SonicWall NSA Review

Port forwarding could use streamlining, but support is usually good when it comes to helping with issues


What is our primary use case?

I walked into a job where we had an end of life ns2400 that was a mess. Coming from a Meraki environment there was a learning curve on how to navigate the sometimes overly complicated user interface. Tasks I should have been able to complete in 10-15 minutes took longer and I bounced between menus to hash out NAT rules and port forwarding.

How has it helped my organization?

There is no Network Engineer on site, and there are too many piecemeal options to realize the full effect of the firewall's capabilities.

What is most valuable?

Support is usually good when it comes to helping out with issues. Once the matrix is learned, it becomes a much better tool, but the learning curve is pretty large.

What needs improvement?

Port forwarding could use streamlining. Otherwise, once you learn the user interface, the capabilities of the firewall are good.

For how long have I used the solution?

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