SonicWALL Upgrades UTM

Expansion of TZ Series product line provides SMBs and distributed enterprises with such features as anti-spam, 3G failover, SSL-VPN remote access

July 24, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced the expansion of its TZ Series product line with the launch of the TZ 200, TZ 200 Wireless-N, TZ 100, and TZ 100 Wireless-N. The updated TZ Series, which also includes the recently announced TZ 210, provides small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises with innovations in enterprise-class anti-spam, 3G failover, SSL-VPN remote access, and a host of additional crucial features required to help companies control security threats and increase productivity.

The new SonicWALL TZ Series appliances set new standards of integration, far exceeding the current generation of Unified Threat Management Firewalls available in the market. Key innovations include the industry's first Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service using SonicWALL's enterprise-class anti-spam technology which incorporates Advanced Reputation Management on the firewall, Bayesian analysis in the cloud, and user level quarantining to provide a complete anti-spam solution. This valuable new service, combined with enterprise caliber productivity features such as automatic 3G and analog failover, application identification, bandwidth management, SSL VPN remote access, wireless switch controller, integrated 802.11n secure access point, gigabit interfaces, and other key features, set a new standard for security appliances in the SMB and distributed enterprise.

"We have always been mindful of balancing our clients' security needs with their IT budgets and experience," said Ron Culler, CTO for Secure Designs, Inc. a SonicWALL MSP Partner. "SonicWALL's SMB products have always served us and our clients well so we are glad to see the new TZ 200/100 series appliances. With significant network bandwidth performance increases, Enhanced OS, and SSL VPN Remote access these devices enhance our already robust services offerings. With the TZ 200 our clients are able to take advantage of the higher speed services now entering the SMB market."

SonicWALL has also achieved a new first in the industry by combining all of the these features with its award-winning Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Content Filtering capability, while increasing the UTM throughput speeds by 2.5 to 3.5 times over previous generation SonicWALL products. The new TZs are built on SonicWALL's 5th generation hardware architecture and its proprietary Re-assembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) technology which yields unprecedented levels of performance at a lower cost.

"The combination of increasing malware sophistication and the prevalence of social media usage puts your network's security, productivity and cost structure under pressure," says Patrick Sweeney, Vice President, Product Management at SonicWALL. "Yet, SMBs and distributed enterprises can't solve the problem with a dozen different solutions. SonicWALL's Unified Threat Management firewalls, combined with the innovative new features, bring a total solution together in one integrated series of firewalls that have the speed, sophistication, and intelligence to solve the security and the productivity threats to the network while still reducing costs."

TZ 100 Series/TZ 100 Wireless-N Series

-- The new TZ 100 is the entry point of the TZ Series, making high performance UTM available at affordable prices for everyone -- Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service (CASS) complements the existing UTM protection lineup of Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, and advanced Content Filtering -- Powerful integrated SSL VPN remote access capabilities for secure and easy remote access -- Five configurable 10/100 interfaces -- Performs two-and-a-half times faster than the TZ 180

TZ 200/TZ 200 Wireless-N Series

-- Delivers critical failover capabilities that can provide 24x7 access and keep an organization up and running, with support for USB-based 3G and analog modem failover, hardware failover and WAN connection failover -- Adds sophisticated per-user mailbox quarantine capabilities to CASS as a complement to UTM, adding customization at a lower cost -- Significantly boosts memory and processor power to support all these additional features while running 40% faster than the TZ 100

SonicWALL's fifth generation series is now comprised of the TZ 100, TZ 200 and the TZ 210, all of which are available in wired and wireless configurations, the latter adding integrated 802.11 b/g/n wireless capabilities. The new TZ models build upon the capabilities of their TZ 150, TZ 180 and TZ 190 predecessors.

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About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. the leader in network security, focuses on developing solutions that remove the cost and complexity out of managing a secure network environment. With over one million award-winning appliances shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners, SonicWALL provides end-to-end solutions including Firewalls, SSL VPN's, Email Security and Continuous Data Protection that collectively ensure robust, secure network protection. For more information, visit the company web site at

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