We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I like the firewall features, Snort, and the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)."
"Feature-wise, we mostly use IPS because it is a security requirement to protect against attacks from outside and inside. This is where IPS helps us out a bunch."
"It's got the capabilities of amassing a lot of throughput with remote access and VPNs."
"The Firepower+ISE+AMP for endpoint integration is something that really stands it out with other vendor solutions. They have something called pxGrid and i think it is already endorsed by IETF. This allows all devices on the network to communicate."
"The feature set is fine and is rarely a problem."
"Another benefit has been user integration. We try to integrate our policies so that we can create policies based on active users. We can create policies based on who is accessing a resource instead of just IP addresses and ports."
"The most valuable features of this solution are advanced malware protection, IPS, and IDS."
"One of the most valuable features of Firepower 7.0 is the "live log" type feature called Unified Event Viewer. That view has been really good in helping me get to data faster, decreasing the amount of time it takes to find information, and allowing me to fix problems faster. I've found that to be incredibly valuable because it's a lot easier to get to some points of data now."
"The Juniper SRX series is easy to use."
"The firewall features and the routing capability are the most valuable."
"The scalability is fine."
"Juniper supports their products very well."
"The CLI works perfectly."
"The GUI is simple to use."
"It's fine, and it's good. It's very stable."
"Great as an inter-segmentation firewall or border or arch-firewall."
"It's a very powerful solution and the firewalls offer high performance"
"I'm told the solution is the fastest, and, so far, I do find that to be the case."
"The initial setup is pretty simple."
"It is deployed on the customer site, and we manage the firewalls on this side."
"The dashboard, customization, API, and pricing are good."
"Juniper is more flexible with the commit check and the commit confirmed command. The design of the forwarding and contract plan in the operating system is very important for the performance when we have very big traffic."
"An area of improvement for this solution is the console visualization."
"The intelligence has room for improvement. There are some hackers that we haven't seen before and its ability to detect those types of attacks needs to be improved."
"FirePOWER does a good job when it comes to providing us with visibility into threats, but I would like to see a more proactive stance to it."
"The configuration in Firepower Management Center is very slow. Deployment takes two to three minutes. You spend a lot of time on modifications. Whereas, in FortiGate, you press a button, and it takes one second."
"FlexConfig is there as a bridge for features that are not yet natively integrated into Firepower. It is a way of allowing you to be able to configure things that wouldn't otherwise be possible until the development team can add them into Firepower's native capability. There is still some work that needs to be done around FlexConfig. There are still quite a few complex things, like policy-based routing, that have to be done in FlexConfig, and it doesn't always work perfectly. Sometimes, there are some glitches. It is recommended that you configure FlexConfig policies with Cisco TAC. It would be good to see Cisco accelerate some of those configurations that you can only do in FlexConfig into the platform, so that they are there natively."
"Web filtering needs improvement because sometimes the URL is miscategorized."
"There is limited data storage on the appliance itself. So, you need to ship it out elsewhere in order for you to store it. The only point of consideration is around that area, basically limited storage on the machine and appliance. Consider logging it elsewhere or pushing it out to a SIEM to get better controls and manipulation over the data to generate additional metrics and visibility."
"The Firepower FTD code is missing some old ASA firewalls codes. It's a small thing. But Firepower software isn't missing things that are essential, anymore."
"Juniper SRX is stable, but it could improve. FortiGate has better stability than Juniper SRX."
"The interface could be more user-friendly."
"Their models for service providers could improve."
"There are a lot of features that customers do not know about and I think that better documentation would help when it comes to learning how to use the product."
"The user interface and the GUI need improvement."
"While the GUI is pretty good on the Juniper side, there can still be tweaks made to it that will make it even better."
"In the next release, I would like to have a better web interface. It needs to be more user-friendly. Right now, you can only access many features through the console."
"I would like to have a better web UI for administration. Juniper could simplify the web UI and make it more compatible with mobile devices."
"We experienced some technical issues during implementation"
"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."
"VPN access is an area that needs improvement."
"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."
"I would like to see an activity sensor for malicious content or sensor for viruses and malware."
"It could use more tutorials."
"The price is comparable."
"The price for Firepower is more expensive than FortiGate. The licensing is very complex. We usually ask for help from Solutel because of its complexity. I have a Cisco account where I can download the VPN client, then connect. Instead, I create an issue with Solutel, then Solutel solves the case."
"This product is expensive."
"This product requires licenses for advanced features including Snort, IPS, and malware detection."
"Cisco, as we all know, is expensive, but for the money you are paying, you know that you are also getting top-notch documentation as well as support if needed."
"When we are fighting against other competitors for customers, whether it is a small or big business, we feel very comfortable with the price that Firepower has today."
"I like the Smart Licensing, because it is more dynamic and easier to keep track of where you are at. If we have a high availability firewall pair and they are deployed in active/standby rather than active/active, I would expect that we would only pay for one set of licenses because you are using only one firewall at any one time. The other is there just for resiliency. The licensing, from a Firepower perspective, still requires you to have two licenses, even if the firewalls are in active/standby, which means that you pay for the two licenses, even though you might only be using one firewall any one time. This is probably not the best way to do it and doesn't represent the best value for money. This could be looked at to see if it could be done in a fairer way."
"The solution was chosen because of its price compared to other similar solutions."
"The product itself is costly and the price of migration is very high."
"The price is reasonable."
"There is a licensing fee."
"It is best suited to an enterprise-level, as the mid-range companies may find that the cost is not affordable."
"When you consider performance, price, and features, maybe Juniper is not so cost-effective compared to other solutions like MikroTik."
"Its price is reasonable. In India, most of the products have a similar price. There is only a 5% to 10% variation in the price of different brands."
"Compared to other vendors, the pricing of this solution is good."
"In general, their price definitely couldn't be cheaper."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"As a customer, the pricing is good for us."
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Juniper SRX is ranked 14th in Firewalls with 32 reviews while Juniper vSRX is ranked 22nd in Firewalls with 6 reviews. Juniper SRX is rated 7.8, while Juniper vSRX is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Juniper SRX writes "This best in class Next-Gen firewall is elegant in its ease-of-use and architecture". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper vSRX writes "Fast with good usability and fairly scalable". Juniper SRX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, pfSense and SonicWall NSa, whereas Juniper vSRX is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate-VM, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, Azure Firewall and Stormshield Network Security. See our Juniper SRX vs. Juniper vSRX report.
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