SonicWall NSA Competitors and Alternatives

The top SonicWall NSA competitors are
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • SonicWall TZ
  • Cisco ASA
  • Sophos XG
  • Meraki MX Firewalls
  • Palo Alto Networks WildFire
  • WatchGuard XTM
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW
Read reviews of SonicWall NSA competitors and alternatives
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Luis Castro
Real User
Specialist in IT Infrastructure, Networks and Software Quality at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 09 2018

What is most valuable?

Security * Stability * Integration with other systems * Easy assimilation of its features * Easy administration * Multiple network management tools * Load balancing * Multiple links * High availability, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

With pfSense, an incomparable stability is achieved with other firewall systems. It is easy to use and has integrity with other systems, such as proxies and quality of service.

What needs improvement?

The connections should be shown in a more specific way, as Kerio Control does. It should integrate with LDAP, Active Directory, etc, to improve the way in which the traces and connections of each IP, or user connected through the firewall,... more»
Dragan Pavlovski
Real User
Head of IT at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Jul 07 2017

What is most valuable?

All the features are valuable. * Web protection: Allows me to control unnecessary web traffic into the company network. * Email protection:... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before implementing Sophos UTM, we had a lot of problems with: * Malicious URLs * Spam * Unnecessary internet traffic * difficulties in... more»

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

Think twice when you are choosing your Sophos UTM/XG. I made a mistake the first time because I needed more powerful hardware for my network. I... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use a different solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

I love all Sophos products, but the combination of Sophos XG, Sophos RED, and Sophos advanced endpoint protection with intercept X is something... more»
Se32Ntwk2190
Real User
Senior Network Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I'm not sure what the most valuable features are. I'm not really that impressed with the technical support. I'm not really that impressed with the product, to be honest with you.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Juniper was a later model, later technology than we had, more horsepower than we had before. The performance is better, but it could have been any firewall in its peer group.... more»

What needs improvement?

The CLI is verbose. You have to say a lot to do a little. I don't like that part of it. Cisco's command syntax seems to be a good bit more concise. When you're trying to get... more»

What other advice do I have?

You need to know what your company's strategic vision is, and then map the security part of that. I don't just mean cost-related, but the strategy for profit-related future... more»

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