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October 2007

SonicWALL TZ 180W firewall product review

FIREWALL SonicWALL TZ 180W REVIEWED BY JOEL SNYDER SonicWALL Price: $700 for 10-user version with standard O/S SonicWALL has been a major player in the SME firewall market for as long as there has been a market, helping to define what SME firewalls should look like, cost and do. The SonicWALL TZ 180W UTM continues SonicWALL's tradition of products designed and sized for the small business. Ease of Use A- Small-office firewalls are often difficult to use, as developers jam more and more features into poorly designed user interfaces. The TZ 180W, from opening the box to final deployment, has a sophisticated and refined feel. Although we ran into a bug in the initial deployment wizard and some misdirected online help, every other part of the system was easy to use. The TZ 180W with SonicWALL's SonicOS Standard is stripped down from an enterprise firewall, which means that some features, such as NAT, come as "one size fits all." However, SonicWALL has chosen an excellent subset of features--more than most network managers will need-...

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