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SonicWALL Vs. Cisco

 


Need an alternative to Cisco ASA? SonicWALL has your answer.

Looking for a better solution for network protection with higher performance, complete protection, easy to use, and affordable? As a recognized leader in network security, SonicWALL focuses on developing solutions that remove the cost and complexity from managing a secure network environment. With over one million award-winning appliances shipped, SonicWALL solutions have been protecting customers since 1991 and are available to order today.

Top Things the Cisco ASA Can't Do for Your That SonicWALL Will

1. No 802.11n Wireless – 802.11g is the fastest
you'll get with the Cisco ASAs
6. No Outbound Malware Blocking – ASAs only do inbound DPI (when they have a module)
2. No Integrated Deep Packet Inspection – ASAs require additional IPS and Gateway AV hardware modules 7. No Clean VPN – No scanning of threats over IPSec/SSL VPN connections with Cisco ASAs
3. No 3G Wireless Failover – USB-based 3G is not an option on Cisco ASAs 8. No Desktop Anti-Virus – Infected endpoints can connect to the corporate LAN
4. No Application Intelligence and Control – No application level bandwidth control and blocking on Cisco ASAs 9. No Onboard Comprehensive Anti-Spam – ASAs require an additional hardware module for Anti-Spam
5. Limited File Size and Port Scanning – ASAs are extremely limited; SonicWALLs aren't 10. Limited Protocol Inspection – ASAs select protocols to scan; SonicWALLs scan everything


SonicWALL TZ 210 VS Cisco ASA 5505

In this 3.5 minute video, Jon Kuhn, SonicWALL Network Security Product Management, explains the high performance protection of the SonicWALL TZ 210 and how it is better than equivalent Cisco® ASA 5505 and Juniper® SSG-5 products.
» SonicWALL TZ 210 offer performance and protection without any compromise
» SonicWALLs' are easier to manage
» TZ 210 is faster than Cisco (ThroughPut 200MB vs 150MB)
» TZ 210's VPN is also faster than Cisco 5505
» CIsco's ASA 5505 don't offer Anti-Spyware, Gateway Anti Virus or IPS

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Nine Things to Expect from SonicWALL's Next-Generation Firewall

1. Unified Threat Management – Delivers a secure, converged solution that enables significantly higher performance to improve network security and productivity 6.Control and elimination of non-essential traffic – Regulates mail attachments and file transfers; manages bandwidth to restrict streaming video/ music, Web 2.0, and P2P applications; applies restrictions to applications, groups, or on a per-user basis; blocks access to specified Web sites
2. Site-to-site VPN convergence(voice, video, data) – Unites separate offices, expands tele-worker capabilities, and terminates VPN tunnels for remote locations and VPN phones
3. Remote VPN (IP Sec and SSL VPN) –Provides mobile users with access to all office services, controls access to resources via user and groups, and maintains security through DPI 7. LAN traffic protection – Inspects and cleans every packet of encrypted traffic crossing the LAN from content-based threats such as viruses and malware
4. Uninterrupted, high-quality voice and video – Enables administrators to prioritize voice and video over other less time-sensitive traffic 8. Granular log controls to track all network activity – Allows network administrators to track network utilization, monitor security activity, and view Web usage
5. Specified traffic restrictions – Scans files/documents for keywords and specified content 9. Future-proofed network – Adapts and responds to emerging threats as new applications and data traverse your network



How do SonicWALL solutions compare to Cisco ASA products?

First, better, more comprehensive protection, using patented RFDPI (Re-assembly Free Deep Packet Inspection) technology, plus seamlessly integrated services featuring gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, enforced desktop anti-virus, content filtering, and application intelligence, are available with SonicWALL solutions, but not with Cisco's offerings.


Model

Performance

Protection

Price

Stateful
Throughput
VPN
Throughput
Gateway
Anti-Virus
Anti-
Spam
Content
Filtering
Intrusion
Protection
Cisco ASA 5505 150 Mps 100 Mps Service Available Service Not Available Service Not Available Service Not Available $845
TZ 210 200 Mps 75 Mps Service Available Service Available Service Available Service Available $795
Cisco ASA 5510 300 Mps 170 Mps Service Available Service Not Available Service Not Available Service Not Available $3,495
NSA 2400 775 Mps 300 Mps Service Available Service Available Service Available Service Available $2,495
Cisco ASA 5520 450 Mps 225 Mps Service Available Service Not Available Service Not Available Service Not Available $7,795
NSA 4500 2750 Mps 1000 Mps Service Available Service Available Service Available Service Available $4,995
Cisco ASA 5540 650 Mps 325 Mps Service Available Service Not Available Service Not Available Service Not Available $16,995
NSA E5500 3900 Mps 1700 Mps Service Available Service Available Service Available Service Available $9,995
Cisco ASA 5550 1200 Mps 425 Mps Service Available Service Not Available Service Not Available Service Not Available $19,995
NSA E6500 5000 Mps 2700 Mps Service Available Service Available Service Available Service Available $17,995
Cisco ASA 5580 5000 Mps 1000 Mps Service Available Service Not Available Service Not Available Service Not Available $49,995
NSA E7500 5600 Mps 3000 Mps Service Available Service Available Service Available Service Available $29,995

Make the Best Decision for Securing Your Network
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*Disclaimer: Statements contained in this document are based on publicly available information as of January 01, 2011