sonicwall tz 200 vs watchguard firebox x500

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Hello,

I am looking to get a new firewall for our company(40 people). We have been using a Watchguard Firebox x500 but that is wigging out on us so we need to get a new firewall. I have head lots of good things about sonicWALL so i believe we will go with them(budget is under $1000) i was quoted the SonicWALL TZ 200 and was wondering if that is comparable to the x500. we have about 30-40 internal users and about 3-4 remote users at any one time. will this be a good replacement?

I noticed that the sonicWall is not rack mounted where as the x500 is... not that that makes any difference necessarily...

thanks!
dave
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I'm currently running one of these at my office
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/NSA_2400.html

has everything you are looking for and is rack mountable, mine is higher end but you can find lower versions that ask everything you want
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I've got a few customers running the TZ180, and TZ190 just fine, but only 15 users.  Been very reliable
A quick look at the spec online shows the TZ200 as having a much better throughput capacity, so I would imagine it would be fine for that many users
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ow many interfaces do you need ?  Just internal + external ?   ( not sure how many interfaces the TZ200 has, the Firebox X550e has 4, so you could have say 1 internal and 3 load balancing externals).


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