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8.4 out of 10

SonicWALL TZ 105

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Overall 8

Not for beginners but cost effective features

Kevin G., Newegg
30 November 2013
  • Summary: Not the easiest firewall to get around. If you use the wizards you should be fine. Other complicated networks need some knowledge of NAT policy and access rules.
  • Pros: Cost and features: Gateway security subscription, SSLVPN, Global VPN, LDAP and RADIUS integration. Subscriptions for content access.
  • Cons: Can be confusing for non-techies. I still get lost in NAT policies and bandwidth management rules on more complicated setups.
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Overall 10

Awesome Firewall Appliance

Patrick C., Newegg
10 August 2013
  • Pros: Much faster throughput than Zyxel USG 50. IDP/ADP pulled 5 meg of bandwidth through USG50 and tech support did not have a fix. All other factors being equal, far superior device and I am pleased thus far. Fairly easy to configure and support is in place for ipv6. Updated to newest firmware and all is well.
  • Cons: None...at this time. The interface connection times-out, but that may be my settings.
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Overall 10

Go SonicWall

Techtonicone, Dell
7 December 2012
  • Summary: I have been supporting SonicWall devices for many years. They are solidly reliable and easy to configure and manage. They have a great web portal interface for all management tasks and tech support when needed is first class.
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Overall 4

Service not so good

Edodesu, Dell
26 October 2012
  • Summary: The hardware is great. Once it's configured, it's a rock. However, if you need help or purchase remote configuration, be prepared for major run-around.
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Overall 6


Wesley K., Newegg
28 June 2012
  • Summary: I great firewall for people who want play with a real firewall. Also, it would be great for small time businesses or SOHO offices. I hope Dell turns SonicWALL around a little. IPv6 support would make me buy another one.
  • Pros: SonicWALL has a pretty cool interface. I love when firewall manufactures develop a web interface for management and not use Java for everything... 'cough, cough'. I have been using this device for about a month and its been stable. Object based firewalls are great and SonicWALL has it. Extremely easy to manage and updating is simple.
  • Cons: No IPv6 support. I spoke with SonicWALL and they stated they would support IPv6 soon; still haven't seen it. I was hoping for more Packet tracing tools with SonicWALL. I really miss Packet Tracer on Cisco devices; but not enough to keep purchasing them. Console access is not as good as I would like. VPN concentrator is garbage. Not a big fan of NetExtender.
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Overall 6

Great when it works

Anonymous, Newegg
26 June 2012
  • Summary: Have been using SonicWall for years hopefully this isn't a design flaw in the new TZ105 series and the next one keeps working...
  • Pros: Newegg RMA is easy. newegg is sending a replacement as soon as they receive the defective unit.
  • Cons: Had this up and running for almost 2 weeks before it just died. Was plugged into a battery/surge backup. Plugged it directly into the wall and tried a power cord from another TZ105 and would not power up.
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