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Rias Majeed
Real User
Software CIO at Exceed NetSec LLC
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the UTM, site-to-site VPN, and client-to-site VPN. The site-to-site VPN allows us to connect between the branches. We also use the global… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are an integrator and a solution provider. We implement this and other solutions for our customers.

What needs improvement?

In some places, we face problems, especially in the client VPN portion. There are certain places where we are not able to contact. We don't have the lease line, static IP… more»

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

License renewals come in around $35,000 to $45,000. That's the retail price.

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

We did use a previous solution, but the client wanted to switch.

What other advice do I have?

If the client is using SonicWall, we use SonicWall as well, for reliability. If they're using Fortinet, we try to use the same thing and try to minimize the cost, that's… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When it comes to marketing this type of solution to customers, we try to focus more on the Fortinet side. However, if they are already invested in a solution like… more»
ITSuperv67
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 increases productivity. Therefore, the content filter has… 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 users spending time on social media during working hours… 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 the device, he or she doesn't forgets about ordering… 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 we do is to request a quotation from these… 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 main office for the local office.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, because we chose SonicWall because they are on our main company's vendor. We did decide to go with SonicWall TZ instead of SonicWall NSA, because the SonicWall NSA is bigger and more costly.
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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 outlay is not really relevant.

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 products, it is quite simple. For any new projects that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use other platforms including those offered by Cisco and Huawei. I had been looking into small firewall solutions that are capable of handling fiber-optic connections, rather than just Copper. I… more»
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 had no incidents at all of any kind of piracy… 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 figure out how to get something done. An… 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 are no additional costs.

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 solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did some research on other solutions, and I found that they were all pretty much similar. I was having a very hard time choosing an alternative, so I went with what we… more»
Svein Jensen
Real User
Senior Engineer at KDsystems
Jul 05 2019

How has it helped my organization?

Its ease of installation has improved my organization. That's what I do most. I install the firewalls.

What needs improvement?

I don't have anything that I would say needs improving at the moment. The small business line has less PPS throughput and that's what you're going to lose on when you use WatchGuard. So they need to… more»

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

The pricing is where you might lose to WatchGuard now. I'm looking into moving some parts over to WatchGuard because they are on the small business side. But if you compare the TZ300 and 400 series… more»

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

Moved to new Employer.

What other advice do I have?

We use a variety of models, from the TZ300, up to the NSA 2600. For businesses, I recommend TZ400. I would rate the solution 8 out of 10. I would rate WatchGuard itself 10, because I really like that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I wasn't a part of any decision making in terms of options.
Umut Erol
Real User
Partner at 0ve1
Jul 01 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature we found most valuable in SonicWall TZ is that it is user-friendly for an administrator.

How has it helped my organization?

We like the graphic user interface on SonicWall TZ. We use matrix principles to improve our organization.

What needs improvement?

We would like to improve the rules configuration in SonicWall TZ. Sometimes the rules don't work. We cannot prove that the rules don't work. Maybe they can improve that. Sometimes you write a rule in SonicWall and users are not able to use YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram. Users can see YouTube or… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a nine. You can always improve some things.
ShaikSajid
Real User
Network & System Engineer at Construction Products Holding Co.
Jul 22 2019

What is most valuable?

I find the security we are able to do with the policies to be valuable. The monitoring is valuable as well.

What needs improvement?

Full monitoring obviously needs to be improved. We need full monitoring covered under the security licensing. The license should include reporting and monitoring. It shouldn't be an add-on, it should just go along with it. They should also… more»

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

We haven't been using a different solution previously. We were using some antivirus software and some firewall software. We decided to implement SonicWall because it has good support and a good reputation in our area.

What other advice do I have?

We're using a variety of different models. The solution is very simple and works great and is working fine in the regions that are here. I would rate the solution a nine out of 10. If it had better reporting functionality, I would give it a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered many products, and afterwards, we found SonicWall to be the best solution.
MuraliGovindarajan
Real User
Senior Manager - Information Technology at Bahrain Kuwait Insurance
Jul 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that we have found most valuable in SonicWall TZ are the intrusion and brute force attack prevention.

How has it helped my organization?

The log analyzer in SonicWall TZ is something that they need to improve upon. With other firewalls, they have built-in storage. We also need to retain the logs for analysis. With SonicWall TZ, these features are less when we compare it to… more»

What needs improvement?

This product has room for improvement in the cloud version. Also, the support could be better. Otherwise, SonicWall TZ is good for us. The additional feature I would like to see included in the next release of SonicWall is a better… more»

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

We were using Cisco previously.

What other advice do I have?

SonicWall TZ firewalls are very easy to use. It's a next-generation firewall. Compare products in terms of the features. With SonicWall TZ, we get more value for the money. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this solution an eight. The… more»
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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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