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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Routers

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    SonicWall TZ

    85%
    SonicWall TZ ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    8 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    9 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    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
    7.7
    77%
    9 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    9 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    9 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    9 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Cisco Routers

    94%
    22 Ratings
    9.0

    SonicWall TZ

    90%
    15 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Cisco Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    SonicWall TZ

    95%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    The scenarios where cisco routers are more suitable are when you need to perform traditional routing between different sites and can apply to any type of scenario, be it the education sector, business, etc. In addition, licensing could be acquired to carry out the sd-wan and carry out a more automated routing process and provide greater redundancy to the communication links.
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    SonicWall

    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.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • Helps to separate routing information for different networks for different customers.
    • Helps peers with service providers and Customer Networks and starts the exchange of information between them.
    • Helps facilitate internet connectivity for enterprise networks.
    • Helps transferring Internet or Private Data from one place to another.
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    SonicWall

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
    • Support for low power IoT devices.
    • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
    • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
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    SonicWall

    • 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
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Routers

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Routers editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      ONE WAN Subscription

      SonicWall TZ

      Starting Price

      $414.04 per month

      Editions & Modules

      SonicWall TZ editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      SonicWall TZ270 (hardware only)$414.041
      SonicWall TZ270 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$689.162
      SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$502.573
      SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$796.764
      SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$930.245
      SonicWall TZ370 (hardware only)$618.346
      SonicWall TZ370 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$973.827
      SonicWall TZ370 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1085.508
      SonicWall TZ370 High Availability$493.049
      SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$708.2310
      SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1107.2911
      SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1232.6012
      SonicWall TZ470 (hardware only)$973.8213
      SonicWall TZ470 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1596.2514
      SonicWall TZ470 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1805.9915
      SonicWall TZ470 High Availability$776.3316
      SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$1063.7117
      SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1729.7218
      SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1876.8219
      SonicWall TZ570$1240.7720
      SonicWall TZ570 with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1450.5121
      SonicWall TZ570 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2006.2022
      SonicWall TZ570 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2200.9723
      SonicWall TZ570 High Availability (HA) Unit$988.8024
      SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC$1356.5425
      SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1588.0726
      SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2192.8027
      SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2442.0428
      SonicWall TZ270 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$769.5229
      SonicWall TZ270 High Availability$329.6030
      SonicWall TZ670$1596.2531
      SonicWall TZ670 with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1867.2832
      SonicWall TZ670 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2574.1533
      SonicWall TZ670 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2868.3434
      SonicWall TZ670 High Availability (HA) Unit$1273.4635

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      See pricing link for TZ Series (Gen6) editions. All prices have been converted from pounds. Conversion rates may change.

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      SonicWall

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Cisco Routers have better performance and are more efficient when working. They are friendlier in their configuration environment and in turn, their TAC service is superior to that of other brands, and at the same level of documentation it is more accessible than that of other vendors
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      SonicWall

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Network management has become easy and fast with cloud based portal.
      • Network policies could be rolled out quickly across the devices.
      • Improvement in Network security.
      • Stable internet connection has lead to less downtime and more productivity.
      • Stable internet connection in each location within the organization.
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      SonicWall

      • 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.
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