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SonicWall TZ is a NGFW for small to mid-sized companies. It is a Unified Threat Management solution, with additional native decryption and deep-packet inspection capabilities.SonicWall TZ: probably the best security solution for small and mid-size companiesI have made the decision to deploy Dell SonicWall TZ 400 firewall as our primary outside firewall. We are using it as the main Internet security solution, content web filtering engine, and a VPN gateway. The device is responsible for managing all WAN and LAN traffic. Sonicwall TZ 400 gives us opportunities to use LT2P and SSL VPN connections for our employees and IPSec VPN connections to our AWS infrastructure and remote IT services.,Great security services package under Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (GW AV, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, app control, etc.). Flexible customization of access rules, NAT policies, objects, etc. Geo-location filtering cut a lot of bad and just suspicious traffic. Ease of management and administration. Good hardware and firmware performance (after an upgrade to the most recent version). Low or competitive cost compared to other vendors.,Had issues with performance (CPU) until we upgraded the firmware to the most recent. Would like to have more flexibility on logs sending and alerting. Routing is a little bit over-complicated.,9,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.,Cisco ASA,Five9 Virtual Contact Center, Google Hangouts, G Suite, Windows Server, Spiceworks, Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business, FileZilla, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft System Center Configuration ManagerReliable NGFW with excellent management, support and reliability.The Sonicwall TZ300 Series is a next-generation firewalls that works very well in my company. We bought it for a branch. This firewall integrates the traditional firewall, IPS, Application Control, Web Filtering, anti-virus, and VPN. I also really like the management of this equipment. It was easy to install and configure all the features mentioned.,Easy configuration Nice graphical interface Great Support,A bit expensive. the licenses of the main features need to be renewed.,9,Positive because we improve the security of the network. Remote home access via VPN. Support in the native language.,Fortinet FortiGate and Cisco ASA,Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point, Jabber, Webex Meetings,No,I've opened several technical calls. However, the first I do not forget. I was having trouble activating the licenses and a Sonicwall team helped me at the time the licenses, and all the instructions calmly and everything went well.,10SonicWall TZ for speed and supportI installed a SonicWall TZ as the main firewall for my client, a creative agency. This is their main internet security device within their environment and supports users using VPN, VoIP, and web servers. In addition, there are internal devices including a high capacity and speed file server for large image and video work. They currently have the TZ400 installed.,Documentation is clear and to the point. The SonicWall keeps up with all the traffic in and out of the agency. Good licensing options and some free services.,Without documentation, the interface and locations of features and settings can be confusing and not intuitive. Would have liked a rack mount option for lower priced devices. Would have liked to have some visualization options included without licensing fees.,8,Adding the VPN to the network, through SonicWall TZ, has allowed remote users to access the files they need remotely, without additional fees or convoluted methods, thus saving quite a bit of time. This device is less expensive than the previous device in terms of licensing. Due to the reputation of the company, this device is less likely to require hardware updates as quickly as competitors, thus saving my client from purchasing new equipment unnecessarily.,,Ubiquiti WLAN,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Third-party Reviews,I would have liked to have had a demo of the software of the SonicWall and other competitor products before we made our choice. This may have swayed us into a different product, if the user interface was easier to use and more intuitive. But, since we chose this option, we are satisfied with the interface and how to use the product.Dell SonicWall The Best FirewallIn my organization, the series of Firewalls Sonicwall is used throughout the organization; we have several WAN links that go directly to the Sonicwall devices. It is responsible for filtering the entry and exit traffic, managing the LAN of the corporation and creating the VPN tunnels against other venues. Also through NETEXTENDER we are able to provide support while outside the network. In terms of the problems that have been solved, there are many. Before, employees spent a lot of time in social networks and entertainment and lost focus on the work activities. Now with this team you have shorter response times to requests.,Fault tolerance scalability and growth integration of services Manufacturer's support 24 Hours,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,9,the objectives were fulfilled in their entirety, the teams were bought with a function and ended up giving more and showing their full potential 6 months of return on investment the negative impacts was that the employees were upset because they could not access their most frequented websites like social networks,Cisco ASA, 3Com H3C Firewall and Barracuda NG Firewall,Cisco ASA, Barracuda NG Firewall, 3Com H3C FirewallSonicWall - industry-grade power and security for your network.I have numerous clients with SonicWall TZ firewalls. I have set them up from scratch and maintained them for years. They are an industry leader for business-grade firewall appliances with numerous security features to protect companies and their networks.,Very good security features including hardware-level AntiVirus and Intrusion Prevention. Customizable firewall rules and NAT policies that will match any network's needs. GEO-Locational filtering helps close off unnecessary countries from seeing the company network.,Have not had a significant change in code for several years. Features are somewhat stagnant. Global monitoring and management system is not as efficient as competitors. Firmware upgrades can sometimes go awry and brick boxes requiring on-site intervention.,8,Positive: protect the network and close off all possible connections that are unneeded. Positive: security features are industry-grade and will protect networks from malicious vectors. Negative: global management requires additional software package but is not as efficient as competitors.,Barracuda NG Firewall and WatchGuard NGFW,Barracuda NG Firewall, WatchGuard NGFWIs SonicWall TZ the right purchase?The SonicWall TZ was being used as the main firewall for all the organization. It was used to solve our firewall needs and securing our network.,Easy to administrate Outstanding uptime Easy to manage rules,No application based controls User based rules were hard to setup Routing can be complex,7,Neither positive nor negative on ROI Maintenance cost is similar to what we paid for other solutions Easy to administer in house so no need to pay for consultants,WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product,Oracle ERP Cloud, Microsoft Office 365, Exagrid EX SeriesThe best SMB firewall UI in the market.I recently used SonicWALL TZ firewalls for small to medium businesses for UTM (Unified Threat Management) protection and easy to create site to site VPN tunnels. The SonicOS is a very easy to use firewall platform that makes setting up and using the product very efficient and quick. One of the best features of the SonicWALL TZ firewalls is the built in debugging such as running packet captures from the GUI and opening them right up to Wireshark.,Easy to use. Fast setup wizards. Low cost compared to other models/vendors in same range.,Some of the security features may be lacking such as content filter. Way too many licenses needed for features.,10,Very cost effective Simple UI meant less training needed,CIsco ASA, Fortinet FortiGate and Juniper SRX,Juniper SRX
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I have made the decision to deploy Dell SonicWall TZ 400 firewall as our primary outside firewall. We are using it as the main Internet security solution, content web filtering engine, and a VPN gateway. The device is responsible for managing all WAN and LAN traffic. Sonicwall TZ 400 gives us opportunities to use LT2P and SSL VPN connections for our employees and IPSec VPN connections to our AWS infrastructure and remote IT services.
  • Great security services package under Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (GW AV, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, app control, etc.).
  • Flexible customization of access rules, NAT policies, objects, etc.
  • Geo-location filtering cut a lot of bad and just suspicious traffic.
  • Ease of management and administration.
  • Good hardware and firmware performance (after an upgrade to the most recent version).
  • Low or competitive cost compared to other vendors.
  • Had issues with performance (CPU) until we upgraded the firmware to the most recent.
  • Would like to have more flexibility on logs sending and alerting.
  • Routing is a little bit over-complicated.
SonicWall TZ (400) is a well-suited solution for small and mid-size companies. Very flexible and easy to configure and manage (at least for IT specialists). A lot of documentation on the Internet. A very good solution for quick VPN configuration for employees and VPN tunnels between branches or networks. For large companies, I would recommend having several devices to split roles or get a more suitable solution.
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The Sonicwall TZ300 Series is a next-generation firewalls that works very well in my company. We bought it for a branch. This firewall integrates the traditional firewall, IPS, Application Control, Web Filtering, anti-virus, and VPN. I also really like the management of this equipment. It was easy to install and configure all the features mentioned.
  • Easy configuration
  • Nice graphical interface
  • Great Support
  • A bit expensive.
  • the licenses of the main features need to be renewed.
Sonicwall TZ series is ideal for branch offices or companies with few users and does not require as much processing. Good for performing content filtering web, control application and VPN.
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Benjamin Hale profile photo
Score 8 out of 10
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I installed a SonicWall TZ as the main firewall for my client, a creative agency. This is their main internet security device within their environment and supports users using VPN, VoIP, and web servers. In addition, there are internal devices including a high capacity and speed file server for large image and video work. They currently have the TZ400 installed.
  • Documentation is clear and to the point.
  • The SonicWall keeps up with all the traffic in and out of the agency.
  • Good licensing options and some free services.
  • Without documentation, the interface and locations of features and settings can be confusing and not intuitive.
  • Would have liked a rack mount option for lower priced devices.
  • Would have liked to have some visualization options included without licensing fees.
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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Score 9 out of 10
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In my organization, the series of Firewalls Sonicwall is used throughout the organization; we have several WAN links that go directly to the Sonicwall devices. It is responsible for filtering the entry and exit traffic, managing the LAN of the corporation and creating the VPN tunnels against other venues. Also through NETEXTENDER we are able to provide support while outside the network. In terms of the problems that have been solved, there are many. Before, employees spent a lot of time in social networks and entertainment and lost focus on the work activities. Now with this team you have shorter response times to requests.
  • Fault tolerance
  • scalability and growth
  • integration of services
  • Manufacturer's support 24 Hours
  • 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
It is good for performing VPN tunnels and content filtering; on the other hand, I do not recommend it for establishing several subnets in a company.
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Score 8 out of 10
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I have numerous clients with SonicWall TZ firewalls. I have set them up from scratch and maintained them for years. They are an industry leader for business-grade firewall appliances with numerous security features to protect companies and their networks.
  • Very good security features including hardware-level AntiVirus and Intrusion Prevention.
  • Customizable firewall rules and NAT policies that will match any network's needs.
  • GEO-Locational filtering helps close off unnecessary countries from seeing the company network.
  • Have not had a significant change in code for several years. Features are somewhat stagnant.
  • Global monitoring and management system is not as efficient as competitors.
  • Firmware upgrades can sometimes go awry and brick boxes requiring on-site intervention.
SonicWall appliances have numerous models for the size and thought of a company and its needs. It is one of the industry leaders and often comes down to what an MSP prefers to use. Barracuda NG and WatchGuard are direct competitors.
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Score 7 out of 10
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The SonicWall TZ was being used as the main firewall for all the organization. It was used to solve our firewall needs and securing our network.
  • Easy to administrate
  • Outstanding uptime
  • Easy to manage rules
  • No application based controls
  • User based rules were hard to setup
  • Routing can be complex
I believe it is well suited for small to medium companies where they don't have that many users and need basic firewall functionality. That way some of the controls it is missing will not affect security as much and it will be able to handle everything else well.
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Score 10 out of 10
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I recently used SonicWALL TZ firewalls for small to medium businesses for UTM (Unified Threat Management) protection and easy to create site to site VPN tunnels. The SonicOS is a very easy to use firewall platform that makes setting up and using the product very efficient and quick. One of the best features of the SonicWALL TZ firewalls is the built in debugging such as running packet captures from the GUI and opening them right up to Wireshark.
  • Easy to use.
  • Fast setup wizards.
  • Low cost compared to other models/vendors in same range.
  • Some of the security features may be lacking such as content filter.
  • Way too many licenses needed for features.
SonicWall TZ is well suited for the small to medium business market and branch offices where quick setup and easy management are needed. It would not be so well suited for a large office or an office that wanted robust security features.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Identification Technologies (1)
10
Visualization Tools (1)
10
Content Inspection (1)
9
Policy-based Controls (1)
10
Active Directory and LDAP (1)
10
Firewall Management Console (1)
9
Reporting and Logging (1)
10
VPN (1)
10
High Availability (1)
10
Stateful Inspection (1)
10
Proxy Server (1)
8

About SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ is a Unified Threat Management solution. It provides the core firewall services for small to mid-sized businesses, including anti-malware, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, and firewall-native traffic decryption. It also supports deep-packet inspection at high traffic loads, network segmentation, and load-balancing, as well as granular traffic reporting for some performance monitoring capabilities.
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