Networking

SonicWALL and Linksys Interfaces Compared

The Wizards

SonicWALL and Linksys devices perform many of the same functions. But the two platforms are quite different.

SonicWALLs are deployed in numerous small and medium businesses. Linksys devices typically are deployed in small organizations.

Here's a look at how the two popular firewall interfaces compare.

Both SonicWALL and Linksys provide wizards to simplify device administration.

The Linksys wizard is straightforward and provides basic configuration options.

The SonicWALL counterpart provides access to multiple configuration wizards, including Setup, PortShield Interface (for segmenting networks), Public Server (for configuring public access to an internal server) and VPN.

By Erik Eckel

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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...

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