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SonicWALL Extends Global Management System Capabilities

Jul 29, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. , today announced major enhancements to its widely-used Global Management System (GMS) and Viewpoint 5.0. GMS 5.0 makes management of the secure network easier and more cost-effective by directly integrating MySQL 5.0, third party authentication, enhanced management, more flexible monitoring and custom reporting. GMS is a powerful, intuitive solution that allows IT administrators to manage thousands of remote SonicWALL security appliances and Unified Threat Management (UTM) services from a single, central location. Designed to scale with growing organizations, GMS eliminates the need for onsite support in distributed networks or branch offices.

These enhancements enable SonicWALL to provide the industry's most comprehensive network management and reporting solution. GMS and ViewPoint 5.0 have extended their cross-platform support to integrate beyond our E-Class Network Security Appliances into our award-winning E-Class Aventail SSL-VPN remote access solutions. Administrators can now generate custom reports on remote user sessions, bandwidth utilization and corporate resources. This insight is shared and integrated across an expanded library that reports on network activity, web usage and UTM threats across all SonicWALL Network Security Appliances.

SonicWALL GMS 5.0 simplifies the complexity of network management by offering a single management interface, thereby reducing administration time, complexity and the total cost of ownership. SonicWALL's comprehensive layered secure networking appliances enables enterprises the ability to optimize globally distributed network resources and manage user security policies from a single, easy-to-use graphical interface.

"The performance and speed improvements that we've seen with GMS 5.0 far exceeded our expectations. This new installment of GMS has allowed us to scale our global deployment of managed SonicWALL appliances without necessitating an investment in additional hardware," said Michael E. Crean, President and CEO of Solutions Granted, Inc. "The integrated MySQL database is a huge bonus, and I have been pleased with all of the features of 5.0, but perhaps the greatest improvement was the expansion of appliance support for remote access solutions, such as Aventail SSL-VPN. This has allowed us to standardize our business -- now we are able to use one platform to manage and generate reports for our installations all around the globe."

SonicWALL GMS is the comprehensive application suite that covers management, reporting and monitoring of security devices under a single framework. GMS 5.0 and Viewpoint 5.0 new features include:

MySQL 5.0 Integration:

With the bundled database, the Total Cost of Ownership for GMS and ViewPoint may be reduced by more than 25%. Also significant improvements in performance are realized due to the tight integration with the MySQL database.

Third-Party Authentication:

Multi-tenant functionality of GMS allows for authentication against Active Directory and LDAP servers, in addition to the secure isolation of SonicWALL appliances across multiple domains.

Custom Reporting:

Both GMS and ViewPoint offer greater insight into network activity with the addition of Custom Reports that can be run at any time, alongside the existing library of 100+ canned reports that can be customized to suit a variety of regulatory mandates.

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/ .

About Solutions Granted, Inc.

Solutions Granted, Inc. is a solution-based Information Technology firm specializing in complete managed services, network development and security, relocation and disaster recovery services, and website design, graphics, and hosting. Founded in 2001, Solutions Granted has made its mark in the local, national, and international technology markets with its team of highly-skilled employees, reseller affiliations, and use of the most advanced technology available. With its top secret security facility clearance and its headquarters located within minutes of Washington D.C., Solutions Granted has become a strong presence in the government market, with our largest government client being the U.S. Department of State.

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 GMS 5.0, the benefits associated with SonicWALL's secure networking appliances, and performance expectations associated with MySQL 5.0 support. 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 of SonicWALL, +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/