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SonicWALL Accelerates Network Performance With Enhanced Deep Packet Inspection Engine
Apr 30, 2008 (08:04 AM EDT)


SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. , a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced the availability of the SonicWALL Re-assembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) 8 engine. The breakthrough inspection engine, now optimized for SonicWALL's network security appliance (NSA) multi-core architecture, provides IT administrators with increased insight into inbound and outbound network content without compromising security or performance. This is particularly important as Web 2.0 applications continue to push their way into the business environment introducing new threats and taxing organizations' network bandwidth.

The new inspection engine is part of SonicWALL's overall Unified Threat Management (UTM) strategy, a layered security approach that addresses an increasingly complicated threat landscape. Using the RFDPI 8 engine's speed and intelligent inspection capabilities, SonicWALL UTM solutions allow administrators to inspect network traffic against malware, viruses and other threats while still maintaining the flow of information.

"Employees are increasingly deploying and using Web 2.0 applications such as social networks and streaming media in the workplace," said Jon Kuhn of SonicWALL. "For the IT administrator, the challenge is balancing access to these applications with security. SonicWALL's RFDPI 8 engine puts the control back into the hands of the administrators by providing deep inspection capabilities of all network traffic to provide uncompromised security, without sacrificing bandwidth -- it's no longer an either/or situation."

With the wide array of potential internal and external risks, organizations need security at every level -- from email signatures to the desktop. SonicWALL UTM solutions offer businesses comprehensive multi-layered protection with gateway anti-virus, gateway intrusion prevention, firewall, anti-spam, and content filtering.

"Customers where we have deployed SonicWALL's UTM solutions have seen a significant decrease in losses due to viruses, spyware and other malicious activity," said Mike Johnson of Cerdant. "In addition, they have seen increases in productivity due to the additional content management features. The new DPI engine has resulted in a tremendous improvement in performance. It has allowed our customers greater flexibility in deciding how and where it is deployed while maintaining their budget objectives."

The new RFDPI 8 engine features: -- Universal security engine and signature language designed to protect all network protocols, malware and content inspection -- High performance engine that scales from single core to multi-core processors -- Ability to support any platform memory size without limitation of flow size (content length/size) or number of concurrent connections and no restriction or limit on numbers of flows protected For more information please visit: http://www.sonicwall.com.

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 the benefits associated with the RFDPI 8 engine and SonicWALL UTM solutions generally and the ability of our solutions to allow administrators to inspect network traffic while maintaining the flow of information. 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.

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 of SonicWALL, Inc., +1-408-962-6131, cnichols@sonicwall.com; or Ben White of Bite Communications,+1-415-365-0392, , for SonicWALL, Inc.

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