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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Secure IPS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Juniper SRX

    75%
    Juniper SRX ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    2 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    2 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    3 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    4 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Secure IPS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Juniper SRX is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Cisco Secure IPS

    91%
    6 Ratings
    9.3

    Juniper SRX

    93%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Cisco Secure IPS

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.1

    Juniper SRX

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Cisco Secure IPS

    100%
    1 Rating

    Juniper SRX

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Cisco Secure IPS

    90%
    4 Ratings
    6.4

    Juniper SRX

    64%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    Cisco Secure IPS is required for every organization and it gives us all the advanced security features for more visibility and control on our incoming and outgoing network traffic. We can easy to configure and management is also very easy. You can deploy in the existing network very easily. The price is very low and performance is very high and it works very quickly on threats and takes the necessary action.
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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

    • The option to deploy it as a virtual machine in a UCS-E inside a Cisco Router is something to consider a lot. It simplifies a lot the deployment in places where you need to optimize resources and keep things simple. It also saves some money on unnecessary hardware.
    • Having the most complete license, we can have in the same box IPS, inspection for malware and URL filtering. As Cisco uses Talos Intelligence network to mitigate and evaluate risks, having this complete set of security features turns the box into a powerful resource to protect our remote locations. Considering the hyper-connected business we have today, it's almost impossible to think that we can run a business without this kind of protection.
    • The integration between Firepower NGIPS and other products, like Cisco ISE and Splunk, is also a key feature for this solution. In both cases, you can integrate the product to have the best of both. As a security appliance, it's very important for us to have all the logs centralized in Splunk and this is done simply connecting FMC (Firepower Management Console) to the Splunk collector.
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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

    • Wish additional modules were included such as FireAmp.
    • Wish it was easier to include customized signatures if needed. Required to know how to code with Snort in order to add real customization.
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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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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Secure IPS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Secure IPS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Juniper SRX

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Juniper SRX editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        We are in the middle of outsourcing and may not be able to keep this product.
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        Juniper Networks

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Cisco

        Very easy to navigate GUI in the FMC and very effective at performing the intending duties.
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        Juniper Networks

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Cisco

        We didn't have any major issues that let us need support. Only, for this reason, I think Cisco Firepower deserves the rating. Even for small issues, the partner that helped us during the project could solve it quickly. There are also tons of documents and other online resources to help maintain, administer and support the product.
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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

        Cisco Secure IPS is our first product. We were not using any other tools before. We are very happy with the Cisco Secure IPS features and customer support
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        Juniper Networks

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • Has made it much easier to determine when incidents have occurred
        • Has been effective in reducing false positives and making solution management more efficient and cost effective
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        Juniper Networks

        • 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.
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