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SonicWave Series

SonicWave Series


What is SonicWave Series?

SonicWall offers the SonicWave series of WiFi access points. The SonicWave is available in the SonicWave 200 and SonicWave 400 series.

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What is SonicWave Series?

SonicWave Wireless Access Points from SonicWall provide businesses an enhanced user experience by delivering the performance, range and reliability of 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax technologies. It includes security and wireless features and boasts ease of deployment and management at a low total cost of ownership.

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My company has deployed SonicWall Firewall with SonicWave AP's at two companies. Originally the SonicWall WiFi firewall appliance was deployed with the possibility of expanding wifi for these customers. Which was the case. We were told that they will mesh easily into the current production environment. This was not the case. This product is not intuitive and is difficult to add to a SonicWall 300w Firewall appliance. There are other solutions with better cost benefits and user friendliness than this product.
  • Provide reasonable wifi service when configured correctly
  • Settings rich for the network engineer
  • Aesthetically pleasing to the eye
  • Detailed setup instructions
  • Auto Setup Feature for mesh
  • Provide filters without a yearly subscription
This product does is not intuitive to setup. Having to create Zones and rules just to add a SonicWave AP is simple too difficult, especially when other competitors products are easy to setup. We added this product to a SonicWall WiFi firewall appliance and could not mesh it into the existing ip scheme. Had to create Zones and forwarding rules so employees could use resources on the networks main ip scheme. Other products, such as Ubiquit, are by far more intuitive. Not to mention you don't have to pay for every little feature such as web filtering.
  • WiFi throughput
  • WiFi range
  • WiFi connections
  • Negative effect on time to setup.
  • Expensive and not intuitive.
  • Works well once setup.
SonicWall falls short when compared to Ubiquiti. Ubiquiti Networks provide products that are intuitive, feature rich and priced for small to medium businesses. SonicWall is feature rich although you have to pay extra to unlock those features.
Julia Maria Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SonicWALL Wireless offers us a security solution for our wireless networks that combines SonicWall's wireless access points with Wi-Fi Cloud Manager and the next-generation firewalls we use in our company. The wireless access points can be managed through the cloud using SonicWALL Wi-Fi Cloud Manager or through one of Sonic Walls next-generation firewalls.
  • Includes three models: the first is a sleek ceiling mount unit, the second a compact wall mount unit and a rugged unit for outdoor deployments
  • Uses secure installations around air gap sealing The sonic shape of the access points provides 802.11 waveform
  • It also uses the latest capabilities, such as multi-user, to improve wireless performance.
  • Be more open to the use of other technologies.
  • Offer more configuration options
  • Costs can be high if the solution to be implemented is not well selected.
Performance and further enhanced with Advanced are the features that this enterprise-grade performance enables Wi-Fi ready devices to use high-bandwidth applications such as HD multimedia, mobile and cloud applications without experiencing signal degradation sonic wave access points leverage the performance, beamforming features to enhance the wireless user experience. The Wi-Fi Cloud Manager is part of the Sonicwalls Capture Security Center cloud-based management console to govern your entire SonicWALL.
  • Performs spectrum analysis and executes additional security functions that help with PCI compliance with multiple transmit and receive antennas.
  • Optimizes signal quality range and reliability, provides security and scans for unauthorized access points, supports multiple devices, and provides support for multiple devices.
  • Also supports multiple devices.
  • SonicWall has an intuitive user interface that allows you to manage all the sound waves in a piece from a single pane of glass.
  • In addition, it is easy to register and onboard access points with SonicWall.
  • As simple as scanning the QR code, the API is automatically added to the network infrastructure once you have registered your new access points and the SonicWALL Wi-Fi Planner tool.
Manuel Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It offers us a superior wireless experience as WiFi standards improve, whether we use it for everyday work, making a transaction, sharing information, or simply surfing the Internet. In addition, there is currently a growing trend toward the use of wireless technology in all areas of the company, which is why it is important to have this technology.
  • Secures the enterprise network by scanning and eliminating threads through wireless traffic even when traffic is encrypted.
  • Offers a simple solution to deploy and manage the continued proliferation of IoT-enabled clients.
  • Enabled to include a variety of IoT devices.
  • Installation costs may be high.
  • They offer many alternatives, which can be confusing when it comes to making a choice.
  • It has become a necessity for companies.
Helps ensure a better user experience by designing a wireless network optimized for your environment. The wireless network's safety and satisfaction are improved for the company. Even more important is the need to protect the information that travels over it and that is where SonicWALL wireless network security, in a nutshell, provides a solution with true excellence.
  • It is a wireless solution that delivers enterprise-class wireless services and security while dramatically simplifying network configuration and management.
  • Security while dramatically simplifying network configuration and management.
  • Unlike in-wall products, SonicWALL's wireless solution integrates industry-leading network protection into some of the fastest wireless access points available.
  • SonicWall SonicWave Series, also integrate additional security-related features.
  • including wireless intrusion detection and prevention, virtual access points while guest services are up and running, and more.
  • Also in support of the mesh technology API. Mesh networks are easy to configure and scale and require much less cabling.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SonicWall SonicWave Series offers security to our business network.We use SonicWall SonicWave Series at our office and we have up to 5 locations so we use the VPN function of SonicWall SonicWave Series as well. The software provides great antivirus capabilities, and content filtering as well.You can be in complete control of your network using SonicWall SonicWave Series.
  • The problem we are addressing with SonicWall SonicWave Series is security over our network. We handle information and have to keep everything confidential. So we use SonicWall SonicWave Series to keep our network safe from intrusion and anybody who may want to try to get into our system to do harm
  • There is much difference in the CLI command statements from version old version and new version i.e v7.5. Sonicwall need to be improve their customer support.
The SonicWall SonicWave Series Dashboard from version v7.0 is easy to Manage and add the policies. Unlike others vendor firewalls, the SonicWall SonicWave Series firewall has multiple ports already built-in. We can set up both Site to Site and SSL VPN in less time with the newly upgraded GUI. In Sonicwall, multiple preconfigured security profiles protect the network when it deploys.
  • as configuration and operation are basic importance for any network for sustaining and following the policies, the best user interface and policies options in sonic wall along with monitoring and troubleshooting features are good.
  • initial deployment and setup are simple.
  • Multifactor authentication support is available.
  • onfiguration of IPsec VPN tunnel is simple in Sonicwall compared to other vendors.
  • Inspection of packets in both In and Out directions.
  • Technical documents are not that much available on the internet
  • Whenever we change the real-time data report option, it asks for a device reboot.
  • We can wireless access points of Sonicwall, and they can be managed through the same Sonicwall dashboard.
  • Diagnostics option in GUI is very helpful, it has most of the troubleshooting tools.
Sometimes it takes a little bit of work to set up personal allowlists and exclusions using RegEx to allow things that ordinarily should be blocked. But it is still a breeze to do.We used to use Watchguard years ago, then moved to SonicWall SonicWave Series.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using SonicWave access points for our branch offices. Those offices already have SonicWall firewall and hence is easy to manage and control. This serves our basic purpose of secure wifi and is also cost-effective. Around 12 to 15 users connecting behind 1 SonicWave device. There are also 3 SonicWave we have procured and deployed in our organization.
  • Easy deployment
  • Cost effective
  • Basic management from SonicWall firewall and even cloud management options available now.
  • Stable and, hence, suitable for corporate usage.
  • To troubleshoot the issues it is difficult to take console access and then resolve it.
  • It cannot work independently.
  • Logging options are not there, and for logs and reports, again another tool or appliance is required.
If you are having a small network or environment in which users count is less and if you are already using SonicWall firewall or UTM devices as network security. SonicWave will be the best suitable for you to provide wireless connectivity features for your users. This is even suitable when there are a lot of guests visiting your office and you want to have a separate network topology for them.
  • Mobile management.
  • POE supported power option.
  • Zero touch deployment.
  • Our users are happy accessing applications and web-sites from their mobile devices, where cellular network is least.
  • We are controlling their Social media access and also denying access to unwanted or malicious websites, which is increasing their daily work output.
  • We have not recorded any negative impacts as such.
We evaluated Aruba and then evaluated SonicWall. SonicWall had fewer features, but it was cost-effective and suitable for our budget. Aruba, on other hand, was a dedicated WiFi solution and it was way costlier than SonicWall firewall and access point together, hence we selected SonicWall Sonicwave for our branch offices and Aruba for our head office where user count is more, and even management users are present in head office.
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