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SonicWall TZ Case Study

A & L Hydraulics, Inc.


This case study of a SonicWall TZ270/370/470 firewall is based on a survey of A&L Hydraulics, Inc., by TechValidate, an independent third-party research service. Founded in 1976, A&L Hydraulics is an Omaha-based Manufacturer and wholesaler and distributor of industrial machinery, hydraulic equipment and supplies, including hydraulic power units.

SonicWall’s Gen 7 TZ Series firewalls gives us more insight into what traffic we are seeing. It has great visual tools to help share that information with management.
—J.R. Crayne, IT Professional


Crayne was interested in the new Gen 7 TZ Series firewalls to further optimize the company’s network security performance, while retaining support and customer service levels.

“We have been using SonicWall for years and love their products and support,” says Crayne. “It was easy to transfer configuration from our old firewall and have it up and running fast."

Use Case

Crayne deployed the TZ firewall at a single site. “It is the firewall for our small organization.”

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 TZ Series offers great features and solid security,” reports Crayne. “We love the new robust management interface.”

Crayne says the company has also benefitted from the following features.

• Capture ATP Advanced Threat Protection
• Gateway AV, IPS and Application Control

“Plus, SonicWall has good support,” adds Crayne.

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