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SonicWALL Introduces Modular UTM Firewall

NSA 2400MX designed with high-port density and dual expansion module slots

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, announced today the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2400MX, an innovative new addition to its market leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) portfolio. The NSA 2400MX is ready to support future expansion modules made available by SonicWALL that will allow small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to further increase switching port density. The unique modular design of the NSA 2400MX ensures robust security, reliability and productivity for SMBs, while minimizing cost and complexity.

The NSA 2400MX provides SMBs with the dynamic security they need to stay ahead of the latest external and internal threats, while allowing them to consolidate networking hardware. Network attacks are increasingly sophisticated and often financially motivated. While point products add additional layers of security, they are costly, difficult to manage and limited in their ability to control network and application misuse by employees. SonicWALL's UTM offering combines application inspection and control, intrusion prevention, anti-virus and anti-spyware equipment on a single easy-to-manage, highly secure, high performance appliance.

"SonicWALL is committed to the evolution of security and obvious requirements of integration in the market. Today, SMBs need fewer points of failure, not more. The NSA 2400MX allows businesses to extend the full power of the SonicWALL security solution over a 24 port switch, thus providing greater security and lower TCO," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of Product Management at SonicWALL. "As customer requirements change over time, they can extend the capabilities of their single firewall and switch by taking advantage of the dual modular slots featured in the NSA 2400MX."

By building on top of the successful NSA Series, the NSA 2400MX delivers the following security and networking features:

-- Increased Port Density with Advanced Switching. Supporting (10) 1 GbE and 16 FE ports, the NSA 2400MX provides the highest port density of any product in its class, and is designed to eliminate the barriers that previously prevented SMBs from implementing internal security segmentation, as well as the complexities associated with third party switches from their network. -- Modular Expansion.Providing support for future expansion modules from SonicWALL, the NSA 2400MX will be able to further increase switching port density, or provide WAN termination for T1/E1 and ADSL by assuming responsibility for WAN access and eliminating unnecessary routers from the network. -- Dynamic Routing Services and Networking Features. The NSA 2400MX offers advanced networking and security features including 802.1q VLANs, Multi-WAN and ISP failover, zone and object-based management, load balancing, advanced NAT modes and more, providing granular configuration flexibility and comprehensive protection. -- Deep Protection Security. The NSA 2400MX utilizes SonicWALL's Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine to inspect every bit of all traffic to eliminate viruses, spyware, intrusion attempts and other malware from traffic before it enters the network. -- Application Intelligence and Control. Provides a configurable set of granular policies per user, application, schedule or IP subnet. These policies can be used to automate application bandwidth allocation, restrict transfer of specific files, scan attachments using user-configurable criteria, control and inspect both internal and external Web access and enable users to add custom signatures. -- Advanced State-of-the-Art Performance and Lowered TCO. Applying the processing power of multiple cores in unison, SonicWALL's multi-core performance architecture dramatically increases throughput and simultaneous inspection capabilities while keeping power consumption nearly constant. -- Innovative SonicWALL Clean VPN(TM). The NSA 2400MX features SonicWALL's Clean VPN deep packet inspection architecture, which provides decontamination of mobile user and branch office traffic, and attacks vulnerabilities and malicious code before being introduced into the corporate network. -- Award-winning SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS). Network administrators can manage every SonicWALL appliance using SonicWALL GMS, the award-winning management solution that provides administrators with the tools they need to easily configure, enforce and manage global security policies, VPNs and services from a central location.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company Web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.

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