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"The most valuable feature is the networking. I didn't have a good experience with the networking that Sophos has."

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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.""I am very satisfied with the technical support.""Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup."

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"I would like for them to improve the troubleshooting features. We have some problems with traffic and I can't identify where the problem is coming from. I have to open a ticket with support until it gets resolved. Microsoft doesn't offer enough tools to resolve the issue."

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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.""The problem is that when combined with what the client already has, there are two different logins and two different management systems, and these should be consolidated into a single interface.""The solution has 2FA, it will generate a token and send it to an email, but multifactor authentication is not available. I would suggest that there should be MFA integration and provided with the appliance."

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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.""This solution is priced well and we currently have the maximum number of licenses allowed."

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MS Azure VPN Gateway, MS Azure VPN Gateway, MS Azure VPN Gateway
SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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Overview

A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.

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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UnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government12%
Non Profit6%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
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Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 18th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 1 review while SonicWall SMA is ranked 8th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 8 reviews. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.0, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Has good networking and is faster than other platforms but it needs better troubleshooting features". 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". Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Fortinet FortiClient, OpenVPN Access Server, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Citrix Gateway, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, Fortinet FortiClient, SonicWall Netextender and F5 BIG-IP.

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