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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

If you were looking for a internet edge firewall and wanted to add the modern day "next gen" features than I would say the [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] would do the job. The packages Cisco offers with the hardware is pretty easy to understand and you can add the right feature sets to it. If you don't need next gen functions for basic NAT/PAT then it still would be a good firewall. If you wanted it for a data center to inspect traffic going from the LAN to the Data Center it would be a good fit. If you do not size these correctly you might quickly run out of performance or capacity when using the FirePOWER Services. The smaller 5506-X with Firepower really seems to struggle when adding FirePower with it. I would say you would be less likely to use it if your organization has more than 100 devices. You would need to move up to a 5508-X, 5512-X or larger units.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX is well suitable for large-scale organizations and also large service providers who use Advanced security and routing features and provide service to clients. juniper is very expensive and difficult to configure.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
Juniper SRX
8.7
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.3
Juniper SRX
7.7
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.9
Juniper SRX
6.9
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.8
Juniper SRX
9.2
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.5
Juniper SRX
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.8
Juniper SRX
8.9
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
Juniper SRX
7.9
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.9
Juniper SRX
8.8
VPN
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.9
Juniper SRX
9.7
High Availability
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.9
Juniper SRX
9.5
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.7
Juniper SRX
9.5
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.7
Juniper SRX
8.2

Pros

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services are very well suited for most environments.
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services have a variety of networking features including NextGen, web content filtering, data analysis, high availability failover, packet inspection, context-based ACL, and other features to protect your networks.
  • It's easy to deploy and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

  • One JUNOS is the Juniper mantra, including for the SRXs. While not entirely true, it comes close enough that if you learn some SRX configuration tricks, they will likely work across all of your SRXs.
  • Out of the box, with no additional license required, you have a NextGen firewall, by default. You can turn off the firewall and have just a plain ole router.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Cisco SFR should work on their URL filtering database as sometimes it doesn't filter the correct categorization.
  • Cisco SFR ASDM app crashes sometimes and has room for improvement.
  • Cisco has the best CLI commands and [is] easy to use, but I feel it lacks ease in their GUI.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

  • 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.
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Overall, it does most of the things we want without too much effort. Support is good but expensive.
Dave Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 6.9
Based on 2 answers
Cisco firepower provides automatation for an organisations security operations to detect and stop the most advanced threats fast. It also assists in preventing attacks in using intelligence and innovative solutions.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER is very good for a middle-sized organization and you will not face any issue deployment in the existing network. But, GUI is not good so you have to go with CLI for fast work. The main advantage of Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER is the technical support and lots of easy documentation and training videos for implementation and configuration. URL filtering is also not the best because it syncs with the bright cloud website. Sometimes, URLs detected in the wrong category.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.6
Based on 9 answers
Cisco TAC support is as painful to deal with as most technical support situations. However, they do offer good online tools that prevent a phone call. When a replacement has been needed, Cisco has sent replacement equipment quickly and well within the service level agreement. Having your ducks in a row (registration, accounts) before you experience an issue can save you time.
Jason Lachowsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX 6.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We find these easy to deploy and we have a process we follow. We normally take 1-2 days to deploy.
Dave Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

The [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] does compete okay when compared to other devices. This model is begging to age and does not perform as well as the newer models but that is to be expected. I think their interface is okay but again I think ASDM is aging more compared to other web only based interfaces. Cisco has replaced these models with the Firepower 1000 and 2000 series and I think if you were to purchase a direct replacement that would be it. I think they still work in todays security world and will for a few more years, so if you have one you don't need to run out and replace them this year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

The juniper is very versatile router/firewall box. it is an excellent router/edge device with zone based firewall.
The PaloAlto and the Fortinet have better GUIs and similar firewall featureset but they are not as flexible routers.
The Cisco CSR1kv is the only box that I would rank similar or higher to the Juniper SRX as it is as versatile as a router and supports the same security feature-set as the Juniper but it has better support and Cisco IOS is more widely adopted by the industry.
Amr Momtaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • The upgrade from the previous firewalls increased the throughput available by over 100%.
  • The team has direct insight into traffic flowing in and out of the network.
  • It has required a greater staff investment to configure properly.
Zar Jerome Cajudo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

  • 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.
Eric Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Juniper SRX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.3
Juniper SRX
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Juniper SRX
9.1

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.9
Juniper SRX

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.8
Juniper SRX

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
Juniper SRX
6.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Juniper SRX

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