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SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Case Study



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

“The performance of the new TZ firewall was a tremendous increase, which is necessary for DPI-SSL inspection. It has awesome security features like Capture ATP and unified endpoint integration. And the ‘basic’ functions are working as expected. Great job!”
- Daniel Franz, Senior IT Architect


The business challenges that led the large-enterprise security products and services company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall included:

  • 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
  • Optimizing network security performance
  • Receiving satisfactory support and customer service

Use Case

Data-Sec has deployed the SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Series firewall in its production environment, along with SonicWall Switch, Network Security Manager On-Prem, and Analytics 3.0 solutions.

Franz reports that he loved both the new user interface and using the SonicExpress mobile app to onboard the firewall. “It worked seamlessly.”


Franz states that the new SonicWall Gen 7 hardware provided the following enhancements compared to previous Gen 6 hardware:

  • Faster performance
  • Greater stability
  • Easier onboarding
  • Easier management

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

The company reports that the most beneficial features of the SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Series firewall have been:

  • Multi-gig or gigabit interfaces
  • Zero-Touch Deployment
  • SD-WAN
  • Additional storage
  • TLS 1.3 support

About This Data

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