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SonicWALL Upgrades Email Security System

Email Security 7.2 handles up to 10,000 concurrent connections for peak traffic loads
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced the availability of a significant upgrade to its advanced enterprise-class email security solutions with the release of Email Security 7.2. As security threats based on email continue to increase in complexity, sophistication and volume, businesses both large and small remain at risk to spam and virus attacks capable of crippling the corporate network and greatly reducing productivity and network performance. SonicWALL's Email Security 7.2 delivers uniquely innovative email security features that are redefining the limits of security and scalability to ensure protection against these malicious and emerging threats.

Aimed towards both large enterprises and SMBs, SonicWALL's Email Security (SES) solutions are high-performance, easy to use, highly scalable and cost effective. This latest release for the SES product family delivers significantly enhanced levels of performance, effectiveness, ease of use and manageability for the entire breadth of the product line. Most notably, with the release of Email Security 7.2, SonicWALL's Advanced Reputation Management now provides effective protection against a wide variety email-borne spam and malware, including spam originating from "spambots".

According to SonicWALL's SonicLabs Threat Research team, spambots are now responsible for up to 90 percent of all spam. Spambots are automated computer programs used by "botnets", or armies of compromised computer systems ("zombies"), under a common control structure. SonicWALL is seeing massive proliferation of botnets and zombies, as spammers increasingly focus on developing techniques to avoid traditional IP reputation systems by compromising mail servers at legitimate companies and cracking webmail accounts.

As part of SonicWALL's patented multi-engine email security system, Advanced Reputation Management offers industry-leading protection against spambots, taking traditional IP reputation systems a step further by correlating and analyzing billions of data points from SonicWALL's GRID Network of email, Web and network security solutions in real time.

"SonicWALL continues to develop industry-leading email security technologies in the name of providing customers large and small with innovative, enterprise-class protection," said Edward Cohen, Vice President, Email Security Business Unit, SonicWALL. "Spammers have shifted tactics to sophisticated, multi-vector attacks, elevating spam from a mere annoyance to a serious security threat. By combining leading-edge software intelligence with our state-of-the-art SES architecture, SonicWALL is able to deliver the level of email protection organizations require amidst an ever-increasing e-mail threat landscape -- while offering ease-of-management and scalability."

"SonicWALL's new Email Security 7.2 has provided tremendous value to the business operations of a number of our customers," said Rich Buckley of NDS Tech, a SonicWALL Gold Medallion partner. "Thanks to its advanced search capabilities, we have customers consistently telling us that a significant amount of their employees' time is saved on a day-to-day basis, thanks to the technology's anti-spam features. The result is increased employee productivity across the board."

Powerful Anti-Spam and Email Protection Against Increasingly Evolving Threats .. And Much More

In addition to industry-leading effectiveness, Email Security 7.2 delivers significant additional advancements.

-- Significant scalability: SonicWALL's industry leading MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) performance has been re-architected to dramatically scale the performance of our software solutions, handling up to 10,000 concurrent connections for peak traffic loads, at a compelling price point. -- Advanced search: Augmenting SonicWALL's archiving, auditing and junk box capabilities, the new advanced search feature offers speed and efficiency, and gives administrators and end-users capability to quickly and efficiently search more than one million messages per second. -- Flexible management and reporting options: New support for SonicWALL's Global Management System (GMS), standards-based syslog support, and Windows Event Viewer. These latest options augment SonicWALL's award winning Email Security GUI and standards-based SNMP support.

SES is available as an appliance, Windows server-software, as a cloud-based solution through SonicWALL partners, or as a hybrid-cloud solution with the Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service on TZ, NSA and E-Class NSA network security appliances.

SonicWALL Email Security solutions protect some of the largest Enterprises worldwide, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies. For more information please click here.

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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