SonicWall NSa Pros and Cons

SonicWall NSa Pros

MN
Manoj Nair
Tech Specialist at Select Softwares
It's very simple to use and the support is great.
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SSL
Senior IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
It allows us to block applications, i.e., websites by application type category. It is far more capable than content filtering alone.
Support has improved dramatically since their separation from Dell.
Setup is easy. Anyone with basic firewall experience can do it.
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CR
reviewer1562688
Systems network admin at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
The DPI-SSL is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's handy.
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MV
reviewer1148964
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The functionality is the same whether it is on hardware or a virtual appliance. The interface is the same. It's nice that it's standardized.
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AM
reviewer1120704
Manager with 51-200 employees
The basic firewall rules of the solution are great.
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JV
reviewer1518225
Director Comercial at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Deep packet inspection and intelligent application control are the most valuable features. It is a very updated solution. It is very current as compared to other brands and vendors.
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AA
reviewer1314267
Director of IT at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The most valuable aspect of the solution is its ability to work like any other firewall.
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DW
reviewer1112532
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It's very flexible and meets our customer's needs.
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ML
reviewer1383846
IT Head at a construction company with 51-200 employees
We have utilized all the features. The most valuable are the URL filtering by category, DMZ zoning, load balancing and site-to-site VPN.
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Flavio Soares
Senior Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
User friendly and intuitive.
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SonicWall NSa Cons

MN
Manoj Nair
Tech Specialist at Select Softwares
They should consider upgrading the capabilities within the GUI.
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SSL
Senior IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
The anti-spam requires a specific Java version on the server side (do not update it, otherwise it will break).
They are not ready for managed security services. Their Cloud GMS product is weak, barely out of beta (buggy).
Do not even consider NetExtender - probably one of the most horrific, nightmare grade Java-based VPN clients. We have but all given up trying to make it work reliably.
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CR
reviewer1562688
Systems network admin at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
We're not particularly fond of the way it generally performs. We are finding ourselves rebooting often. There are freeze-ups and that kind of thing. The stability needs to improve exponentially.
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MV
reviewer1148964
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Some of the configurations could be better.
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AM
reviewer1120704
Manager with 51-200 employees
The product has a lot of bugs, actually. We are facing some issues with this product. The DPI SSL feature which is there, it is not working properly.
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JV
reviewer1518225
Director Comercial at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to have a built-in vulnerability scanner in the firewall. It would be great to have such functionality. Its price could also be better. It would also be good to have a local warehouse. It doesn't get damaged a lot, but if a customer needs a replacement, currently, it has to come from Miami or Mexico, which can take a few days. It would be better if they have a local warehouse from where we can just pick replacements and quickly solve a client's needs in terms of replacing equipment. It would be great to have it locally instead of waiting for it from Mexico or the USA.
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AA
reviewer1314267
Director of IT at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
We still get phishing emails that manage to come through from time to time.
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DW
reviewer1112532
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
You can do zero-trust networking with them, but it's not easy.
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ML
reviewer1383846
IT Head at a construction company with 51-200 employees
We also need to increase the throughput because the other devices are slower. The throughput will become slow. Since we're using VoIP, it tends to affect the voice quality. Even if you're using a quality service, it tends to decrease.
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Flavio Soares
Senior Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Needs a more detailed reporting feature.
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Learn what your peers think about SonicWall NSa. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
510,534 professionals have used our research since 2012.