Do I need NSM for GUI management of SRX240 or JWEB is enough?
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sorry for my ignorance, but I am new to junos world (coming from cisco).
We are considering buying an SRX 240 and I would like to know if you need NSM to manage it via gui or if the J-WEB interface is enough.
The NSM requires also setting up a server from what I saw, which at the moment we don’t have the hardware for it. On the other hand managing all the security polices via the cli would be a nightmare.
No, you do not need NSM. J-web is sufficient for managing most of the functionality of the box, including security policy. Some things are not available through J-web, such as advanced routing configuration and a few other options.
Personally, I would not use NSM to manage just one box. But when you have multiple boxes, it’s VERY useful for templating configuration options, or having a global security policy that gets assigned to multiple devices. It’s also useful for going through logs, setting up email alerts, etc. You don’t need it though.