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SonicWALL launches new series multi-core processor firewalls

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SonicWALL,  a secure network infrastructure company, has 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 has launched 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 recently Aventail, the 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 and Ingram Micro have developed a strong partnership over the past three years, which will continue to accelerate with the acquisition of Aventail and the launch of the enterprise class solutions.

SonicWALL is one of the key partners of Ingram Micro’s security portfolio, and SonicWall is delighted it has chosen Ingram Micro to take its enterprise solutions to the market.

Renaissance is looking forward to bringing SonicWALL’s new products to market.

The E-Class offering is a great alternative to vendors such as Cisco and Renaissance is now able to offer high performance security solutions to companies of all sizes.

With SonicWALL's proven track record in creating good experience for its customers, high demand is expected for the new product offering.

With the foundations of its business in the small to mid-sized business space, SonicWALL designs its technology for sophisticated performance combined with ease of deployment.

SonicWALL has also developed a successful services delivery model which supports the outsourcing and managed services needs of IT organisations of all sizes.

SonicWALL’s enterprise customers tell they are tired of overpaying for complex, underperforming, proprietary solutions.

In contrast to the majority of offerings in this maturing industry, SonicWALL E-Class solutions have been designed to drive enterprise performance and productivity gains by engineering cost and complexity out of the secure infrastructure.

SonicWALL starts from the premise that the majority of businesses face a shortage of IT personnel and time. SonicWALL’s focus on practical effectiveness resonates not only with its worldwide channel base and millions of SMB users, but increasingly with the needs of enterprise IT professionals.

The NSA E7500 is available immediately. The E6500 and E5500 firewalls will be available in Q4 2007.

Addition information about the E-Class offering and the NSA series:

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 new 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 demanding deployments including distributed enterprise environments, campus networks, data centres and small-medium businesses where bandwidth considerations require high-performance solutions.

The NSA series multi-core architecture is a parallel performance design delivering ultra high-speed threat protection and deployment scalability.

SonicWALL Application Firewall, a set of customisable protection tools, offers administrators precise control and inspection capabilities over their network traffic.

A suite of high availability features at the hardware and system level deliver operational reliability and measurably improved uptime.

The NSA series offers enterprise customer an extensive array of advanced network and configuration flexibility features, ease of integration and deployment flexibility designed to provide lowered management complexity and exceptional value.

The NSA E7500 is designed to serve central enterprise sites with distributed networks in environments such as web or application hosting, ISP managed services head end, or ASP infrastructure.

The NSA E6500 is intended as a corporate central site appliance for mid-sized organizations, while the NSA E5500 is intended for local branch office or standalone mid-sized enterprises.

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