5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 17, 2016
dell sonicwall team is involved at all levels. product managers, architects, executives. we wirked yogether to chsnge the status quo of hiw we do security.
the technology works. the staff will resist the change and make a good idea fail. dont under estimate the people part of innovation. wirk i
easy to expand. very modular, flexibile.
smaller market share than other NGF technology.
work the people part of change into the new technology and vendor shift.
involve budget prople on what a proof of concept innovation project does for the entire orgsnizstion. keep working the people change aspect in every psry of IT change.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 28, 2016
Customer support for supermassive series appears different than support for lower end models. I have had some issues with support, other times great fast support.
If you have hundreds of objects to add, learn the CLI. CLI changes can be done with cut and paste (like from an excel spreadsheet). or automated using Unix expect scripts
no performance problems.
Create more networking zones so that security policies can be applied (and disabled) on a more granular basis.
Capable and powerful security device. Good ease of use.
Easy to integrate into network
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 21, 2016
The NSA products are not a top tier firewall and are missing some critical capabilities, like the ability to support dual power supplies.
Carefully review the specs to ensure the devices selected will meet enterprise requirements.
Provide a more consultative approach to the equipment sale
I would have just purchased a Cisco ASA instead even with the higher cost.
the firewall works and meets basic requirements but may not be best for all situations.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 28, 2016
Dell performed a pre-assessment at no charge to determine the sizing requirements for our environment.
Make sure you size your environment properly prior to purchase.
Price, features and support costs.
Happy with purchase decision.
Would have moved to this solution earlier.
Things went exactly as planned.
We performed the integration internally with support from the vendor.
1 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 11, 2016
Constant stability issues. Vendor acknowledged bugs that affected the service for months at a time. Daily service interruptions and frustrating UI.
Instability. Log analysis was very painful.
Actually QA the product. Deliver on the services promised.
More thorough evaluation to ensure we knew what we were getting into.
Product, on paper, is capable. Not in the real world though.
Support was unable to solve our issues.
Integrated with AD for logon information. That was it for us.
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4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 15, 2016
Product is solid. Support is weak to lousy.
Solid Product. If you need help, consider other products.
Cost and reliability. Usually, works forever.
Hours wasted on the phone getting real support.
Improve time to actual support (cut the red tape for beginner people). Also would add a cloud control feature for firmware updates, programming across many sonicwalls and backup configurations.
Take support into account. Sonicwall Support has always been week and very costly time wise. I would put emphasis on choosing a good support structure.
Every time you call in you are faced with did you turn the key, did you plug it in, did you see lights blinking, did you check your connections, did you put the latest firmware on it.