FortiOS vs. Junos Network Operating System (Junos OS)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FortiOS
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Fortinet’s operating system, FortiOS, is the foundation of the Fortinet Security Fabric, an OS designed to consolidate many technologies and use cases into a simplified, single policy and management framework.N/A
Junos OS
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Junos is a network operating system, from Juniper Networks.N/A
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
FortiOS
Chose FortiOS
FortiOS was easy to learn and came with our Firewall purchase, therefore it was the logical choice. It became evident early on that the FortiOS and security fabric would make our migration quicker and easier from our current legacy platforms. Utilizing tools such as …
Junos OS

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Enterprises
Cisco NX-OS
Cisco NX-OS
Score 8.2 out of 10
Cisco NX-OS
Cisco NX-OS
Score 8.2 out of 10
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FortiOSJunos Network Operating System (Junos OS)
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Fortinet
FortiOS is a great platform for deploying multiple FortiNet products and solutions in your environment that are operated under a single management console such as FortiManager. Automation and Orchestration become a reality with its simple API and FortiOS's ability to work with 3rd party API capabilities. FortiOS makes it simple to operate Fortinet's next-generation firewall features such as intrusion detection, SD-WAN, and Identity then consolidates them under a common management interface.
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Juniper Networks
Juniper Operating systems are well suited for distribution and edge networks. When we evaluated them for a proposal to core networks we decided to go with other vendors, as the processing capacity of core routers was lower. Typical environments Junos OS has fit in our organization are enterprise, customer edge, distribution networks.
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Pros
Fortinet
  • Automation
  • Orchestration
  • Common security fabric
  • Easy to use API
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Juniper Networks
  • BGP auto-peering
  • Juniper ATP cloud for threat profiling
  • Segment Routing algorithms allows customization
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Cons
Fortinet
  • Upgrades are difficult to stage
  • Upgrade path is complex
  • Too many releases
  • Latest release is usually not stable across all platforms
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Juniper Networks
  • GUI has come a long way, but can be improved
  • SDN features
  • Training, documentations and online discussion forums can be improved.
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Alternatives Considered
Fortinet
FortiOS was easy to learn and came with our Firewall purchase, therefore it was the logical choice. It became evident early on that the FortiOS and security fabric would make our migration quicker and easier from our current legacy platforms. Utilizing tools such as FortiConverter allowed for virtually error-free migrations.
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Juniper Networks
We have stuck to iOS for datacenter networks for many years due to familiarity and ease of use. Junos OS is well suited for business customers, due to cost-effectiveness and not frequent changes to end routers. Junos OS is very comparable to its competitors, but it bit behind on core layer solutions.
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Return on Investment
Fortinet
  • Fast learning curve made adoption quick
  • User interface was easy to learn
  • Migration from legacy platforms was smooth, with little downtime or mistakes
  • Features and capabilities were easily mastered because of its intuitive UI
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Juniper Networks
  • Junos OS is cost effective
  • Uptime is impressive and has proven availability
  • Lack of training among employees has made it harder for few teams to troubleshoot
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