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SonicWALL announces first SSL VPN appliance range

  • 25 July, 2005 11:56

<p>Simple and affordable appliances support SonicWALL’s market-leading UTM appliances as well as third party networks</p>
<p>Sydney. – July 25, 2005 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), today announced it will launch the industry’s first range of SSL-VPN solutions for remote network access supporting unlimited numbers of concurrent tunnels at no additional cost. The powerful family of SSL-VPN 200 and SSL-VPN 2000 appliances makes remote clientless access simple and affordable. They will interoperate seamlessly behind third party firewalls and deliver enhanced Unified Threat Management (UTM) protection to remote users who access a SonicWALL-protected network. SonicWALL is the worldwide market share leader in UTM technology in Q1 2005 according to IDC (Worldwide tracker report Q1 2005).</p>
<p>“What today’s businesses need is a full spectrum of affordable solutions that deliver secure, clientless and easy-to-use remote access from anywhere while minimizing maintenance and support costs,” said Tim Dickinson, Country Manager, SonicWALL, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. “These new SSL-VPN products complement our existing IPSec VPN solutions and will provide our entire channel partner base with an extended range of options supporting our UTM capabilities.”
With this new product set, SonicWALL now offers a full spectrum of secure networking solutions including high-security IPSec-based VPN products. The SSL-VPN products complement SonicWALL’s UTM-enabled firewall/VPN products and represent a further extension of SonicWALL’s appliance range, initiated with the launch of the Content Security Manager 2100 CF.</p>
<p>With SonicWALL SSL-VPN appliances, secure access for remote and mobile users becomes remarkably simple. Remote users require only a standard Internet browser to log in to a personalized Web portal from which the user can access e-mail, files, applications and internal company Web sites. Additionally, the appliances deliver web-based remote desktop access and full network access through SonicWALL’s NetExtender technology.</p>
<p>Administrators also will find the SSL-VPN 200 and SSL-VPN 2000 very simple to deploy and manage. Ease of use features including an intuitive graphical interface and ‘getting started’ guide make SonicWALL’s SSL-VPN appliances simple for network administrators to deploy and manage. The solution also provides the capability for granular policy configuration to give the administrator complete control over individual users’ access to specific network resources.</p>
<p>“Additionally by moving into this market SonicWALL is opening up ever greater revenue opportunities for our resellers and managed security service providers,” says Dickinson. “By making enterprise class SSL VPN technology readily available to SME’s at an affordable price point, we’re making it much easier for these types of companies to enjoy remote access to their company resources through any web browser. That’s compelling for many of our customers”.</p>
<p>SonicWALL’s SSL-VPN product range will ship in 2005. Further information is available on</p>
<p>About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at</p>
<p>For Additional Information Contact:</p>
<p>Jos Budge, PR for SonicWALL
Eklektik Consulting
+ 61 2 9006 7912
+ 61 400 34 88 78</p>
<p>Tim Dickinson
Country Manager
+ 61 2 9006 7912</p>
<p>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 fact that SonicWALL is first on the market with an unlimited user SSL-VPN solution, SonicWALL’s ability to provide simple, affordable remote network access through its SSL-VPN products, SonicWALL’s market leadership in Unified Threat Management, its ability to interoperate with third party networks and firewalls, and the capability of its SSL-VPN devices of supporting unlimited numbers of users. 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, 2004, 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>

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