Network Security Appliance offers unified threat management.

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Featuring multi-core architecture, Network Security Appliance (NSA) E7500 delivers gigabit-scale deep packet inspection throughput with multiple layers of protection. Harnessing power of 16 processing cores, it includes application firewall for data leakage prevention and network traffic control, 4 gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 SFP ports, and WLAN functionality. It provides security services such as dynamic threat prevention, content filtering, and application control.

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SonicWALL Unveils Network Security Appliance Delivering Breakthrough Performance and Value for Larger Networks

Industry's first 16-way multi-core UTM security appliance answers unmet demand for streamlined productivity and protection

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22 -- SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNWL), a leading provider of Internet security solutions, today unveiled the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) E7500, a new gateway security appliance that makes deep packet inspection security productive and easy to manage in larger network deployments. Designed to enable the highest level of Unified Threat Management (UTM) performance at its price point, the NSA E7500 is intended for campus networks, distributed environments and data centers. The NSA E7500 is the industry's first UTM appliance to harness the power of sixteen processing cores in a single network platform.

Larger organizations increasingly require their IT departments to maximize productivity and network uptime, while also ensuring regulatory compliance and security and operating within tight budget constraints. The impact of UTM solutions on network performance, plus the cost and complexity of current alternatives, has resulted in many organizations still relying on stateful packet inspection security despite its inability to protect against dynamic network threats. The NSA E7500 is designed to address these concerns, allowing mid-tier and enterprise organizations to reap the benefits of deep packet inspection security throughout their networks.

"IT administrators are frustrated with security solutions having poor price/performance," said Douglas Brockett, vice president and general manager at SonicWALL. "They are looking for performance, ease of management, insightful reporting and scalability to help them support their corporate financial goals. SonicWALL is rising to this challenge by being the first to deliver ultra high performance deep packet inspection in an appliance that can easily be deployed and integrated in any size of network. Many threats now originate within the LAN, so deep packet inspection across every interface on the network is essential."

Application Firewall

The NSA E7500 features SonicWALL's characteristic ease of management combined with low cost of ownership and a rich set of inbound and outbound network control capabilities. These characteristics are enabled through SonicWALL Application Firewall, a set of customizable protection tools that prevent data leakage and afford precise control over network traffic. The granular, application-specific policies enabled by SonicWALL Application Firewall allow custom access control on multiple levels. Capabilities of SonicWALL Application Firewall include inbound and outbound content control, application level access control, intelligent prevention functionality and digital rights management functionality.

SonicWALL has engineered the appliance as the most powerful security product in its class through the combined use of sixteen general purpose security processing cores. The scalable multi-core architecture of the NSA E7500 provides gigabit-scale deep packet inspection throughput with multiple layers of protection.

The NSA E7500 incorporates a suite of high availability features at the hardware and system level to maximize uptime and improve security coverage. The platform includes integrated security services including dynamic threat prevention, content filtering and application control. The NSA E7500 also includes virtual private network (VPN) implementations and deployment flexibility, four high-speed gigabit Ethernet copper interfaces and four high-speed configurable SFP (small form-factor pluggable) ports, and built-in secure wireless LAN functionality, making the appliance an ideal solution for wired and wireless applications requiring high-speed access and heavy workgroup segmentation. Deployment flexibility and productivity enhancements are achieved through the integration of standards-based VoIP capabilities, virtual local area networks (VLANs), enterprise class-routing and QoS features.

The NSA E7500 is the first offering in SonicWALL's new E Class, a line of premium performance solutions designed to provide network and data technology to large networks. The NSA E7500 will ship in fall of 2007.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and backup and recovery solutions. Over one million SonicWALL security appliances have been shipped to protect tens of millions of computer users in businesses worldwide. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at

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