SonicWALL Extends Branch Office Protection With New Next-Generation Application-Aware FirewallsUnveils NSA 220 Series and NSA 250M Series
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SonicWALL, Inc., the leading
provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today
introduced two high-performance, application-aware next-generation firewalls for
branch offices and small- medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The NSA 220 Series and
NSA 250M Series deliver an unmatched combination of security, performance and
price in this class of next-generation firewalls.
The NSA 220 and 250M Series offer firewall protection with tightly integrated
intrusion prevention, comprehensive gateway anti-malware services and granular
application intelligence and control. Both appliances are available as dual-band
wireless models. The NSA 250M Series also supports a variety of modules such as
T1/E1, ADSL (Annex A & B), 2GbE SFP and LAN Bypass to further expand its
deployment flexibility and reduce maintenance costs through equipment
As well as providing extensive security for branch offices without degrading
performance, the new appliances allow administrators to manage the unproductive
use of network resources such as social media applications that eat away at
precious network bandwidth and company resources if left unchecked. For example,
a network administrator can allow the marketing team to reach out to customers
via Facebook while restricting social and browser gaming during business hours.
"In distributed environments with multiple branch offices, the security at the
periphery must be as good as the security at the core," said Dmitriy Ayrapetov,
product line manager network security at SonicWALL. "With the introduction of
the NSA 220 and 250M, branch offices now have full deep packet inspection
security for their entire network, including SSL-encrypted traffic while being
able to take control of all the applications on their network. SonicWALL is the
only company to deliver this scanning capability in this class of products."
The NSA 220 and 250M Series appliances offer advanced application traffic
analytics to provide granular insight into application traffic, bandwidth
utilization and security threats for troubleshooting and forensics, both in a
real-time view on the firewall and a historic view through syslog, IPFIX and
NetFlow exported data. Additionally, the NSA 220 and 250M tightly integrate with
SonicWALL's recently announced WAN acceleration appliances, reducing network
traffic and latency between remote offices.
Key Features of SonicWALL NSA 220 and 250M Series
The SonicWALL NSA 220 and 250M Series high-performance next-generation firewalls
provide distributed enterprises and branch offices alike with in-depth frontline
security, as well as application and user control without compromising on
SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection(TM) (RFDPI)(1) engine protects
against malware such as Trojans and worms, and segments out credit card
transaction traffic as mandated by PCI DSS regulations. Unlike other scanning
engines, the RFDPI engine is not limited by file size or the amount of
concurrent traffic it can scan.
SonicWALL Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization enables IT to
granularly view and control bandwidth-consuming and potentially dangerous
application traffic over the network, even between widely distributed locations.
SonicWALL Clean Wireless(TM), optionally integrated into dual-band wireless
models or via SonicWALL SonicPoint wireless access points, provides powerful and
secure 802.11a/b/g/n 3x3 MIMO wireless, and enables scanning for rogue wireless
access points in compliance with PCI DSS.
SonicWALL Clean VPN(TM) provides integrated secure remote access via
site-to-site IPSec VPN or granular, easy-to-use SSL VPN.
SonicWALL WAN Acceleration, enabled by the SonicWALL WXA Series, increases file
transfer speeds between remote branch office sites and drives secure network
Integrated modules support (on NSA 250M and NSA 250M-W Series appliances)
reduces acquisition and maintenance costs through equipment consolidation, and
adds deployment flexibility with support for SFP, T1/E1, ADSL (Annex A & Annex
B) and LAN Bypass modules.
SonicWALL NSA 220 Series is available immediately.
SonicWALL NSA 250M Series is available immediately.
Learn more about the new Network Security Appliance 220 Series and 250M Series.
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About SonicWALL, Inc.
Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL
develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions
that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted by small and
large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and
control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks
through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions.
For more information, visit http://www.sonicwall.com/.