We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The architecture of the OS in Juniper is very good. It's flexibility, scalability, and the technicality is also good."
"Juniper is more flexible with the commit check and the commit confirmed command. The design of the forwarding and contract plan in the operating system is very important for the performance when we have very big traffic."
"I'm told the solution is the fastest, and, so far, I do find that to be the case."
"It's a very powerful solution and the firewalls offer high performance"
"The initial setup is pretty simple."
"The dashboard, customization, API, and pricing are good."
"It is deployed on the customer site, and we manage the firewalls on this side."
"We find all of the features valuable because together they fit the needs of our customers."
"I would recommend UTM over XG because it's easier to manage."
"It is a very good product. The threat monitoring process is the most valuable feature."
"It is easy to manage."
"The most valuable feature is the price. I've been requesting prices all over these years between different solutions like Fortinet, Palo Alto, and Check Point and Sophos has been the cheapest and the best of all of them that I have tried. I have been working with Fortinet, it's a fact that the price is surprisingly better."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"Good basic firewall functions with advanced firewall scanning."
"This is a very stable product."
"In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to the GUI because it isn't very good."
"We worked with Cisco's support and Juniper's support and there are some differences, to be honest, Cisco is more available and is more competent at addressing our cases."
"It could use more tutorials."
"We experienced some technical issues during implementation"
"Some people complain that the solution tends to have a steep learning curve. It could be because most people have basic familiarity with Cisco or other similar products and maybe have never worked closely with Juniper products."
"VPN access is an area that needs improvement."
"I would like to see an activity sensor for malicious content or sensor for viruses and malware."
"We would like to have unique viewable IDs for rules and in the packet filter logfile, for easier debugging of old log files."
"It's stable, but the reaction time of the GUI is terrible."
"Sophos should be more user-friendly, have more dashboards, and an easier implementation."
"The five-factor authentication needs improvement."
"Sophos should improve its ability to check something like bandwidth consumption for users or something more real-time."
"There needs to be some improvement in the IPsec VPN. There is implementation only support. I have version one. I'd be most interested in having IP version two from the protocol."
"Updates come out agonizingly slowly, a trickle."
"Anti-phishing functionality should be improved."
"After some research, I think that the cost of Juniper is more than Check Point, Palo Alto, and Fortinet."
"As a customer, the pricing is good for us."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"It is the cheapest product available. It's good if you have a low budget."
"We pay for the service on a yearly basis. The last time we paid was in June, for a year. At the time, it was about $20,000."
"Our licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
"It's reasonably priced."
"This product is free for home users. The more expensive products have better performance."
"I think the pricing of Sophos is very fair."
"It is necessary to pay for a licence to use the solution, but it is not very expensive."
"The appliance should be purchased and there is a fee for the license."
Juniper vSRX is ranked 8th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 7 reviews while Sophos UTM is ranked 2nd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 20 reviews. Juniper vSRX is rated 8.2, while Sophos UTM is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Juniper vSRX writes "Fast with good usability and fairly scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Great web and email filtering with reasonable pricing". Juniper vSRX is most compared with Juniper SRX, pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate-VM, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall and Azure Firewall, whereas Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, Untangle NG Firewall and OPNsense. See our Juniper vSRX vs. Sophos UTM report.
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