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2018-02-25T10:17:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SonicWall TZ?

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

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

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Top 20Real User

We were a small business at the beginning, and we did not think of allowing all of our countries to access the server, but now, we need to give everyone access to the server. We are thinking of moving to a firewall that would be better than this. I would rate SonicWall TZ a 10 out of 10. It is a good product.

2021-08-27T12:38:01Z
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Top 10Real User

We are a customer and an end-user. We are using the TZ300 model at this time. We haven't used the latest version of the solution just yet. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-07-15T08:27:17Z
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Top 20Reseller

I rate SonicWall TZ an eight out of ten.

2021-07-14T17:36:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution because it is easy to use and the configuration is simple. I rate SonicWall TZ an eight out of ten.

2021-06-12T09:08:36Z
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Top 5Real User

We use various versions of the solution at any given time. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. We've been quite happy with its capabilities. I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies.

2021-06-09T17:03:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

We are partners and resellers. I'm a consultant. I'd advise new users that if they are planning to deploy it for their SMB or have up to 100 users, then they should go with the SonicWall firewall. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten overall.

2021-06-09T15:16:52Z
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Real User

I would recommend this solution. We plan to keep using this solution. We have recently renewed our license, and we don't have any plans to use any other solution. I would rate SonicWall TZ an eight out of ten.

2021-04-01T19:06:44Z
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Top 20Real User

If it is used for internal users, it is very good as a firewall. But if it has to be used for VPN, it will be a bit costly and the VPN may be bulky. Using the VPN is not recommended, but as a firewall for blocking threats, it's good. I would rate SonicWall TZ a seven out of ten.

2021-03-05T22:01:04Z
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Reseller

I'm a reseller. I tend to use the latest version of the solution. I go with whatever's happening. I'll upgrade when necessary when they go end of life. Although it is my understanding that they also have a cloud option, I tend to prefer on-premises deployments. If I need something, I will call my SonicWall rep. I'd recommend new users try them. They have very good service and they're easy to use. I'd rate them ten out of ten simply for the fact that I really haven't had any issues with them at all.

2021-02-07T11:05:49Z
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Real User

I would recommend this product, I haven't had any problems with it. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2021-02-04T10:00:06Z
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Reseller

We think SonicWall is a good product. Sometimes the technicians don't have the expertise to deploy and there can be issues with appliances that are not sized correctly and the appliances get overloaded and it slows down the network. It's not because of the solution, it's the lack of experience. I would rate this solution a six out of 10.

2021-01-10T08:12:16Z
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Top 20Real User

We have been using this product for around ten years, and we are very comfortable with this product. I would recommend this product based on your requirements. I would rate SonicWall TZ a nine out of ten.

2020-09-09T06:28:59Z
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Reseller

We use this solution ourselves, however, we also deploy it for our clients. We're resellers. We're using the latest version of the solution. I don't know if I have specific advice, as each customer is different and has different needs in terms of security. It depends on their policies and how they want to implement them. There are almost endless amounts of policies that can be added to the solution. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-07-26T08:19:13Z
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Real User

We're a Silver Partner. I'm not an engineer. I was a field engineer for nine years a long, long time ago. However, I'm not typically the one that gets my fingers into stuff, and it would be my engineering and senior engineering staff that do that. That said, I can say that I don't think any of our guys have touched the virtual platform yet. We use TZ and traditional NSA tech every day. That's our bread and butter. The current version we're using right now is the 600 series, although we do still have some 350 series. 90% of what we use are Gen 6. They're either TZ 300, 400, 500, 600 or NSA 2600, 3600, 4600. We've got a smattering of 2650s that we've rolled out, which have been really, really good. Those are powerful units. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It doesn't warrant more than that. There's plenty of products I'd give a five to out there, however, for the quality of the product offering, I think an eight is a fair mark.

2020-07-05T09:38:12Z
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Real User

This is a product that we recommend, and also suggest that people upgrade their old devices to this model. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:03Z
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Top 20Reseller

It's worth looking into this solution. It's a very competitive product in terms of pricing, performance and features. It's definitely worth evaluating, especially for small to medium size businesses, branch offices and home. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-06-30T08:17:35Z
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Top 20Real User

In summary, this is a very good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-18T08:15:02Z
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Real User

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 10.

2019-07-08T07:42:00Z
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Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a nine. You can always improve some things.

2019-07-01T07:59:00Z
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Real User

My advice would be if you're buying this product, you will have to look up the security design. There are not a lot of firewalls up on the market, but I've found SonicWall to be reliant. I would rate this solution 9 out of 10. It's good.

2019-07-01T07:59:00Z
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Real User

From one to ten, I would rate SonicWall TZ a seven for the end user experience. Other products have unlimited end users, but in SonicWall TZ there are just two admin users.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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Real User

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 analysis meter and other important features are still missing.

2019-06-27T06:06:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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 how we work. In terms of advice, I would say that you have to look at the entire solution. There are certain things which SonicWall cannot do. SonicWall doesn't support ADSL because of security reasons but sometimes you need it, you want a little bit, you need to have that option to be working. Unfortunately, that option is not there, but sometimes you need it. Therefore, you have to evaluate the requirement. Also, sometimes the quality is not so good. We have trouble sometimes with SonicWall. Unfortunately, sometimes the normal way of getting into the remote connectivity doesn't work because it's on a data correction. Or we only need to get into another specific connection. SonicWall doesn't support this connection. If we can't access the VPN we can't establish a check with the VPN. There was an incident like that and we had to take another break and then finish the product. You have to evaluate all this and then implement it. It's not possible to just not do something because SonicWall cannot. If it's for security you have to do it, there is no other option. I would rate this solution between a six and seven out of ten. More work can be done on the servers, and the VPN areas also. It's a little bit confusing on the route side. I think the routes need to be cleaner, better.

2019-06-27T06:06:00Z
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Reseller

I would recommend this solution, it's a good solution. I would rate it 8 out of 10.

2019-06-26T05:26:00Z
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Real User

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 product, and the ease of use. And when I say ease of use, I mean I know that product in and out. And it's very easy to set up external sites with the system management tool that comes free with WatchGuard.

2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
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Vendor

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 I'll be working on, I will not be using SonicWall. This is simply a business decision that is based on my experience. I am responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and moving forward with the customer. If I am not happy then I cannot implement the solution because it will not help me in the future. To be honest, when it comes to integration I would rate this product a nine out of ten. But, because of the lack of support, overall, I can only rate it one out of ten.

2019-04-23T08:23:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-04-23T08:23:00Z
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Real User

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 good technical support

2018-08-07T08:19:00Z
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User

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. The next generation with the cloud-based signature and operation... I know SonicWall has what they call Capture, which is advanced threat protection type stuff. I think that is probably what we're going to be looking at next. There are certainly a lot of options out there, and there are a lot of good options. I would say, stick with a name brand, whether it's SonicWall, or Check Point, or Palo Alto, or Cisco - any of those. You need to stick with a big name brand that is at the forefront of things.

2018-02-25T10:17:00Z
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