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SonicWall SOHO 250 firewall- What does that stand for?

SOHO stands for small office-home office. And everybody’s on a budget, of course. Maybe you’re a small business, or a start-up. Maybe you’re a local government entity. Or, maybe you just don’t like wasting money. If you fall into any of these categories, it’s nice to know you can have state-of-the-art, top-brand security covering your back. The SonicWall SOHO 250 is one of those small-to-mid range firewalls that just seems to out-perform it’s pricepoint.

Set up

The SonicWall SOHO 250 is easy to get up and running, like most SMB firewalls. It has helpful set-up wizards with a powerful web interface. Just connect the WAN and LAN interfaces to the Internet and your computer, respectively. After that, turn on the firewall. Next, go to in your browser to the SonicOS Startup Guide.

Once it’s configured, the firewall keeps itself updated with the latest threat signatures. This means that small to medium-sized businesses can have a single device protecting their networks, without having to worry about updating software on every client. If the wireless 802.11ac radio is activated, then that protection can also extend to anyone using the wireless network. SonicWall offers great security for those who don’t always sit at an office desk.

SonicWall makes it easy to set up and manage firewalls and SonicWave access points. No matter where you deploy them. Centralized management, reporting, licensing and analytics are handled through the cloud. It’s called the Capture Security Center, and it offers great visibility and agility. You can centrally govern the entire SonicWall ecosystem from a single spot.

A key to the Capture Security Center is cloud-based, zero-touch deployment. The process requires minimal user involvement. It is fully automated to operationalize firewalls at scale in just a few steps. Security and connectivity occurs instantly and automatically.

Specs and features

The SOHO 250 boasts Firewall Throughput of up to 600 Mbps. This is when no security services are active. A more realistic Threat Protection Throughput puts the SOHO 250 at 200 Mbps. Anti-malware Throughput is 100 Mbps, and IPS Throughput is 250 Mbps.

And, if you work remotely, you’re covered. Remote users can set up a secure VPN tunnel back into the home network. Each SOHO can support 10 site-to-site VPN tunnels.

The SOHO 250 Wireless-N edition offers dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity for your small office or home office setup. Any SOHO 250 model can also serve as a wireless controller to support other access points.

One of the best things about SonicWall is that you can add modules, or features, as needed. It’s an a la carte approach that’s great for small to medium-sized businesses. In other words, businesses that may not need to pay for full-on enterprise level security. Nevertheless, it’s quite easy to add the modules in when you decide to.

SonicWall’s cloud-management and sandboxing is a cool feature worth mentioning. When any of the myriad SonicWall devices linked together in the cloud discovers an unknown malware, guess what it does? Shares it with every other SonicWall. So that unknown malware becomes famous to every SonicWall appliance everywhere that’s using the SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection module.

Differences between the SonicWall SOHO and the SOHO 250

The SonicWall SOHO 250 replaces the SOHO. It features more connections, higher throughput speeds, and support for high-end security services like Capture ATP.

It is priced for the entry-level of the SMB range. And with its modular feature set, it is hugely scalable. We’d love to tell you more about the SonicWall SOHO 250. So, why not give us a call at 877-449-0458, or reach out at [email protected]? Thanks for reading!

SonicWall SOHO 250 highlights

Firewall Throughput: 600 Mbps
Threat Protection Throughput: 200 Mbps
Anti-malware Inspection Throughput: 100 Mbps
IPS Throughput: 250 Mbps