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SonicWall NSa Solutions Case Study

Catholic University of El Salvador


This case study of a SonicWall NSa next-generation firewall deployment at the Catholic University of El Salvador (Universidad Católica de El Salvador, or UNICAES) is based on a survey by TechValidate, an independent third-party research service. UNICAES is a private coeducational higher-education institution, offering degrees in several areas of study. The university’s main headquarters and administrative offices are in the city of Santa Ana, with a multidisciplinary facility in Ilobasco. It also has a library and other academic and non-academic facilities.

“SonicWall has helped us monitor and protect our campus network and keep it stable."
—Wilfredo Bolanos, Network Administrator


The university needed a firewall solution for a single-campus environment.

Looking to lower total cost of ownership with an effective next-generation firewall solution at a reasonable price, the university selected the SonicWall NSa Series.

Use Case

“SonicWall gave us the security we needed at an affordable cost,” reports Bolanos.

The NSa Series is designed for mid-sized networks of 250 users or more. With cloud-based and on-box capabilities like TLS/SSL decryption and inspection, application intelligence and control, secure SD-WAN, real-time visualization, and WLAN management, SonicWall provides flexible, fast and cost-effective security.


“The NSa helps us enforce security rules, filter web content and connect remotely and securely over VPN," says Bolanos. "Plus, I like the graphic interface.”

Bolanos states he is very satisfied with the NSa solution.

“SonicWall firewalls are a good security solution for our university."

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