SonicWall TZ vs. Sophos Cyberoam UTM

As of February 2019, SonicWall TZ is ranked 13th in Firewalls with 7 reviews vs Sophos Cyberoam UTM which is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 17 reviews. The top reviewer of SonicWall TZ writes "It is very stable with no issues. The firewall has been up for the past 35 days non-stop". The top reviewer of Sophos Cyberoam UTM writes "Web and content filtering, and bandwidth monitoring help keep bandwidth costs in check". SonicWall TZ is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Cisco ASA. Sophos Cyberoam UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM and Sophos XG. See our SonicWall TZ vs. Sophos Cyberoam UTM report.
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Pros
We use the content filter quite a lot because it's an office setting. During working hours, we like to censor the sites users can visit so it increases productivity. Therefore, the content filter has been good for us.It is very stable with no issues. The firewall's been up for the past 35 days non-stop. It's performed great. It has performed as it should perform.The most valuable feature is the protection available, and then ease of use and flexibility.The feature that helps many companies the most is Bandwidth Control, as this increases the users' productivity.

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The most valuable feature of this product is the threat protection.It is a VPN that serves all your needs as an application firewall.Web and content filtering are valuable in preventing people from abusing the network and pushing up the bandwidth price.We have never had to restart a firewall. The firewalls have all worked perfectly fine.The best feature is the flexibility the product offers, in terms of remote access. What we had before was a decentralized mechanism in our organization, but after having this product we were able to get the remote locations into the same LAN. We were able to control the bandwidth and were able to take virtual access of those machines and give them the support, as and when required.Bandwidth Management and aggregation. It is valuable for combining two ISPs. Switching to a secondary/redundant ISP is thus seamless, in the event that the primary ISP goes down. The Bandwidth Management is also valuable for limiting heavy downloaders that may impact negatively on the experience of other users.The product has helped control bandwidth utilization, as well as enhanced connectivity and security to remote locations.User and network policies to be managed on a single screen with powerful filtering and search options.

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I would like them to make the interface a little bit easier to use so you can find out where in the heck you're going instead of having to go to 15 different places to get something installed.It would be good if Analyzer would be part of the stock license, so even if a layperson is getting the device, he or she doesn't forgets about ordering the Analyzer because it's already there.The market seems to be going to a cloud-supported, new generation of firewall products. I think that's probably going to be important to us, the next time around.The SSL connection is based on the amount of the user throughput. When this feature is enabled in any player of the Firewall, the hardware has a lot of work to do

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The reporting should be improved as well as the backup.Its scalability is not that great.Cyberoam configuration is done through the browser, which is one of the places that viruses spread.Once in a while, an unwanted email will slip in. You have to set your parameters to avoid that happening, but once in a while, an email has slipped past firewall. Once you update the firmware, you notice that it doesn't happen. If an email slips in, I get a little bit worried. I do get the report, but you just don't want that situation happening in the first place.I would like to see a better content management pack and also the website searching should be better.I have problems with the email filtering. Emails pass through without any filtering affecting them. When I get back to them and tell them this is the issue, they check everything and say it is not in their database signature and they have to update it. But you know, by that time, my user has already opened it.There is a lot or room for improvement, because it is still not a fourth or fifth generation firewall. It lacks security features.Needs a mail alert/notification when the device loses any of its connections, during ISP redundancy implementation.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Getting licenses in our country, Ghana, is not easy. Though, once we have them, adding them is quick (about a day).SonicWall has authorized distributors in our country. They have about two or three distributors in the country, so it makes it a bit easier. What we do is to request a quotation from these distributors, then we do a value for money analysis and see which one of them is giving us a competitive price.The price is very competitive.

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I have no comment about the pricing.Prices are very high.It is worth the value.It’s value for the money. It’s functionally competitive with higher priced alternative brands.The price is very competitive and the licensing is easy.It is more expensive than cheap routers, but it offers a lot of functionality, and that warrants the price.Licensing is a bit costly, mostly for features requiring subscription.It is very reasonably priced as compared to other solutions in the market.

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Ranking
13th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
42,893
Comparisons
24,835
Reviews
7
Followers
1,290
Avg. Rating
7.7
7th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
31,712
Comparisons
14,290
Reviews
16
Followers
755
Avg. Rating
7.8
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Overview
The secure, sophisticated SonicWALL TZ is widely deployed at small businesses, retail, government, remote sites and branch offices. It combines high-performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control.Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make security simple, yet highly effective.
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Sample Customers
AeroM_xico Delta TechOps, UnimatGulf Corporation for Technology, Maridive & Oil Services, Fidelity Bank, Petra University, Capital FM Kenya, Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Mayfair Casino, Pacific International Lines, Mozambique Ministry of Education, University of Namibia, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, University of Hawai, New Delhi Municipal Council
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Transportation Company15%
Insurance Company11%
University11%
Comms Service Provider10%
REVIEWERS
Non Profit7%
Government7%
Non Tech Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm34%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government13%
Non Profit8%
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