Juniper vSRX Room for Improvement

Oscar Bashford
Network Operations Support at EOS IT Management Solutions Ltd
Largely the solution seems fine to me. It could use more tutorials. I think there's a step missing or the use cases are missing information. I'm not sure why you have to connect from the descendant to another SRX. The why part, why would I do that and what's practical, is not really answered in any documentation I have access to. At my last job, we used to hook up a VPN to the data center, and then at each site we would have a device connecting to that data center. Now that project is not 100% right now, I'm still wondering if I were to go and do that project, how would I do it? Should I make it cloud-based? If I want to use it virtually in the cloud as a hub, I want to see if that's possible, and, if it's possible, they should have documentation on that. I looked at the config. I played around with the config and then I say, "Okay, I see what they're doing, with the actual Azure part, and yet, on AWS, I'm having the same problem." It's something to do with the public IP. It's only functioning on the management side, on the virtual firewall. I can't get the other side, the other network interface to connect out. I don't have a connection out technically. I could ping, but through management and that's not how it's supposed to work. It's just through the management. I'm not seeing the departments. View full review »
Enginet677
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The stability could be improved. For the moment I think it has all of the features I need. The only thing I'd like to see is the ability to create firewalls. That's the only feature I lack. Also, when you need to upgrade and when you need to reboot it, there's some downtime, and I'd like to be able to upgrade it without downtime. View full review »
Stratos Margaritis
Solutions Architect at Navarino S.A.
Up to the point we have used it now, there is no need for anything extra in the product. View full review »
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reviewer1268370
Senior Network Planning Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution works quite well. I can't think of any features that are lacking. I don't know where it could be improved. 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. I don't find that it's a problem, however, I have heard this mentioned as an issue for some people. View full review »
reviewer900294
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The support can be improved. The GUI needs to be improved, as Cisco is more advanced with their ASDM platform. In the next release, I would like to see improvements made to the GUI because it isn't very good. I would like them to discard some of the existing commands because we have to delete them. It should be more practical. View full review »
Samer Hamadeh
Senior Information Security Engineer at FNS
The syndication or domain controllers, quick policies, and user rules - like being able to see the IP source and destination could be improved. This feature already exists in Palo Alto. They really need to improve the GUI. View full review »
ITmangr67
IT Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have some weird errors and some weird behavior on the solution occasionally. The device gets buggy without anyone touching it. It would work and then suddenly stop. Sometimes you need to just move the cards out and restart it again, and it will work. The solution itself, the hardware and the software, there must be some bugs that need to be dealt with. We are using high-end devices. For the high-end devices, all the features are there; we don't need more features. What we need are for the features we have to work exactly as we want them to. Especially on the IT desk. There's something wrong between the hardware and the software. As I mentioned, some hardware is not working correctly in some integrations, and I'm not sure why. View full review »
reviewer900294
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. So that is something negative about Juniper but otherwise, the architecture of Juniper's OS is flexible and scalable and technically Juniper is good. The GUI is really bad. Cisco's is more advanced with their ASDM platforms. Cisco has more advantages. View full review »
Security2c74
Security Administrator at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
It seems that most of the problems were the device from management and not from support. We would spend a lot of time with support trying to solve the problems we had. We didn't resolve it because it was a problem from the device and management. The technical support did not seem to help. I've talked to people that say Juniper now, as a device, can be a solution for a data center, but in the past, I have not seen this as being possible. View full review »
reviewer1430550
Senior Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
VPN access is an area that needs improvement. View full review »
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