Juniper SRX Pros and Cons

Juniper SRX Pros

Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
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.
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Srengineer98987
Sr. Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Most of our clients use it as a traditional firewall, blocking Layer 3 and Layer 4, blocking by transport.
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RiskMana49f0
Risk Management and Security Governance at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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ipmplspr538920
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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RogerBascom
Sr. Network Engineer at Kitsap Credit Union
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.
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Darcy Hiebert
Network Architect - Contractor at TEML
There is a lot of flexibility in how you can commit, check, and back out of a configuration.
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Bunyamin Bunyamin
Senior Network Security Engineer at Aplikas
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.
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Reviewer893
Sr. Programmer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
We mostly use the Layer 4 firewall functions: Access rules, NAT, and site-to-site IPsec VPN.
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Amir Tofangsazi
CEO, Member of the Board at beh
I like the routing and firewall features.
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Mark Edward
Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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.
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Juniper SRX Cons

Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
IPS is one that I would definitely want to be improved. I would also like SSL VPN to be integrated.
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Srengineer98987
Sr. Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
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.
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Se32Ntwk2190
Senior Network Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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RiskMana49f0
Risk Management and Security Governance at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The Juniper product has to improve in terms of innovation.
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ipmplspr538920
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Juniper SRX product needs to improve in terms of innovation.
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RogerBascom
Sr. Network Engineer at Kitsap Credit Union
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.
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Darcy Hiebert
Network Architect - Contractor at TEML
It's a good stable firewall, but it's nowhere near what it needs to be for a next-generation type firewall.
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Bunyamin Bunyamin
Senior Network Security Engineer at Aplikas
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.
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Reviewer893
Sr. Programmer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
It needs better interoperability with Cisco gear.
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Amir Tofangsazi
CEO, Member of the Board at beh
The workplace management console needs improvement. It should be a little bit more developed. Also, the interface needs a bit more improvement.
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