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SonicWALL Secure Infrastructure Fuels Trim Tech's Fast-Growth Strategy
Nov 19, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To accelerate its rapid growth, commercial contractor Trim Tech has deployed a secure infrastructure from SonicWALL, Inc. to provide high-performance connectivity and protection for its broadband network. A comprehensive set of small and mid-sized business (SMB) solutions from SonicWALL now provides Trim Tech with the ability to deliver improved employee productivity, customer satisfaction and component supplier workflow while insulating them from exposure to malware, loss of vital data, or vulnerability from email threats.

Since 1986, Trim Tech, Inc. ( http://www.trimtech.com ) has been a leading commercial subcontractor specializing in the sales, distribution and installation of architectural doors, frames and hardware in the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm has grown to nine outlets, providing services to general contractors, owners and property managers for industrial, commercial, tenant improvement, and public work projects such as hospitals and schools. Maintaining employee productivity and customer service levels, while protecting vital data assets as it continues to expand, is a prime objective for the company.

The need for fast transmission of design plans and component specifications, and the distributed nature of Trim Tech's job sites had led the company to transition to high capacity T1 broadband communications. While the move to broadband brought immediate communications improvements, it also increased Trim Tech's vulnerability to malware, spam, spyware and other Internet-borne threats. With business protection a prime concern, they turned to SonicWALL Gold Medallion partner Lanlogic. Lanlogic deployed a full suite of SonicWALL security appliances and software designed to keep Trim Tech safe and in control of their business data.

"We recommended SonicWALL technology because it delivers real benefits for growing businesses," said Alex Kokin of Lanlogic. "Their products are easy to manage and monitor, the user interface is simple, and they provide the most comprehensive threat protection. The real value of this network is that supports an immediate improvement in employee productivity, which is the strongest ROI for a business owner."

Powerful, easily managed Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls, automatic data backup and recovery devices, email security appliances, and secure remote access appliances now protect Trim Tech's head office and branch locations. Lanlogic upgraded Trim Tech's existing SonicWALL UTM firewall to a SonicWALL PRO 4100. To provide streamlined, secure access for employees working from distributed and mobile locations, Lanlogic installed a SonicWALL SSL VPN 2000 secure remote access appliance. Three SonicWALL data backup and recovery appliances were deployed to deliver fast, simple backup and recovery for desktop computers at the click of a mouse, protect their key ERP application, Microsoft Dynamics, and provide secure offsite backup at the offices of Trim Tech's CPA's offices. A SonicWALL Email Security appliance protects Trim Tech's inbound and outbound email communications.

"Within the first day of installing the Email Security 400 appliance, we blocked over 35000 spam emails as well as several sophisticated phishing attacks," said Alex Kokin. "Our goal is to help our clients get the most out of their technology dollars while realizing as many productivity enhancements as possible. Our SMB customers need streamlined, powerful solutions that are affordable, practical and scalable, and SonicWALL's products meet that requirement. With SonicWALL's Global Management System software, we can manage each SonicWALL device - as we do for Trim Tech - without being on the customer's premise, allowing our company to provide immediate intervention and remediation against security threats."

Cyndy Thomas, Director of Operations at Trim Tech noted, "Business protection is at the top of our mind. As we grow, we have become more dependent on technology and it is critical to have a partner like Lanlogic that looks out for our best interests both in systems advice and in selecting the best infrastructure. SonicWALL and Lanlogic provided us with the best- integrated performance and at a far better price than competitive offerings. Their products and services give us the peace of mind to focus on running our business and our commitment to service excellence without being distracted by IT or security issues."

Dave Parry, SonicWALL's chief technologist, commented, "We are seeing many more SMBs using higher bandwidth, which as well as being a huge business enabler also increases the need for sophisticated network protection. The SMB IT model looks more and more like that of enterprises, with data the most valuable business asset and complex IT requirements driven by the need to remain competitive. SonicWALL's products are designed to meet the changing needs and growth objectives of small businesses by providing enterprise-class protection."

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 security. 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 the beneficial impact of implementing SonicWALL solutions and the ability of SonicWALL products to provide enterprise-class protection. 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, 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.

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CONTACT: Mary McEvoy of SonicWALL, Inc., +1-408-962-7110, mmcevoy@sonicwall.com

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