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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco SD-WAN

    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
    9.0
    90%
    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

    • Cisco SD-WAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • SonicWall TZ is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Cisco SD-WAN

    97%
    42 Ratings
    9.1

    SonicWall TZ

    91%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Cisco SD-WAN

    91%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    Cisco SD-WAN

    73%
    36 Ratings
    9.5

    SonicWall TZ

    95%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco SD-WAN

    Cisco SD-WAN is well designed for organizations that want to have full control or make their cloud and digital transformation easily. [Cisco] SD-WAN gives adaptability to use various transport links like 4G, 5G, or internet dedicated line, and WAN links can be used effectively. The troubleshooting is very fast and efficient and saves us lots of time, energy, and costs.
    Anonymous | 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 SD-WAN

    • Cisco SD-WAN provides ultra-modern analytics, monitoring, and automation for any associate networking.
    • Cisco SD-WAN helps our organization fulfill optimal speeds and the best staging speed boost-up.
    • One of the major reasons to buy this application is that it empowers major augmentation in cybersecurity while also reducing overhead costs and simplifying operations, etc.
    • SD-WAN provides elucidation to our organization that cuts out high-priced routing and drags back on hardware costs while contributing to our business the elasticity to access multi-cloud services.
    Syed Asad Siddique | 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 SD-WAN

    • The minimum subscription time is three years, which makes the initial investment of the projects more expensive.
    • The types of subscriptions that determine the accumulated bandwidth of the transport links generate a limitation to the additional solution that the hardware supports.
    • Access to the Vmanage administration console must be from a previously established IP address, which removes flexibility of access to the cloud.
    Oswaldo Tirado Diaz | 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 SD-WAN

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco SD-WAN 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.

    Usability

    Cisco SD-WAN

    Cisco SD-WAN 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    It is the best solution on the market.
    pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco SD-WAN

    Cisco SD-WAN 7.3
    Based on 36 answers
    Al ser soluciones integradas del portafolio de soluciones de Cisco, el soporte es transversal a cada uno de los componentes implementados, teniendo el cliente la capacidad de resolver sus inconvenientes bajo una misma infraestructura que está totalmente homologada, satisfacciendo de esta manera, las necesidades del cliente asi como permitiendo, que este se concentre en su negocio. Since the Cisco SD-WAN tools are a part of Cisco’s broader portfolio of solutions, support cross-cuts to each of our deployed components, with our company as the customer having the ability to solve our problems through the same, approved infrastructure. Their support team easily satisfies the customer’s needs so that they continue to focus on business functions.
    Tanner Moreno | 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

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco SD-WAN

    Cisco SD-WAN is the simplest to implement with graphical user interface full configuration. There [are] also many automated parts of [the] configuration, like tunnels configurations and routes propagation. Cisco also brings its SD-WAN solution as a complementary solution to users already using Cisco equipment like Meraki and Firepower firewalls. This could be an advantage also.
    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

    Return on Investment

    Cisco SD-WAN

    • Managing to use business applications efficiently causes us to get more value from our cloud subscriptions
    • Able to use streaming services improved employees' morale and increased their performance
    • Able to combine multiple connections, helped reduce costs, and prevented us from investing in only the most expensive WAN supplier
    • Instead of relying on one supplier when one connection was down, we managed to carry on with another broadband solution
    Taner Imamoglu | 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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