Dell SonicWall Equivalent to Replace CheckPoint 4610

Just looking for input/opinion/hard facts.
We need an simple apples to apples spec model comparison.  We will be replacing a CheckPoint 4610 appliance with a Dell SonicWall.  Preferably within the NSA model line.
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MPCP-BrianCommented:
tbs_mnp,

Short answer:
Looking in to the model given I believe the NSA 4600 or NSA 5600 would be a fairly comparable replacement for you.

Longer answer:
The models I listed have very similar specs (4GB RAM, ~50,000 concurrent connections, number and speed of connectors) but you may have a greater need for one feature than another. Is a hardware VPN important to you? If so, how many peer connections? What kind of throughput to the WAN? That being said I listed a resource below that may help with determining which model may best fit your needs.

When looking in to the pricing know that SonicWalls have several advanced features such as reporting or content filtering you can add on - but these may come at a yearly license renewal fee. This is fairly common practice for the firewall market.

If you have any further questions I would be glad to answer to the best of my ability.

Some of the websites I used to compare the hardware are:
CheckPoint 4610: https://www.checkpoint.com/products/4000-appliances/
SonicWall: http://www.firewalls.com/firewall/sonicwall-firewall/sonicwall-nsa/sonicwall-nsa-comparison
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carlmdCommented:
According to the Sonicwall Customer Advantage Program the equivalent is something in the Super Massive Series (9200, 9400, 9600, 9800). These are in the $20,000 range and up.

http://partnerdirect.dell.com/sites/channel/en-us/documents/cutomer-advantage-overview.pdf?utm_campaign=43543-37472-ns-na-october_partner_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eloqua
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tbs_mnpAuthor Commented:
Thank you to MPCP-Brian.
Are there any other opinions out there?  Again, just looking for those who have already done some leg work possibly.  I want to make sure the NSA 4600 is comparable to the Check Point 4610.  I know they are 2 completely different vendors.  Stats on paper are hard to trust.  Does anyone currently have a NSA 4600 in operation? Could you share your performance experience?  We currently have roughly 600 users sitting behind our current firewall, roughly a dozen IPsec & SSL VPN users connected at any given time and 6 IPsec VPN tunnels to our automotive customers.  We are not doing anything fancy what’s so ever.  We currently only have IPS running on the Check Point, no URL filtering, etc.
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