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SonicWALL Extends High-Performance Network Security With the Launch of the NSA 2400
May 20, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. , a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2400 for small and mid-sized organizations and branch offices. The NSA 2400 brings the next generation of Unified Threat Management (UTM) to organizations with less than 100 employees and helps IT administrators manage their security in an increasingly complex network environment. The NSA 2400's rich feature set, which takes full advantage of SonicWALL's recently announced Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) 8 engine, ensures organizations have better control over the security of their network and increased visibility of all network activities.

In an environment where employees are using real time applications such as instant messenger and other Web 2.0 applications, the network is vulnerable to a multitude of new threats. Businesses now require simple and cost-effective solutions that take a layered approach to network security. A recent SonicWALL survey found that 69 percent of respondents cited cost as one of the most important factors in their security infrastructure purchasing decision. The NSA 2400 delivers a comprehensive UTM solution at a price that works with today's shrinking IT budgets.

"Hackers, malware, phishing and other security threats are real for all businesses, regardless of size. Whether you manage a network of 50 or 500 employees, a layered approach to security is vital to a network's safety," said Jon Kuhn, Director of Product Management. "With the introduction of the rack-mounted NSA 2400, we are bringing a full-featured, high performance UTM solution to the small and mid-sized business market at a fraction of the cost of competitive offerings."

At the heart of the NSA 2400 is SonicWALL's patented Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) 8 engine, which uses multicore design to inspect both inbound and outbound network traffic without compromising performance. The powerful combination of a layered UTM approach and deep packet inspection means IT administrators at small businesses no longer have to choose between security and performance, they can have both.

"Internet speed is an essential piece to our business - whether employees require it for real time bond trading where time is of the essence or customers need it to view checks via online banking," said Jeff Stott, vice president of information technology at State of Franklin Savings Bank. "Because of its multi-core design, we've seen a 40 percent increase in performance using the NSA 2400."

The NSA 2400 offers the same a layered approach found across the entire NSA series, including intrusion prevention, advanced file and content anti- virus/anti-spyware inspection to protect against a wide array of network attacks including, viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and phishing attacks. It also offers greater application visibility and data leakage capabilities for administrations through the integration of Application Firewall. This feature set delivers a suite of configurable tools to prevent data leaks while providing granular application control that can be set per user, e-mail user, per schedule and per IP subnet levels to create a future proofed solution for administrators.

The NSA 2400 solution is available now at a starting price of $2,495. 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 of the benefits associated with the Network Security Appliance Series and the benefits of the integration of Application Firewall into the Network Security Appliance 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, 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, +1-408-962-6131, cnichols@sonicwall.com; Ben White of Bite Communications, +1-415-365-0392,

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