non-stop". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. SonicWall TZ is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and WatchGuard XTM. See our Juniper SRX vs SonicWall TZ report.
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Pros
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.Juniper has the "recovery safety feature", so if you perform a "commit confirmed" and the new configuration disconnects you. then there is no "confirmed" command with X mins (default = 10 mins). It automatically reverts (recovers) to the previous configuration. This is handy for when you do not want to make that trip down range just to reboot a router.Using a Juniper CLI, you configure a "candidate configuration", then "commit" it to bring it live. If you do not like it or messed up something, you just "rollback" to the previous configuration. It can all be done in a matter of minutes. This is super handy once you get use to it.

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We use the content filter quite a lot because it's an office setting. During working hours, we like to censor the sites users can visit so it increases productivity. Therefore, the content filter has been good for us.It is very stable with no issues. The firewall's been up for the past 35 days non-stop. It's performed great. It has performed as it should perform.The most valuable feature is the protection available, and then ease of use and flexibility.The feature that helps many companies the most is Bandwidth Control, as this increases the users' productivity.

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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.The product only has basic features.It needs better interoperability with Cisco gear.Third-party support for Juniper is a lot less than Cisco. This is no surprise, but a definite consideration if you are expecting to use a lot of third party support. In my guesstimate, for every 100 Cisco shops, you will find one Juniper shop.JTAC (Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center) is just okay for technical assistance. However, if you are used to Cisco TAC responsiveness, you will need to adjust your expectations with Juniper Networks TAC.

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I would like them to make the interface a little bit easier to use so you can find out where in the heck you're going instead of having to go to 15 different places to get something installed.It would be good if Analyzer would be part of the stock license, so even if a layperson is getting the device, he or she doesn't forgets about ordering the Analyzer because it's already there.The market seems to be going to a cloud-supported, new generation of firewall products. I think that's probably going to be important to us, the next time around.The SSL connection is based on the amount of the user throughput. When this feature is enabled in any player of the Firewall, the hardware has a lot of work to do

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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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Getting licenses in our country, Ghana, is not easy. Though, once we have them, adding them is quick (about a day).SonicWall has authorized distributors in our country. They have about two or three distributors in the country, so it makes it a bit easier. What we do is to request a quotation from these distributors, then we do a value for money analysis and see which one of them is giving us a competitive price.The price is very competitive.

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Overview
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.The secure, sophisticated SonicWALL TZ is widely deployed at small businesses, retail, government, remote sites and branch offices. It combines high-performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control.
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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., HillenbrandAeroM_xico Delta TechOps, Unimat
Top Industries
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider
43%
Financial Services Firm
29%
University
14%
Energy/Utilities Company
14%
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Comms Service Provider
24%
Marketing Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
12%
Financial Services Firm
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Marketing Services Firm
13%
Manufacturing Company
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Financial Services Firm
8%
Transportation Company
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Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
41%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
35%
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Small Business
32%
Midsize Enterprise
49%
Large Enterprise
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Small Business
73%
Midsize Enterprise
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
44%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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