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SonicWALL NSA Boosts Security Performance for ASA Tire Systems
Apr 15, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and NASHUA, N.H., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. , a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that Nashua-based ASA Tire Systems (a subsidiary of ASA International) has successfully deployed the new SonicWALL NSA 3500 multi-core processor appliance to increase its network security performance, reliability, and scalability. The new NSA Series breaks through conventional stateful inspection performance barriers by combining SonicWALL's Reassembly Free DPI (RFDPI) patented technology with SonicWALL's purpose-built multi-core acceleration hardware

ASA Tire Systems' full-service ASP network supports 50 client organizations, each ranging up to a dozen locations, and accessing hosted ASP services at a data center through a network security appliance. "Our network is growing all the time," said Ray Turilli, Network Services Manager, "so our solution needed to secure large loads of traffic at peak times in the morning and evening when customers drop off or pick up their cars."

The NSA Series applies the processing power of multiple cores in unison to dramatically increase throughput and simultaneous inspection capabilities, while keeping power consumption nearly constant. The SonicWALL RFDPI engine eliminates threats over unlimited file sizes without affecting processing time and enables unrestricted concurrent connections, offering ultimate scalability. "If the vice president of operations tells me we're bringing in a new 250-location deal, I can't wait to scale up to meet that customer's needs, I've got to get it going right away," said Turilli. "The NSA 3500 lets me handle up to 800 remote locations, so that we'll rely on getting long-term returns on our investment."

With high-availability, advanced routing and high-speed VPN technology, the NSA Series adds security, reliability, functionality and productivity to branch offices, central sites and distributed mid-enterprise networks, while minimizing cost and complexity. The NSA series also applies next-generation Unified Threat Management (UTM) against a comprehensive array of attacks, combining intrusion prevention, anti-virus and anti-spyware with the application-level control of SonicWALL Application Firewall.

"Customers want a continually evolving Unified Threat Management solution that offers secure real-time internal and external network protection without compromising network performance," said Jon Kuhn, director of product marketing, SonicWALL. "With this in mind, we designed the NSA series from the ground up with multi-core acceleration hardware and multi-function security capabilities delivering unprecedented performance and inspection capabilities making networks extremely efficient and predictable."

About ASA Tires

Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ASA Tire Systems develops and builds enterprise-wide software solutions, delivers support and services, and enables leading independent tire dealers to achieve a maximum return on their information technology investment. ASA's software tools help tire dealers and retreaders manage all facets of their businesses and can be tailored to suit the ecommerce, order processing, accounting and business management needs of any size retail, wholesale, or retread tire operation. You can find them on the Internet at .

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. Nearly one million SonicWALL security appliances have been shipped worldwide to protect millions of computer users in mid-enterprise, large distributed networks and small and medium-sized businesses from a wide range of security threats, while improving network productivity. SonicWALL products are used internationally in areas including government, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale and banking. 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 .

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 increase in network security, performance, reliability and scalability associated with the SonicWALL NSA3500 appliance; the benefits of multiple core processing power; our ability to eliminate threats over unlimited file sizes without affecting processing time; our ability to enable unrestricted concurrent connections; the benefits of the NSA series for branch offices, central sites and distributed mid-enterprise networks, and the design benefits of the NSA series. 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, 2007, 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: Colleen Nichols, +1-408-962-6131,, orSarah London, +1-408-962-6163, , both of SonicWALL,Inc.

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