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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The dashboard, customization, API, and pricing are good.
Top Answer: VPN access is an area that needs improvement.
Top Answer: In my opinion and as a result of years of experience: - Both are great firewalls with excellent performance and a useful integration witch Active directory and LDAP - Fortinet is easier to… more »
Top Answer: Sophos UTM is no longer being developed, according to our reseller. All the development effort is going into XG. So XG will be the only Sophos firewall going forward, UTM will eventually be end of… more »
Top Answer: The cost of the solution is very reasonable.
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Overview
The vSRX offers the same features as physical SRX Series firewalls but in a virtualized form factor for delivering security services that scale to match network demand. It offers the same features as the SRX appliance, including core firewall, robust networking, full next-gen capabilities, and automated life-cycle management. It handles speed up to 100 Gbps. It supports Juniper Contrail, OpenContrail, and third-party software-defined networking (SDN) solutions and integrates with cloud orchestration tools. Deployed in your private cloud, vSRX protects against the lateral spread of advanced threats between virtual machines within your network borders. It provides scalable application security for dynamic workloads and protects mission-critical applications from known and unknown threats. Also the vSRX virtual firewall helps you seamlessly extend your private cloud into public cloud environments, securely moving data and workloads with ease. As a VPN gateway, the vSRX provides remote users with safe access to their workloads. As a segmentation gateway, the vSRX protects public-cloud workloads by blocking lateral threats using application policies that help maintain security and compliance.
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider50%
University25%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider28%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider7%
Computer Software Company7%
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company18%
Government7%
Media Company4%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise18%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper vSRX vs. Sophos UTM and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
541,462 professionals have used our research since 2012.

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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