TechValidate Research on SonicWall

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4,437 Customers Surveyed

31,919 Data Points Collected

181 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

125 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


SonicWall Network Security Case Study

City of Niceville, Florida

Introduction

This case study of City of Niceville is based on a May 2019 survey of SonicWall Network Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The TZ line has helped bring all of our offsite locations into one pane of glass and has made the management of our firewall products much easier,” says Jessie Mason, Network Administrator, City of Niceville. “We use the TZ firewalls at our smaller offsite locations and have them create VPN’s back to our main NSA 4650’s. This allows us to have a product line for all of our firewall needs.”

Challenges

Mason had evaluated Cisco, WatchGuard, Palo Alto Networks and Barracuda before choosing a SonicWall solution. The city deployed SonicWall TZ firewalls to address the following challenges:

  • Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Ransomware
  • Never-before-seen/zero-day cyberattacks
  • Encrypted threats
  • PDF & Office document threats

Use Case

Key features that were important in selecting their TZ included:

  • The ability to capture ATP sandboxing
  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • An integrated VPN

Results

Mason found the TZ solution met or exceeded performance and security expectations and is extremely satisfied. He strongly agrees that SonicWall TZ firewalls:

  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Are easy to deploy and manage
  • Have the networking features he needs

The City of Niceville gained the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall:

  • An improved efficiency of their business process
  • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
  • A lowered total cost of ownership

SonicWall Customer Testimonial

SonicWall allows remote work in absolute safety.

Maurizio Tormena, Project Manager, Italcomp Informatica

SonicWall NSa firewalls Customer Testimonial

Two things are the driving force to implement our SonicWall solution:

  1. Simplification of Deployment
  2. Level of Support Available

These are the primary reasons and, of course, scalability and scope make the next level of difference.

Chief Technology Officer, Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

SonicWall NSa firewalls Customer Research

Which single challenge most influenced your organization to deploy SonicWall NSa firewalls?

Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution: 24%
Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites: 20%
Optimizing network security performance: 13%
Lowering total cost of ownership: 12%
Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites: 9%
Receiving satisfactory support and customer service: 9%
Providing greater scalability for network security: 5%
Other: 8%

SonicWall Network Security Customer Research

Why They Chose SonicWall

What type of cyberattack influenced your decision to purchase a SonicWall TZ firewall?

Ransomware
79%
Malware
77%
Never-before-seen/zero-day cyberattacks
44%
Encrypted threats
39%
PDF & Office document threats
39%
Cryptojacking/cryptomining
38%
Non-standard port attacks
37%
IoT attacks
20%
Side-channel attacks
16%

SonicWall NSa firewalls Case Study

City of Hanford, California

Introduction

This case study of City of Hanford, California is based on an August 2019 survey of SonicWall NSa firewalls customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My SonicWall NSa firewall is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

“SonicWall firewalls are used at our border, as well as internally, to help protect our network. We also use the product in outlying sites for manageability and security.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the City Of Hanford to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Used or evaluated an earlier SonicWall appliance before selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall(s).
  • Deployed SonicWall NSa firewalls because they were challenged with easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SonicWall NSa firewalls that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Features that were important in selecting their SonicWall NSa firewall:
    • Single-pane-of-glass management and reporting (Capture Security Center)
    • An integrated VPN

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SonicWall NSa firewalls:

  • Is extremely satisfied with their NSa Series firewall.
  • Agrees that SonicWall NSa includes the networking features they need.
  • Realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of their SonicWall NSa firewall:
    • Reduced IT infrastructure costs
    • Improved overall system uptime
    • Delivered faster performance
    • Lowered total cost of ownership


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About SonicWall

SonicWall delivers Boundless Cybersecurity for the hyper-distributed era and a work reality where everyone is remote, mobile and unsecure. By knowing the unknown, providing real-time visibility and enabling breakthrough economics, SonicWall closes the cybersecurity business gap for enterprises, governments and SMBs worldwide. For more information, visit www.sonicwall.com.