SonicWALL - Solid Product, Great for the Small and Mid-sized Needs.
December 13, 2019

SonicWALL - Solid Product, Great for the Small and Mid-sized Needs.

Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SonicWall NSA Series

It's a solid device series I recommend to various clients. It can be as simple or complex as necessary, reliable, and a cost effective solutions for small to mid sized businesses. The user console is easy, installing certs and licenses is also easy to do. Adding WAPs or other devices is easy. The units are well made and can be rack mounted or stand alone (ideal for some smaller clients).
  • Ease of configuration. Easy to add WAPs, etc.
  • Reliable.
  • Ideal with smaller businesses. Would have to examine for more complex needs of larger businesses.
  • Scalability might be an issue for super large organizations.
  • Saved money on implementation and administration staff.
  • Covered the sophisticated needs of many organizations.
Looked at a variety of offerings from Cisco. For larger organizations, a good route to go. For smaller that need just a little bit more than residential equipment, or even to have the some solid performance and configurations (smaller businesses) Sonicwall is a great way to go. Some of limitations of WAP installs was a bit more challenging, but overall everything worked pretty well and easy to maintain in a cost effective package.
Cost, ease of use and reliability after implementation. It's a great and easy product to use to meet the needs of smaller organizations that want a more "legitimate" setup without going overboard or spending Cisco money. Great product. Can be rack mounted or stand alone. VPN easy to setup and update. A great product to start with and grow with in a developing organization.

Do you think SonicWall NSA Series delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SonicWall NSA Series's feature set?

Yes

Did SonicWall NSA Series live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SonicWall NSA Series go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SonicWall NSA Series again?

Yes

I feel it's great for smaller organizations with limited WAP needs and limited technology staff. It is easy to set up, has the settings you need for most configurations, can handle additional complexities as needed. The VPN licenses are a little pricey, but easy to manage and administer. Great product for the right organizations. If you have powerhouse needs, go with Cisco, but if not, this will be great.

SonicWall NSA Series Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
10
Visualization Tools
10
Content Inspection
Not Rated
Policy-based Controls
10
Active Directory and LDAP
Not Rated
Firewall Management Console
10
Reporting and Logging
10
VPN
10
High Availability
7
Stateful Inspection
Not Rated
Proxy Server
Not Rated