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"The initial setup is very straightforward.""It's very stable. Sometimes after installing the boxes, we leave them for one or two years. We would just touch the box in the case of the customer needing new requirements or changes to the setup.""The features I find most valuable is WildFire, user integration, and the basic technology features.""The most valuable feature is the zero-trust part of this solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to join your network and provide access through the VPN.""It's great that we can make sure a machine meets the minimum requirements before users are allowed to log in."

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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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"Dependencies of applications sometimes is a bit confusing.""Their next release should provide solutions for the mobile environment.""I would like to see better pricing and an easier logging process. Also, if there was a way to log a global log, everything could go onto the system. It would be better if there was a third log, otherwise one would have to do everything manually.""The cloud setup is straightforward, and the onboarding process is much better, but the on-premises initial setup is slightly complex.""Better integration with the MDM solution would be useful.""The solution needs to be more compatible with other solutions. This is specifically a problem for us when it comes to healthcare applications. They have proprietary connection types and things of that nature that make compatibility a challenge sometimes."

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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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"The licensing cost is about 18,000 euros.""This is not an expensive product and everything is included with one license."

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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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Top Answer: The management and the dashboard are the solution's most valuable features.
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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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Also Known As
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access, Prisma Access, GlobalProtect, Palo Alto GlobalProtect Mobile Security ManagerSonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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Overview

Prisma Access provides protection straight from the cloud to make access to the cloud secure. It combines the connectivity and security you need – and delivers it everywhere you need it.

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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Concord Hospital, State of Colorado, Essilor International, RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe, University of Westminster, Universidade Nove de Julho, SPAR Austria, CAME Group, ZipRealty, Greenhill & Co., IKT Agder, Aviva Stadium, Animal Logic, Management & Training Corporation, Brigham Young University Hawaii, School District of ChilliwackUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
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Find out what your peers are saying about Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 6 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 9th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 6 reviews. Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is rated 8.4, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks writes "Stable with good posture checking and relatively easy to set up". 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". Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks is most compared with Zscaler Private Access, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, OpenVPN Access Server, F5 BIG-IP and Check Point Endpoint Remote Access VPN, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, Citrix Gateway, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP and Peplink SpeedFusion. See our Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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