50 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.7

SonicWall TZ

87%
9.8

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

98%
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

9.0
90%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.1
81%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

High Availability

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.1
81%
7 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

SonicWall TZ

91%
15 Ratings
10.0

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

100%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

SonicWall TZ

95%
13 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
Byron Varela Mora | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
  • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
  • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

General

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

Starting Price

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
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.
Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
  • Easy to set up branch tunnels
  • Less time spent training
Ethan Lautenschlager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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