SonicWall TZ Competitors and Alternatives

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Oscar Bashford
Network Operations Support at EOS IT Management Solutions Ltd
MSP
Top 20
Aug 5, 2020
Fast with good usability and fairly scalable

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for experimentation. I just wanted to create a site to site VPN. I was hoping that you can make the SRX like a hub, so if I had a site here and then I had a new site, I could just create another VPN from that new site to the virtual X in the cloud. I don't know if it works like that. I'm skeptical if it can. Maybe there is a roundabout with the actual Azure AWS, however, I'm not so sure about that part. That's why I'm learning about Azure, and how that works in connecting to the cloud.

Pros and Cons

  • "I'm told the solution is the fastest, and, so far, I do find that to be the case."
  • "It could use more tutorials."

What other advice do I have?

Our organization is partners with Juniper. We have a business relationship with them. At work I see it a lot, however, a lot of tasks are automated at work. It's not like you have hands-on from scratch experience. In my position, I'm doing more support or some automation to build the VRX or the virtuals needed for lab equipment. At home and in the labs I am able to learn from scratch, and I'm trying to connect VPNs, etc. I am hoping to get into the cloud in the future. The version of the solution we use should be the latest. I downloaded it a couple of months ago. It should be the latest, due…
Michael Hlavaty-LaPosa
Owner/President at TeamLogic IT of Oklahoma City
MSP
Top 20
Jun 17, 2020
Easy to manage, performs well, and the pricing is good

What is our primary use case?

We are a managed service provider and the primary firewall that we sell and maintain is Sophos XG. It is also used in the company.

Pros and Cons

  • "The cloud-based interface makes it easy to manage."
  • "The weakest point is the technical support because they are difficult to get into contact with."

What other advice do I have?

I would highly encourage others to evaluate Sophos and adopt it. I've discovered that compared to other products, it is easier to manage and I think that it operates better. Overall, I think that they've got a pretty complete set of features and they seem to be on a really good path. My only complaints are about the documentation and the availability of technical support. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
reviewer1164756
IT Support Specialist with 51-200 employees
Real User
Nov 29, 2020
Very stable, relatively easy to set up, and offers good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We just use the solution as a straight-up firewall. There is no VPN access or anything like that. We just use it as a straight-up firewall and we run Suricata on it as a defense.

Pros and Cons

  • "The built-in open VPN and the VPN Client Export are the solution's most valuable aspects."
  • "There's a bit of a learning curve during the initial implementation."

What other advice do I have?

We're just cusomers. We don't have a business relationship with pfSense. We're using the latest stable version of the solution. I would 100% recommend the solution to others. On a scale from one to ten, I'd give it a ten.
Celal Ã?NALP
Director of Information Technology at KOTTO A.Ş.
Real User
Top 5
Feb 6, 2020
Easy to use and deploy with good performance and capacity

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuables features are the ease of use and deployment."
  • "In the next release, we would like to see full integration with VMware NSX virtualized networks."

What other advice do I have?

Our customers for this virtual appliance are very happy with their deployments and I recommend it. This is not a perfect solution but we are not seeking one. Every product has room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
reviewer1473444
Lead System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Dec 23, 2020
Feature-rich VPN connection, scalable, stable, and has perfect support

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for the site-to-site VPN tunnels and VPN Connections.

What is most valuable?

I like all of the features.

What needs improvement?

It is my understanding that they are in the process of discontinuing this device. They are in the process of shutting down this ASA series and will continue with Firepower. In the next release, it could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco ASA Firewall for six years. We are not using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. I have not had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is scalable. We have 100 users in our organization. We will not…
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