Juniper SRX vs. WatchGuard Firebox

As of February 2019, Juniper SRX is ranked 8th in Firewalls with 16 reviews vs WatchGuard Firebox which is ranked 36th in Firewalls with 1 review. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "The throughput is fine but the CLI is verbose, especially when configuring". The top reviewer of WatchGuard Firebox writes "WebBlocker has the best URL category database". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. WatchGuard Firebox is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and OPNsense.
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Pros
From a protection perspective, it provides a network perimeter security function for our company.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.

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WebBlocker has the best URL category database ever.

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Cons
This solution needs to update for "Next Generation" needs.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.

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Make WatchGuard Firebox capable of integrating with third-party vendors like FireMon, Splunk, Tenable, etc.

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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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Ranking
8th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
33,540
Comparisons
19,514
Reviews
16
Followers
716
Avg. Rating
7.4
36th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
824
Comparisons
664
Reviews
0
Followers
71
Avg. Rating
N/A
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Overview
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.Firebox M-Series firewalls are specifically engineered for midsize and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive growth in bandwidth rates, encrypted traffic, video use, and connection speeds.
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Sample Customers
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., HillenbrandAkbar’s Restaurants, Draper Tools, Star Cargo, Sunray Engineering, The Ritz London
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Comms Service Provider44%
Financial Services Firm22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
University11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Media Company14%
Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm8%
Insurance Company8%
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