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SonicWall TZ570/670 Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise computer services company is based on an October 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The SonicWall TZ570/670 beat the competition in security effectiveness.”
-Erin Desko, Engineer

Challenges

This engineer for a large enterprise computer services company faced the following operational challenges:

  • Enforcing a uniform advanced security platform across distributed sites
  • Easing central management of firewalls across distributed sites
  • Lowering total cost of ownership
  • Consolidating security and networking features in a single solution
  • Optimizing network security performance
  • Providing greater scalability for network security

Desko sought to defend against the following cyberattacks:

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Never-before-seen
  • Encrypted threat
  • Cryptojacking/cryptomining
  • Side-channel
  • Embedded PDF & Office file threat
  • Non-standard port
  • IoT-targeted attack

Desko evaluated Cisco, Fortinet, and Sophos offerings before ultimately selecting the SonicWall TZ570/670 firewall solution.

Use Case

Desko deployed the SonicWall TZ570/670 firewall in a home office environment, along with a SonicWall Switch and SonicWave Wireless Access Points.

The key features and functionalities used include:

  • Multi-gig (2.5/5/10G) interfaces
  • Capture ATP sandboxing
  • Deep packet inspection of encrypted traffic (DPI SSL)
  • VPN

Results

Desko received the following benefits:

  • Improved overall system uptime
  • Delivered faster performance
  • Improved data protection of critical information

Desko strongly agrees that TZ570/670 firewalls:

  • Met or exceeded performance and security expectations
  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provide the best security value
  • Are easy to deploy and manage
  • Include the networking features they need

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

HS Soluciones – Computer services company

Introduction

This case study of HS Soluciones is based on an October 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The SonicWall SD-Branch solution is the best.”
- Octavio Lopez, IT Manager

Challenges

The challenge of managing remote branch offices had motivated the Mexican computer services company to implement an SD-Branch solution. Security and segmentation for compliance were the most important criteria in its selection process.

The small business had previously evaluated a Meraki solution before choosing SonicWall SD-Branch.

Use Case

The company deployed SonicWall SD-Branch to streamline management of its distributed enterprise deployment. Lopez has SonicWall entry-level TZ Series firewalls deployed in his network environment. He especially appreciated the administration security of the SonicWall Switches.

Results

Lopez rates the SonicWall SD-Branch solution 5 out of 5 stars.

“SonicWall SD-Branch helped my organization attain digital transformation,” reports Lopez.

“It helped us safeguard our BYOD and work-from-home initiatives.”

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

Small Business Engineering Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business engineering company is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“SonicWall SD-Branch helped my organization attain digital transformation.”
- Engineer

Challenges

The challenge of managing remote branch offices had motivated the small business engineering company to investigate an SD-Branch solution. The company’s key selection criteria included centralized device and security management.

The company had previously evaluated a Meraki solution before selecting SonicWall SD-Branch.

Use Case

The company deployed SonicWall SD-Branch to streamline management of its distributed enterprise deployment. Jia has SonicWall entry-level TZ Series firewalls deployed in his network environment. He implemented the solution using Zero-Touch Deployment.

Results

They rate the SonicWall SD-Branch solution 5 out of 5 stars.

“My experience using SonicWall Switches was very good."

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

WebbEasy IT

Introduction

This case study of WebbEasy IT is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall solutions are solid and easy install. The support team is fantastic.”
- Jordan Webb, IT Professional

Challenges

Business challenges that led the Australian computer services company to select SonicWall SD-Branch included:

  • Managing remote branch offices
  • Switches and access point integration
  • Centralized device and security management

Use Case

The small business deployed SonicWall SD-Branch to provide secure managed connectivity between headquarters and remote office or branches.

SonicWall solutions deployed in their SD-Branch environment include:

  • SonicWall Switch
  • SonicWave Wireless Access Points
  • SonicWall TZ entry level firewalls
  • SonicWall NSa midrange firewalls

Results

Webb rates SonicWall SD-Branch 5 out of 5 stars. “The hardware very solid,” says Webb. “The interface easier to configure, and when I need help, support is fantastic at logging in and making the change or fix I need.”

Web reports that SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Increased performance over distributed network
  • Scales easier and faster
  • Helps us keep pace with the changing network and security landscape
  • Provides unparalleled performance, security and manageability
  • Met our needs better than competitive solutions
  • Is easy to deploy and manage

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

MCE – Wholesale Distribution

Introduction

This case study of MCE is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall SD-Branch improved our performance. SonicWall Switches are excellent equipment, with very good technical support.”
- Geff Malz, IT Professional

Challenges

The small business faced challenges in managing remote branch offices, which motivated deployment of a SonicWall SD-Branch solution.

Use Case

MCE applied the SonicWall SD-Branch solution to provide secure managed connectivity between its headquarters and remote office or branches.

The wholesale distribution company has deployed entry-level TZ Series firewalls and SonicWave Wireless Access Points in its SD-Branch environment.

Results

Malz reports that SonicWall SD-Branch increased performance over their distributed network. He indicated that it helped MCE scale easier and faster.

He also found SonicWall support to be a prime benefit for MCE. “SonicWall SD-Branch is a great product, with good pricing and good support.”

Malz agrees that SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Met their needs better than competitive solutions
  • Lowered their operational costs
  • Is easy to deploy and manage

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

City of Courtenay

Introduction

This case study of City of Courtenay is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The SonicWall Switch product is awesome. We can have a VPN up and running in less than 15 minutes. Adding additional products like cameras are super easy to configure. It gives me peace of mind. I can set it and forget it.”

“The Sonic Wall product line should be considered in any network environment where you need reliability and security. We would recommend SonicWall SD-Branch to lower management costs and improve security through standards of implementation.”
- Rod Armstrong, Manager of Asset Management Technical Services

Challenges

The city chose to deploy SonicWall SD-Branch to:

  • Streamline management in a distributed enterprise deployment
  • Provide secure managed connectivity between HQ & remote office or branches

Use Case

Armstrong reports that the most important elements of their SonicWall SD-Branch use case include:

  • Zero-touch deployment
  • Switches and access point integration
  • Centralized device and security management
  • Security and segmentation for compliance

Results

Armstrong rates the SonicWall SD-Branch solution 5 out of 5 stars.

The city received the following operational benefits after deploying SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Achieved Zero-Touch deployment
  • Lowered connectivity costs with distributed branches

Armstrong agrees that SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Helps them keep pace with the changing network and security landscape
  • Provides unparalleled performance, security, and manageability
  • Met their needs better than competitive solutions
  • Lowered their operational costs

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

Great American Restaurants

Introduction

This case study of Great American Restaurants is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The fact that SonicWall SD-Branch comes together in one appliance makes it a sure thing for me. Less hardware maintenance and subscriptions to manage. I love using the SonicWall Switches.

SonicWall has been my go-to firewall for over a decade. With the expansion of the product offerings and a seamless integration, it is a no brainer."

—Chris Denyer, IT Director

Challenges

The large enterprise hospitality company had faced challenges in deploying networking and security at scale, which had motivated their deployment of their SonicWall SD-Branch solution.

They had previously evaluated Meraki and VeloCloud solutions before choosing SonicWall SD-Branch.

Use Case

The company deployed SonicWall SD-Branch to replace expensive MPLS connections at enterprise branch locations.

They have deployed SonicWall TZ entry-level and NS_a_ midrange firewalls in their SD-Branch environment. The company also uses SonicWall Hosted Email Security.

Results

The company received the following operational benefits after deploying SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Lowered connectivity costs with distributed branches
  • Scaled easier and faster

Denyer reports that the most important benefits of the SonicWall SD-Branch solution for the company were:

  • Centralized device and security management
  • Security and segmentation for compliance

He agrees that SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Provides unparalleled performance, security, and manageability
  • Met their needs better than competitive solutions
  • Lowered their operational costs

SonicWall SD-Branch Case Study

SABMD – Medium-enterprise retail company

Introduction

This case study of SABMD is based on a September 2020 survey of SonicWall SD-Branch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My experience with the SonicWall switches was excellent. We’ve used SonicWall since the year 2000.”
- Wasiq Rahu, IT Director, SAMBD

Challenges

Rahu had previously tried or evaluated 4G Cradle Point before choosing SonicWall SD-Branch.

The business challenges that led the medium enterprise retail company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall SD-Branch include:

  • Managing remote branch offices
  • Deploying networking and security at scale

Use Case

The company deployed SonicWall SD-Branch in order to provide secure managed connectivity between HQ and remote office or branches.

They have SonicWall TZ entry-level firewalls and NS_a_ midrange firewalls deployed in their SD-Branch environment.

Results

Rahu recommends the SonicWall SD-Branch solution. He rates the SonicWall SD-Branch solution 5 of 5 stars because of how easy it was to deploy and manage.

The company received the following operational benefits after deploying SonicWall SD-Branch:

  • Achieved Zero-Touch deployment
  • Lowered connectivity costs with distributed branches
  • Increased performance over distributed network

Rahu found the most important benefits to be:

  • Zero-touch deployment
  • Switches and access point integration
  • Centralized device and security management

He agrees that SonicWall SD-Branch helps the company keep pace with the changing network and security landscape, and provides unparalleled performance, security, and manageability.

SonicWall Cloud App Security Case Study

PCES Corp.

Introduction

This case study of PCES Corp. is based on an August 2020 survey of SonicWall Cloud App Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use SonicWall Cloud App Security in addition to O365 Email Security to ensure that as much spam and phishing as possible will be caught before getting to the end user. No system is 100%, but this one is pretty close.”
— Tim Gustafson, System Administrator, PCES Corp.

Challenges

The small engineering business had evaluated Microsoft Cloud App Security before selecting SonicWall Cloud App Security. The company had been challenged in stopping new and evolving targeted phishing attacks because Microsoft Office 365 EOP and ATP were not enough.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that the company considered when selecting SonicWall Cloud App Security included:

  • Unified solution to protect SaaS email and/or data within SaaS apps
  • Ability to extend security to the cloud
  • Cloud-native email protection for Office 365 email or Gmail
  • Integration with SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox
  • Capture Security Center as a ‘single pane of glass’ to manage multiple SonicWall products

Results

Gustafson is extremely satisfied with his experience using SonicWall Cloud App Security (CAS). “I’d rate it a 10 out of 10 for its ease of use and that it works nicely to supplement the SonicWall appliance,” he reports.

He finds that Cloud App Security:

  • Beat the competition in security effectiveness
  • Provides the best security value
  • Is easy to enable and manage
  • Includes the email security features they need

“SonicWall Cloud App Security has proven its capabilities to catch targeted phishing and zero-day attacks that Microsoft and traditional SEGs solutions miss,” agrees Gustafson. “SonicWall Cloud App Security was easily onboarded within minutes and is outperforming my security expectations.”

The company realized improvements in the following operational benefits following the enablement of SonicWall Cloud App Security:

  • The efficiency of threat response processes
  • Visibility/control of SaaS email and app threat landscape

SonicWall Cloud App Security Case Study

Lekker Food Distributors

Introduction

This case study of Lekker Food Distributors is based on an August 2020 survey of SonicWall Cloud App Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use Cloud App Security as an added security layer for Microsoft 365 email. It’s easy to configure and catches threats that Microsoft 365 does not.”
— Robert Dick, IT Manager, Lekker Food Distributors

Challenges

The small wholesale distribution business deployed SonicWall Cloud App Security for cloud email protection to solve the following challenges:

  • Stopping new and evolving targeted phishing attacks because Microsoft Office 365 EOP and ATP were not enough
  • Stopping email-borne threats via compromised accounts or employee-to-employee spread
  • Detecting and responding to business email compromise and account takeover attacks

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that the company considered when selecting SonicWall Cloud App Security included:

  • Seamless user experience
  • Cloud-native email protection for Office 365 email or Gmail

Results

Dick is extremely satisfied with his experience using SonicWall Cloud App Security (CAS). He finds that Cloud App Security is easy to enable and manage, and includes the email security features they need.

“SonicWall Cloud App Security has proven its capabilities to catch targeted phishing and zero-day attacks that Microsoft and traditional SEGs solutions miss,” agrees Dick. “SonicWall Cloud App Security was easily onboarded within minutes and is outperforming my security expectations.”

The company realized improvements in the following operational benefits following the enablement of SonicWall Cloud App Security:

  • Visibility/control of SaaS email and app threat landscape
  • Protection of critical information

SonicWall Capture Client Case Study

Isometric

Introduction

This case study of Isometric is based on an August 2020 survey of SonicWall Capture Client customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Capture Client is great. It protects our servers, workstations and remote clients, integrates with the firewall, and gives us the ability to remotely manage remote device licensing. — Glyn Harper, System Integrator, Isometric

Challenges

The business challenges that led the small-business computer services company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall included:

  • Their legacy AV solution not delivering sufficient protection
  • Users complaining that AV was impeding their productivity

The company had evaluated McAfee before selecting SonicWall Capture Client.

Use Case

The company preferred Capture Client to protect their endpoints because of its tight integration with their SonicWall ecosystem (e.g. firewalls).

Harper states Capture Client is best in class for next-gen antivirus, firewall integration, and endpoint detection and response. He finds it significantly better than the competition in application vulnerability intelligence, management and reporting, and ease of deployment and rollout.

Results

The company achieved the following benefits following the deployment of SonicWall Capture Client:

  • Improved the efficiency of threat response processes
  • Reduced the time to respond to malware attacks
  • Improved protection of critical information

Harper strongly agrees that he:

  • Found it very easy to request and get access to a Capture Client trial: strongly agree
  • Got all the information about Capture Client that they needed to make their decision
  • Could easily compare Capture Client with competitive solutions
  • Didn’t need any training to get Capture Client setup and rolled out
  • Found Capture Client’s documentation and KB articles were helpful in doing their job
  • Is happy with the technical support they get for Capture Client from SonicWall

SonicWall Capture Client Case Study

Wild Horses 4×4

Introduction

This case study of Wild Horses 4×4 is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall Capture Client customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Great software. We use Capture Client for all end users. Capture Client has detected many threats and blocked them. It has been great for us.”

Challenges

The small business automotive and transport company was challenged by having to manage multiple clients for their endpoint security needs.

The company had evaluated a McAfee solution before selection SonicWall Capture Client.

Use Case

The company selected Capture Client to protect their endpoints for its tight integration with their SonicWall security ecosystem.

When compared with other endpoint security products, Jefferson found Capture Client significantly better in:

  • Ease of deployment and roll-out
  • Next-gen antivirus
  • Endpoint detection & response
  • Application vulnerability intelligence
  • Firewall integration
  • Management & reporting

Results

The company reports they achieved the following results with SonicWall Capture Client:

  • Improved the efficiency of threat response processes
  • Reduced the time to respond to malware attacks
  • Improved end-user productivity

Jefferson strongly agrees that:

  • They found it very easy to request and get access to a Capture Client trial
  • they got all the information about Capture Client that they needed to make their decision
  • They could easily compare Capture Client with competitive solutions
  • They didn’t need any training to get Capture Client setup and rolled out
  • Capture Client’s documentation and KB articles were helpful in doing their job
  • They are happy with the technical support they get for Capture Client from SonicWall

SonicWall Capture Client Case Study

Stratton Seed

Introduction

This case study of Stratton Seed is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We block any devices that don’t have Capture Client installed from logging onto the network. Knowing our network is protected from malware and viruses gives me peace of mind.”
– Craig Chandler, Business Professional, Stratton Seed

Challenges

The medium enterprise business was challenged by having to manage multiple clients for their endpoint security needs.

Chandler had evaluated Symantec and Sophos solutions before selecting SonicWall Capture Client.

Use Case

When evaluating Capture Client, Chandler found it easy to access a trial and get all the information he needed to make his decision.

Chandler did not require any training to get it set up and rolled out. He was happy with Capture Client’s documentation and technical support and found them helpful.

Results

By deploying Capture Client, Chandler reports that the company has:

  • Improved the efficiency of its threat report processes
  • Reduced the time to respond to malware attacks
  • Improved end-user productivity
  • Improved protection of critical information

Chandler states that Capture Client is better than other endpoint security products in:

  • Ease of deployment and roll out
  • Endpoint detection and response
  • Application vulnerability intelligence
  • Management and reporting

“It provides a heartbeat from the client letting the firewall know the status of the client,” explained Chandler “If the client is not fully protected, then the firewall blocks any communication with other endpoints on the LAN as well as outside the network (WAN).”

SonicWall Capture Client Case Study

Lawrence County Department of Public Safety

Introduction

This case study of Lawrence County Department of Public Safety is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Capture Client is a very comprehensive security system with complete coverage of protection. With approximately 400 users, it makes it simple to detect issues.”
— Rick Dibello, Technical Professional, Lawrence County Dept. of Public Safety

Challenges

The department was challenged by having to manage multiple clients for their endpoint security needs. Dibello had evaluated McAfee and Kaspersky solutions before selecting SonicWall Capture Client.

Use Case

Dibello reports Capture Client is significantly better than other endpoint security products in:

  • Ease of deployment and roll-out
  • Next-gen antivirus
  • Application vulnerability intelligence
  • Firewall integration

When evaluating Capture Client, Dibello found it easy to access a trial and get all the information he needed to make his decision. He recognized it was the best value for the price.

Results

Since deploying Capture Client, Dibello reports that the department has improved the efficiency of its threat report processes.

Dibello did not require any training to get it set up and rolled out. He was happy with the product documentation and support, and found them helpful.

SonicWall Capture Client Case Study

Jim Newell & Assoc.

Introduction

This case study of Jim Newell & Assoc. is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Powerful simplicity – Capture Client just works, and the support is fabulous!”
– Jim Newell, Business Professional, Jim Newell & Assoc.

Challenges

The small business was challenged by their legacy AV solution not delivering sufficient protection. Users were complaining that the AV was impeding their productivity.

Newell had evaluated Kaspersky before selecting SonicWall Capture Client.

Use Case

When evaluating Capture Client, Newell found it easy to access a trial and get all the information he needed to make his decision.

He chose Capture Client to protect their endpoints in part because of its tight integration with their SonicWall ecosystem. He also found it significantly better than competition in management and reporting.

Newell did not require any training to get it set up and rolled out. He was happy with Capture Client’s documentation and technical support and found them helpful.

Results

By deploying Capture Client, Newell reports that the company has improved the efficiency of its threat report processes, and reduced the time to respond to malware attacks.

Newell states Capture Client is best-in-class when compared with other endpoint security products in:

  • Ease of deployment and roll out
  • Next-gen antivirus
  • Application vulnerability intelligence
  • Firewall integration

SonicWall Case Study

Garner Contract Management

Introduction

This case study of Garner Contract Management is based on a May 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall SMA made it easy to expand work-from-home capacity. My organization uses it to allow employees remote access to their corporate workstations from anywhere at any time. During the COVID-19 restrictions, this proved invaluable to our organization, as we were able to scale up the number of remote users very quickly and cost-effectively.”
– Jeff Frantz, IT Manager, Garner Contract Management

Challenges

The medium-enterprise transportation services company deployed SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) because they faced challenges with connecting and securing work-from-home employees.

The company had evaluated Pulse Secure and Palo Alto Networks solutions before selecting SMA.

Use Case

Frantz agrees that SonicWall SMA is easy to deploy. Important features that the company considered when selecting SonicWall SMA include:

  • Client/Clientless and Tunnel/Web SSL VPN
  • Device VPN and Always-ON VPN
  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Advanced Endpoint Control
  • Flexible Spike Licenses

Results

Frantz is extremely satisfied with SMA, and reports that SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations. He finds it is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees.

Using SMA, the company:

  • Improved the efficiency of managing a globally distributed secure access infrastructure
  • Simplified access control and gained single-pane-of-glass visibility
  • Improved productivity 76-100%
  • Met regulatory compliance standards
  • Lowered total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Rapidly secured connections with an expanded at-home workforce

SonicWall Case Study

Logical Business Systems

Introduction

This case study of Logical Business Systems is based on a May 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have used SonicWall SMA devices for many years. Several larger clients already had SMA devices, so our ramp-up to get a lot of folks working from home was straightforward. Appreciated the new SMA 400/SMA 500v TOTP MFA options so we would move away from SMS.”
– Jay Horowitz, IT Director, Logical Business Systems

Challenges

The small-business computer services company deployed SonicWall SMA because they faced challenges with ensuring satisfactory support and customer service. The company had evaluated SX and RDP gateway solutions before selecting SonicWall SMA.

Use Case

“We are SonicWall partners and deploy SMA devices to clients, and very happy with them,” says Horowitz. “We primarily RDP to user desktop and terminal server access.”

He agrees that SonicWall SMA provides the best security value. Important features that the company considered when selecting SonicWall SMA include:

  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Private Cloud Support [ESXi/Hyper-V]

Results

Horowitz is very satisfied with SMA, and reports that SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations. He finds it is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees.

Using SMA, the company:

  • Improved productivity 51-75%
  • Met regulatory compliance standards
  • Lowered total cost of ownership (TCO)

SonicWall Secure Mobile Access Case Study

Women’s Center For Radiology

Introduction

This case study of Women’s Center for Radiology is based on a May 2020 survey of SonicWall Secure Mobile Access customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The SMA device rapidly allowed our newly deployed workforce complete access to their internal applications. We now have physicians working from home without problem. We extended our physicians reading environment to their homes, and we’ve moved our scheduling department from in-house to at-home workers.”
– Michael Brown, IT Director, Women’s Center for Radiology

Challenges

The small-business healthcare organization deployed SonicWall SMA because they faced challenges with connecting and securing work-from-home employees.

Use Case

Brown agrees that SonicWall SMA is easy to deploy. Important features that the company considered when selecting SonicWall SMA include:

  • Client/Clientless and Tunnel/Web SSL VPN
  • Device VPN and Always-ON VPN
  • Role-Based Access Control

Results

Brown is extremely satisfied with SMA. “Easy deployment rapidly addressed our emergency roll-out,” reports Brown. “It was cost-effective and manageable.”

He reports that SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations. He finds it is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees.

Using SMA, the organization:

  • Simplified access control and gained single-pane-of-glass visibility
  • Improved end-user productivity
  • Lowered total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Rapidly secured connections with an expanded at-home workforce

SonicWall Secure Mobile Access Case Study

City of Milford

Introduction

This case study of City of Milford is based on a May 2020 survey of SonicWall Secure Mobile Access customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall SMA allows us to permit work from home when necessary. It’s a solid product, with easy setup and operation, and excellent support."
– Wesley Banasan, IT Director, City of Milford

Challenges

The City of Milford deployed SonicWall SMA because they faced challenges with connecting and securing work-from-home employees.

Use Case

Device VPN and Always-ON VPN were important features for the city in selecting SonicWall SMA.

Results

Using SMA, the city simplified access control and gained single-pane-of-glass visibility.

Bansan is extremely satisfied with SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA). He reports that SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations. He finds it is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees.

SonicWall Case Study

Community Service Partners

Introduction

This case study of Community Service Partners is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We used SonicWave wireless access points to set up a secure network for corporate users and allow guests to connect without giving them access to our networks. I like the ease of management.”
—Edward Clarke, IT Director, Community Service Partners

Challenges

Clark was interested in setting up a secure network for corporate users, and allowing guests to connect without giving them access to the medium-enterprise non-profit organization’s networks.

The business challenges that most influenced the organization’s decision to deploy SonicWave access points was the need for reliable operation.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that influenced selecting SonicWave included:

  • WiFi Cloud Manager
  • WiFi Planner
  • Exceptional WiFi user experience with 802.11ac Wave 2 technology
    *Powerful wireless network security
  • WiFi deployment flexibility

Results

Clarke finds that the SonicWave is meeting or exceeding the organization’s performance and security expectations.

He reports the SonicWave solution provides a secure, flexible and easy-to-use way to connect and secure employees, while allowing them to maintain social distancing.

SonicWall Case Study

Telebrands

Introduction

This case study of Telebrands is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWave wireless access points have great speeds and low maintenance. It’s a solid product that is easy to configure, implement and maintain.”
—Anthony Sperrazza, Senior IT Director, Telebrands

Challenges

The small retail business had tried Checkpoint wireless access points before selecting SonicWall.

The need for a reliable operation was the challenge that most influenced the company’s decision to deploy SonicWave access points.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that the surveyed company found important in selecting SonicWave access points included:

  • Powerful wireless network security
  • Seamless integration with SonicWall firewalls

Results

Sperrazza is very satisfied with the SonicWave solution. He reports it is meeting or exceeding the company’s performance and security expectations. He adds that it provides a secure, flexible, easy-to use and easy-to-manage way to connect and secure employees, while allowing them to maintain social distancing.

The retail company gained the following operational benefits upon the deployment of their SonicWave solution:

  • Noticeably improved productivity for their wireless network users
  • Simplified wireless security management
  • Improved protection of critical information

SonicWall Case Study

The NetSolvers

Introduction

This case study of The NetSolvers is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“By using SonicWaves, I was able to segregate different wireless networks and zones, allowing us to provide and monitor differing access and content filtering across network zones.”
—Alan Boshnack, Senior IT Manager, The NetSolvers

Challenges

The company had tried Meraki and Ubiquiti before selecting its SonicWall wireless security solution.

The company cited the need for reliable operation as the challenge that most influenced their decision to deploy SonicWave access points.

Use Case

“I have been using SonicWall since Gen 1,” says Boshnack. “I find them easy to use and manage, and rock-solid performance.”

The key features and functionalities that were important for Boshnack in selecting SonicWave included:

  • Exceptional WiFi user experience with 802.11ac Wave 2 technology
  • Seamless integration with SonicWall firewalls

Results

Boshnack Is very satisfied with their SonicWave wireless access points. He reports the SonicWave solution is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations, and includes the tools and features he needs. He finds it provides a secure, flexible and easy-to-use way to connect and secure employees, while allowing them to maintain social distancing.

The surveyed company has achieved the following results with SonicWall:

  • Noticeably improved productivity for their wireless network users since deploying SonicWave.
  • Simplified wireless security management
  • Improved protection of critical information

SonicWave Case Study

Doga Sigorta

Introduction

This case study of Doga Sigorta is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWave customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWave wireless access points are the best for guest VLAN and personnel VLAN."
—Ersen Ozcan, IT Manager

Challenges

The medium-enterprise insurance company had tried Aruba wireless access points before selecting SonicWall SonicWave.

The company cited the need for real-time, rich data analytics and reporting as the challenge that most influenced their decision to select SonicWave access points.

Use Case

Powerful wireless network security was an important consideration for choosing SonicWave access points.

Ozcan reports that SonicWave provides the best security value and beat the competition in security effectiveness.

Results

The company is extremely satisfied with their SonicWave wireless access points. The SonicWave solution is meeting or exceeding their performance and security expectations, and provides a secure, flexible and easy-to-use way to connect and secure employees, while allowing them to maintain social distancing. Ozcan finds the solution flexible, easy to manage, and provides the tools and features they need.

Since deploying SonicWave, Doga Sigorta greatly improved productivity for their wireless network users. The company has realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of SonicWave solutions:

  • Helped re-establish business operations while maintaining social distancing
  • Improved management efficiency
  • Simplified wireless security management
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Improved protection of critical information
  • Helped meet regulatory compliance mandates
  • Lowered costs of administration

SonicWave Case Study

Union Leader Corp.

Introduction

This case study of Union Leader Corp. is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWave customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWave wireless access points offer excellent performance and security, plus easy deployment and integrated management through our SonicWall firewall.”
—Tod Erickson, IT Director, Union Leader Corp.

Challenges

The medium-enterprise media and entertainment company identified the need for Zero-Touch deployment as the challenge that most influenced their decision to deploy SonicWave access points.

Use Case

Key features and functionalities that Union Leader Corp. considered in selecting SonicWave included:

  • Powerful wireless network security
  • WiFi deployment flexibility
  • Zero-Touch deployment
  • Seamless integration with SonicWall firewalls

Results

Erickson finds the SonicWave solution is meeting or exceeding his performance and security expectations, and that it provides a secure, flexible and easy-to-use way to connect and secure employees, while allowing the company to maintain social distancing.

SonicWall Case Study

eCAPS Computers India

Introduction

This case study of eCAPS Computers India is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The new TZ670 it’s is very strong by its nature, and stable. SonicOS will simply change the vision of IT engineers and managers deploying cybersecurity products in their network. They will find it very simple and easy.”
— Suresh Gandhi, Director, eCAPS Computers India

Challenges

The medium-enterprise security products and services company initially evaluated the new TZ670 in a beta environment.

In addition to the firewall, the company also had SonicWave access points deployed in their network.

Use Case

Gandhi onboarded the new TZ670 manually. He loved the new SonicExpress mobile app and new user interface, and reports both worked seamlessly. He states that, with the new SonicOS 7.0 UI, it is easy and simple to configure, monitor or make changes to the TZ670, such as creating rules, objects, and policies.

Results

For Gandhi, the most beneficial feature of the new TZ670 appliance was SD-WAN. He found the new TZ670 very stable in comparison to prior-generation appliances.

SonicWall Case Study

Delhivery

Introduction

This case study of Delhivery is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The TZ570 is easy to onboard, use, and manage, and has an easy wizard and clear menus. I love to use SonicWall products, and really appreciate the support which SonicWall has extended.”
— Gaurav Pandey, Head IT, Delhivery

Challenges

Delhivery initially evaluated the new TZ570 in beta in a production environment. In addition to the firewall, the large-enterprise transportation services company also had the following SonicWall products deployed in their network:

  • Capture Client
  • Capture Security Center (CSC)
  • Global Management System (GMS)

Use Case

Pandey onboarded the firewall using the SonicWall Capture Security Center. He loved the new SonicExpress mobile app and new user interface, and both worked seamlessly.

Pandey reports that configuring the firewall in the new SonicOS UI was easy and simple, and that it has been easy and simple to monitor the firewall or make changes, such as creating rules, objects, and policies.

Results

For Pandey, the most beneficial features of the new TZ570 appliance were:

  • Zero-Touch deployment
  • SD-WAN
  • TLS 1.3 support

“I’m a fan of SonicWall," says Pandey. He found the new TZ570 using SonicOS 7.0 easier to onboard and manage than prior-generation appliances. Plus, it was noticeably faster, very stable, and had enhanced the company’s threat protection.

SonicWall Case Study

Leaf

Introduction

This case study of Leaf is based on a July 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall is not just the new TZ570 product, it’s a community, it’s a range of security products that work and work well, with an extremely strong team behind them who are willing to help if you get stuck. With the re-developed SonicOS, the speed of the interface feels like working on a powerful computer. It’s smooth and sleek and allows for a more granular dissection of what the firewall is doing. Paired with the new NSM Network Security Manager, where the interfaces are practically identical, it is a GUI match made in heaven.”
— Justin Archer, Cloud Services Engineer, Leaf

Challenges

Leaf initially evaluated the new TZ570 in a beta environment. In addition to the firewall, the small-business computer services company also had the following SonicWall products deployed in their network:

  • Secure Switches
  • Capture Client
  • Capture Security Center (CSC)

Use Case

Archer onboarded the firewall using the SonicWall Capture Security Center and SonicExpress mobile app. He loves the new user interface, and found it worked seamlessly.

Archer reports that, with the new SonicOS 7.0 UI, it is easy and simple to configure, monitor or make changes to the TZ570, such as creating rules, objects, and policies.

Results

For Archer, the most beneficial features of the new TZ570 appliance were:

  • Multi-gigabit (10/5GbE) interfaces
  • Zero-Touch deployment
  • Redundant power option
  • Additional storage
  • TLS 1.3 support

Archer found the new TZ570 easier to onboard and manage than prior-generation appliances. Plus, it was noticeably faster, very stable, and had enhanced the company’s threat protection.

“SonicWall is continually expanding its portfolio to meet the demands in an ever-evolving world and not afraid to completely rebuild a product to make it better,” says Archer. “I like how the system has evolved, and it’s only going to keep getting better with the suggestions being put forward in the community and speed at which these are being implemented.”

SonicWall Case Study

Motion Picture Licensing Corp

Introduction

This case study of Motion Picture Licensing Corp is based on an April 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We deploy SMA for all remote users,” says Rory Briggs, IT Manager. “It was great to be able to just add user licenses when COVID-19 hit.”

Challenges

The company had previously tried Barracuda solutions before selecting SonicWall SMA. Briggs deployed SMA because the company faced challenges with granular access control.

Use Case

“SonicWall SMA is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees.” Role-based access control was an important feature in selecting the SMA solution.

Results

Briggs is extremely satisfied with SonicWall SMA, and finds it includes the end-to-end security features they need. The company has:

  • Improved productivity by 76-100% with secure access deployment since deploying SonicWall SMA.
  • Improved the efficiency of managing a globally distributed secure access infrastructure
  • Rapidly secured connections with an expanded at-home workforce

SonicWall Case Study

Kinshofer Group

Introduction

This case study of Kinshofer Group is based on an April 2020 survey of SonicWall customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SonicWall SMA is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees,” says Robert Eder, IT Manager.

Challenges

Kinshofer Group had previously tried a Palo Alto Networks solution before selecting SonicWall SMA.

The company deployed SMA because they faced challenges with their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.

Use Case

Eder believes that SonicWall SMA includes the end-to-end security features they need.

Client/Clientless and Tunnel/Web SSL VPN were important features in their selection of SonicWall SMA

“It’s a quick, perfect solution to bring our stuff to work at home,” says Eder. “with NetExtender to allow remote workers, and also salesman to work with the company environment.”

Results

Eder is extremely satisfied with their experience with SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA). "My SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations.”

The company has:

  • Improved productivity by 26-50% with secure access deployment since deploying SonicWall SMA.
  • Rapidly secured connections with an expanded at-home workforce

SonicWall SMA Case Study

SBE Global

Introduction

This case study of SBE Global is based on an April 2020 survey of SonicWall SMA customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use SonicWall SMA to allow our workforce to securely access the enterprise LAN from home or anywhere in the world, which is especially needed in these troubled times due to COVID-19,” says Gregory Dumont, Chief Information Security Officer. “SonicWall was very responsive to our request for adding 100 users and also provided a 10-day Spike license for free which we made full use of.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SonicWall SMA:

  • Need to provide flexible secure access for employees working from home during COVID-19
    *Deployed SonicWall SMA because they faced challenges with identity-based [user/device] secure access.

Use Case

“SonicWall SMA is a secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution to help connect and secure remote workforces and work-from-home employees,” says Dumont. He finds that SonicWall SMA includes the end-to-end security features that his enterprise needs.

Important features when selecting SonicWall SMA include:

  • Client/Clientless and Tunnel/Web SSL VPN
  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
  • Advanced Endpoint Control
  • Flexible Spike Licenses

Results

“My SonicWall SMA is meeting or exceeding my performance and security expectations,” says Dumont. He is very satisfied with his experience with SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA).

SBE realized the following operational benefits after deploying their SonicWall SMA:

  • Improved the efficiency of managing a globally distributed secure access infrastructure
  • Simplified access control and gained single-pane-of-glass visibility
  • Rapidly secured connections with an expanded at-home workforce



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