SonicWall Releases Firewalls

SonicWall expands horizons with new E-class initiative signaling intent to grow share in enterprise

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today launched a new initiative intended to accelerate SonicWALL’s ongoing move into the enterprise market. The broad-based global initiative is based around SonicWALL’s E-Class solution set, a premium-performance line of secure networking, email security and remote network access offerings engineered to drive down the cost and complexity of deploying a secure infrastructure. Igniting this initiative, SonicWALL today launches a new family of multi-core processor firewalls that combine enterprise-class protection and performance in a single appliance: the NSA E7500, the NSA E6500 and the NSA E5500.

As the cybercrime economy continues to flourish and threats become harder to detect, security is now a mainstream focus for all network administrators. The need for enterprise network traffic inspection continues to grow to protect against more intensive, application layer threats, increasing security processing load and protection requirements. The majority of current network infrastructure options are complex and costly, forcing IT administrators to engage in a constant trade off between network speed and security.

SonicWALL’s growth has been fuelled by four acquisitions in less than two years: SSL VPN niche player EnKoo, data backup and recovery startup Lasso Logic, enterprise email security company MailFrontier and most recently Aventail, the leading provider of enterprise class secure remote access solutions. An acknowledged leader in the small to mid-sized IT security market, SonicWALL continues to expand its range with more sophisticated solutions for distributed enterprises and large networks.

SonicWALL’s E-Class offerings comprise: the SonicWALL Aventail range of SSL VPN secure remote access products; SonicWALL Email Security 6000 and 8000 solutions for 1000 users and above; the award-winning Global Management System policy and management software that enables central management of devices from few to tens of thousands; and the newest appliances in SonicWALL’s network security line, the NSA E-Series firewalls.

SonicWALL’s Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series represents an industry first: multi-core unified threat management (UTM) appliances that deliver deep packet inspection at gigabit speed. Combining a powerful real-time and reassembly-free deep packet inspection firewall with multiple layers of protection technology and a suite of high-availability features, the NSA series appliances are designed for the most demanding deployments including distributed enterprise environments, campus networks, data centers and small-medium businesses where bandwidth considerations require high-performance solutions.

"SonicWALL's NSA E7500 firewall is a great alternative to the premium-priced solutions from vendors such as Cisco," said Jeff Parker, offsite systems manager at Carriage Services. "With the NSA E7500, there's no trade off between functionality and value. With the NSA E 7500, I don’t have to compromise performance or security to fit into my budget. I know I’m protected while my network runs at gigabit speeds, and managing my security infrastructure has never been easier.”

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