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"The greatest benefit for the organization is the confidence that we are secured."
"Its ability to discover attacks is a valuable feature. All of the other features that have to do with security are good."
"I haven't had any major problems so I haven't had to open a ticket with technical support."
"The IPS (In-plane switching) is the most valuable feature."
"I like the user interface because the navigation is very easy, straightforward on your left side pane you have all the sites that you need to browse. Unlike any other firewalls, it's pretty straightforward."
"We have multiple secure internal networks linked with our plants. We are from a oil company, so we have multiple plant areas which need to have restricted network access. Therefore, we are using it for restricting access to the plant area."
"The initial setup was completely straightforward."
"I would say the Firepower module is most valuable. I'm trying more to transition to this kind firewall. I had to study a little on Palo Alto Networks equipment. There is a lot I have to learn about the difference."
"I have found the stability of this product to be excellent."
"I have found this solution to be easier to use when compared to other products, such as those offered by Cisco."
"SonicWall TZ is stable."
"The feature we found most valuable in SonicWall TZ is that it is user-friendly for an administrator."
"The stability is very nice."
"The features that we have found most valuable in SonicWall TZ are the intrusion and brute force attack prevention."
"No negative impression of the scalability."
"Once it's configured properly, the solution is unbreakable."
"The solution has improved my organization because I can see what traffic is happening and I can use it to block and prevent attacks."
"Our organization's main concern is stability, and this is a stable solution."
"I can see what traffic is going on. I can easily block any programs from attacks."
"The scalability of the solution is good."
"This solution is quick and easy to configure."
"Easily manageable in a variety of environments."
"A very robust product."
"There may have been one or two incidences of malicious threats."
"Some of the features, like the stability, need to be improved."
"In the past though, colleagues have had issues during the upgrade process. The failover didn't work and production was down."
"At times the product is sluggish and slow"
"If I need to download AnyConnect in a rush, it will prompt me for my Cisco login account. Nobody wants to download a client to a firewall that they don't own."
"Most of the time, when I try to run Java, it is not compatible with ASA's current operating systems."
"We have to rely on Cisco ASDM to access the firewall interface. This needs improvement. Because we have a web-based interface, and it is a lot more user-friendly."
"The installation and integration of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER can be improved. The management with Fortigate is easier than Cisco ASA on FirePOWER. The management side of Cisco ASA can be improved so it can be more easily configured and used."
"An additional feature that I would like to see is reporting that includes metrics to give me more information about the number of viruses that it has actually detected and interrupted."
"The lack of support is having me look into other solutions to replace SonicWALL."
"I can't get the support that I need from SonicWall."
"We would like to improve the rules configuration in SonicWall TZ. Sometimes the rules don't work."
"There can be an improvement in analysis and reporting. We need enhancement on the reporting side."
"The log analyzer in SonicWall TZ is something that they need to improve upon."
"The small business line has less PPS throughput."
"They should consider working a bit more on their ransomware application."
"A more user-friendly interface would be helpful."
"This solution has a big problem with web filtering and it needs to be improved."
"Stormshield Network Security is quite expensive."
"Not all the fields are activated yet and we were informed that it will take at least one month."
"This is not a next-generation firewall."
"The SD card could be more secure."
"Improvement is needed in terms of the technical support of the manufacturer."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions."
"The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market."
"We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement."
"Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs."
"I bought a license for three years and it was really affordable."
"With AnyConnect, it depends on your license. It depends on the number of concurrent users you want to connect."
"This solution might be expensive, but it is economical in the long run."
"Some of our customers would be more likely to standardize on Cisco equipment if the cost was lower because a lot of people install cheap equipment."
"The pricing was a factor for us, and we felt that the price was good."
"The product pricing is relatively good, compared to other products, including the licenses."
"Licensing costs have been around $2,000. There are no other costs above the standard licensing fees."
"License renewals come in around $35,000 to $45,000."
"The price is high compared to some other solutions."
"Its pricing is okay as compared to other solutions."
"The SN200 series costs between $500 USD and $600 USD per year, whereas the SN700 series costs approximately $1,000 annually."
"The pricing could be better."
"The price of this solution and the price of support are ok."
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Also Known As
|Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv||Dell SonicWALL TZ||NETASQ Firewalls|
Cisco ASA firewalls deliver enterprise-class firewall functionality with highly scalable and flexible VPN capabilities to meet diverse needs, from small/branch offices to high performance data centers and service providers. Available in a wide range of models, Cisco ASA can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Flexible VPN capabilities include support for remote access, site-to-site, and clientless VPN. Also, select appliances support clustering for increased performance, VPN load balancing to optimize available resources, advanced high availability configurations, and more.
Cisco ASAv is the virtualized version of the Cisco ASA firewall. Widely deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco ASAv is ideal for remote worker and multi-tenant environments. The solution scales up/down to meet performance requirements and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco ASAv can deliver micro-segmentation to protect east-west network traffic.
Cisco firewalls provide consistent security policies, enforcement, and protection across all your environments. Unified management for Cisco ASA and FTD/NGFW physical and virtual firewalls is delivered by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), with cloud logging also available. And with Cisco SecureX included with every Cisco firewall, you gain a cloud-native platform experience that enables greater simplicity, visibility, and efficiency.
|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.||NETASQ's integrated intrusion prevention engine uses protocol conformity analysis, application filtering and antivirus analysis to inspect authorized traffic flows and strengthen application security. NETASQ enables you to establish and configure user-based security policies, giving you greater control over which network resources each user is authorized to access.|
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|There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.||AeroM_xico Delta TechOps, Unimat||ACESUR group, Ministry of Education Oman, Anios Laboratories, Zain, DLM Location|
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider14%
Computer Software Company7%
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company22%
Computer Software Company14%
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider42%
Computer Software Company26%
SonicWall TZ is ranked 11th in Firewalls with 19 reviews while Stormshield Network Security is ranked 8th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 8 reviews. SonicWall TZ is rated 8.0, while Stormshield Network Security is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SonicWall TZ writes "Easy to implement, fairly stable, and supports SSL-DPI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Stormshield Network Security writes "Provides full network control, good performance, protects against vulnerabilities and other threats". SonicWall TZ is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Meraki MX, SonicWall NSA and Sophos XG, whereas Stormshield Network Security is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos UTM, Sophos XG and SonicWall NSA. See our SonicWall TZ vs. Stormshield Network Security report.
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