Juniper SRX vs. Sophos UTM

Juniper SRX is ranked 8th in Firewalls with 15 reviews vs Sophos UTM which is ranked 3rd in Firewalls with 20 reviews. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "The throughput is fine but the CLI is verbose, especially when configuring". The top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Initial configuration was super simple. Management and monitoring have never been easier". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and WatchGuard XTM. See our Juniper SRX vs. Sophos UTM report.
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Pros
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.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.

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I have no problem with the cost or licensing of this solution. This is a primary reason whay I wanted this solution. It does the same thing cheaper than other name brands.It helps us with protection, with concurrent use of the VPN.It improved bandwidth utilization and provided link load balancing features for internet and intranet lease lines.It now controls all the security aspects of our web servers with Sophos UTM WAF.​We use Sophos UTM as our main firewall with all its features included. Mainly, it controls all of our network perimeter security: firewall, IDS/IPS, and web application firewall (including VoIP).​The initial configuration is straightforward thanks to the web GUI. In 30 minutes, you can have a running firewall with UTM protection enabled.​Brings greater visibility into the network traffic coming inside and passing away from the company.They are all good, but most-used are Network Protection and Web Filtering.

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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.The product only has basic features.

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The memory and processing were problematic. The interface could be better.During initial configuration, I encountered a few issues.Initially, there were issues with the wireless network as wireless access points were disappearing from the dashboard after some time.​Reporting: We have had to work manually in many of our reports.Needs to improve the certificate management (ex. Let's Encrypt support).VPN needs IKEv2, but it’s in the roadmap. Also, all new, cool features will only come to the new Sophos XG Firewall.There is still room for improvement in wireless protection. I don't mean their WiFi device is bad, but there are still things to improve on, such as WiFi roaming.​This product could use some improvement with web filtering. It takes a lot of time and effort to set up and maintain.​

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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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I have no problem with the cost or licensing of this solution. This is a primary reason whay I wanted this solution. It does the same thing cheaper than other name brands.We purchased the appliance with five years onsite support and licenses.Pricing for the upgrade was very competitive as Sophos wanted to retain existing customers.​In the case of a software/virtual appliance subscription, you pay by protecting user/IP addresses. You can do this to as much hardware resources as you like.​​The pricing for Sophos UTM is quite acceptable compared to other UTM vendors.If you would like to run an active-passive HA system, you only need to buy an additional hardware without subscription. At other vendors, you need subscription for both devices.​For under 50 users, MSP licensing is profitable.Sometimes more is less, meaning if you want more than three features, take the FullGuard licence.

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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.The global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware - viruses, rootkits and spyware.
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
25%
Energy/Utilities Company
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University
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Comms Service Provider
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Marketing Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Government
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