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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.6

Cisco Secure Firewall

86%
7.7

Juniper SRX

77%
Cisco Secure Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.9
79%
14 Ratings
7.2
72%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.7
77%
14 Ratings
5.1
51%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.4
94%
14 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.2
72%
13 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.9
89%
14 Ratings
6.4
64%
4 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

VPN

9.4
94%
12 Ratings
9.4
94%
3 Ratings

High Availability

9.9
99%
14 Ratings
9.4
94%
4 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.3
93%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco Secure Firewall and Juniper SRX are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Cisco Secure Firewall

94%
14 Ratings
9.4

Juniper SRX

94%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Juniper SRX

91%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Cisco Secure Firewall

80%
1 Rating

Juniper SRX

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Secure Firewall

79%
6 Ratings
6.4

Juniper SRX

64%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall

If you are already using [a] Cisco product like the Cisco ASA Series and you need more security on layer 7 then you can upgrade with firepower. This is well suited for middle and big organizations. If your company deals with credit card information then you should buy this firewall. It provides you all the features to stop any type of advanced attack on your organization
Anjali Nair | 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 Secure Firewall

  • Updates with the HA Pair are incredibly easy and automated
  • FMC with Firepowers provide a single place to view information about devices and connections
  • Tedious policy changes can be staged during the working hours and then deployed in one click after hours
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 Secure Firewall

  • The UI in Cisco Firepower formerly Sourcefire) is complicated and entirely redundant. A lot of these features are not useful, and therefore, it can be removed from the main window.
  • The interface is very slow, with each operation taking a lot of time. Searching through the logs takes too much time.
Kuntal Das | 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 Secure Firewall

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

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper SRX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall 7.9
Based on 6 answers
Cisco support is not at all suitable for this product, at least. It takes a long for them to help us with our server issues. A lot of the time, the customer support person keeps on redirecting calls to another person. They need to be well versed with the terminologies of the product they are supporting us with. Support needs a lot of improvement. Cisco Fire Linux OS, the operating system behind Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), also doesn't receive regular patches. In short, average customer service.
Kuntal Das | 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 Secure Firewall

pfsence is a very complicated firewall and there is lots of documentation available on Cisco website for help. The configuration is very difficult and less documentation available. Cisco Secure Firewall provides us all the security features in low cost and this is very easy to configure firewall.
VINAY Mandora | 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 Secure Firewall

  • This product is great for inspection and normal firewall controls.
  • If there's a bug in it, it can take a lot of resource time to chase it and work around it.
  • Deciphering which data is useful has taken a bit of time and trimming.
Tom Erdman | 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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