We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and SonicWall SMA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Infrastructure VPN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It works perfectly for me. It is very user-friendly in terms of the configuration and the setup process."
"All of our offices are using Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway. The solution is scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is its performance. It is very fast."
"The best feature is the ability to connect from anywhere."
"It is scalable and depends on your chosen network bandwidth."
"The interoperability with various firewall and access gateway vendors is one of this solution's most valuable features"
"SonicWall SMA allows us to provide CML-based access to any user."
"I think they ask for a fair price."
"What I like best about SonicWall SMA is the relationship between its features and its price, because the solution is both affordable and functional."
"I am very satisfied with the technical support."
"Secure Mobile Access (SMA) is easy to configure and the deployment is straightforward. However, this is mostly because of the AWS setup."
"The performance is good."
"In the next release, Microsoft should add an option to schedule upgrades."
"Their technical support could be better. If you don't have a support contract, it takes longer."
"It isn't stabilized on the first day, and you need to set up the channels properly."
"Make it completely routable, for example, if I have a gateway, I should be able to connect to whatever network I want on either side of the gateway, and the gateway should figure out which packet goes where."
"Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway could improve by providing IPS zero-day threat protection. For example, the IPS zero-day threat protection can monitor the user behavior to protect the infrastructure. The solution can only be used as a VPN, it is lacking features."
"The solution has 2FA, it will generate a token and send it to an email, but multifactor authentication is not available. I would suggest that there should be MFA integration and provided with the appliance."
"I'd like to see the product maybe polish keyboards in Bookmark."
"User interface could be improved."
"The problem is that when combined with what the client already has, there are two different logins and two different management systems, and these should be consolidated into a single interface."
"SonicWall's reporting isn't good. Reports should be part of a data plan. The login mechanism should be improved. It would be helpful if the client could use an agent to log in. An agent-server model would improve the performance of the RDB, which consumes a lot of bandwidth."
"The only thing that they could try to improve is the support for enterprise customers. Normally enterprises and SMBs can create a ticket, but for enterprises, SonicWall SMA needs to provide a global view, and this is what's currently missing. It's not even a question of timing. It's a question of the global vision because currently, it's lacking. They concentrate on the topic, but not on the means and not on the global picture. In most cases, there's something wrong with the integration of SonicWall SMA with other products, so that could also be improved."
A VPN gateway is a specific type of virtual network gateway that is used to send encrypted traffic between an Azure virtual network and an on-premises location over the public Internet. You can also use a VPN gateway to send encrypted traffic between Azure virtual networks over the Microsoft network. Each virtual network can have only one VPN gateway. However, you can create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway. When you create multiple connections to the same VPN gateway, all VPN tunnels share the available gateway bandwidth.
Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is ranked 10th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 14th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 6 reviews. Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is rated 7.2, while SonicWall SMA is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway writes "Difficult to install, not universally usable, and the stability could be improved, but it works". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "Has a good relationship between features and pricing, as it's both affordable and functional". Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway is most compared with OpenVPN Access Server, Fortinet FortiClient, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks and Barracuda SSL VPN, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, Fortinet FortiClient, Pulse Connect Secure, Cisco SD-WAN and Citrix Gateway. See our Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway vs. SonicWall SMA report.
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