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188 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.4 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA

CISCO ASA is suitable for every organization from MID range to HIGH RANGE. However, for small customers, they can buy Cisco product but support cost will be the challenge. However nowadays one tool is never enough, but Cisco gives us a unified way of managing infra with there different solutions. I agree they are more stable products comparing any products which are available in the Market.
Jitu Mani Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

If your organization has a full-time IT department or support staff, SonicWall VPN Clients might be a good fit. Configuration can be challenging if you're a small business office manager who HAPPENS to take care of IT (as in my case). Still, once the SonicWall VPN Clients is configured, it works pretty well and at minimal ongoing cost. We opted for extended support from the manufacturer just in case we run into issues that we can't address internally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA
8.3
SonicWall VPN Clients
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA
7.7
SonicWall VPN Clients
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA
6.9
SonicWall VPN Clients
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA
8.1
SonicWall VPN Clients
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA
8.8
SonicWall VPN Clients
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA
9.1
SonicWall VPN Clients
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA
7.3
SonicWall VPN Clients
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA
7.9
SonicWall VPN Clients
VPN
Cisco ASA
8.9
SonicWall VPN Clients
High Availability
Cisco ASA
9.5
SonicWall VPN Clients
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA
9.3
SonicWall VPN Clients
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA
7.9
SonicWall VPN Clients

Pros

Cisco ASA

  • Consistent commands. A lot of the general commands used on other Cisco switches and routers also work here, making it easy script common tasks and changes across multiple devices without having to switch command structure.
  • Processing power. The ASA is incredibly fast and doesn't introduce much if any latency.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Exceptional security
  • Relatively easy configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ASA

  • The gui interface is good, but often lacks the ability to perform full tasks without command line.
  • Integration with other products can be complicated and you may need to find the custom commands from the 3rd party or support to make it work.
  • A lot of their advanced features are present, but aren't fully integrated yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Connections could be more stable
  • Difficult to use for tech-challenged end-users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am committed to low-OpEx usage model, know most (nearly all) hw and sw features and have a good customer base to continue to use Cisco ASA.
Sergei Chernooki | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 8.4
Based on 12 answers
The support is usually very good and gets back to you very quickly. However I had some instances of when two engineers will give me wildly different answers to what I thought was a simple question. Overall however I do rate the support highly and they are generally always very good.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

SonicWall VPN Clients 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Phone support has been very reliable and useful, but there have been times when better support documentation would have made that call unnecessary. I like to tackle problems internally if I can, as it tends to save time and usually money. The SonicWall VPN Clients system seems to be pretty locked down as far as being accessible to self-manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA

Cisco made sense from the standpoint that my engineers already knew it and there was little learning curve. Personally, I prefer a purpose-built hardware solution. Untangle is not ready for the enterprise as a whole but works great to do web/application filtering . Checkpoint and Palo are VERY high cost and have few support options
Larry Chisholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

We started the process of vetting Norton VPN, but since it wasn't available from our preferred vendor, we ended up going with SonicWall VPN Clients by default.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco ASA

  • We've gotten every penny's worth of use with our Cisco ASA firewalls - they were a few thousand dollars to purchase, even in HA, and have been in production for over 5 years
  • I'm glad that when the Cisco ASA IKE buffer overflow vulnerability was released, Cisco provided a code update, even though the 8.2-series code was EOL. This saved us and many companies from scrambling and spending big $ and time to put a workaround in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • ROI is difficult to determine because of the minimal initial cost; that said, now that we've experienced the benefits of having secure VPN access, we couldn't imagine not having it.
  • Users have much greater flexibility now that specific legacy systems are accessible from places other than the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA
8.2
SonicWall VPN Clients
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
SonicWall VPN Clients

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
SonicWall VPN Clients
7.0

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