SonicWall NSA Competitors and Alternatives

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Heritier Daya
Real User
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is AMP (Advanced Malware Protection), as this is really needed to protect against cyber threats. The IPS is a must for a firewall.

What needs improvement?

The firewall throughput is limited to something like 1.2 Gbps, but sometimes we require more. Cisco makes another product, Firepower Threat Defence (FTD), which is a dedicated appliance that can… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are in the process of renewing our three-year license, which costs approximately $24,000 USD for the thirty-six months. In terms of licensing, this product costs a lot, but this cost can save my… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using the SonicWall solution prior to this one, but it reached end-of-life because we had updated our architecture. This is why we migrated to a next-generation firewall. We had also been… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is not to think twice about it. There are a lot of features that come with the cost. These institutions secure our network and they have to do… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did have knowledge of other products, but we chose this solution because it facilitates the sharing of information with their knowledge base. It helps you learn from scratch.
George Karani
Real User
IT Manager
Jul 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature I find most valuable is the Cisco VPN Interconnection. The file features are useful as well. They're good at packet tracing. They are very straightforward. I would say that the Cisco ASA ASDM makes it very easy to manage the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would say the pricing could be improved. It's quite expensive, especially for the economy. I'd like to see them more integration so that I don't need other parties for protecting my network. If I could just have ASA firewalls for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution might be expensive, but it is economical in the long run.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used SonicWall. I'm not the one who decided to switch, I just know that previously we used SonicWall.

What other advice do I have?

The functionality is fine. When they prove to me they cannot be hacked then I can give them a ten. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.
Sadiq Abdulwahab
Real User
Network Administrator at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 14 2019

What is most valuable?

It gives me very detailed reports. The endpoint solution for clients is wonderful.

What needs improvement?

We're looking at the endpoint because there are some smaller issues with internet connectivity within our country. Although they have it now, we don't have a license for it, and I think mobile device security should be a standard feature. I… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay a license fee on a three year basis. We have a three-year license. We pay $5,000-$6,000 a year.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using the Sonicwall NSG 3400. It's a good appliance, but the major problem is they don't have competent technical partners in Nigeria. So all our support was via email, phone, and remote. It wasn't very good which is why we had to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise anyone to try Check Point. I would rate this solution 7.5 out of 10. I think they should make their licensing simpler.
Walter Shelver
Real User
Owner at CableWeb
Sep 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The setup, the configuration, and the security are the most valuable features. This solution is user-friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has given me more security, I have more control over my VoIP solution, and I can pick up separate VNs.

What needs improvement?

I haven't seen any feature that will allow me direct authentication for a VPN solution. It may not have an integrated VPN for this solution, which could be the reason that they do not have that… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a free solution, with payable add on features.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously we used Untangle and SonicWall. SonicWall is a paid solution and Untangle is a free solution with extra payable features, the same as Comodo Dome.

What other advice do I have?

We purchased the solution and we are partners. I haven't had a chance to go through all of the features and what this solution offers, but I think that it has an integrated VPN. I am looking forward… more»
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