Juniper firewalls - SSG or SRX

Paul Stewart pstewart at
Mon Apr 19 20:54:39 CDT 2010

We've had GREAT success with SRX210, SRX240 and SRX650 boxes in the past
3-4 months.  There has been some issues I'll admit but they were all
fixed either in service releases or actual JunOS upgrades.

I believe that most of the issues you hear about were in the 9.x JunOS
releases or at least that was my experience...


-----Original Message-----
From: Mehmet Akcin [mailto:mehmet at] 
Sent: April-19-10 9:48 PM
To: Jeffrey Negro; nanog at
Subject: Re: Juniper firewalls - SSG or SRX

SRX seems very new and many comment it as unstable, this includes some
Juniper engineers I know in person. SSG though is phasing out. 8months
while I was looking for these solutions more closely, I had decided to
with SSG, which was good for next 3-4 years. However I believe probabyl
is more reliable now, and moving from ScreenOS to Junos definitely is a
learning curve but something that worth in long term.


On 4/19/10 5:32 PM, "Jeffrey Negro" <jnegro at> wrote:

> Has anyone on Nanog had any hands on experience with the lower end of
> new SRX series Junipers?  We're looking to purchase two new firewalls,
> 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
> would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.
> Jeffrey

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