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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SonicWall TZ

    86%
    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
    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    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
    7.9
    79%
    9 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    9 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • SonicWall TZ is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    92%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    SonicWall TZ

    90%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    90%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    88%
    3 Ratings
    9.5

    SonicWall TZ

    95%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik is suited for large companies that require advanced distributions in terms of contracted bandwidth, and in the same way, allows a single device to specify filtering and firewall rules without acquiring an additional device. There is a range for small companies which is more economical and less robust, but in case it's not necessary, such a strict control over the data consumption of the company is not a feasible solution.
    Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Affordable, it has more features compared to other brand at the same price.
    • Widely available, by today it's easy to obtained one, even online retailers sell it.
    • Highly customizable, you may write a powerful script to enhance the function.
    • Flexible, you can make different configuration approach based on you needs.
    Alex Anwar | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Some of the wiki articles have not been updated or are not accurate enough. We spent a couple of days trying to find an example of implementing a mobile IPSec client solution. But once this has been implemented, it has been solid (always worked). A bigger community would help, and I am finding it hard to find the time to contribute to these articles.
    Adrian Takacs | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    General

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

    Starting Price

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 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
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    Additional Pricing Details
    See pricing link for TZ Series (Gen6) editions. All prices have been converted from pounds. Conversion rates may change.

    Usability

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Almost perfect, despite some issue that need to be addressed by the manufacturer. If this issue has been addressed, a full 10 mark will be given.
    Alex Anwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall TZ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    MikroTik Routers and Switches 8.8
    Based on 3 answers
    There is no SOC, NOC, where you can contact to try to resolve any difficulties. The problems that these devices have are solved largely through the community, with workaround alternatives, or if the support team responds to a request, the response times are too high for the current needs of technological communications.
    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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    Cisco Routers are one of the best in the market, however they are also very expensive and not suitable for a small deployment or any deployment which requires just a couple of routers. MikroTik on the other hand are less expensive and provides many features that you require for a small scale deployment. they fit in with the budget and do what you need them to.
    Umair Ali Khan | 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

    MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • First of all it's cheaper than Cisco routers.
    • It has more functionality than Cisco routers that cost 4 times more.
    • It has a GUI. But it has CLI too.
    Marcin Chabowski | 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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