SonicWall NSa Review

A stable perimeter firewall with good support, but it is not scalable


What is our primary use case?

I am using the SonicWall NSA as a perimeter firewall to control the traffic flowing in and out of my system. It is also a wireless gateway, it used for traffic shaping, mapping, and publishing certain web tables on the internet.

What needs improvement?

The scalability is something that should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the SonicWall NSA firewall for five years.

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?

This solution is not scalable. We have approximately 2,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

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

We also use the Cyberoam 320AI. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It took seven or eight days to complete the installation.

What about the implementation team?

The vendor's team completed the initial deployment for us.

We have a team of three engineers who manage the firewalls.

What other advice do I have?

UTM boxes are now obsolete and next-generation firewalls are the things that need to be put into place. Within the next three months, we are going to upgrade to a next-generation firewall.

For an enterprise, I think that I can recommend a SonicWall next-generation firewall. This is a discussion that we are already having with them. For small segments, such as a small office or home office environment, SonicWall is perfect.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5600 NSA
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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