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SonicWall next-generation firewall (NGFW)

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SonicWall next-generation firewall (NGFW)

SonicWall NGFW is a Comprehensive threat prevention at multi-gigabit speeds, network security, control and visibility your organization needs.

Features of product

Проблемы Pain points
  • Malware infection via Internet, email, storage devices
  • Non-compliant with IT security requirements
  • Risk of attacks by hackers
  • Risk of data loss or damage
  • Risk of lost access to data and IT systems
  • Unauthorized access to corporate IT systems and data
Ценности Business Values
  • Ensure Security and Business Continuity
  • Reduce Costs
Матрица сравнения с конкурентами Matrix of comparison with competitors

About Product

SonicWall is considered a Niche Player by Gartner, it offers a great many firewall options, some of which can also be offered as unified threat management (UTM) appliances. There are five models within the TZ Entry Level Firewall Series, offering an entry-level next-generation firewall. That series includes deep packet inspection, multi-engine sandboxing, anti-malware, intrusion prevention, web filtering, and secure remote access. For mid-sized organizations, the Network Security Appliance (NSA) Mid-Range Firewall is an NGFW platform built on a multi-core hardware architecture featuring 10 GbE interfaces. Features include application intelligence and control, real-time visualization, and WLAN management. For the largest of networks, SonicWall SuperMassive has sandboxing, SSL inspection, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, application identification, content filtering, real-time threat handling, centralized management, analytics and reporting.


Security and performance: NSS Labs tested the SonicWall NSA 2650 and gave it a 98.8% security effectiveness rating, within a percentage point of the leaders. Performance was at the low end of appliances tested at 1,028 Mbps, but for an appliance that can be bought for less than $2,000, the comparison isn't a fair one. There are five SonicWall NSA firewalls above this one before you get to the high-end SuperMassive series.

Value: NSS Labs gave SonicWall a $4 TCO per protected Mbps, placing it in the top three of solutions tested.

Implementation: One CTO said the NSA offers "enterprise function with an SMB implementation feel."

Management: As you'd expect for the target market, ease of management is a strength. One user noted reporting as an area for improvement while praising ease of management and implementation.

Support: The importance of finding a good third-party partner appears to be the biggest issue.

Cloud features: SonicWall has only recently begun offering a virtual firewall and API-level integration with AWS public cloud environments.



Antivirus and antispyware functions
IDS/IPS availability

SSL VPN remote access;Application control;IPv4/IPv6 protocols;Hiding adresses with NAT;DHCP;Decrypting SSL traffic;IPSec Site to Site VPN tunnels;Stateful TCP/IP stack;URL filtering;Configuring static and dynamic routing

Bot protection
DDOS protection
Data Leak Prevention
Network behavior analysis support
Sandboxing support
Context-aware policy
Application level attacks protection (Application Intelligence)