Dell SonicWALL TZ Series


Security and performance hand in hand

Affordable network security solution delivering highly effective, no compromise protection. The Dell SonicWALL TZ series gives SMB customers enterprise grade protection that stops cybercriminals in their tracks.

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Legend: S — Standard, O — Optional, N — Not Available

Performance OverviewSOHOTZ300TZ400  TZ500TZ600
Operating systemSonicOS 6.2.3
Security Processor2X400MHz 2X800MHz 4X800MHz 4X1GHz  4X1.4GHz
Memory (RAM)512MB1GB1GB 1GB 1GB
1 GbE SFP interfaces  - - -
1 GbE Copper interfaces5510
100 MbE Copper interfaces -
ExpansionUSB USB USB USB Expansion Slot (Rear), USB 
Firewall inspection throughput*300 Mbps750 Mbps1,300 Mbps1,400 Mbps1,500 Mbps
Full DPI throughput*  50 Mbps  100 Mbps300 Mbps 400 Mbps  500 Mbps
Application inspection throughput*  - -900 Mbps  1,000 Mbps 1,100 Mbps
IPS throughput*  100 Mbps 300 Mbps 900 Mbps 1,000 Mbps 1,100 Mbps
Anti-malware inspection throughput* 50 Mbps 100 Mbps 300 Mbps 400 Mbps 500 Mbps
IMIX throughput*  60 Mbps 200 Mbps 500 Mbps 700 Mbps 900 Mbps
SSL Inspection and Decryption (DPI SSL)*  15 Mbps 45 Mbps 100 Mbps 150 Mbps 200 Mbps
VPN throughput* 100 Mbps 300 Mbps 900 Mbps 1,000 Mbps 1,100 Mbps
Connections per second1,800  5,000 6,000 8,000 12,000
Maximum connections (SPI)25,000  50,000 100,000 125,000 150,000
Maximum connections (DPI) 25,000 50,000 90,000 100,000 125,000
Single Sign-On (SSO) Users 250500  500 500500 
VLAN interfaces 2525  50 5050
SonicPoints supported (Maximum)16 16  16 1624 
Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels1010202550
IPSec VPN clients (Maximum) 1 (5) 1 (10)2 (25)  2 (25)2 (25) 
SSL VPN licenses (Maximum) 1 (10)1 (50) 2 (100) 2 (150) 2 (200) 
Virtual assist bundled (Maximum)-1 (30-day trial)1 (30-day trial) 1 (30-day trial) 1 (30-day trial)
Encryption/AuthenticationDES, 3DES, AES (128, 192, 256-bit), MD5, SHA-1, Suite B Cryptography
Key exchangeDiffie Hellman Groups 1, 2, 5, 14
Route-based VPNRIP, OSPF
Certificate support Verisign, Thawte, Cybertrust, RSA Keon, Entrust and Microsoft CA for Dell SonicWALL-to-Dell SonicWALL VPN, SCEP
VPN features Dead Peer Detection, DHCP Over VPN, IPSec NAT Traversal, Redundant VPN Gateway, Route-based VPN
Global VPN client platforms supportedMicrosoft® Windows Vista 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows 8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 8.1 32/64-bit
NetExtenderMicrosoft Windows Vista 32/64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 8.1 32/64-bit, Mac OS X 10.4+, Linux FC3+/Ubuntu 7+/OpenSUSE
Mobile ConnectApple® iOS, Mac OS X, Google® Android™, Kindle Fire, Windows 8.1 (Embedded)
Security ServicesSOHOTZ300TZ400 TZ500 TZ600
Deep Packet Inspection services Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, DPI SSL
Content Filtering Service (CFS)HTTP URL, HTTPS IP, keyword and content scanning, ActiveX, Java Applet, and cookie blocking bandwidth management on filtering categories, allow/forbid lists
Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-SpywareMcAfee®
Comprehensive Anti-Spam ServiceSupported
Application Intelligence and Control--YesYes Yes
NetworkingSOHOTZ300 TZ400TZ500 TZ600
IP address assignmentStatic, (DHCP, PPPoE, L2TP and PPTP client), Internal DHCP server, DHCP relay
NAT modes1:1, 1:many, many:1, many:many, flexible NAT (overlapping IPs), PAT, transparent mode  
Routing protocolsBGP, OSPF, RIPv1/v2, static routes, policy-based routing, multicast
QoSBandwidth priority, max bandwidth, guaranteed bandwidth, DSCP marking, 802.1e (WMM)
AuthenticationXAUTH/RADIUS, Active Directory, SSO, LDAP, Novell, internal user database, Terminal Services, Citrix
Local user database 150250 
VoIPFull H.323v1-5, SIP
CertificationsVPNC, IPv6 (Phase 2)
Certifications pendingCommon Criteria NDPP, FIPS 140-2 (with Suite B) Level 2, ICSA Firewall, ICSA Anti-virus, UC APL
Common Access Card (CAC)Supported
HardwareSOHOTZ300TZ400TZ500 TZ600
Form factorDesktop 
Power Supply (W) 24W external  24W external 24W external36W external 60W external 
Maximum power consumption (W)7.9  6.9   9.213.47   16.17 
Input power 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1 A
Total heat dissipation21.8 BTU  22.3 BTU 28.6 BTU    38.7 BTU48.3 BTU  
Dimensions 3.6x14.1x19cm  3.5x13.4x19cm 3.5x13.4x19cm  3.5x15x22.5cm  3.5x18x28cm 
Weight0.34 Kg 0.725 Kg  0.725 Kg  0.915 Kg   1.47 Kg 
WEEE weight0.8 Kg 1.145 Kg  1.148 Kg  1.338 Kg  1.893 Kg  
Shipping weight1.2 Kg 1.373 Kg  1.373 Kg   1.928 Kg 2.483 Kg  
MTBF (Years)58.9    56.1 54 40.818.4
Environment40-105° F, 0-40° C
Humidity5-95% non-condensing
Major regulatory complanceFCC Class A, ICES Class A, CE (EMC, LVD, RoHS), C-Tick, VCCI Class A, MSIP/KCC Class A, UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CB, Mexico CoC by UL, WEEE , REACH, ANATEL, BSMI, GOST-R
Regulatory ModelAPL31-0B9 APL28-0B4 APL28-0B4  APL29-0B6  APL30-0B8
Wireless ControllerSOHOTZ300TZ400 TZ500 TZ600
Standards802.11 a/b/g/n  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Firewall OverviewSonicWALL TZ 215 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 205 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 105 Series
Stateful Packet Inspection FirewallSSS
Deep Packet Inspection FirewallOOO
Unlimited File Size ProtectionSSS
Protocols Scanned50+
ICSA Firewall Certified*SSS
Firewall GeneralSonicWALL TZ 215 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 205 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 105 Series
Interfaces7GbE, 1 Console Interface, 2 USB5GbE, 1 Console Interface, 1 USB5 FE, 1 Console Interface, 1 USB
Management CLI, SSH, GUI, GMS
Certifications EAL4+, VPNC, FIPS 140-2
Nodes Supported Unrestricted
Flash Memory32MB32MB32MB
Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels15105
Global VPN Clients (Bundled)220
Global VPN Clients (Maximum)25105
SSL VPN NetExtender Clients (Maximum)2(10)1(10)1(5)
Virtual Assist Technicians (Maximum)30-Day Trial(2)30-Day Trial(1)N
VLAN Interfaces202010
Unique Malware Threats Blocked1,000,000+
SonicPoints Supported1621
Firewall/VPN PerformanceSonicWALL TZ 215 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 205 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 105 Series
Stateful Throughput*500 Mbps500 Mbps200 Mbps
UTM Performance *60 Mbps40 Mbps25 Mbps
Gateway Anti-Virus Throughput *70 Mbps60 Mbps40 Mbps
Intrusion Prevention Throughput *110 Mbps80 Mbps60 Mbps
IMIX Performance *NNN
3DES/AES VPN Throughput *130 Mbps100 Mbps75 Mbps
Maximum Connections *48000120008000
Maximum UTM Connections32000120008000
New Connections per second180015001000
FeaturesSonicWALL TZ 215 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 205 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 105 Series
LoggingAnalyzer®, Local Log, Syslog
Network Traffic VisualizationSNN
Netflow/IPFIX ReportingSNN
AuthenticationLDAP, Local DB, RADIUS, XAUTH, X-Forwarders *
Single Sign-OnAD, eDirectory, RADIUS Accounting, NTLM, X-Forwarders *, Terminal Server and CitrixAD, eDirectory, RADIUS Accounting, NTLM, X-Forwarders *AD, eDirectory, RADIUS Accounting, NTLM, X-Forwarders *
Voice and Video over IP (VoIP) SecuritySSS
PortShield SecuritySSS
Interface-to-Interface ScanningSSS
Integrated Wireless Switch and ControllerSSS
Wireless LANSonicWALL TZ 215 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 205 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 105 Series
Intrusion ProtectionSSS
Guest ServicesSSS
Dual-Band WirelessSS-
FailoverSonicWALL TZ 215 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 205 SeriesSonicWALL TZ 105 Series
Hardware FailoverActive/PassiveActive/PassiveN
WAN FailoverSSS
Automated Failover/FailbackSSS
Analog Modem Failover *SSS
3G Cellular Modem Failover *SSS
Dynamic RoutingOSPF, RIPOSPF, RIPN
Policy-based RoutingSSS
Route-based VPNSSS
Bandwidth ManagementSSS
802.11n Wireless Support via SonicPointsSSS
Layer 2 Wireless BridgingSSS
Object-based ManagementSSS
Policy-based NATSSS
Inbound Load BalancingSSS
Virtual Access Points (VAPs)SSS
SSL ControlSSS
IPv6 ReadySSS

Regulatory Information:

Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance
Dell and the Environment

Comprehensive security
Comprehensive security
The Dell SonicWALL TZ Series advances UTM protection by combining intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, content/URL filtering, enforced client anti-virus and anti-spam services.
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Higher performance protection
Many consumer-grade solutions lack the processing power and security sophistication to scan traffic for all threats without slowing down the network.
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Flexible remote access
The TZ Series includes additional advanced networking features such as IPSec and SSL VPN. The TZ Series is the only available UTM firewall that provides native VPN remote access client for Apple® iOS, Google® Android™, Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
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Secure wireless connectivity
Secure wireless connectivity
The TZ Series also provides comprehensive wireless security, combining UTM with a high-speed 802.11ac wireless controller. When combined with SonicPoint 802.11ac access points, TZ firewalls deliver both speed and protection. 
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Breakthrough simplicity
Easy to understand and easy to use, The TZ firewall solution is built upon a highly advanced object-based management operating system—SonicOS. Thanks to this intuitive interface, you don’t have to sacrifice ease of use for power.
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SonicWALL TotalSecure™
Every TZ Series appliance is also available as a Dell SonicWALL TotalSecure solution, a convenient and affordable solution that combines the hardware and all the services needed for comprehensive network protection from a wide range of network threats—including viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, keyloggers and more.


The TZ600 offers enterprise-class features and uncompromising performance. For distributed enterprises with remote offices, all TZ products can be managed by the central office using a SonicWALL NSA or SuperMassive firewall and GMS.



The TZ500 offers a no-compromise approach to securing growing networks. For distributed enterprises with remote offices, all TZ products can be managed by the central office using a larger SonicWALL firewall and GMS.



Security can be a strong differentiator. Regardless of the size of your organization, the TZ400 delivers big-business protection. For distributed enterprises with remote offices, all TZ products can be managed by the central office using a larger SonicWALL firewall and GMS.



The TZ300 offers affordable protection for small businesses that need enterprise-level protection.



The SOHO offers small offices big-business protection and uncompromising security.


TZ 215

The TZ 215 is a secure UTM firewall for small businesses, distributed enterprises, branch offices and retail. It performs full deep packet inspection of the complete file over all ports and protocols.TZ 215

TZ 205

The TZ 205 delivers uncompromising protection and performance for home offices, small businesses, retail deployments, distributed enterprises, remote sites and branch offices.TZ 205

TZ 105

The TZ 105 delivers high performance and proven protection to home offices and small businesses with integrated intrusion prevention, anti-malware and content/URL filtering capabilities.TZ 105

Recommended Bundles

Total Secure Bundle
Dell SonicWALL TotalSecure removes the complexity associated with choosing between a host of point products and add-on services by integrating comprehensive network security in a convenient and affordable package.

Bundle includes:
  • Security Appliance
  • Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention Service subscription (1 year)
  • Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization subscription included on TZ400, TZ500, TZ600, TZ 215, NSA, E-Class NSA and SuperMassive 9000 series firewalls (1 year)
  • Content Filtering Service subscription (1 year)
  • Dell SonicWALL deep packet inspection network security appliance (wired and wireless options)
  • 24x7 Support subscription (1 year)
Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite Bundle
Dell SonicWALL Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS) combines security, productivity and support in a single solution with a low cost of ownership that provides an increased ROI compared with buying each of the services individually. Available on all Dell SonicWALL firewalls, CGSS turns your Dell SonicWALL into a complete security and productivity platform.

Bundle includes:
  • Gateway Anti-Malware, Intrusion Prevention, Application Intelligence and Control
  • Content Filtering Service
  • 24x7 Support
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Service & Support Subscriptions

Gateway Security Services
Get the most from your deep packet inspection firewall with the Dell SonicWALL Comprehensive Security Suite (CGSS) subscription. CGSS includes gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, application intelligence and control service, content/URL filtering and 24x7 support. Combine security, productivity and support in a single, bundled solution that lowers TCO.

Content Filtering Service
Dell SonicWALL Content Filtering Service provides granular controls and unequalled content filtering to enforce acceptable use policies and block access to websites containing information or images that are objectionable or unproductive.

Support Services
Available 8x5 or 24x7, Dell SonicWALL Support Services include telephone, email and Web-based technical support, software and firmware update and upgrades, advance exchange hardware replacement, plus access to electronic support tools and moderated discussion groups.

Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service
With 94% of email classified as junk, sorting good email from bad can be an administrative nightmare. By adding Dell SonicWALL Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service (CASS) to a Dell SonicWALL firewall, your business can remove junk email at the gateway and quickly ensure the delivery of only good email to your email server. With one-click activation, businesses with up to 250 users can easily stop spam before it enters the network.


Analyzer Reporting Software
Dell SonicWALL Analyzer is an easy-to-use application traffic flow analytics and reporting tool that provides real-time and historical insight into the performance and security of the network. 

Anti-Spam Desktop
When Dell SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop is installed on a Windows-based system it acts as a plug-in to Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail. Anti-Spam Desktop evaluates email arriving via Exchange, POP, or IMAP to the Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail system, and prevents spam and phishing email from reaching the Inbox.

Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Software
The Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware service works in conjunction with Dell SonicWALL firewalls and McAfee® anti-virus technology to guarantee that all network endpoints have the latest versions of anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed and active. The solution delivers security update definitions automatically to each endpoint as soon as they become available to protect against today’s rapidly-evolving threats.
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