SonicWall NSSP Overview

What is SonicWall NSSP?

The SonicWall Network Security services platform (NSsp) 12000 series takes a modern approach to threat detection and prevention by combining cloud intelligence with appliance-based protection in a scalable, high-speed platform.

SonicWall NSSP is also known as SonicWall Network Security Services Platform.

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SonicWall NSSP Customers
Comlogic, Depaul, Hutt City Council
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SonicWall NSSP pricing:
  • "You got to buy some VPN licenses, and there might be a $40 to $50 one-time license fee per current user. There are different layers. They have several different levels of event security software and depending on the model, it seems to come out to be $1 to $2 a day. So, if you bought a three-year license, it is going to be anywhere from $900 to $1800 depending on the bundle and model that you buy."
  • "For SonicWall NSSP high availability, active/passive, you need to buy one license, and so you get much more value for money."

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John Holbel
President at CMIT Solutions
Top 5
Good VPN functionality, very good support, easy to manage, and meets all of our needs

What is our primary use case?

Our clients mainly use it for their firewall protection.

Pros and Cons

  • "The VPN functionality is really good. Overall, the whole device is very easy to manage. The software that comes with it is also good."
  • "Its reporting functions can be improved. It has decent reporting, but you got to pay a lot more money for it. That's where it begins to fall apart. It comes with minimal zero reporting unless you buy some extra modules. With those extra modules, you can get all the data, but it takes a while to put together what you need for your customer. It is for technical people, but there is no executive summary of the reporting."

What other advice do I have?

It is definitely a good fit for small to mid-size companies. I am always a little hesitant to say large companies because they may have a few different requirements because they're large enough. That's where you begin to differentiate between the firewalls or some of those features that are there in one but might not be there in other ones, but I would always consider it. I would even consider it for a large company, but when you compare it with Fortinet or some of the other firewalls that are geared towards big companies, you can start seeing where they might be lacking a feature or two. I am…
Interim CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Is stable and scalable, and has sandbox and DPI-SSL features

What is our primary use case?

We use it for the data center to protect the server and prevent internal attacks and also external attacks, if they can pass through the first tier-one firewall.

Pros and Cons

  • "SonicWall NSSP is stable and scalable too."
  • "The user interface, the GUI, could be improved."

What other advice do I have?

If I were to rate this solution on a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at ten.
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Executive Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Top 20
Delivers results, user-friendly, and stable

What is most valuable?

It has been delivering results efficiently. Its configurations and updates have been easy. It is also user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

No security product is foolproof against hackers, intruders, and other such things. As a security product, they have to keep pace in terms of protection from new hackers and intruders.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for the last three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not tried scaling it.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is slightly complex, but it is much easier than other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I…