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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is well suited for most mid sized and large sized companies that deal with thousands of users within multiple environments. Azure Firewall allows you to protect business assets by preventing malicious attacks from entering the network. Azure Firewall would be less suited for a small company that does not use a vpn or have users outside of the office as something smaller would be more appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA is an excellent mid-range firewall suitable for branch office locations that expect a lot of network traffic. The higher-end NSA can take the bandwidth requirements of thousands of users while using Deep Packet Inspection and Antivirus features. We currently have SonicWall NSA deployed in a high availability mode configuration, and amazingly can failover to the backup hardware without dropping VPN connections. SonicWall NSA series is not recommended for companies who integrate VPNs with Cisco devices, as I've had difficulties with the VPN staying up.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Azure Firewall
8.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.0
Identification Technologies
Azure Firewall
8.0
SonicWall NSA Series
7.8
Visualization Tools
Azure Firewall
7.0
SonicWall NSA Series
7.2
Content Inspection
Azure Firewall
7.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.0
Policy-based Controls
Azure Firewall
9.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.4
Active Directory and LDAP
Azure Firewall
8.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Azure Firewall
9.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.4
Reporting and Logging
Azure Firewall
7.0
SonicWall NSA Series
6.0
VPN
Azure Firewall
8.0
SonicWall NSA Series
9.0
High Availability
Azure Firewall
9.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.6
Stateful Inspection
Azure Firewall
8.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.0

Pros

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Ease of configuration. Easy to add WAPs, etc.
  • Reliable.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • The logging interface is voluminous and difficult to get quick and good information from.
  • SonicWall NSA is trying to mimic Palo Alto Network's investigative features but falls far behind.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA Series 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Cost, ease of use and reliability after implementation. It's a great and easy product to use to meet the needs of smaller organizations that want a more "legitimate" setup without going overboard or spending Cisco money. Great product. Can be rack mounted or stand alone. VPN easy to setup and update. A great product to start with and grow with in a developing organization.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a very competitive product that exceeds or meets the competitions offerings and is able to effectively manage a company network and securely lock down the domain environment with seamless integration and easy to use tools while offering great support assistance. We selected Azure Firewall because the customer service that comes with the product is second to none and allows us to keep maximum uptime to protect our assets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA series interface is way better than either Watchguard or Checkpoint. Even though people want to dismiss SonicWall NSA, they have the advanced features of its competitors, but with the easy interface. With all things being equal, I consider Palo Alto Networks to be the most preferred enterprise firewall, with SonicWall NSA being second and the rest trailing far behind.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Firewall

  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
Anonymous | 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

Azure Firewall

General

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

Azure Firewall Editions & Modules

Edition
Deployment$1.251
Data Processing$.0162
  1. Per Deployment Hour
  2. Per GB Processed
Additional Pricing Details

SonicWall NSA Series

General

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

SonicWall NSA Series Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Firewall
8.0
SonicWall NSA Series
8.4

Support Rating

Azure Firewall
SonicWall NSA Series
9.0

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