SonicWall NSA Pros and Cons
SonicWall NSA Pros
It has good reporting, the reporting is marvelous.View full review »
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.View full review »
With the deployment of the SonicWall NSA solution, we never suffered a problem due to invasion or contamination of any kind.View full review »
I really like the performance; there are no delays and no latency, which is a unique quality in firewalls nowadays.View full review »
The most valuable features are that it is reasonably-priced and works well.View full review »
Content Filtering and sandboxing are valuable features.View full review »
Support is usually good when it comes to helping with issues.View full review »
Anti-Spam reduces unwanted mail on corporate exchange services.
Content filtering reduces the load on the available bandwidth and restricts employees from using distracting websites on the job, which leads to more productive hours.View full review »
Our old firewall was running as HA (High Availability) on two different but identical rack mounted servers. Moving to SonicWall allowed the company to move to one unit, yet accommodate more connections because it had sixteen ports and handled fail-over better than the old firewall solution.View full review »
Valuable features include a web filter, DHCP, and monitoring capabilities.View full review »
SonicWall NSA Cons
The problem primarily with SonicWall is it's a Unix box. And it's all software, all the activities, blocking, censoring, everything has to happen in the software. If you start hitting the box with a lot of sessions it slows down and that's not what I expect from a firewall.
It's very hard to manage this box. You really need a lot of skills to operate the SonicWall. There is training and the like, but it's just hard to manage. Even if you have the knowledge, there are too many options. The menus are not very clear, where you should find the information.View full review »
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.View full review »
This product is unable to secure access to endpoints for our external employees.View full review »
The cloud services may be in need of some improvement.View full review »
I would like U.S.-based technical support.View full review »
The only thing that we would want would be single-pane management, which it has, but the GMS is not very good. It's purely the management of multiple devices for multiple customers, that's the only thing that it's lacking.View full review »
Port forwarding could use streamlining.View full review »
After-sales support and hands-on training facilities are not available in my country.View full review »
I feel that the SSL VPN client software needs a lot of improvement.View full review »
It is very modular and with native resources which are much lower than its competitors.View full review »