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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

IPS sensors are more suited for companies that do not have visibility into their network with third-party analyzing tools. Scenarios would be to place IPS sensors at the perimeter firewalls mainly. IPS sensors are less appropriate for companies that have third-party analyzing tools that will mitigate vulnerabilities and malicious traffic and activities already.
Kenneth Ma | 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 IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
8.7
Identification Technologies
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
7.7
Visualization Tools
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
6.9
Content Inspection
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
9.2
Policy-based Controls
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
8.9
Firewall Management Console
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
7.9
Reporting and Logging
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
8.8
VPN
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
9.7
High Availability
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
9.5
Stateful Inspection
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
9.5
Proxy Server
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
8.2

Pros

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • Detects threats
  • Included in other Cisco tools
  • Feeds for automatic actualization
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 IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • The web GUI is somewhat slow.
  • Sometimes difficult to adjust policies.
  • Fail open feature may not work properly all the time.
Kenneth Ma | 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

Support Rating

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cisco TAC has been great at helping with configurations and issues that may arise
Kenneth Ma | 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

Alternatives Considered

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

HP and Fortinet were in the PoC, too, but we decided to use Cisco IPS because it integrated with the rest of our Cisco equipment better. It was well integrated in the ACI datacenter, too. Performance and actual integration work with Cisco. Most of the workers at our company are familiar with Cisco.
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 IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • Recognize virus outbreaks.
  • Find unauthorized administrative traffic.
  • Customization needs to be done to reach your objective.
Anonymous | 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 IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

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 IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
9.0
Juniper SRX
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Juniper SRX
9.1

Support Rating

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
9.0
Juniper SRX
6.0

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