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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX is well suitable for large-scale organizations and also large service providers who use Advanced security and routing features and provide service to clients. juniper is very expensive and difficult to configure.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Network Security Platform

McAfee Network Security does do what it promises, and it integrates nicely with other McAfee services my work computer has. Sometimes I do feel though that McAfee does hinder your computer/internet performance, but maybe it's a trade-off that's worth it. I do wish they would refine their threat detection so some websites that I don't think are harmful and want to visit for work purposes aren't blocked. There's been times where I google a question and a website has the answer but McAfee will block it. If you're in a position at a financial company like me, where you're dealing with sensitive/private information, it's important to have this type of software to protect data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Juniper SRX
8.7
McAfee Network Security Platform
Identification Technologies
Juniper SRX
7.7
McAfee Network Security Platform
Visualization Tools
Juniper SRX
6.9
McAfee Network Security Platform
Content Inspection
Juniper SRX
9.2
McAfee Network Security Platform
Policy-based Controls
Juniper SRX
9.2
McAfee Network Security Platform
Active Directory and LDAP
Juniper SRX
8.9
McAfee Network Security Platform
Firewall Management Console
Juniper SRX
7.9
McAfee Network Security Platform
Reporting and Logging
Juniper SRX
8.8
McAfee Network Security Platform
VPN
Juniper SRX
9.7
McAfee Network Security Platform
High Availability
Juniper SRX
9.5
McAfee Network Security Platform
Stateful Inspection
Juniper SRX
9.5
McAfee Network Security Platform
Proxy Server
Juniper SRX
8.1
McAfee Network Security Platform

Pros

Juniper SRX

  • One JUNOS is the Juniper mantra, including for the SRXs. While not entirely true, it comes close enough that if you learn some SRX configuration tricks, they will likely work across all of your SRXs.
  • Out of the box, with no additional license required, you have a NextGen firewall, by default. You can turn off the firewall and have just a plain ole router.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Download protection
  • Keeps you from harmful sites
  • Encrypts computer data
  • Prevents DDoS attacks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Sometimes can slow internet/computer speed
  • At times can stop software downloads that I don't deem harmful and need to download
  • May also block a website that isn't harmful that I wanted to visit because it has helpful information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX 6.0
Based on 4 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Juniper SRX

The juniper is very versatile router/firewall box. it is an excellent router/edge device with zone based firewall.
The PaloAlto and the Fortinet have better GUIs and similar firewall featureset but they are not as flexible routers.
The Cisco CSR1kv is the only box that I would rank similar or higher to the Juniper SRX as it is as versatile as a router and supports the same security feature-set as the Juniper but it has better support and Cisco IOS is more widely adopted by the industry.
Amr Momtaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Network Security Platform

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Juniper SRX

  • 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.
Eric Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Protects information
  • Keeps viruses off of programs
  • Integrates seamlessly with other McAfee products on my computer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Juniper SRX

General

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

McAfee Network Security Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Juniper SRX
9.0
McAfee Network Security Platform
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Juniper SRX
9.1
McAfee Network Security Platform

Support Rating

Juniper SRX
6.0
McAfee Network Security Platform

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