SonicWall NSA Review

User-friendly, easy to configure, good logging capabilities, and the pricing is good


What is our primary use case?

We use SonicWall NSA as part of our overall security solution.

How has it helped my organization?

This product handles what we're expecting in a box like this.

What is most valuable?

This product is user-friendly and easy to configure.

The logging is very good, as long as it is configured properly.

What needs improvement?

It would help us a lot of SonicWall sent us more information about the latest updates and things that are changing.

I would like to have the capability for full active-active mode.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with SonicWall for about 14 years, since 2007.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

SonicWall is scalable. Depending on the size of the box that I have, if the demands increase then I can upscale it. These demands are based on the users and their activities. We have between 2,000 and 2,500 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support that I get from SonicWall is good. They have supported us for more than ten years and we haven't faced any issues with them to this point.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have not worked on any other platforms.

How was the initial setup?

SonicWall NSA is easy to install. I have not personally completed an installation lately, but it used to take me no more than half an hour to move from one box to another. The box can be configured offline and then moved online afterward, which makes it easier.

What about the implementation team?

I used to work on SonicWall regularly. Now, I am working as an IT analyst and my job is to check the SonicWall configuration and test it. For example, I have to check the policy and then audit which ports are open.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing and value are good.

What other advice do I have?

SonicWall fulfills our requirements and it does it well. My advice for anybody who is considering this product is to properly understand their requirements. As long as SonicWall meets the needs, I can recommend it.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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