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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

If your organization has a full-time IT department or support staff, SonicWall VPN Clients might be a good fit. Configuration can be challenging if you're a small business office manager who HAPPENS to take care of IT (as in my case). Still, once the SonicWall VPN Clients is configured, it works pretty well and at minimal ongoing cost. We opted for extended support from the manufacturer just in case we run into issues that we can't address internally.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

SonicWall TZ
9.4
SonicWall VPN Clients
Identification Technologies
SonicWall TZ
9.3
SonicWall VPN Clients
Visualization Tools
SonicWall TZ
9.2
SonicWall VPN Clients
Content Inspection
SonicWall TZ
9.7
SonicWall VPN Clients
Policy-based Controls
SonicWall TZ
9.3
SonicWall VPN Clients
Active Directory and LDAP
SonicWall TZ
9.0
SonicWall VPN Clients
Firewall Management Console
SonicWall TZ
9.9
SonicWall VPN Clients
Reporting and Logging
SonicWall TZ
9.0
SonicWall VPN Clients
VPN
SonicWall TZ
10.0
SonicWall VPN Clients
High Availability
SonicWall TZ
9.6
SonicWall VPN Clients
Stateful Inspection
SonicWall TZ
9.8
SonicWall VPN Clients
Proxy Server
SonicWall TZ
9.0
SonicWall VPN Clients

Pros

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Exceptional security
  • Relatively easy configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • Connections could be more stable
  • Difficult to use for tech-challenged end-users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ 9.4
Based on 10 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

SonicWall VPN Clients

SonicWall VPN Clients 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Phone support has been very reliable and useful, but there have been times when better support documentation would have made that call unnecessary. I like to tackle problems internally if I can, as it tends to save time and usually money. The SonicWall VPN Clients system seems to be pretty locked down as far as being accessible to self-manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

SonicWall VPN Clients

We started the process of vetting Norton VPN, but since it wasn't available from our preferred vendor, we ended up going with SonicWall VPN Clients by default.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall VPN Clients

  • ROI is difficult to determine because of the minimal initial cost; that said, now that we've experienced the benefits of having secure VPN access, we couldn't imagine not having it.
  • Users have much greater flexibility now that specific legacy systems are accessible from places other than the office.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SonicWall TZ

General

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

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

    SonicWall VPN Clients

    General

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

    SonicWall VPN Clients Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SonicWall TZ
    9.7
    SonicWall VPN Clients
    7.0

    Support Rating

    SonicWall TZ
    9.4
    SonicWall VPN Clients
    7.0

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