If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Juniper vSRX, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would recommend Juniper because they have a good product, especially the 5800 version. This is a good product for internet service providers. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.
When we started with vSRX we came over from NetScreen. With vSRX We had a lot of problems and management was very hard to work with. It's not so very user-friendly. Before we had NetScreen 5400 and it was much better. We're in the process of migrating away from Juniper onto Fortinet. For us, it was not the correct solution for our data center. I would rate the solution six out of ten.
In Saudi Arabia, Juniper has a problem with marketing. They're less well known. A lot of companies are changing or going with Palo Alto. With the GUI, the firewall is not easy to use. It doesn't cover all the features. Juniper should enhance the GUI, and make it easier to use. Both the firewall and virtual security are hard to use. It's not easy to configure it and not friendly to users. I would advise for those thinking about using the product, to make sure they learn as much as possible, and also look to use a redundancy. I would rate this solution seven out of 10.
I would recommend the solution and suggest you test it. It's a good product if you have a chance to work with it, if it fits right in your environment, it's really good to see what it can do. I would rate this solution at 8.5 out of 10. I would rate it as a 10 if I had the ability to create a highly available firewall and if there was more stability in the new features.
On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this product a 10. When you've got a 10, there is nothing to improve. There's nothing to add. The pricing still needs some improvement.
It works for us and has worked for other colleges and universities. We use just the on-premise version of the product. We are not on AWS yet. I'm looking forward to integrating this solution into AWS soon.
We are using both the on-premise and AWS versions. They are used for different purposes, so I can't compare them.
Look at this product and Palo Alto's product, then do a deep comparison analysis. It integrates with our VPC and Direct Connect Gateway. I am also using it on-premise. Compared to the AWS version, it is pretty transparent.