SonicWall SMA Review

Allows for remote access from home offices, but can't handle gigabyte speeds

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is to provide remote access from home offices. 

The deployment model we are using is on-premises.

How has it helped my organization?

Secure remote access is now available from home offices.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is they have IT consultants that know SonicWall.

What needs improvement?

This solution is very slow, and the competitors have much higher speeds.

We are now running at gigabyte-speed and SonicWall just can't handle it.

For a user, doing the setup alone is hopeless because the menu structure is not very clear and many of the features are hidden. They are very difficult to access. 

The overall menu is not very user-friendly and it could be easier.

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?

This solution is stable but very slow.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. So far, we have had no issues.

There are approximately eight users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have very good IT consultants who provide technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. You could not possibly do it yourself without an IT consultant.

What about the implementation team?

We had IT consultants help us with the implementation.

What other advice do I have?

We do not have a relationship with SonicWall, we are customers.

I would not recommend this solution without them speaking to an IT consultant. They have IT consultants, and it's recommended to use a consultant to handle it.

We are currently looking at other solutions because SonicWall just cannot compare and we feel that we need to increase the speed.

I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

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