SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection Initial Setup

Timothy Bolger
Infrastructure Consultant at Techtonics
The initial setup was pretty much really straightforward. You just license it on the firewall through the MySonicWall portal. It comes in a bundle with the AGS Global Security Suite License. You just get it activated, licensed, and it just syncs the license to the appliance. Once you've synced it, you just go and activate it in the appliance and turn it on. You tell it what data center you want to use for the cloud and there are about five different data centers that SonicWall provides around the world for the sandboxing. You just tell it what data center you use. Once you do that, it activates on the appliance, and you can then start enabling the scanning. You can just set it up, there's quite an easy option, just to set up a test group if you want to only assign it to do the scanning on a certain subnet on your network, a certain VLAN, or a certain group of workstations. It's pretty straightforward, it's a very straightforward screen to turn on. You can then select what file types you want scanned, for example, PDFs, macros dot files, XLS files. You can select which ones you want to scan and you can turn it on gradually so you can have a test group. You don't have to turn it on globally initially, you can just ebb people on to it. It's definitely straightforward, quite easy to set up, and it's less intrusive for the clients. It takes half an hour to activate it and set it up, and get it pointing to the data center. Then the strategy really is just selecting the test group users, which you can just create a simple object group on the firewall and add certain test users into that. View full review »
JeffGrant
Vice President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was easy. We have the antivirus intrusion detection. For our engineers, the capture piece did take a little more time, though not because it was complex. View full review »
Katlego Phogole
Business Solutions Consultant at Call IT Services
The initial setup is very straightforward. The wizard is quite helpful. How long the deployment takes depends on the size of the network. I usually do things over the weekend so I will come in on a Saturday morning and set up the firewall, which is about half an hour to an hour. After that, I connect everything up and look through it. For deployment, you can do it alone. The number of staff you need for maintenance depends on the size of the network. View full review »
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ITSuperv67
IT Supervisor at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was very easy. It was very straightforward. It wasn't something that we had to struggle with. It wasn't something that we had to fall on SonicWall for support because the setup with both of the devices was straightforward enough. View full review »
MuraliGovindarajan
Senior Manager - Information Technology at Bahrain Kuwait Insurance
The initial setup was not that complicated. It's okay. View full review »
Reggie Viljoen
IT Administrator at Sandton Radiology
The initial setup is complex. It is not user-friendly. View full review »
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