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Feature Set Ratings

  • SonicWall TZ ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.1

Forcepoint NGFW

81%
8.6

SonicWall TZ

86%
SonicWall TZ ranks higher in 7/11 features

Identification Technologies

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Visualization Tools

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
8 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
9 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
9 Ratings

VPN

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

High Availability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
9 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
9 Ratings

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SonicWall TZ is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Forcepoint NGFW and SonicWall TZ are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Forcepoint NGFW

90%
1 Rating
9.0

SonicWall TZ

90%
15 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Forcepoint NGFW

100%
1 Rating

SonicWall TZ

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.0

Forcepoint NGFW

60%
2 Ratings
9.5

SonicWall TZ

95%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Forcepoint

If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.
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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

Forcepoint

  • Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
  • Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
  • Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
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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

Forcepoint

  • Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
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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

Forcepoint NGFW

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Forcepoint NGFW 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

    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.

    Usability

    Forcepoint

    The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
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    SonicWall

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Forcepoint

    Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
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    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

    Forcepoint

    There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
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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

    Forcepoint

    • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
    • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
    • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
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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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