Hillstone E-Series Review

A solution with a straightforward implementation, excellent technical support and good scalability


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution as a firewall to protect the local network.

What is most valuable?

The solution, in general, is great. There isn't one feature that stands out; holistically it's a very good solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't have a web proxy built into the system like Sophos. This is something they should work to change.

Sophos also has a scanner that's on the interface itself. This solution would be improved if it added this functionality to it as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Overall, the solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. It's very simple and straightforward. We have about 10,000 users on it currently.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good. I would rate them nine out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It only took a few hours to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I handled the implementation myself.

What other advice do I have?

We use the E-2000, 3000 and 5000 series versions of the solution. We use the public cloud deployment model.

If an organization is not looking for a web proxy, it's a very, very good product. It's stable. It's simple, and the support is great.

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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