Juniper firewalls - SSG or SRX

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Apr 20 06:18:11 CDT 2010


On Apr 20, 2010, at 1:11 AM, Cian Brennan wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 08:32:47PM -0400, Jeffrey Negro wrote:
>> Has anyone on Nanog had any hands on experience with the lower end of the
>> new SRX series Junipers?  We're looking to purchase two new firewalls, and
>> I'm debating going with SSG series or to make the jump to the SRX line.  Any
>> input, especially about the learning curve jumping from ScreenOS to JunOS
>> would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.
>> 
> Depends. SRXes are (in my experience) still quite a bit away from stable. We've
> had far more crashes than I'd like with them, without doing anything
> particularly strange. SSGs on the other hand are a horrible pain to admin, but
> (again, ime) seem stable as a rock. I assume SRXes will get betters given time,
> so the question is can you afford the instability for the moment?
> 
Interesting. My SRXes have been rock solid since upgrading to 10.0R1.8.

Owen





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