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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    SonicWall TZ

    87%
    SonicWall TZ ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    9 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    8 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    9 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    9 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    9 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SonicWall TZ is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco AnyConnect

    87%
    72 Ratings
    9.1

    SonicWall TZ

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    Cisco AnyConnect

    95%
    3 Ratings

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Cisco AnyConnect

    89%
    50 Ratings

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Cisco AnyConnect

    88%
    85 Ratings
    9.5

    SonicWall TZ

    95%
    13 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    90%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco AnyConnect

    This is a very solid connection with a nice timeout and retries grace period. It seems to keep the connection even if there are momentary network breaks in service. It then re-establishes that connection if it was brief enough making for a more simple tool standard users can use. This tool also works great with Apple machines in nearly the same manner as Windows.
    Jason Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    Based on my experience, this is a solid platform for a small to mid sized company, especially when there is someone who has IT experience, or can get outsourced IT help. I would not recommend for someone who is a technology novice. Also, this is a competent device for someone who is looking to add VPN services for remote workers.
    Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Autoconnections are seamless for the users. There's nothing for them to do once it's all setup.
    • It recognizes security certificates for the PC and user, so you can easily lock down the connectivity to the specific users and/or machines you need for your environment.
    • Unless the WIFI is extremely poor, the software can make the connection and allow your users to function on the VPN.
    Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    • If you have multiple sites and you want the connect the sites through secure medium this is best firewall for you.
    • There are very advanced features helps you to connect the device easily and securely.
    • Easy to connect the sites through advanced routing protocols.
    VINAY Mandora | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Next generation features are lacking.
    • Split handling scenarios are limited.
    • Sensitive to timeouts.
    • Auto reconnect features does not work as expected.
    • Auto mtu discovery does not work on some cases.
    • Not a full featured solution on the client side.
    • Detailed reporting is missing.
    • Lack of multi device management.
    • Application, url based dashboards needs to be enhanced.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    • management is confusing has many items that could be improved to facilitate the work to the network administrator
    • in the diagnostic tool I would improve the response times, that is, if a ping test is required, it should be quick, since in cases of failures it is sought to minimize the impact as much as possible.
    • each function has a different license item, I would place a single license package for all team functions
    Jhoneis Milano | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco AnyConnect

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco AnyConnect Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    SonicWall TZ

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $414.04 per month

    SonicWall TZ Editions & Modules

    Edition
    SonicWall TZ270 (hardware only)$414.04
    SonicWall TZ270 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$689.16
    SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$502.57
    SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$796.76
    SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$930.24
    SonicWall TZ370 (hardware only)$618.34
    SonicWall TZ370 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$973.82
    SonicWall TZ370 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1085.50
    SonicWall TZ370 High Availability$493.04
    SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$708.23
    SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1107.29
    SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1232.60
    SonicWall TZ470 (hardware only)$973.82
    SonicWall TZ470 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1596.25
    SonicWall TZ470 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1805.99
    SonicWall TZ470 High Availability$776.33
    SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$1063.71
    SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1729.72
    SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1876.82
    SonicWall TZ570$1240.77
    SonicWall TZ570 with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1450.51
    SonicWall TZ570 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2006.20
    SonicWall TZ570 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2200.97
    SonicWall TZ570 High Availability (HA) Unit$988.80
    SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC$1356.54
    SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1588.07
    SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2192.80
    SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2442.04
    SonicWall TZ270 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$769.52
    SonicWall TZ270 High Availability$329.60
    SonicWall TZ670$1596.25
    SonicWall TZ670 with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1867.28
    SonicWall TZ670 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2574.15
    SonicWall TZ670 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2868.34
    SonicWall TZ670 High Availability (HA) Unit$1273.46
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    See pricing link for TZ Series (Gen6) editions. All prices have been converted from pounds. Conversion rates may change.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.5
    Based on 3 answers
    It has been in use for the past 5 years and has worked without any issues during that time. It also allows us unprecedented flexibility and access resources as if on premise. With remote work force more and more prevalent, this solution has been a constant. As we move our on-premise resources into the cloud, there will come a time when we stop using AnyConnect.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.9
    Based on 50 answers
    It's easy to use for the end user and reliable. They just need to login to their computer and connect to the VPN and they are on the network and have access to network resources. For the admins, it does take some time to configure things correctly but, once configured, it's quite easy to manage connection profiles and client software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use it all day, every work day and the availability has always been very high. The connection once established is also very stable and remains connected.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.8
    Based on 85 answers
    During the implementation of the solution, the Cisco team is always present and ready, from the initial planning to the final deployment. Once up and running, the system is quite stable. In general, inconveniences could arise when making a general change takes centralized changes to be done, and then assistance from Cisco support is required, which will be provided without further delay and with great professionalism. Local problems could also arise related to the client's installation on remote users' machines. Most are due to each user's home network issues, over which there is no control, but initial troubleshooting is, nevertheless, mandatory. This last fact makes it necessary to have some diagnostic method. Then it becomes important to have the DART (Diagnostics and Reporting Tool) functionality, which is functionality included in the Cisco AnyConnect client. It is useful to perform this task and be able to resolve local problems or problems related to inconveniences with the home network by gathering information that allows determining the reported problem cause. It turned out to be a great tool since it can perform remote diagnoses.
    Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    SonicWall TZ 9.5
    Based on 13 answers
    I have used the SonicWall TZ 350 for years and I can say that it is an excellent and complete firewall. It is easy to configure and administer because it has a friendly interface. It is safe, it offers several types of security features, VPN, and also protection against malware. Support and warranty also recommended. It's fast and the problem was solved in less than 1 day.
    João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Cisco support is a good resource to deal with issues if they arise.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco AnyConnect

    - Cisco is a better name in the market - Cisco products are better in quality and performance - Cisco product support is reliable and provides supports within the agreed SLA - Already using other Cisco products majorly, it is the trust that has already been built on Cisco products that has helped us to decide on using the Cisco products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    SonicWall and WatchGuard are both fine appliances, but I am accustomed to the Barracuda NG. The Barracuda Control Center is so powerful and useful that it beats out the other two. SonicWall does a great job of dividing up firewall rules and NAT policies, but this is a preference among engineers.
    Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • We are able to seamlessly work on multiple clients daily, and it allows us to quickly handle more projects at the same time.
    • Cisco AnyConnect has allowed our own company's coworkers to remotely connect back to the corporate network, easily assisting work schedules and processes, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being forced to work remotely, meant our processes still happened quickly and efficiently, by being able to leverage and use Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
    • Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked 100% remotely for a few years now. This was always due to the reliable connectivity and ease of use with Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I live 2+ hours from our nearest corporate office, and even further from some of my client locations, and I have always been able to connect to any of my multiple Cisco AnyConnect VPN connections, within seconds.
    Mitchell Bumgarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    • VPN access allowed employees to be more flexible and being able to get internal resources from anywhere.
    • Lower licensing price compared to competitors saved some money.
    • Protecting from unnecessary connections increased performance and uptime.
    • One of the firmware versions caused CPU performance degradation that slowed down the Internet speed which caused issues in the call center.
    Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

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