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What needs improvement with Sangfor NGAF?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Sangfor NGAF.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

PeerSpot user
1010 Answers

SaadAziz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The firewall system needs gradual improvements because there are more threats and challenges in the world every day. Sangfor NGAF has a comprehensive database for ransomware and viruses, but when we compare it to other solutions, the price could be more competitive. Since we have a very comprehensive solution with Sangfor NGAF, it is hard to identify any additional features we want to add. It already provides good features for ransomware attacks and data recovery. In the past, we wanted encrypted data for a virus to be recoverable, and Sangfor offered the solution.

Raheel Fazil - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

Sangfor could improve their interface capacity on the 5100 series model and upgrade their hardware from one gig to 10 gig. This would improve the overall throughput.

Daniel Gerard Diaz - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

For some reason, Sangfor doesn't filter certain websites and applications. It should recognize them and utilize the bandwidth between applications. Also, if we try to block YouTube or Facebook videos, some users will use applications like Syphon for viewing so our bandwidth is still being utilized for non-work purposes. It might detect that somebody is using Syphon, but it cannot be blocked. It's not consistent, sometimes one user can be blocked while another will have access.

Vidura Senadeera - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

An area for improvement would be the number of ports defined on the box. In the next release, I would like them to develop their provisioning stage of enrolling end devices.

Muhammad  USman - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

I believe that IAM and NGFW need to merge into a single box, instead of there being two separate box solutions.

Babar_Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It would be ideal if the solution offered SD-WAN capabilities. It's not as good as what is offered by Fortinet, for example. They need to increase the number of ports in the firewall. Both Fortinet and Sophos, for example, provide many more than what Sangfor provides.

M.IMRAN-1500894 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The web interface needs to be improved, making it more user-friendly.

reviewer1368798 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

These days there are lots of breaches and vulnerabilities which you can see if you do some research. Sangfor has similar issues with one or two products where customers have had problems. The company deaks with these things immediately and quickly brings out new firmware to solve the issue so I'm not aware of any deficiency in the solution. If a customer finds a feature lacking, we open a ticket to support and Sangfor comes up with the appropriate new firmware within 10 days. If you were to do the same with other vendors, it would normally take four to five months to get the new feature.

reviewer1083897 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

In terms of improvement, it should have integrated consoles. Since we have various products and we need one console that we can use to manage all of the solutions. Sangfor should provide it. It could also be cheaper.

NadeemKhan - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We're still evaluating the program, so there is no guarantee that we will always get this kind of protection. They need to improve their research team and they need to study their data to analyze it and build the product. I think the developers should sit with their clients to understand how they can improve their product. Although it's running very smooth, they need to collect data from their clients to improve the product. Cisco, for example, has forums where you can go and type in your question and get the answer. So the developers of Sangfor needs to get feedback from the users and adapt their product on the basis of that feedback.

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