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"The ease of use is great. It's pretty easy for users to get on the tablet or whatever and select the bookmark they need and just take it over.""The solution offers multiple OS support."

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"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 like the load balancing capability.""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.""I think they ask for a fair price.""SonicWall SMA allows us to provide CML-based access to any user.""I am very satisfied with the technical support."

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"Lacks multiple cloud integration.""Technical support can always get better. Any time you have to call in for any certain thing, it can be difficult."

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"User interface could be improved.""The timed synchronization between the network appliance needs improvement.""I'd like to see the product maybe polish keyboards in Bookmark.""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.""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.""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 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."

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  • "Our licenses are stackable and can be anywhere from five users to a million users."
  • "This solution is priced well and we currently have the maximum number of licenses allowed."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The ease of use is great. It's pretty easy for users to get on the tablet or whatever and select the bookmark they need and just take it over.
    Top Answer:Technical support can always get better. Any time you have to call in for any certain thing, it can be difficult. Maybe that could be something that could be improved.
    Top Answer:We have a few clients that use it. Most clients will use the NetExtender more, however, other than that, they do use Mobile Connect. Mainly it's used to take over their workstation at their office.
    Top Answer:I am very satisfied with the technical support.
    Top Answer:We need to keep applying updates that are supplied from the OEM. On the customer's side, we have a centralized system. There is software to manage their security appliance, as well as their network… more »
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    Also Known As
    SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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    SonicWall Mobile Connect gives your employees safe, easy access to the data and resources they need to be productive from a range of devices, including iOS, OS X, Android, Chrome OS, Kindle Fire and Windows. Display only the resources to which your workforce is authorized based on your policies for each user and mobile platform. Ensure that your corporate network is protected from mobile threats and unauthorized access with our durable secure VPN client.

    SonicWall SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
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    Sample Customers
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    UnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Non Profit6%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Non Profit4%
    Company Size
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business73%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise9%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall SMA
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall SMA and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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    SonicWall Mobile Connect is ranked 23rd in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 2 reviews while SonicWall SMA is ranked 14th in Enterprise Infrastructure VPN with 7 reviews. SonicWall Mobile Connect is rated 0.0, while SonicWall SMA is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SonicWall Mobile Connect writes "Problem-free and easy to use with a clean interface". 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". SonicWall Mobile Connect is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, OpenVPN Access Server, Zscaler Private Access and Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, whereas SonicWall SMA is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, Fortinet FortiClient, Pulse Connect Secure, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway and Citrix Gateway. See our SonicWall Mobile Connect vs. SonicWall SMA report.

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