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Online MacGyver

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Re: Sonicwall Alternatives
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2014, 10:46:46 AM »
James you're correct in that Sonicwall will cause some problems for you that can be hard to track down.  You just know that when you take the box out of the equation, the problem is resolved.  It was nice when they started putting a packet capture option in the Sonicwall itself.  That doesn't always help, but it is useful.

Well right now hundreds of thousands of Joomla based websites aren't accessible to most likely hundreds of thousands of DELL Sonicwall users if they use DELL Sonicwall's Gateway Antivirus as the sites are being flagged with a false positive for a Trojan.  There is a long thread about it over on their forum but in true DELL spirit the response is "Oh my goodness gracious dis is goink to be takink some time.  Maybe next week I be contactink you back.  Tankink you bery much."

As was said on their board, Isn't the purpose of having a virus team to be fluid so you can response within minutes to new threats and issue new definitions?
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Offline Marc Haycook

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Re: Sonicwall Alternatives
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2014, 08:10:34 PM »
Sonic wall and SIP are a bad combination.

As far as EOL... it's usually around ten years.
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Re: Sonicwall Alternatives
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2014, 08:12:49 PM »
Unfortunately, a $1000 router is usually out of the budget for what we're doing. 

Stupid question...Do you still have to configure them via a CLI, or can you use a GUI for everything?

All Cisco routers can now be programmed via GUI.
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Re: Sonicwall Alternatives
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 10:30:11 AM »
More threads are now appearing in the Sonicwall forum about false GAV positives that are affecting people's businesses, yet nothing is happening.  Peggy over in India says they're not acknowledging tickets due to high call volume.  Gee, ya think?

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Offline tonyburkhart

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Re: Sonicwall Alternatives
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 10:39:49 AM »
wow, I'll have to pass this on to Paul and see if he's come across that
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