Product Overview

The SRX4100 and SRX4200 Firewalls offer outstanding protection, performance, scalability, availability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security services architectures and seamless integration of networking and security in a single platform, the SRX4100 and SRX4200 are best suited for enterprise data centers, campuses, and regional headquarters, with a focus on application visibility and control, intrusion prevention, advanced threat protection, authentication, confidentiality of information, and integrated cloud-based security. Both devices are powered by Junos OS, the industry-leading operating system that keeps the world’s largest mission-critical enterprise networks secure.


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Product Description

The Juniper Networks® SRX4100 and SRX4200 Firewalls are high-performance, next-generation firewalls and hardware-accelerated security services gateways that protect mission-critical data center networks, enterprise campuses, and regional headquarters. The SRX4100 and SRX4200 provide best-in-class security and advanced threat mitigation capabilities and integrate carrier-class routing.

The SRX4100 and SRX4200 deliver fully automated SD-WAN to both enterprises and service providers. Their high performance and scale allow the SRX4100 and SRX4200 to act as VPN hubs, terminating VPN/secure overlay connections in various SD-WAN topologies.

The SRX4100 and SRX4200 deliver a next-generation security solution that supports the changing needs of cloud-enabled enterprise networks, helping organizations realize their business objectives whether rolling out new services in an enterprise data center or campus, or connecting to the cloud. The SRX4100 and SRX4200 comply with industry standards, delivering the scalability, ease of management, secure connectivity, and advanced threat mitigation capabilities businesses need.

The SRX4100 and SRX4200 protect critical corporate assets such as next-generation firewalls, act as enforcement points for cloud-based security solutions, and provide application visibility and control to improve the user and application experience.


Architecture and Key Components

The SRX4100 and SRX4200 hardware and software architecture provides cost-effective security performance in a small 1 U form factor. Purpose-built to protect up to 40 Gbps Internet Mix (IMIX) firewall throughput network environments, the SRX4100 and SRX4200 incorporate multiple security services and networking functions on top of the industry-leading Juniper Networks Junos® operating system.

The SRX4100 supports up to 22 Gbps (IMIX) of firewall performance, 9 Gbps of next- generation firewall (application security, intrusion prevention, and logging), and 14.8 Gbps of IPsec VPN in data center, enterprise campus, and regional headquarter deployments with IMIX traffic patterns. The SRX4200 supports up to 44 Gbps of firewall performance, 18 Gbps of next-generation firewall, and up to 29.6 Gbps of IPsec VPN in data center, enterprise campus, and regional headquarter deployments with IMIX traffic patterns.

Table 1. SRX4100 and SRX4200 Statistics¹
1Performance, capacity and features listed are based on systems running Junos OS 21.4R1 and are measured under ideal testing conditions. Actual results may vary based on Junos OS releases and by deployments.
2Next-Generation Datacenter Firewall performance is measured with Firewall, Application Security and IPS enabled using 64KB transactions
3Secure Web Access Firewall performance is measured with Firewall, Application Security, IPS, SecIntel, and URL Filtering enabled using 64KB transactions
SRX4100 SRX4200
Firewall throughput 40 Gbps 80 Gbps
Firewall throughput—IMIX 22 Gbps 44 Gbps
Firewall throughput with application security 19.9 Gbps 39.8 Gbps
IPsec VPN throughput-IMIX 14.8 Gbps 29.6 Gbps
Intrusion prevention 13.9 Gbps 27.7 Gbps
NGFW2 throughput 9 Gbps 18 Gbps
Secure Web Access3 throughput 6.7 Gbps 13.3 Gbps
Connections per second 250000 500000
Maximum session 5 million 10 million

The SRX4100 and SRX4200 recognize more than 4,275 applications and nested applications in plain-text or SSL-encrypted transactions. The firewalls also integrate with Microsoft Active Directory and combine user information with application data to provide network-wide application and user visibility and control.


Features and Benefits

Table 2. SRX4100 and SRX4200 Features and Benefits
Business Requirement Feature/Solution SRX4100/SRX4200 Advantages
High performance Up to 80 Gbps of firewall throughput (up to 40 Gbps of IMIX firewall throughput)
  • Best suited for enterprise campus and data center edge deployments
  • Ideal for secure router deployments at the head office
  • Addresses future needs for scale and feature capacity
High-quality end-user experience Application visibility and control
  • Detects 3,500+ L3-L7 applications, including Web 2.0
  • Controls and prioritizes traffic based on application and use role
  • Inspects and detects applications inside SSL-encrypted traffic
Advanced threat protection  IPS, antivirus, antispam, enhanced web filtering, Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention Cloud, Encrypted Traffic Insights, Threat Intelligence Feeds, and Juniper ATP Appliance
  • Provides real-time updates to IPS signatures and protects against exploits
  • Implements industry-leading antivirus and URL filtering
  • Delivers open threat intelligence platform that integrates with third-party feeds
  • Protects against zero-day attacks
  • Restores visibility lost due to encryption, without the heavy burden of full TLS/SSL decryption
Professional-grade networking services  Routing, secure wire
  • Supports carrier-class advanced routing and quality of service (QoS)
Highly secure IPsec VPN, Remote Access/SSL VPN
  • Provides high-performance IPsec VPN with dedicated crypto engine
  • Offers diverse VPN options for various network designs, including remote access and dynamic site-to-site communications
  • Simplifies large VPN deployments with auto VPN
  • Includes hardware-based crypto acceleration
  • Secure and flexible remote access SSL VPN with Juniper Secure Connect
Highly reliable Chassis cluster, redundant power supplies
  • Provides stateful configuration and session synchronization
  • Supports active/active and active/backup deployment scenarios
  • Offers highly available hardware with redundant power supply unit (PSU) and redundant fans
  • Delivers dedicated control and fabric link with seamless high availability
Easy to manage and scale On-box GUI, Junos Space Security Director
  • Enables centralized management for auto-provisioning, firewall policy management, Network Address Translation (NAT), and IPsec VPN deployments
  • Includes simple, easy-to-use on-box GUI for local management
Low TCO Junos OS
  • Integrates routing and security in a single device
  • Reduces OpEx with Junos OS automation capabilities


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SRX4100 and SRX4200 Firewalls Specifications

Software Specifications

Firewall Services

  • Stateful and stateless firewall
  • Zone-based firewall
  • Screens and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection
  • Protection from protocol and traffic anomalies
  • Unified Access Control (UAC)

Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • Source NAT with Port Address Translation (PAT)
  • Bidirectional 1:1 static NAT
  • Destination NAT with PAT
  • Persistent NAT
  • IPv6 address translation

VPN Features

  • Tunnels: Site-to-site, hub and spoke, dynamic endpoint, AutoVPN, ADVPN, Group VPN (IPv4/ IPv6/Dual Stack)
  • Juniper Secure Connect: Remote access/SSL VPN
  • Configuration payload: Yes
  • IKE Encryption algorithms: Prime, DES-CBC, 3DES-CBC, AEC-CBC, AES-GCM, Suite B
  • IKE authentication algorithms: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-128, SHA-256, SHA-384
  • Authentication: Pre-shared key and public key infrastructure (PKI) (X.509)
  • IPsec (Internet Protocol Security): Authentication Header (AH) / Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) protocol
  • IPsec Authentication Algorithms: hmac-md5, hmac-sha-196, hmac-sha-256
  • IPsec Encryption Algorithms: Prime, DES-CBC, 3DES-CBC, AEC-CBC, AES-GCM, Suite B
  • Perfect forward secrecy, anti-reply
  • Internet Key Exchange: IKEv1, IKEv2
  • Monitoring: Standard-based dead peer detection (DPD) support, VPN monitoring
  • VPNs GRE, IP-in-IP, and MPLS

High Availability Features

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) – IPv4 and IPv6
  • Stateful high availability:
    • Dual box clustering
    • Active/passive
    • Active/active
    • Configuration synchronization
    • Firewall session synchronization
    • Device/link detection
    • In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • IP monitoring with route and interface failover

Application Security Services3

  • Application visibility and control
  • Application-based firewall
  • Application QoS
  • Advanced/application policy-based routing (APBR)
  • Application Quality of Experience (AppQoE)
  • Application-based multipath routing
  • User-based firewall

Threat Defense and Intelligence Services3

  • Intrusion prevention system
  • Antivirus
  • Antispam
  • Category/reputation-based URL filtering
  • SSL proxy/inspection
  • Protection from botnets (command and control)
  • Adaptive enforcement based on GeoIP
  • Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention, a cloud-based SaaS offering, to detect and block zero-day attacks
  • Adaptive Threat Profiling
  • Encrypted Traffic Insights
  • SecIntel to provide threat intelligence
  • Juniper ATP Appliance, a distributed, on-premises advanced threat prevention solution to detect and block zero-day attacks

3Offered as advanced security subscription license.


Routing Protocols

  • IPv4, IPv6, static routes, RIP v1/v2
  • OSPF/OSPF v3
  • BGP with route reflector
  • IS-IS
  • Multicast: Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v1/v2; Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse mode (SM)/source-specific multicast (SSM); Session Description Protocol (SDP); Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP); Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP); reverse path forwarding (RPF)
  • Encapsulation: VLAN, Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • Virtual routers
  • Policy-based routing, source-based routing
  • Equal-cost multipath (ECMP)

QoS Features

  • Support for 802.1p, DiffServ code point (DSCP), EXP
  • Classification based on VLAN, data-link connection identifier (DLCI), interface, bundles, or multifield filters
  • Marking, policing, and shaping
  • Classification and scheduling
  • Weighted random early detection (WRED)
  • Guaranteed and maximum bandwidth
  • Ingress traffic policing
  • Virtual channels

Network Services

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client/server/relay
  • Domain Name System (DNS) proxy, dynamic DNS (DDNS)
  • Juniper real-time performance monitoring (RPM) and IP monitoring
  • Juniper flow monitoring (J-Flow)

Advanced Routing Services

  • Packet Mode
  • Circuit cross-connect (CCC), translational cross-connect (TCC)
  • L2/L2 MPLS VPN, pseudo-wires
  • Virtual private LAN service (VPLS), next-generation multicast VPN (NG-MVPN)
  • MPLS traffic engineering and MPLS fast re-route

Management, Automation, Logging, and Reporting

  • SSH, Telnet, SNMP
  • Smart image download
  • Juniper CLI and Web UI
  • Juniper Networks Junos Space Security Director
  • Python
  • Junos events, commit and OP scripts
  • Application and bandwidth usage reporting
  • Debug and troubleshooting tools

Hardware Specifications

Table 3. SRX4100 and SRX4200 Hardware Specifications
4Throughput numbers based on UDP packets and RFC2544 test methodology
5Performance, capacity and features listed are measured under ideal testing conditions. Actual results may vary based on Junos OS releases and by deployments.
6Next-Generation Datacenter Firewall performance is measured with Firewall, Application Security and IPS enabled using 64KB transactions.
7Secure Web Access Firewall performance is measured with Firewall, Application Security, IPS, SecIntel, and URL Filtering enabled using 64KB transactions