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SonicWall TZ270/370/470 Firewall Case Study



This case study of a SonicWall TZ270/370/470 firewall is based on a survey of WILLCOR by TechValidate, an independent third-party research service. WILLCOR provides specialized technical support to government and industry program managers with an emphasis on maximizing decision space intended to result in positive outcomes. Established in 2002 with main facilities in College Park, Maryland, the company specializes in program management, acquisition, specialty engineering and risk management support services.

“I like the technology implemented in the Gen 7 TZ firewalls. They are feature rich at a fair price, and SonicWall offers great tech support. They give me peace of mind.”
— Stan Horvat, Network Administrator


The company had evaluated Cisco products before selecting the SonicWall TZ solution. It sought to better consolidate security and networking features in a single solution, as well as lower total cost of ownership, optimize network security performance, and enhance support and customer service.

Horvat reports he chose SonicWall for its support, price, security and reliability.

“SonicWall has great technical support,” he says.

Use Case

The company has the TZ deployed in a single-site environment.

“We use them for our office network firewall,” says Horvat.

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.


“The Gen 7 TZ firewalls give me peace of mind,” says Horvat.

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

  • Capture ATP Advanced Threat Protection
  • TLS/SSL/SSH Decryption and Inspection (DPI-SSL)
  • Integrated VPN

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