What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SonicWall NSa?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 24, 2023

Compared to Fortinet and Cisco, SonicWall NSa is a cheaper solution. You have to pay additionally for IPS, which is not part of the solution's license.

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Real User
Top 20
Apr 3, 2023

Licensing costs are reasonable.

Real User
Feb 2, 2023

SonicWall NSa has reasonable pricing. My company pays for it yearly, but I forgot how much the company pays. From what I remember, you only pay for the license fees.

Suman Meena - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Jan 30, 2023

I don't deal with pricing for SonicWall NSa, so I have no information on that.

Real User
Top 5
Dec 23, 2022

For some services, we have to pay for a license. We need to renew for either one or three years. It can be quite expensive compared to other products with the same features.

Real User
Top 20
Nov 18, 2022

I'm not familiar with the licensing aspects of the solution. I'm a technical person. I don't care about the cost.

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PhosikaSithisane - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5
Sep 20, 2022

We paid about 10,000 in our currency for one packet of SonicWall NSa.

Top 10
May 25, 2022

You don't need to pay an annual fee, but any cost matters to the customer. Let's say SonicWall is giving me a firewall at a certain price, while a FortiGate firewall costs the same but offers added features like free SSL and active/active. Then customers might think it's better to buy a FortiGate. Competitors provide SSL encryption licenses for free, whereas SonicWall only provides two licenses by default, but you have to pay for the rest of the licenses. However, when most customers go beyond 20 or so users with SSL licenses, they usually go with a dedicated appliance, so a firewall should provide at least 20 to 25 SSL licenses for free.

MohammedMateen - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Feb 15, 2022

SonicWall NSa has two types of license, so the cost would depend on the license. The advanced license is a bit expensive when compared to the comprehensive license, but when you compare the advanced license to the licensing cost of other brands or competitors, it is expensive. One good point about the more expensive license for this product it that they provide a hardware guarantee, which means direct replacement, no matter how long you've been using it, whether you've used it for two, three, five, or seven years. You can easily have your device directly replaced if it's having issues with the firewall, software, or hardware, etc. You can get this done as an end user, or as a customer. You just have to fill in and send back the application form for device replacement, provide the serial number and the model number, and that's it. They will replace your device. It's also easy for them to transfer your license to another device. SonicWall NSa is worth the money.

Real User
Top 20
Jan 12, 2022

The pricing is on par with others on the market. It's not overly expensive. The cheaper option is between €100 and €200. However, NSa has different models and the more expensive one is for around €10,000, more or less. When we purchase our NSa, we buy the firewall and the security services. The security services are for a period of time from one year to three years. When we arrive at the end of the contract we need to renew the security services, however, the firewall will still work. We only need to renew the security services.

Real User
Top 20
Dec 27, 2021

We have a yearly license. SonicWall's price is better than other vendors. We get a discount of about 15 percent off the initial cost.

Real User
Top 20
Dec 22, 2021

You can buy the license for one or three years, and we mostly choose the three year. That's a little bit cheaper.

Real User
Top 20
Oct 8, 2021

The pricing is reasonable, however, all firewalls have high prices for subscriptions for their services to cover after warranty needs for content filtering, for antiviruses, for web filtering, et cetera. All firewalls have extra prices. After spending so much money year over year, we were surprised that we had to still pay more than the device cost just to covers services. That's why you may find that most companies stop their services and just running the firewall as a box. Most small companies stop their services just due to the high subscription fees. That said, multinationals or larger organizations likely still pay the service fees. In places like Pakistan, a developing country, it's hard to continuously pay, as we find the continuing service fees expensive. They should work to make an exception for certain regions such as ours.

Real User
Aug 13, 2021

There is a license required for this solution and you can purchase a one, two, or three year term. Typically businesses choose the one year subscription and then later choose the three year licensing option if they are satisfied.

Real User
Jul 24, 2021

We purchase the license on a yearly basis. They do have the option to purchase yearly, or two years, and three years of renewal. I believe the pricing is reasonable. There are some competitors that offer more features but are more expensive. For organizations and small businesses should choose SonicWall.

Luke Wainwright - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5
May 25, 2021

Our organization would pay for a license every two to three years.

Real User
Apr 27, 2021

While I don't know the exact amount off the top of my head, I would estimate the licensing package was about $15,000 to $20,000 a year. Your original purchase includes the purchase of the hardware, licensing, and support. It's not a cheap device.

Real User
Top 20
Mar 19, 2021

SonicWall still is only a dollar or Euro per gigabit. This means, of the IPsec, it's the cheapest solution. Due to the fact that we've got some projects now, we might abandon IPsec, as we had two Blade fibers with separate paths to a secondary location and we will start using MACsec. It's a layer 2 security. Therefore, we don't need IPsec anymore. Originally, actually, we bought it without any licenses, just boxes with IPsec capabilities. The pricing, in comparison to some solutions, such as Palo Alto, is much better.

Real User
Mar 2, 2021

It would be better if it has a better price, but its price is okay considering the benefits that you receive.

Real User
Feb 23, 2021

Normally, when we buy any product, we buy it with a five-year service built into it. Later on, depending on the growth of the organization, we go for a new one or an upgrade.

Real User
Jan 25, 2021

Its price is okay.

Real User
Dec 17, 2020

Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis, and we are happy with the pricing. This is one of the reasons that we choose this product.

Real User
Dec 10, 2020

When implemented properly, the total cost of operation is very low.

Nov 5, 2020

The pricing of SonicWall is still in line with Fortinet and Checkpoint. Personally, if I were presented with a decision between SonicWall, Checkpoint, or Fortinet, it would be a no-brainer.

Real User
Oct 20, 2020

The pricing is pretty reasonable. We don't find it to be overly expensive.

Real User
Oct 11, 2020

SonicWall is not an expensive solution.

Real User
Oct 7, 2020

The price is reasonable for what it does.

Aug 30, 2020

The pricing is good and we are satisfied with the cost of this solution. They provide good value for the price.

Real User
Aug 23, 2020

The pricing and value are good.

Real User
Aug 20, 2020

SonicWall is a one-time purchase and there is no renewal license.

Real User
Aug 19, 2020

Our licensing fees are paid annually. It's on par with whatever is on the market. They are all the same, so it's not high or low. It's on the same level as any other hardware in the same category.

Jul 26, 2020

If you want to connect more than five concurrent users by VPN then you have to pay an additional fee.

Real User
Top 10
Jul 22, 2020

I'm not sure what the pricing of the product is. It falls within a middle range in terms of pricing. It' not the cheapest or more expensive. The SSL VPN feature, which is what we needed to purchase, is a separate license.

Real User
Jul 10, 2019

In our evaluation, we found that the costs of deploying the solution, and also purchasing the hardware and licenses, were very attractive. The ratio of costs vs efficiency of SonicWall products is very good.

SSL - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 13, 2017

All advanced features are licensed capabilities, such as Advanced Gateway Security Suite or Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite. VPN clients are licensed, and you have to choose a type of license you want (how ridiculous is that).

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