Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) vs. Juniper SRX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Cisco IPS Sensors have reached EOL, and EOS.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
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper SRX
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper 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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Community Pulse
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper SRX
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper SRX
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)
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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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Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper SRX
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
pfSense
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper SRX
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)Juniper SRX
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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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
Cisco
  • Identifies and blocks malicious traffic.
  • Detects unwanted traffic and allows your company to be proactive, let alone reactive.
  • Comprehensive Threat protection allows companies to adjust thresholds and policies at will.
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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
Cisco
  • The web GUI is somewhat slow.
  • Sometimes difficult to adjust policies.
  • Fail open feature may not work properly all the time.
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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
Cisco
Cisco TAC has been great at helping with configurations and issues that may arise
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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
Cisco
IPS sensors provides the necessary network visibility my company needs to satisfy its security appetite. By doing so, we have been able to stay compliant and up to date with today's network security requirements and procedures. We are able to be proactive with vulnerabilities and reactive to malicious traffic and intrusions in our day to day operations.
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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
Cisco
  • Provided less need to purchase third party analyzing tools.
  • Needed more dedicated staff to build/review/and maintain policies and such.
  • Answers companies need for network security.
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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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