Looking at the prices of Sonicwall Firewalls, and all the additional charges for the addons required (addons that should just come bundled in
the original price) .......
Im considering alternatives to say the sonicwall TZ300.
the basic TZ300 unit requires addons for content filtering, intrustion prevention , packet inspection , licenses for VPN client for PC's , all at additional costs
without all these addons, is it even worth getting over something much cheaper ?
So what does the TZ300 actually give, that a good modern business class router (say a Draytek) cant ?
A descent router should be able to give site to site VPN, statefull packet inspection, port forwarding FROM specific internet IP's only etc etc ??
Has anyone gone down this path lately with Hardware firewall upgrades?
This is generalizing, Companies with anywhere between 5-30 PC's . We have a few clients with very old Sonicwalls .