SonicWall - industry-grade power and security for your network.
December 27, 2017

SonicWall - industry-grade power and security for your network.

Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with SonicWall TZ

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.
  • 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.
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.
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.