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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA is best suited for small to mid-size companies or small to medium K-12 school districts. It's less appropriate for larger businesses and schools. This is due to their ease of use and well-rounded feature set but lacks in advanced configuration, performance, and reliability.
Geoff Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
7.8
Identification Technologies
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
6.7
Visualization Tools
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
7.0
Content Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.0
Policy-based Controls
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.1
Active Directory and LDAP
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.1
Reporting and Logging
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
5.3
VPN
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
9.6
High Availability
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.9
Stateful Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.7
Proxy Server
Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series

Pros

Avast SIG

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Relatively inexpensive compared to some of the higher-end products, like Palo Alto Networks.
  • Easy to set up, as the SonicWall NSA interface is consistent across all models.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast SIG

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Ideal with smaller businesses. Would have to examine for more complex needs of larger businesses.
  • Scalability might be an issue for super large organizations.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA Series 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Most of the time, calling SonicWall NSA Support, you get an expert who can help resolve your issues. RMAs are pretty easy once they determine there is an issue with the hardware. Support is available 24x7, which makes emergency calls easy. The only downside is the support engineers may have thick accents; however, their expertise more than makes up for any language barriers.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast SIG

In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

We compared the FortiGate to Sonicwall and continued with Sonicwall as we were a mid-size school where the Sonicwall was performing adequately, and the learning curve was steep to switch platforms. The Sonicwall offered everything the FortiGate did, and was not as costly, both in the appliance and in licensing.
Geoff Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast SIG

  • Great for team communication
  • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
  • Terrible in language setting
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Saved money on implementation and administration staff.
  • Covered the sophisticated needs of many organizations.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast SIG

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SonicWall NSA Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG
10.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.1

Support Rating

Avast SIG
SonicWall NSA Series
9.0

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