Arista 7000 series vs. Juniper SRX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Arista 7000 series
Score 7.8 out of 10
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The Arista 7000 series is a line of networking switches, from Arista in Santa Clara, California.N/A
Juniper SRX
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Juniper SRX is a firewall offering. It provides a variety of modular features, scaled for enterprise-level use, based on a 3-in-1 OS that enables routing, switching, and security in each product.N/A
Pricing
Arista 7000 seriesJuniper SRX
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Arista 7000 seriesJuniper SRX
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Arista 7000 seriesJuniper SRX
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Arista 7000 series
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Ratings
Juniper SRX
8.7
5 Ratings
2% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Arista 7000 seriesJuniper SRX
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Arista 7000 seriesJuniper SRX
Likelihood to Recommend
Arista Networks
Core and data center applications are the strengths of Arista products. The distribution layer is also a good fit. For the access layer, it would be more of a niche product.
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Juniper Networks
SRXs seem to be well suited at the enterprise level for plain routers, firewalls, and IDP/IDS. They work well on MPLS and Ethernet, including Internet. I have 3 SRXs also performing edge duty, with 2 in a high availability (HA) cluster. The Juniper line of SRXs provides a good range of scaling from small business to extremely large enterprise. Wire speed is a common comparison factor and Juniper shines in that area.
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Pros
Arista Networks
  • The 7304's along side our core network design has provided 100% uptime during the 5 years of deployment.
  • The multi-chassis LAG has provided near 100% connectivity to the distribution and access switches.
  • Very low maintenance attention is needed.
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Juniper Networks
  • Edge Device (Tunneling & Routing)
  • Routing Instances
  • Zone Based Firewall
  • L3 Gateway/Vlan termination
  • DHCP Server & DHCP Relay
  • Good support community & Good available documentation
  • Good support by the Vendor
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Cons
Arista Networks
  • The 7304's lack a graceful non-intrusive upgrade method even though they are dual supervisor.
  • I would like to see more integration with Aruba's ClearPass and Airwave products.
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Juniper Networks
  • My only real criticism of the product is that it's hard to figure out how to upgrade the firmware from the CLI via TFTP via the docs, but it works great once you get it sorted.
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Support Rating
Arista Networks
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Juniper Networks
This is the one area where I have a beef with Juniper. When I called into Cisco TAC, 90% of the time, the first person I spoke with was able to resolve my issue. With Juniper TAC, 90% of the time, the first person I speak with is not able to resolve my issue, seems to almost be reading from a script, and must escalate my ticket. All of which takes time.
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Alternatives Considered
Arista Networks
I have used the Catalyst 6500 series in the past. From my point of view, the Arista surpasses the Catalyst on just about every front. Originally we were planning on implementing the Nexus 7000/7700 series switches for our core. Though a little more feature rich, it did not provide features we needed that the Arista did. The Nexus also was a confusing and complex platform to work with. Also, the Nexus was a significantly more expensive solution. Although very happy with the Arista switches we may evaluate the Aruba HPE 8400 chassis-based switches along with Arista switches in the future.
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Juniper Networks
Juniper SRX stands tall compared to all these products for Large Service Provider Networks, where traffic volume is larger. Also, cost comparison with SRX's few other products can also be another contributing factor while selecting this. As well as Juniper Routers, Switches, and multiple products from the same vendor to maintain one single vendor environment. As well as Juniper Support is also really good.
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Return on Investment
Arista Networks
  • The Arista 7000 series met or exceed our data center switching and routing needs.
  • It provided a more cost effective alternative to other products we were considering.
  • Implementation was quick and easy due to the simple standards-based configuration.
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Juniper Networks
  • It is a workhorse for our field operations. It provides the last touch for an ISP to the customer. The customer has no view of the device, but with the repeatability of the device, they do not need to.
  • The ability to roll out a dynamic routing protocol attached to a security zone allows elasticity to the environment that supports growth.
  • VLAN support on the inside interfaces allow this to be the only device in some smaller deployments we install these in.
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