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Pros
"The user interface is user-friendly.""The most valuable features are that it's reliable, convenient, and easy. It always works if configured well.""The feature I find most valuable, is the management portal.""The solution is very stable.""I like to work with the CMD command line because it's easy and it doesn't take very long to configure.""The solution is very easy to work with. This is its most valuable feature. They also did a good job surrounding how you configure the devices.""It's a very stable solution and I'd say it works perfectly.""The setup and installation was easy."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is they have IT consultants that know SonicWall.""This solution has many options for remote desktop and access.""It is faster than other security options when using remote connections.""The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.""I like the load balancing capability.""I think they ask for a fair price."

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Cons
"In terms of what needs improvement, it should have better integration. Although, it might have already been taken care of.""I would like for it to have support for the Dutch language. I typically use English in 99% of our communications but for some people, it matters.""The graphical interface is old and needs to improve.""The pricing needs to be better.""It can be difficult to find service and at times we cannot connect with the internet easily.""Cisco device management is quite difficult. They should work to simplify this.""I think the administration can be improved to include web interfaces.""The servers should be more user-friendly."

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"The overall menu is not very user-friendly and it could be easier.""This is an expensive solution and I think that the price could be improved.""The product itself is very good, but Dell needs to work on product visibility in their advertising.""The solution could integrate better with other platforms.""The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement.""User interface could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I would say it is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth the price.""The pricing of the solution is reasonable""There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison."

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"The cost of the licensing is based on the maximum number of concurrent users, and it costs a lot to add them.""I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software is free. It is already built-in with the box.""Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The best answer i can give is your knowledge based on the two technologies, both are enterprise grade technologies. Misconfiguration is a popular threat that people ignore because they tend to… more »
Top Answer: The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.
Top Answer: I don't know about the pricing of the SSL-VPN box. I know the SSL-VPN software is free. Global VPN client, by comparison, is licensed for around $150 or something like that. But the SSL-VPN software… more »
Top Answer: There are some features that are available on Palo Alto or Cisco that don't exist. There isn't a depth of information on SonicWall. The solution could integrate better with other platforms. The… more »
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out of 10 in SSL VPN
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out of 10 in SSL VPN
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1,870
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Average Words per Review
1,058
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
Cisco SSL VPN SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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Overview
Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.SonicWall SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
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Sample Customers
MST SystemsUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company22%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government10%
Media Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government16%
Computer Software Company16%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Large Enterprise50%
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Cisco IOS SSL VPN is ranked 1st in SSL VPN with 10 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 4th in SSL VPN with 6 reviews. Cisco IOS SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "This is a versatile VPN that saves us from using more difficult security measures". Cisco IOS SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP, Citrix Gateway, AppGate and Array AG Series, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, Peplink SpeedFusion and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our Cisco IOS SSL VPN vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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