Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Juniper vSRX.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up to the point we have used it now, there is no need for anything extra in the product.
The user interface could always be better. They could make it simpler and more intuitive. While it is pretty good now, they could always make improvements.
Right now, we are going through issues and problems where the product gets dropped with the connection or during the authentication initial phase. While it could be our problem, we would like to see more stability in this area.
The GUI interface needs improvement. It also needs improvement with the VPCs.