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2017-12-13T02:28:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SonicWall NSA?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SonicWall NSA, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5Real User

I was a customer and an end-user. I never had a professional relationship with SonicWall. I would recommend the product to other organizations. I'd rate the solution overall at a seven out of ten.

2021-05-25T09:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We are customers and end-users. We are currently using the NSA 4600. It's a full security appliance. We're using the latest version of the solution. It's our primary firewall/VPN endpoint. It's used 24/7, 365. Due to the nature of our work, uptime is critical. Ultimately, if you were to ask me if I were to recommend this device, I would say no. I'd rate the solution at a three out of ten, simple due to the fact that the stability isn't there, and it's an expensive solution.

2021-04-27T09:04:22Z
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Top 5Real User

The AV enforcement feature in SonicWall is limited to only one vendor for antivirus, which is Kaspersky. It's the only antivirus solution that we can enforce through the firewall. Other vendors provide you with multiple options such as Sophos, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, and Bitdefender. I would rate SonicWall NSA a six out of ten.

2021-03-14T14:07:40Z
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Top 10Real User

The operating system of all boxes is pretty much the same for enterprises as well as small businesses. It has the same behavior from the smallest model to the biggest one, which is a major advantage of SonicWall. I would rate SonicWall NSA an eight out of ten.

2021-03-02T09:34:41Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would very much recommend this solution to others. I would rate SonicWall NSA an eight out of ten.

2021-02-23T13:19:18Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I am satisfied with this solution. I would rate SonicWall NSA an eight out of ten.

2021-01-25T13:24:54Z
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Top 5Real User

This is definitely a product that I can recommend to others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-17T18:11:13Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing SonicWall NSA is that they have to be very clear about what it is that they're looking for. It is a good solution for small and medium-sized businesses, and when you are very clear about what you need, you can implement a lot of other security services with a total cost of operation that is very low. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-10T21:49:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

UTM boxes are now obsolete and next-generation firewalls are the things that need to be put into place. Within the next three months, we are going to upgrade to a next-generation firewall. For an enterprise, I think that I can recommend a SonicWall next-generation firewall. This is a discussion that we are already having with them. For small segments, such as a small office or home office environment, SonicWall is perfect. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-30T12:25:35Z
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Top 5Reseller

If you're interested in SonicWall, consider checkpoint or Fortinet first. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. They don't have independent testing. They haven't been independently rated — or another way to put it: Gardner rates them poorly. Because of this, we can't sell SonicWall to customers as easily as we can sell Fortinet or Checkpoint.

2020-11-05T20:44:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend SonicWall for their simplicity of use, but if you can configure SonicWall, have a look at Sophos also. Sophos has put a lot of hard work into their connections and the GUI. SonicWall's GUI is slightly lacking compared to Sophos' GUI; however, capabilities-wise, Sophos doesn't have a lead over SonicWall. If I had to make a recommendation to a customer, I would tell them to look at both products. I would push the Sophos box because it has certain advantages, technologically, compared to SonicWall. For example, they have their own antivirus solution — the Sophos antivirus solution. It's a firewall as well and the tool will communicate with the central cloud. From the cloud instance, you can control the system. The Sophos gateway has got allied products, like SD run connectors. You can manage the same rules between multiple firewalls because they're all connected to the same account. Overall, Sophos is superior to SonicWall. The first requirement of a paying customer, independent of their choice of product, is to check if the technical support of the product is locally available. That's the first requirement I would give to any customer. The product may be great but if the support in your geographical region is not there, then it's not worth it. Take Trend Micro for example. If you're a customer of Trend Micro but you're not in the immediate support region, then what happens? You will have to raise a ticket and wait, but you don't have anybody on the ground to come to your office and do an emergency scan and raise your ticket, so it's a bit of a dangerous issue. I would recommend a product that has both local technical and physical support. On a scale from one to ten, I would give SonicWall a rating of eight.

2020-10-21T15:03:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The version we are using is NSA 20 or 60. If a company is looking for a good product that's easy to configure, I would suggest they consider SonicWall. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If we didn't have that trouble with the VPN tunnel, I would give it a perfect score.

2020-10-20T04:19:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this version of SonicWall to others who are interested in implementing this solution. This latest version is quite fine. I would rate SonicWall NSA an eight out of ten.

2020-10-11T08:58:22Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice for anybody who is implementing this product is to get some training if it is your first time. It can be a little complex for new users. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-10-07T07:04:32Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would recommend this solution. The support is good, the product is good, it's easy to deploy and it can be done manually with no assistance from support. Other than the hardware related issues that can be experienced, it's a good solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-08-30T08:33:49Z
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Top 10Real User

SonicWall fulfills our requirements and it does it well. My advice for anybody who is considering this product is to properly understand their requirements. As long as SonicWall meets the needs, I can recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-23T08:17:22Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution, but I would suggest allocating time to become familiar with the interface. I would rate SonicWall NSA a seven out of ten. I would like to see usability enhancement, specifically around the filters.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would not recommend this solution because the price is too high. More than 30% of our customers prefer PSA because of the price. In summary, the product is good but the price is too high. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2020-08-20T07:50:15Z
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Top 5Real User

If I knew what I know today and I was starting from scratch with a SonicWall firewall, I'd get a consultant in for some advice. There are a couple of tricks that for me it would have been nice to know from the beginning because there are some rules in the defaults that I would've been happy to have known before. I would recommend getting a consultant to explain how the thing works, even if it's for a couple of hours. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-08-19T07:57:33Z
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Top 10Real User

The quality and security support should be improved in the next release. I would rate SonicWall NSA an eight out of ten.

2020-07-29T07:45:00Z
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Top 5MSP

Overall, this is a good firewall and they would do much better in the market if they included support for DynDNS and additional VPN connections for free. At this point, because of the restrictions with the VPN, we are recommending Fortinet rather than SonicWall. If in the future these concerns are dealt with, then I will recommend SonicWall. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-26T08:19:06Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Overall, this is a good solution and it's doing the job we need it to do. By in large, we don't have any complaints. There are always things that can be easier, but it's doing the job. My advice for anybody who is implementing SonicWall NSA is that you can't be an expert on every brand. This means that you should pick a model, learn it very well, and build relationships with the support people at the vendor. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-23T07:58:36Z
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Top 5Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with SonicWall. I wouldn't recommend the solution, actually. It's hard to set up and the stability takes a while to establish. They need to do better on their software side, and other solutions, like Sophos, have more flexibility in their configuration capabilities. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

2020-07-22T08:17:22Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-06-17T10:56:03Z
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Real User

This product is not as well known as some others because it is not marketed as well as it could be. My advice for others who are implementing the solution is to do the sizing well. If it is done correctly then there will not be any problems. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-05-09T13:12:00Z
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Real User

It does everything that they say it does. It works. The most important factors when choosing a new solution are * price * functionality * security of the device. I would rate SonicWall a 10 out of 10. It's the only firewall that we predominantly use for our customers.

2018-08-09T07:01:00Z
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Real User

Do your homework. Go to your website, compare firewalls, not only SonicWall, not only Fortigate. Compare them for the task that it needs to run for your company. That's the bottom line. There are small firewalls which will suffice for certain companies. You might need bigger ones, you might need more features. So really, you have to do your homework. I work in an African country, knowledge is something they are still gaining, and SonicWall is too difficult for most people to manage, versus a Fortigate where it's really a step-through and you know what you're doing, you can see what you're doing. You can't really see that on a SonicWall. 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.

2018-07-15T09:16:00Z
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User

Avoid this company. They have no idea what they are doing, except a slick marketing campaign. They don't listen to their customers. The only evolution of the product in the last few years was a slight redesign of the web interface and DNS proxy. They will push their SonicWall "Capture" but this has nothing to do with the Firewall product itself, it is a windows based NextGen A/V based on Sentinal with ATP.

2017-12-13T02:28:00Z
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