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Girish Vyas
Real User
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
May 15 2019

What is most valuable?

IPS is something that I do not find valuable, but the other features are awesome. Firewall IP second router is good, but IPS needs to be worked upon.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a product on the customer side, not in our services. What I have identified so far is that, considering the complex deployment that the customer wanted to make, the scalability with the… more»

What needs improvement?

IPS, or IDS services, need improvement. Their major problem is that you have to integrate it with MSN or web building services, you need to buy support for that and services but you cannot. The best… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There was no additional licensing cost because there were no IPS services. It was just a firewall IP circuit router so they have the default licensing. We just need to renew the support yearly.

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking for a product that can give you routing as well as security services, and you're not looking for too much taxing on the security part, I guess this is a good product. If, however… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our customer evaluated Palo Alto also. They liked it, and even integrated it, but the scalability requirements they had were an issue. They loved Palo Alto for the security services, but their… more»
Srengineer98987
Real User
Sr. Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

Most of our clients use it as a traditional firewall, blocking Layer 3 and Layer 4, blocking by transport.

What needs improvement?

We also use firewalls from FortiGate and Palo Alto and they're built with technology to make them next-generation firewalls. Juniper utilizes a router OS and includes enhancements to make it a firewall. But FortiGate and Palo Alto are… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In terms of pricing, Juniper is in the middle. The most expensive firewall is Palo Alto. If a customer wants the cheapest price they should go for FortiGate. Juniper is in between these products.

What other advice do I have?

Juniper is good at the routing protocol. If you want a solution to protect your environment from the internet, I would propose a firewall gateway solution but ultimately it depends on what the customer needs. We are partnered with Juniper… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

From experience, we like to use firewalls from Palo Alto and FortiGate because the solution is easy to configure with a UI to execute the app. If we use Juniper firewalls, we don't really use the UI because it is not as easy as the command… more»
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Se32Ntwk2190
Real User
Senior Network Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I'm not sure what the most valuable features are. I'm not really that impressed with the technical support. I'm not really that impressed with the product, to be honest with you. Throughput seems to be okay.

How has it helped my organization?

The Juniper was a later model, later technology than we had, more horsepower than we had before. The performance is better, but it could have been any firewall in its peer group. The improvement was because our old firewalls were, well, old. So the performance has been an improvement. And the IDS… more»

What needs improvement?

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. I wish there was a quicker way to configure through the CLI. I know… more»

What other advice do I have?

You need to know what your company's strategic vision is, and then map the security part of that. I don't just mean cost-related, but the strategy for profit-related future ventures. You need to know why you want a particular firewall. Don't ignore the functions and future growth and products on the… more»
Real User
Risk Management and Security Governance at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
May 13 2019

What is most valuable?

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. There are also standard… more»

What needs improvement?

The Juniper product has to improve in terms of innovation. It only has standard reports, such as memory capacity and data traffic. By comparison, the Check Point solution comes with great reports… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

While the price of support is expensive, the price of the solution, itself, is not. The problem came about when we tried switching to Cisco and discontinued our support. In order to subscribe again… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

At one point we tried to move the mobile data firewall from our Juniper SRX56 to the Cisco ASA 5585. What we found out is that Cisco was not performing well at all. I was very disappointed by the… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to make sure that you have local support because it is very important. Juniper does have some good options in terms of support. This is not a perfect solution because I think that there… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate vendors other than Juniper and Cisco because in the enterprise we have a set of approved vendors for each sector and these are two only two in this group.
Real User
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of features, we are using Source NAT. The virtualization feature: Sometimes customers are requesting a private connection using mobile data when they are connecting to remote sites.

What needs improvement?

The Juniper SRX product needs to improve in terms of innovation. E.g., Checkpoint comes with a monitoring solution embedded in its product, as well as providing good reports. Checkpoint also does… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The direct support with Juniper is expensive. When you stop using the solution and miss one year of payments, if you want the support back on a specific node, they ask you to pay for the year that you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Cisco ASA. The results were not good.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure to have skilled local support. We are planning to move to the bigger version of Juniper SRX later this year (SRX5800). We are also planning to move to IPv6.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried to move our mobile data firewall from Juniper SRX to Cisco ASA. What we found was that Cisco did not performing well at all. We were very disappointed by the Cisco solution. With the Cisco… more»
Roger Bascom
User
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* I am really hesitate to repeat the Juniper sales line of "One Juniper", simply because within different devices, there are differences in the CLI commands used. This has been due to functional and hardware differences. For the vast majority of the Juniper CLI commands, if you learn them for the SRX, they are the same for the EX and QFX series switches. There is little to no differences between… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Once our engineers got their heads wrapped around the nuances of Juniper's CLI (took them about six months) with training (mostly free) and were able to get settled into Junos OS, we never looked back. * SRX firewalls/IDP functions require similar technical knowledge level as Cisco ASA and are function on par with them. I recommend investing in Juniper Space if you have a significant amount of… more»

What needs improvement?

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.
Darcy Hiebert
Real User
Network Architect - Contractor at TEML
May 10 2019

What is most valuable?

I really like the Juniper operating system. It is more of a UNIX based system, more than Cisco, and I really like it. There is a lot of flexibility in how you can commit… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to do remote configuration changes, and if there is a problem, not losing connectivity to the device.

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, it could use more on the security side. It's a good stable firewall, but it's nowhere near what it needs to be for a next-generation type… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is perhaps half to around forty percent of Cisco.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We migrated to this solution from a Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance).

What other advice do I have?

This solution is really nice to use. It's very similar in terms of capabilities to a Cisco, but it's just that the operating system is so much nicer to use. I would say… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Juniper is my favorite and I had used it so much that we did not evaluate any other products.
Bunyamin Bunyamin
Real User
Senior Network Security Engineer at Aplikas
May 01 2019

What needs improvement?

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.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing which covers maintenance is on an annual basis. Our customers are on one-year contracts. There are additional cost above and beyond the standard licensing fees.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously we used a CISCO ASA solution. But in the last three years, we switched to the Juniper solution because Juniper has a competitive price per feature.

What other advice do I have?

Further advice regarding this solution is that anyone planning to implement this product should understand the Juniper suite. They should understand the firewall concept, Juniper configuration, and the command line. They need previous… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing Juniper, we evaluated a Fortinet solution because Fortinet has a competitive price. It's also effortless for our engineers to operate and maintain. They can understand and complete tasks quickly.
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What is Juniper SRX?

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.
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