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SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Firewall Case Study

Contigo Technology


This case study of a SonicWall TZ270/370/470 firewall is based on a survey of Contigo Technology LLC by TechValidate, an independent third-party research service. Contigo Technology is a strategic technology partner dedicated to planning, securing and supporting the IT needs of companies in Austin, Texas.

“The Gen 7 TZ firewalls have big capabilities for such a small footprint. SonicWall offers better security service bundles and better support.”
—Chris Quick, Senior Systems Analyst


Quick had evaluated Meraki and Fortinet products before selecting the SonicWall TZ solution.

The company sought to optimize network security performance while lowering total cost of ownership. In addition, it wanted to consolidate security and networking features in a single solution, provide greater scalability for network security and enhance support and customer service.

Use Case

The small business computer services company has deployed the TZ firewalls for its customers.

“We use them as a perimeter network security and remote access device,” says Quick.

Gen 7 SonicWall TZ firewalls are the first desktop form factor next-generation firewalls (NGFW) with 10 or 5 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Designed for small, mid-sized organizations and distributed enterprise with SD-Branch locations, they combine industry-validated security effectiveness with best-in-class price-performance.


Quick is impressed with the new Gen 7 TZ Series. “The speed and functionality of the new firewalls per price point is much better than it used to be.”

“The greatest benefit is having all the necessary security services while maintaining fast internet speeds,” reports Quick.

He adds that the company has benefited from several TZ features, including:

  • Gateway AV, IPS and Application Control
  • Content Filtering
  • Robust management interface

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