30 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    7.7

    Juniper SRX

    77%

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Juniper SRX ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    5.1
    51%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    6.3
    63%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.8
    78%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.4
    94%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Juniper SRX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Juniper SRX

    94%
    7 Ratings
    7.9

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    79%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Juniper SRX

    91%
    1 Rating

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.4

    Juniper SRX

    64%
    6 Ratings

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    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

    Pros

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • Anti virus
    • Vulnerability protection
    • Anti spyware
    Darshil Sanghvi | 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

    • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
    • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
    • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Juniper SRX

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
    Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

    • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
    • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
    Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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