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SonicWall SMA vs Symantec VIP Access Manager comparison

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We performed a comparison between SonicWall SMA and Symantec VIP Access Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Universal Access Gateways solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed SonicWall SMA vs. Symantec VIP Access Manager report (Updated: August 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Other than it provides us with remote access, so it's fairly easy to install, fairly easy to set up, and provides us the ability to get into our corporate environment.
    Top Answer:I've been using it so long I'm used to the way that it works, so it really doesn't have any problem as far as I can tell. I check for updates a lot. I reset it sometimes. I can show my credential ID… more »
    Top Answer:All of us in the practice work remotely from home across the country, so we all use it for remote access.
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    Also Known As
    SonicWall Aventail, SonicWall SMA SSL-VPN, SonicWall Secure Mobile Access
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    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.

    Symantec VIP Access Manager is the next generation control platform that integrates Single Sign-On (SSO) with strong authentication, access control, and user management. It offers users and administrators control, convenience, and compliance for public and private cloud- based applications. Symantec VIP Access Manager solves cloud security problems using identity and/or context-based access control across multiple cloud applications. In the cloud, where a traditional enterprise perimeter doesn't exist, this solution fills the gap. Through Symantec VIP Access Manager, administrators can define policies that utilize the built-in user directory or existing identity management infrastructure to enforce security and compliance for applications without getting in the way of productivity. Symantec VIP Access Manager can also protect and consolidate access management for on-premise web applications. It also simplifies compliance auditing for cloud applications by consolidating logs across all applications it protects.

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    Sample Customers
    UnitedStack, Newport City Homes, Faith Lutheran College Redlands, PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Celtic Manor Resort
    Maine Medical Center, Aria S.p.A
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization5%
    Leisure / Travel Company14%
    Real Estate/Law Firm14%
    Hospitality Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business73%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise9%
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Small Business31%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    SonicWall SMA is ranked 2nd in Universal Access Gateways with 6 reviews while Symantec VIP Access Manager is ranked 14th in Authentication Systems. SonicWall SMA is rated 7.6, while Symantec VIP Access Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of SonicWall SMA writes "Has a good relationship between features and pricing, as it's both affordable and functional". On the other hand, SonicWall SMA is most compared with SonicWall Netextender, Fortinet FortiClient, Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway, Pulse Connect Secure and Cisco SD-WAN, whereas Symantec VIP Access Manager is most compared with Microsoft Authenticator, Check Point Remote Access VPN, Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Duo Security.

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