Juniper SRX Pros and Cons
Juniper SRX Pros
It helped us with its routing capabilities which eased the cost, because otherwise I would have had to take a router and firewall, and then integrate it. With this, however, it was an integration of firewall and routing services all together in a single product. That was one thing that I loved about it.View full review »
Most of our clients use it as a traditional firewall, blocking Layer 3 and Layer 4, blocking by transport.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the virtualization because it can be used for customers who are using the mobile data network to request a private connection to a remote site.View full review »
The virtualization feature is the most valuable feature. Sometimes customers are requesting a private connection using mobile data when they are connecting to remote sites.View full review »
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.View full review »
There is a lot of flexibility in how you can commit, check, and back out of a configuration.View full review »
On a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best I'd give Juniper SRX an overall rating of eight because of its' competitive price.View full review »
We mostly use the Layer 4 firewall functions: Access rules, NAT, and site-to-site IPsec VPN.View full review »
I like the routing and firewall features.View full review »
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.View full review »
Juniper SRX Cons
IPS is one that I would definitely want to be improved. I would also like SSL VPN to be integrated.View full review »
it would be more powerful if Juniper brought out a security product other than the firewall, like anti-spam, endpoint protection, etc. Customers who want to deploy security solutions are not just thinking about firewalls... Juniper should have an end-to-end solution, from the endpoint to the network level.View full review »
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.View full review »
The Juniper product has to improve in terms of innovation.View full review »
The Juniper SRX product needs to improve in terms of innovation.View full review »
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.View full review »
It's a good stable firewall, but it's nowhere near what it needs to be for a next-generation type firewall.View full review »
Improvements can be made to the GUI. The GUI can be improved by creating policies to handle IPS requirements. The configuration should be a one-step process. This would make it easier to complete the setup to register the time of operation.View full review »
It needs better interoperability with Cisco gear.View full review »
The workplace management console needs improvement. It should be a little bit more developed. Also, the interface needs a bit more improvement.View full review »