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98 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.5
Identification Technologies
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.5
Visualization Tools
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.3
Content Inspection
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.6
Policy-based Controls
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.8
Active Directory and LDAP
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.4
Firewall Management Console
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.8
Reporting and Logging
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
8.9
VPN
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
10.0
High Availability
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.4
Stateful Inspection
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.7
Proxy Server
Malwarebytes
SonicWall TZ
9.2

Pros

Malwarebytes

  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
Kenji C | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall TZ

  • Great security services package under Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (GW AV, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, app control, etc.).
  • Flexible customization of access rules, NAT policies, objects, etc.
  • Geo-location filtering cut a lot of bad and just suspicious traffic.
  • Ease of management and administration.
  • Good hardware and firmware performance (after an upgrade to the most recent version).
  • Low or competitive cost compared to other vendors.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Malwarebytes

  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall TZ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall TZ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 8.7
Based on 11 answers
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
Jennifer Stirling | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ 9.4
Based on 7 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

Malwarebytes

Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
Pritesh Patel | 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

Malwarebytes

  • One of the positive impacts it has had was that it offers another layer of protection against threats in an organization. It almost seems like there is never an all-in-one solution when it comes to AV and protecting/removing threats, and that there is a benefit to running more than one product on endpoints.
  • Another positive impact it has had was it really hasn't hurt user productivity when the program runs on the end-user's system. It could scan, or even be left open, and the end-user should not experience any slowdowns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall TZ

  • Adding the VPN to the network, through SonicWall TZ, has allowed remote users to access the files they need remotely, without additional fees or convoluted methods, thus saving quite a bit of time.
  • This device is less expensive than the previous device in terms of licensing.
  • Due to the reputation of the company, this device is less likely to require hardware updates as quickly as competitors, thus saving my client from purchasing new equipment unnecessarily.
Benjamin Hale | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Malwarebytes

General

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

SonicWall TZ

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Malwarebytes
9.0
SonicWall TZ
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Malwarebytes
10.0
SonicWall TZ

Usability

Malwarebytes
10.0
SonicWall TZ

Support Rating

Malwarebytes
8.7
SonicWall TZ
9.4

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