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Lucius Quarshie
Real User
IT Supervisor at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 30 2018

What is most valuable?

We use the content filter quite a lot because it's an office setting. During working hours, we like to censor the sites users can visit so it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the content filter and the SSL VPN: * The content filter has increased our productivity, especially during working hours. We don't have… more»

What needs improvement?

SonicWall Analyzer needs a different license. It would be good if Analyzer would be part of the stock license, so even if a layperson is getting… more»

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

SonicWall has authorized distributors in our country. They have about two or three distributors in the country, so it makes it a bit easier. What… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The main company has been using SonicWall for awhile. When we setup our local office in Ghana, we decided to use what was being utilized in the… more»
Real User
Vice President & Chief Information Officer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is that it is easy to install and maintain.

How has it helped my organization?

I have found this solution to be easier to use when compared to other products, such as those offered by Cisco.

What needs improvement?

The support for this product has to be improved. With what I use, I don't really require any other features.

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

The product pricing is relatively good, compared to other products, including the licenses. However, if you do not get support then the cost of the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Currently, SonicWall is our primary solution. To me, it can no longer be the primary because if I need support then I may not get it. With other… more»
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John Sturman
Real User
Technologist at Digifabshop (Hudson, NY)
Apr 23 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of features, I find that this product has good configurability. It also does its job really well.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has a really good algorithm to find and deal with any kind of malware that comes into our network. We have… more»

What needs improvement?

I find that the user interface for the product configuration needs improvement. It is not intuitive when you are trying to… more»

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

The pricing was a factor for us, and we felt that the price was good. The licensing cost is on an annual basis, and there… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a different solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others who are implementing this solution is to take advantage of their technical support. I would rate this… more»
Darrel Harvey
User
Vice President with 11-50 employees
Jun 06 2018

What is most valuable?

I really don't know. I'm not really an IT person, per se, but I would say number one is the protection available, and then ease of use and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided the necessary security, that's what it's there for.

What needs improvement?

I'm not an IT guy. What I will say is that the market seems to be going to a cloud-supported, new generation of firewall products. I think that's… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've used nothing but SonicWall, up until now.

What other advice do I have?

I would say the most important criterion, when selecting a vendor, is probably the technology utilized. The one we've got now is five years old… more»
User
IT Manager
Jul 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The main features are support and security.

How has it helped my organization?

We have several locations, each with a VPN to a central office. SonicWall provides each location with its own security and… more»

What needs improvement?

The SonicWall is somewhat misunderstood due to its being a lot more complicated to use and set up. A simpler interface… more»

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

It is not cheap, but it is probably one of the best secure firewalls. You get what you pay for!

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have not used a different solution since I have been with the company.

What other advice do I have?

Shop around and make sure you need this level of security. Have lots of time to get to know this device because the… more»
Bruce Bower
Real User
President with 11-50 employees
Aug 12 2018

What is most valuable?

It's sophisticated enough without breaking the bank.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to be a little bit less worried about what's coming in and it does the same for our clients too.

What needs improvement?

I would like them to make the interface a little bit easier to use so you can find out where in the heck you're going instead of having to go to 15 different places to get something… more»

What other advice do I have?

Important criteria, when selecting a vendor, are that the product has * to be one that my small clients can afford * the capability of doing what needs to be done * good quality and… more»
Real User
SME, IT Consultant & Founder with 11-50 employees
Jan 16 2019

What is most valuable?

SonicWall does have the best ease of use I've encountered in my limited experience. It's easy to set up.

How has it helped my organization?

We bought a T115 which was working fine, but when we went to renew the contract, it jumped to twice the amount. I asked why and was told the two-year-old model was being discontinued. My option was to upgrade to a SOHO or TZ. Not only was this a… more»

What needs improvement?

The hardware is outdated and very slow. They are far behind Sophos and even FortiGate when it comes to hardware.

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What is SonicWall TZ?

The secure, sophisticated SonicWALL TZ is widely deployed at small businesses, retail, government, remote sites and branch offices. It combines high-performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control.
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