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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.5 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Juniper SRX
8.7
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Identification Technologies
Juniper SRX
7.7
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Visualization Tools
Juniper SRX
6.9
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Content Inspection
Juniper SRX
9.2
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Policy-based Controls
Juniper SRX
9.2
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Active Directory and LDAP
Juniper SRX
8.9
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Firewall Management Console
Juniper SRX
7.9
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Reporting and Logging
Juniper SRX
8.8
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
VPN
Juniper SRX
9.7
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
High Availability
Juniper SRX
9.5
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Stateful Inspection
Juniper SRX
9.5
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
Proxy Server
Juniper SRX
8.2
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Data filtering.
  • URL categorization.
  • File blocking.
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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Visibility into signatures and how they function/what triggers them would be very beneficial.
  • Lacking customizability compared to other tools.
  • Inability to write custom signatures easily and for traffic with small (less than 8 bit) signatures.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

We ended up with Palo Alto and NTP for a multitude of reasons, including price point, the clean interface, great reporting, and ease of management. NTP specifically covered all our bases and then some over the competition.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Threat Protection adds a positive multi layered defense.
  • Reduces time to review and triage unwanted network connections by implementing Geo Blocking.
  • Ease of deploying a single Security Group Profile across multiple existing or new rules reduces management time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Juniper SRX

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Juniper SRX
9.1
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

Support Rating

Juniper SRX
6.0
Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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