Azure Firewall vs. SonicWall NSA Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Firewall
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects Azure Virtual Network resources.
$0.02
Per GB Processed
SonicWall NSA Series
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
The SonicWall NSA Series is the company's mid-range next generation firewall (NGFW).N/A
Pricing
Azure FirewallSonicWall NSA Series
Editions & Modules
Data Processing
$.016
Per GB Processed
Deployment
$1.25
Per Deployment Hour
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure FirewallSonicWall NSA Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure FirewallSonicWall NSA Series
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Azure FirewallSonicWall NSA Series
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Azure Firewall
8.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
SonicWall NSA Series
7.1
4 Ratings
18% below category average
Identification Technologies8.01 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Visualization Tools7.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Content Inspection7.01 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Reporting and Logging7.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
VPN8.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
High Availability9.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Stateful Inspection8.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Azure FirewallSonicWall NSA Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure FirewallSonicWall NSA Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
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.
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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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
Microsoft
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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
Microsoft
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.
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
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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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