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Find out what your peers are saying about Pulse Connect Secure vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Pros
"I can safely say this is one of the best solutions I have seen for VPN access. It can achieve what other vendors may not be able to. This product will train you about exactly what an SSL should be. You can leverage it to do whatever you wish, the way you wish to do it. This is the solution if you want a perfectly scalable product for your enterprise that can help your mobile users and integrate with the latest technologies.""The most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops."

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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
"Zero test FDP (Fraud Protection and Prevention) should be improved.""This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity."

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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
"The cost of the product is high, but worth it because of the utility and great product support."

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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 most valuable feature is being able to securely connect and use virtual desktops.
Top Answer: This solution normally works but at times, we have had trouble with connectivity. Disconnections are not regularly happening but they do cause us problems. This type of instability is very serious and… more »
Top Answer: We use this solution to create a secure connection for our virtual desktops when we are working from home or other remote locations.
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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3rd
out of 10 in SSL VPN
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out of 10 in SSL VPN
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8.0
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Also Known As
SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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Overview
The Pulse Connect Secure enables you to give employees, partners, and customers secure and controlled access to your corporate data and applications including file servers, Web servers, native messaging and e-mail clients, hosted servers, and more from outside your trusted network using just a Web browser.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
Axcient, Baloise Group, Cygate, Catholic University of America, Datec Inc, Revlon, Santa Monica Networks, 7-ElevenUnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government16%
Computer Software Company16%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company8%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pulse Connect Secure vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Pulse Connect Secure is ranked 3rd in SSL VPN with 2 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 4th in SSL VPN with 6 reviews. Pulse Connect Secure is rated 9.0, while SonicWall SMA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Pulse Connect Secure writes "The flexibility enables us to design solutions well, save effort and cost, and better support customers". 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". Pulse Connect Secure is most compared with Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP, Citrix Gateway, Check Point Remote Access VPN and Microsoft Intune, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with Citrix Gateway, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, F5 BIG-IP, Peplink SpeedFusion and Check Point Remote Access VPN. See our Pulse Connect Secure vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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