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SonicWALL Honored With a Tech Innovator Award in the Security Category by CMP Channel's VARBusiness
Oct 09, 2007 (08:10 AM EDT)


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. today announced that its TZ 190 Wireless appliance has received CMP Channel's VARBusiness 2007 Tech Innovator Award in the security category. The fifth annual Tech Innovators Awards celebrate the most innovative products, people and personalities in the industry and highlight emerging products and technologies currently sold through the IT Channel.

The TZ 190 Wireless appliance, built on SonicWALL's deep packet protection technology, enables organizations to establish secure 3G wireless broadband access in any location by simply inserting a SonicWALL approved wireless PC card in the PC card slot. Organizations can use this appliance to rapidly establish high speed networks for seasonal kiosks, mobile point-of-sale stations, portable ATM machines, disaster recovery networks and more. The TZ 190 Wireless incorporates all the ease of use and manageability of SonicWALL's popular TZ Series technology together with full Unified Threat Management capabilities. It can be remotely managed via a Web interface, or using SonicWALL's Global Management System.

"We are very pleased that our TZ 190 Wireless appliance has been recognized as an innovation that will help our channel grow," said Marvin Blough, Vice President of Americas Sales for SonicWALL. "It was designed to give our channel partners the ability to open new revenue streams by using 3G wireless to create secure networks in completely new areas. We are honored to receive this award."

"Innovation is truly the heart of the technology industry, and the winners of this year's VARBusiness Tech Innovator Awards have taken innovation to the next level," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director, CMP Channel. "We congratulate each and every one of this year's Tech Innovator Award winners."

The Tech Innovator awards were awarded in the following categories: Managed Services; Voice over IP; Virtualization; Storage; Wireless; Servers; PCs/Workstations; Handhelds; Portable PCs; Display/Projection; Connectivity/Data Networking; Security; Printing & Imaging; Business Software: Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure; and Business Software: SMB Applications and Infrastructure.

For each category, at least two judges from a select group of top solution providers and integrators rated each entry on characteristics such as usefulness, the "new and improved" factor, price/performance, revenue potential and overall "coolness." The process leads to three VARBusiness Tech Innovator finalists for each category, with the top scoring product in each category earning the VARBusiness tech Innovator award.

The awards were presented last night at the XChange Tech Innovators conference in Miami, Florida. The XChange conference brings together more than 130 of the channel's most unique, forward thinking integrators with the objective of helping them identify and consider alternative technologies and companies to do business with. Event highlights included, educational Sessions conducted by senior editors and analysts of CRN and VARBusiness, World Premieres and networking opportunities presented throughout the event.

About VARBusiness ( http://www.varbusiness.com )

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design.

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/ .

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding SonicWALL's ability to provide advanced business continuity and networking features and the capability of the TZ 190 Wireless to create a secure 3G wireless broadband network without the need for a fixed Internet connection. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and our reports on Form 10-Q for interim periods thereafter, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Dan Neel of CMP Channel, +1-516-562-7236, dneel@cmp.com, forVARBusiness; or Mary McEvoy of SonicWALL, Inc., +1-408-962-7110,

Web site: http://www.sonicwall.com/