The best SMB firewall UI in the market.
September 15, 2016

The best SMB firewall UI in the market.

Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SonicWall TZ

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.
  • Very cost effective
  • Simple UI meant less training needed
Costs, features and ease of use were the determining factors. The UI alone outweighs the CLI from the ASA and SRX, features were easier to understand and licenses were more easily obtained.
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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