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93 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    7.9

    NGINX

    79%

    SonicWall WAF Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    NGINX ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Administration and management

    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application server performance

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Installation

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NGINX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • SonicWall Web Application Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    NGINX

    92%
    27 Ratings
    8.1

    SonicWall WAF Series

    81%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    NGINX

    90%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall WAF Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    NGINX

    81%
    8 Ratings
    10.0

    SonicWall WAF Series

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NGINX

    [NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
    Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    I will recommend SonicWall depending of the size of the company and the knowledge of the personal is going to administer the firewall. I deploy those in small office settings where manageability was relative non existence.
    David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    NGINX

    • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
    • Great at serving static content.
    • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
    • Open-Source (no cost)!
    Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    • Content updates are automatic content lists of applications, URLs, virtual threats.
    • Great visualization through graphics of traffic and threats.
    • One of the best web content filters on the market.
    Camila Yamamoto | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    NGINX

    • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
    • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
    • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
    • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
    • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
    L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    • VPN implementation
    • Geo block rules
    David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    NGINX

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    SonicWall WAF Series

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    NGINX

    NGINX 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    NGINX

    NGINX 8.1
    Based on 8 answers
    Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
    John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    SonicWall WAF Series 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Technical support is a little expensive but it works. Any technical problem or not, SonicWall support helps in solving the problems. The SLA is fast and the service is also cordial, functional, and straight to the point. Support is essential to keep the tool always up-to-date with lists of malware, URLs, attacks, and others.
    Camila Yamamoto | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    NGINX

    We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
    • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
    • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
    • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
    Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    Both products has their pro and cons. However in term of subscription and pricing for a small office, this offered better ROI as the office didn't want to spend too much and have something relative easy to manage.
    David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    NGINX

    • Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache.
    • Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy").
    • Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly.
    Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SonicWall WAF Series

    • More accurate analysis with the best usage reports and graphs
    • Reduction of virtual attacks from blocks
    Camila Yamamoto | TrustRadius Reviewer

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