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SonicWall TZ300 discontinued; TZ350 takes the stage

SonicWall’s best-selling SonicWall TZ300 has been a mainstay in small business network security for years, but 2019 proved to be the best time to pass on the torch. The SonicWall TZ300 is officially discontinued. However, from the success of the TZ300 was born the next generation of next gen protection: the SonicWall TZ350. Firewalls are continuously improved and updated in order to keep pace with the cyber arms race. With attacks growing more advanced, more targeted, and more elusive than ever before, SonicWall needed a new star that could truly extend enterprise-level protection to small businesses.

The new SonicWall TZ350 and SonicWall SOHO 250 are the first small office/home office firewalls with enough power and performance to offer SonicWall’s Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a cloud-based multi-engine sandbox that sports high security effectiveness against advanced persistent threats, zero day vulnerabilities, malware, and ransomware. In fact, the threat research team at SonicWall Capture Labs says Capture ATP identifies and stops over 1,000 new attacks each business day.

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SonicWall TZ300

SonicWall TZ300 at a Glance

Firewall Throughput: 750 Mbps

DPI SSL Throughput: 60 Mbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 235 Mbps

SSL VPN Licenses: 1 Included, 50 Max

SonicWall TZ300 Discontinued

The SonicWall TZ300 was one of the most popular Next Generation Firewalls during its tenure, but this mighty SMB appliance has finally reached retirement age. Last Order Day, the first step in the SonicWall Life Cycle, was issued January 22nd, 2020. That means no more SonicWall TZ300 physical products will be manufactured. The duration of this phase of retirement is dependent on multiple factors like outstanding inventory remaining at distributors.

If you currently own a SonicWall TZ300 and are worried you’re about to lose security services, you’re in luck. Though no more appliances will be sold after this TZ300 discontinued date, annual license subscriptions will still be active and function as normal, and you will still be able to purchase Renewals & Licensing for the SonicWall TZ300 until the official “End of Support” phase in January 2025.

SonicWall TZ350

SonicWall TZ350 at a Glance

Firewall Throughput: 1.0 Gbps

DPI SSL Throughput: 65 Mbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 335 Mbps

SSL VPN Licenses: 1 Included, 75 Max

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The SonicWall TZ350 Rises

The era of choosing between performance and security has ended. SonicWall’s newest generation of firewalls are designed to handle the increased bandwidth demand required by cloud-based Software-as-a-Service apps, video steaming sites, and resource-heavy social media. The SonicWall TZ350 offers significantly higher Deep Packet Inspection capabilities to meet the growing volume of encrypted traffic on the web. This also means that if you’re paying for a gigabit Internet connection, you’ll get greater capacity to utilize that speed and support more users. Plus, the TZ350 firewall includes a DPI SSL license by default, so you’ll be inspecting encrypted traffic right out of the gate.

Wireless networking is easier too with the SonicWall TZ350, which can support both traditional 802.11ac wireless standards as well as the higher performing Wave 2 standards. Wi-Fi speeds and  appetite for mobile connectivity are increasing exponentially, so it’s best to get on more advanced Wave 2 protocols sooner rather than later.

Onboard memory also saw a boost with the SonicWall TZ350 hosting onboard memory up to 1 GB. That means the footprint of users on your network can grow without losing the ability to manage them all with granular rules and policies. It also translates into more robust reporting to illuminate IT decisions.

Upgrade to the TZ350 Today

Don’t wait to be dragged kicking and screaming off your old box. Visit our SonicWall TZ350 page and Live Chat with our team to see how to get enterprise-class security at a small business firewall price-point.

Cents & Extensibility: Affordability, scalability, & SonicWall TZ300 as the Jane Austen of Network Security

The Jane Austen of Network Security? What on Earth does that even mean?

Well, the similarities are there:

  • You’ve probably heard of it. In fact, it may be the first example that pops into your head when the subject is brought up.
  • Someone you know probably has one, and they highly recommend it.
  • Competitors are jonesing for a similar success story of their own.
  • It’s been around for years and isn’t leaving anytime soon.
  • Its popularity is based on the fact that the product is, in fact, really damn good.
  • You can pick it up on the cheap (hence the cents) instead of dishing out big bucks on a hyped-up new release that you’re not sure you’ll even like.

Just as Jane Austen is an indisputable bestseller that can be trusted to fly off store shelves at a regular clip, the SonicWall TZ300 is one of the most popular next-generation firewalls sold across the web. These appliances are in high demand and this week we intend to parse out precisely why the second smallest of the SonicWall TZ series, the TZ300, is a timeless classic.

Some Quick Stats

Max speed: 1.3 Gbps

Interfaces: 7 x GbE, 1 USB, 1 Console

Optional Interfaces: 100+ add-on ports with X-Series network switches

Security Processors: 2 x 800 MHz

VLAN Interfaces: 25

Appliance-Only Price: $484.00

Deciphering the buzzwords

Enterprise-Grade Protection

The TZ300 is designed to provide the Maserati of network protection at the price-point of a Mazda. In short, the TZ300 is the Mazda Miata of firewalls. With the TZ Series, SonicWall committed to making cyber security bells-and-whistles accessible even to the small business owner who may not have the budget squirreled away for the info sec equivalent of a supercar.

The TZ Series utilizes the same code base and many of the same features as the SonicWall SuperMassive series, a series designed to provide security suitable for multinational corporations, hospital campuses, and far-flung remote databases. Not only does this mean that your network administrator will be treading familiar waters if they have previous experience with these bigger, badder SuperMassives, but it also means you can rest assured knowing you have access to some of the same tools, interfaces, and resources that cash-flush networking giants use.

Next-Generation Firewall

Firewalls have gotten clever. The firewalls of yesteryear amounted to not much more than a lightly-guarded gateway between your network and the outside world. However, the next generation of firewalls saw the rise of new, smarter features designed to up the work load on a firewall’s list of chores.

  • SonicWall’s Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) ensures that both inbound and outbound traffic is scanned and validated before passing through your perimeter.
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) actively work to keep network raiders at bay.
  • Multiple security processors are constantly comparing data packets in your network environment to archives of threat signatures updated in real time.

Next-generation is a designation given to firewalls that act as more than just a slack-jawed bouncer standing in the doorway. Instead, the TZ300 is an active, efficient sentry prowling your perimeter.


The TZ Series was built to work with your system, not in spite of it. A TZ300 added to an existing network can be easily monitored and managed remotely through SonicWall’s Global Management System (GMS). In addition, the sheer ease of setting up secure remote access through VPN tunnels qualifies the TZ300 as a fine contender when expanding networks to accommodate remote users.

The SonicWall TZ300 is scalable because it possesses the versatility required to fill many roles. When the needs of your organization evolve, you can trust the TZ300 to evolve with you.

Sandboxes & Signatures

Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the TZ300 is its compatitibility with SonicWall’s Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). We wrote about Capture ATP in a previous blog post, so be sure to slide on over to that article for further details.

Capture ATP is a best-in-class sandbox client included in an Advanced Gateway Security Suite. With cloud-based signature scanning and three separate processing engines to triple-check against known threats, Capture ATP is the gold standard in network fortress-building. Most importantly, it catches zero-day threats like ransomware at the gateway and quarantines the malicious data until you decide its fate. With Capture ATP and a SonicWall TZ300, you’ll leave the next Petya or Wannacry stranded in limbo while your network carries on, uninterrupted.

Start your next chapter

It’s powerful. It’s affordable. It does everything you’re looking for, plus a little more. And that’s just a few of the reasons why the SonicWall TZ300 has secured its title as a best-seller. 1.3 gigs of throughput? Comprehensive security features? A sub-$500 price tag? Much like your favorite book, the TZ300 is a classic that you will keep coming back to time and time again.


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