Sonicwall TZ400 worth it?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by lunarlander, May 3, 2021.

  1. lunarlander

    lunarlander Registered Member

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    Hi,

    In this day and age where the network perimeter is said to be gone, is it still worth it to invest in a perimeter firewall like the Dell Sonicwall ?

    I was looking to revive my pfSense and include a plugin to do Netflows, when I thought, hey why not buy a Sonicwall ?

    If I have a Sonicwall with it's cloud based sandbox detonator, then I wouldn't have to worry about compatibility issues like when I tried BitDefender Gravityzone which has issues with my VoodooShield and Comodo. BitDefender said they are not compatible and had me remove them before it will install.
     
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  2. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    TZ400 for home use? Absolutely overkill, and veeeeryyy expensive

    https://itprice.com/dell-price-list/sonic wall.html
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/accessories/apd/a8312299
     
  3. Tunerz

    Tunerz Registered Member

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    In addition to Brummelchen's advice, you'll also need to have a SonicWall license subscription to unlock features such as content filtering, gateway anti-virus, IDS/IPS, application control, capture advanced threat protection (the cloud sandbox thing). It's pricing is something of a business IT expense, and a bit too costly for a regular home use.
     
  4. Floyd 57

    Floyd 57 Registered Member

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    Lol imagine buying a $1K firewall and then having to pay sub too. What a money grab, aimed for rich people obv.
     
  5. Brocke

    Brocke Registered Member

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    I use a firewalla gold firewall.
     
  6. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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  7. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

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    Uhhh... It's an business class firewall. This was never intended to be used in a home.
     
  8. Floyd 57

    Floyd 57 Registered Member

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    Still sounds expensive. Not that I'd know. But ain't there cheaper and just as good solutions?
     
  9. Brummelchen

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