Sonicwall TZ series firewall

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SonicWALL  comparing the TZ Series of firewalls

According to the company, “The SonicWALL TZ Series is the ideal total security platform for home, small and remote/branch offices, providing a compelling blend of ease-of-use for basic networks and unsurpassed flexibility for more complex networks”. There are different models in the TZ series ranging from the TZ 150 to the TZ 190.  Similarities between all models in the TZ series are that they all come with stateful packet inspection firewall, unlimited file size protection, protocol scanning, and are ICSA firewall certified. All models also have optional upgrades available such as Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware & IPS, Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware, Content Filtering Service (CFS), ViewPoint Reporting, Dynamic Support 8×5 and/or Dynamic Support 24×7.

The TZ Series is capable of scanning 50+ protocols and supports anywhere from 5 FE interfaces to 10 FE interfaces. The memory included with TZ series models is available in 64MB and 128MB with 8MB or 16MB flash memory. This series is capable of handling 5000 different threat signatures and handles DHCP leases in quantities of 32 or 1024. Interface to interface scanning is standard in every model in the series except for the basic model. All models include voice over IP (VoIP) and only the top two models have 802.11 b/g wireless LAN capabilities.

The TZ series can perform stateful throughput at 30 or 90 mbps and deep packet inspection throughput at 5 or 10 mbps. 3des/aes VPN throughput is performed at 10 or 30 mbps. This series supports 2000 or 6000 connections depending upon the models chosen.  The TZ series of SonicWALL is supported by dynamic support 8 hours a day five days a week (8×5) out of the box for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days to help get the system set up and running.

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