Juniper vSRX Competitors and Alternatives

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Shashidhara B N
Real User
Director - Technology Solutions & Services at Connectivity IT Services Private Limited
Jul 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me over-all is that Juniper is simplified and can still do everything that is necessary to be effective. On the SRX box, it has what I call a one model concept for security. I work especially with hybrid environments. With an SRX we have a single management dashboard… more»

What needs improvement?

I have not given a lot of thought as to what needs to be improved because so much of technology and capabilities are expanding. Probably Juniper could come up with their own dedicated endpoint security. Today they have an integration with Sophos. If you really look at what SRX has as far as… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anyone considering Juniper as a solution would be to first understand that the product needs to be chosen to fit the environment. You want to get the one right box that has the capacity you need. You have everything you need in the model by just updating your license. You do not have to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The main competitors for Juniper are Palo Alto, Check Point, and Cisco. Juniper has a lot of features that are good for engineering. Things like Fortinet and Cyberoam can not really compete with these others when it comes to these important features. Specifically, when you talk about Juniper SRX you… more»
Real User
Manager with 51-200 employees
Jul 25 2020

What is most valuable?

Feature wise, the content filtering is good. The basic firewall rules of the solution are great.

What needs improvement?

The product has a lot of bugs, actually. We are facing some issues with this product. The DPI SSL feature which is there, it is not working properly. The IRL, when it was installed, had us facing some… more»

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

I'm not sure what the pricing of the product is. It falls within a middle range in terms of pricing. It' not the cheapest or more expensive. The SSL VPN feature, which is what we needed to purchase… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

While there are a lot of options on the market, we only use SonicWall at this time. We have used Sophos in the past previously. We found that Sophos Firewall had more flexibility compared to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with SonicWall. I wouldn't recommend the solution, actually. It's hard to set up and the stability takes a while to establish. They need to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There's a lot of firewalls available, including Cisco, FortiGate, and Juniper firewalls too. There are many alternatives.
Ricardo-Fernandes
Real User
Manager for Operations, Security and Management at REN - Rede Energeticas Nacionais, S.A.
Jun 29 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are identity awareness, IDS and IPS, and application control.

What needs improvement?

The speed of technical support is very slow and is something that should be improved.

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

This product is not cheap and there are additional costs that depend on what model or package that you buy. If you need more features then you may have to buy additional modules. In our case, we knew what we wanted in advance so there were… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The two firewalls that we having implemented are Check Point and Fortinet. I have also worked with Juniper but it does not have all of the advanced features that Check Point has, such as application control and identity awareness.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I am pretty happy with Check Point firewalls. My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is to get somebody with experience to help choose the correct, stable version, and assist with the configuration. All of the new… more»
Hamada Elewa
Real User
System Engineer - Security Presales at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 28 2020

What is most valuable?

This Palo Alto firewall is easy to manage. You just implement it and forget about it. The Panorama management tool is very easy to use. The documentation is good.

What needs improvement?

The partner support, which is a local company, is not that good and can be improved. I would like to see the threat intelligence capability integrated with other vendors such as Cisco and Forcepoint. This would effectively be a multi-threat… more»

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

This is an expensive solution, although you will get value for the price.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with similar products from several vendors including Cisco, Juniper, Forcepoint, and Fortinet.

What other advice do I have?

Palo Alto is the leader in next-generation firewalls. The suitability of it, however, depends on the design, throughput, and the number of sessions. Overall, this is a very simple and very effective firewall, and I am satisfied with it. I… more»
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