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SonicWall TZ370 Review & Why Now’s The Time To Upgrade Your Small Business Firewall

SonicWall TZ370 Review

The SonicWall TZ370 is among a group of new firewalls with a 7 in their model number released in 2020. So why do they share that lucky number? Because they run on SonicWall’s latest operating system, SonicOS 7.0. And that means they can handle all the latest and greatest security and networking features you can think of. The TZ300 was one of SonicWall’s most popular small business firewalls, and the TZ350 has been a worthy successor. With that said, why is the TZ370 even better than its predecessors? Read on for a look at the features and benefits of this firewall in our SonicWall TZ370 review.

Are SonicWall Firewalls Any Good?

Originally founded in 1991, what is now known as SonicWall released its first small business firewall more than 20 years ago. And the company has been a leader in the network security space ever since. Numerous third party organizations recognize SonicWall as a one of the top cybersecurity companies in the game, and its feature-rich, high-performance firewalls back that position up. Gen 7 firewalls offer top-notch throughput with excellent connectivity options for small business to enterprise deployments.

SonicWall’s security & networking features available through these firewalls are among the best out there as well. They include:

  • Capture ATP sandboxing and its Real Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI)
  • Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) – offering security analysis of all traffic in real-time
  • TLS 1.3 support to inspect encrypted traffic
  • Integrated Secure SD-WAN
  • High-speed VPN
  • Zero-touch deployment
  • Single-pane-of-glass cloud management
  • 24×7 Support

Those features are on top of the other services you’d expect, like antivirus, antispyware, content filtering, and antispam to name a few. Now back to our TZ370 review.

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What Businesses Would Be A Good Fit For The SonicWall TZ370?

The TZ370 works best for small business and small branch office deployments. That goes along with a recommended user count of up to 25, meaning it can comfortably secure a typical smaller office environment. On top of that, zero-touch deployment allows businesses to have this firewall up and running in no time. As small businesses and branches typically don’t have IT staff or expertise, this is a valuable tool. Adding to that flexibility, for those looking at adding WiFi, the available TZ370W serves as a Wave 2 wireless access point as well.

The security and connectivity features mentioned above simply weren’t available a few years ago on a desktop device – as the TZ370 is. Additionally, with ever increasing speeds offered by internet providers, an older device means small businesses are most likely paying for a connection speed the firewall can’t support. We’ll get to just how fast the TZ370 is in a moment. But in short, it supports gig speeds even with security services turned on. Those older devices in its class don’t come close. So if your business has a previous generation firewall, whether TZ or otherwise, it’s time to take a look at upgrading. Need more reasons why? Let’s dive into its tech specs as we continue this SonicWall TZ370 review.

SonicWall TZ370 Specs


Firewall Throughput: 3 Gbps

IPS Throughput: 1.5 Gbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 1 Gbps

IPSec VPN Throughput: 1.3 Gbps

Maximum Connections (DPI): 200,000

Connections per Second: 9,000

Interfaces: 8x1GbE, 2 USB 3.0, 1 Console

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SonicWall TZ370 Pricing & Availability

The SonicWall TZ370 retails for under $700 as a standalone appliance, with the wireless TZ370W about $100 more. That places the TZ370 among the leaders in price to performance in the desktop firewall class. To take full advantage of its security, connectivity, & management features, choose a services bundle. TotalSecure Advanced Edition covers all the bases, with the less comprehensive Essential and Threat Editions also available.

SonicWall security bundles come in one, three, and five year subscription options. And because we mentioned upgrading from an older firewall, note that you may qualify for special pricing under SonicWall’s Secure Upgrade program. Visit our site or talk to an expert at 866-645-2140 to learn how to get a TZ370 for your network.


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.

Catch the SonicWave of WiFi

Meet the New SonicWave 200 Series Wireless Access Points

SonicWall has been busy with new product releases in 2019, with the SOHO 250 and TZ350 firewalls and Cloud App Security already making waves in the cyber security market. Speaking of waves, SonicWall’s latest devices expand on its wireless access point offerings, with the SonicWave 200 Series. Three new models make up the new series of SonicWave APs, offering a new option for any type of environment complete with improved uptime, easy deployment, cloud management, and stronger security. The 224W is wall-mountable, the 231C goes on the ceiling, and the 231O is ready for whatever the great outdoors has to throw its way.

These APs feature 802.11ac Wave 2 technology and attain MU-MIMO (multi-use, multi-input, multi-output) support to maximize performance. They’re also simple to deploy thanks to integration with the SonicWiFi App (scan a QR code and they’re ready to use) and simple to manage whether you use SonicWall’s WiFi Cloud Manager or your SonicWall firewall – either way you need not pony up for an expensive, complex wireless access controller.

And SonicWall never forgets security. With Advanced Security Service, your AP will have Content Filtering and Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a cloud-based secure sandbox. The 231c and 231o also come complete with a dedicated third scanning radio to detect rogue access points.

Surf on over to our latest Feature Review video to see more about the new SonicWave 200 Series APs:

Charting the SonicWave Waters

To take an even deeper dive into the specs for each SonicWave, paddle over to our handy comparison table:

How Do I Get One?

So now that you’ve seen what each new SonicWave AP has to offer, you’re probably wondering, “How do I get 1…or 4…or 10 (depending on your space and user needs)?” We have you covered! Visit our SonicWave Access Point page to see all the available options to help you get your network up and running – and secure.


Reviewing SonicWall’s New SOHO 250 and TZ350 Firewalls

SonicWall Adds to its SOHO & TZ Firewalls

SonicWall TZ series firewalls already offer integrated security solutions for SMBs and even home offices, and now, SonicWall has announced new additions to the family, the SonicWall SOHO 250 (and SOHO 250W – the W stands for Wireless), and the SonicWall TZ350 (and TZ 350W). These new firewalls protect more connected devices, have higher speeds, and offer simple deployment & management of SonicWall’s first-class protection for your network – all in a compact, desktop package. And for the first time ever, SonicWall is offering a SOHO firewall that supports the advanced threat protection capabilities of SonicWall Capture ATP! We take a closer look at these brand new devices in the video below:

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SOHO 250 Spec Snapshot

SonicWall SOHO 250 and SOHO 250W

SonicWall SOHO 250

Max Firewall Throughput: 600 Mbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 200 Mbps

Network Interface Ports: 5 x 1GbE, 1 USB, 1 Console

Maximum Connections: 50,000

Maximum Connections (DPI SSL): 25,000

Maximum Supported Wireless Access Points: 4

Hardware-Only MSRP: $375

TZ350 Spec Snapshot

SonicWall TZ350 and TZ350W

SonicWall TZ350

Max Firewall Throughput: 1 Gbps

Threat Prevention Throughput: 335 Mbps

Network Interface Ports: 5 x 1GbE, 1 USB, 1 Console

Maximum Connections: 100,000

Maximum Connections (DPI SSL): 25,000

Maximum Supported Wireless Access Points: 8

Hardware-Only MSRP: $595

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Check Out Our Other Feature Review Videos

If you need something a little bigger or still aren’t sure which firewall is right for you, we’ve got plenty of resources available to help you decide. Take a look at our feature review videos of the SonicWall NSa 2650 and the Fortinet Fortigate 50E to see how they stack up! Check out our firewall buyer’s guide series and convenient comparison tables. We want you to be informed about all your options before entrusting a device with your network’s security.

Dive In to the SonicWall Catalog

Speaking of our Buyer’s Guide series, to get better acquainted with the security services subscriptions SonicWall offers, like the Advanced Gateway Security Suite (aka TotalSecure Advanced), or to see other SonicWall products for networks small to large, download our free SonicWall Buyer’s Guide.

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