Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) vs. SonicWall NSA Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SIG
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is designed to replace traditional hardware by delivering cloud-based firewall capabilities from Avast's global cloud network. The service ensures network security is always on, always updating, and always protecting the business. SIG is built to eliminate the gaps in protection caused by legacy, on-premise security hardware.N/A
SonicWall NSA Series
Score 8.8 out of 10
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The SonicWall NSA Series is the company's mid-range next generation firewall (NGFW).N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
SonicWall NSA Series
7.1
4 Ratings
18% below category average
Identification Technologies10.01 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Stateful Inspection10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Proxy Server10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)SonicWall NSA Series
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)SonicWall NSA Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
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.
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SonicWall
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.
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Pros
Avast Software
  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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SonicWall
  • 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.
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Cons
Avast Software
  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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SonicWall
  • Ideal with smaller businesses. Would have to examine for more complex needs of larger businesses.
  • Scalability might be an issue for super large organizations.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
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SonicWall
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
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.
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SonicWall
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.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • Great for team communication
  • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
  • Terrible in language setting
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SonicWall
  • Was affordable, allowing for advanced routing and security.
  • Enabled us to build VPNs without purchasing additional services
  • Was simple enough to manage in house without external support.
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