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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Nagios Core

    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

    • SonicWall TZ is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    9.0

    SonicWall TZ

    90%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall TZ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    9.5

    SonicWall TZ

    95%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nagios Enterprises

    Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
    As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
    Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
    • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
    • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
    • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
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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

    Nagios Core

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Nagios Core editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single LicenseFree1
    Single LicenseFree2

    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.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Nagios Enterprises

    We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
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    SonicWall

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Nagios Enterprises

    The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
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    SonicWall

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Nagios Enterprises

    I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    Because we get all we required in Nagios [Core] and for npm, we have to do lots of configuration as it is not as easy as Comair to Nagios [Core]. On npm UI, there is lots of data, so we are not able to track exact data for analysis, which is why we use Nagios [Core].
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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

    Nagios Enterprises

    • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
    • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
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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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