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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Juniper SRX

    78%
    Juniper SRX ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    2 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    4 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    3 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Juniper SRX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    90%
    2 Ratings
    9.4

    Juniper SRX

    94%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Juniper SRX

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    90%
    2 Ratings
    6.4

    Juniper SRX

    64%
    6 Ratings

    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

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    • Detects threats
    • Included in other Cisco tools
    • Feeds for automatic actualization
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Juniper SRX

    • 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
    Amr Momtaz | 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

    Pricing Details

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Juniper SRX

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

    Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Cisco TAC has been great at helping with configurations and issues that may arise
    Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Juniper SRX

    Juniper SRX 6.4
    Based on 6 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 comparison between the different firewalls is really down to preference and price at this point. The SRX is a solid device, and we have not seen a hardware failure to date. The Juniper support I have had is stellar and has helped me out with larger more complex scenario development.
    Eric Stephenson | 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

    • Although I'm not a part of the budgeting process, I do know that by using Juniper SRXs, we were able to get the products we needed with much less issues and justifications as other product we've purchased in the past.
    Robert Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

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