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SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Case Study

Total Technology Resources


This case study of Total Technology Resources is based on an October 2020 survey of SonicWall TZ270/370/470 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“I prefer the changes and find it intuitive. SonicWall offers reliable products that are always improving, great support, and reseller value.”
- William Press, Project Manager


The business challenges that led the small-business computer software company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall included:

  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites
  • Lowering total cost of ownership
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Optimizing network security performance
  • Providing greater scalability for network security

Use Case

Press first onboarded the SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Series firewall in a lab environment.

He reports that he loves the new user interface and onboarding the firewall with the SonicExpress mobile app.

“They work seamlessly. The new UI is easier to use.”


Total Technology Resources reports that the new SonicWall Gen 7 TZ hardware offers the following enhancements compared to previous Gen 6 hardware:

  • Faster performance
  • Easier onboarding
  • Easier management

Press found the most beneficial features of the TZ270/370/470 Series firewall to the company included:

  • Multi-gig or gigabit interfaces
  • Additional storage
  • 5G/LTE/4G cellular failover support

He agrees that monitoring the firewall or making changes is easier.

About This Data

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