SonicWall NSa Review

A stable solution that meets our requirements and has good support

What is our primary use case?

We are using SonicWall NSA 2600 for firewall purposes. We have its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is able to fulfill my requirements. It protects our network environment. It has control over IPS, signatures, and it can also manage bandwidth and mapping. It is also stable and has good support.

What needs improvement?

It doesn't require much improvement. The only improvement area is that cloud reporting, assessment reporting, and other reporting features should be available with the subscription. They should provide reporting features with the subscription base, which is currently not there. We bought the reporting tool, but there are some complications. They have made some changes to the application, and now the reporting management is completely on the cloud. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been stable. There are no issues with its stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is not scalable. We can upgrade to a new box depending on the subscription. We have a three-year subscription, so we will continue with it for three years. After that, we would look for an alternative tool based on our requirements. Currently, we have approximately 250 plus users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have a license for support. We can raise a ticket if we need any assistance from their support. They are good, and I am satisfied with their support. They always take care of customer satisfaction. There might be a delay or something, but at the end of the day, they resolve the issues.

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

I have used other solutions. Palo Alto and Sophos are good solutions. FortiGate is also good, and it allows you to see and manage everything from one control. Some of the features available in other solutions might not be available in SonicWall NSA, but it is fulfilling my requirements.

How was the initial setup?

We don't really need any support with the installation. There are a lot of knowledge documents. We also have a license for support, and if required, we can get support.

What about the implementation team?

We have only two people who have been managing it for the last three years or so. We didn't face any challenges.

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

Its price is okay.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I am satisfied with this solution.

I would rate SonicWall NSA an eight out of ten. 

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