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SonicWALL expands popular TZ 170 series for small networks and telecommuters

  • 27 July, 2004 15:42

<p>New TZ 170 appliances bring together deep packet inspection, integrated wireless and backup connectivity</p>
<p>Sydney – JULY 27, 2004 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, today introduced three additions to its TZ 170 Series of secure gateway appliances. These additions bring powerful security solutions to home office networks, retail networks and small office and branch office networks. The slimline platforms protect against both new and existing threats pervasive on today’s wired and wireless networks, allowing small networks to experience productivity andbusiness continuity benefits previously reserved for larger enterprises.</p>
<p>The TZ 170 SP, TZ 170 Wireless and TZ 170 SP Wireless products join the original, affordable, flexible and easily managed TZ 170 appliance. This broadened product line enables IT managers to deploy the latest security solutions and services, such as SonicWALL’s powerful Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS), Content Filtering Service (CFS) and Complete Anti-virus in a variety of business environments. The TZ 170 Series addresses a growing need for flexible and tailored solutions to provide stable and secure connections from branch offices, stores, homes or remote locations.</p>
<p>The entire product line integrates a deep packet inspection firewall, intrusion prevention for protection from worms and Trojans, content filtering for increased worker productivity, gateway-enforced anti-virus, and IPSec VPN into a cost-effective solution. The Wireless models also include 802.11b/g wireless LAN features while the SP models add an integrated analog modem with automatic failover and failback technology. Available in multiple node licensing configurations, the TZ 170 Series appliances allow users to add features and functionality according to network needs and scale to accommodate growth within any organization.</p>
<p>“Businesses of all sizes are in need of robust and affordable layered security platforms,” said Tim Dickinson, Regional Sales Manager SonicWALL, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. “SonicWALL recognizes that smaller organizations are as vulnerable to security threats as large enterprises. The TZ 170 products we have announced today bring powerful security solutions within everyone’s reach.”</p>
<p>Key features of the TZ 170 Series include:</p>
<p>Security:
- Built on SonicWALL’s Deep Packet Inspection architecture, the TZ 170 delivers comprehensive intrusion detection and prevention against application layer threats
- Enforced IPSec encryption and intrusion prevention on the wireless LAN for multi-layer security
- Suite of advanced security services for multi-layer security, including SonicWALL’s Anti-virus and Content Filtering Service
- WAN/WAN failover and round robin, percent based and spill-over load balancing</p>
<p>Wireless (Wireless models):
- Integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN for secure, high-speed wireless WLAN connectivity
- Wireless intrusion detection services to protect wireless networks from security threats such as rogue access points, disassociation attacks and association flood attacks
- Wireless firewalling for granular control of client to client wireless communications
- Wireless guest services allowing network administrators to provide Internet-only guest access
- Designated 802.3af power-over-Ethernet port allows for convenient placement to maximize wireless coverage without the need to locate an AC power outlet</p>
<p>Failover (SP models):
- Integrated V.92 modem for automated failover and failback technologies, providing continuous uptime for IPSec VPN tunnels with the optimum connection speed
- Broadband to broadband to analog modem for WAN dual redundancy</p>
<p>General:
- System-on-a-chip technology delivers 90Mbps of stateful packet inspection firewall and 30+ Mbps 3DES and AES throughout
- Five port auto-MDIX LAN switch for connecting multiple computers, eliminating the need for an external dedicated switch
- Optional port can be configured as a second LAN, second WAN, DMZ or WLAN for maximum network configuration flexibility (requires SonicOS Enhanced)
- Distributed WLAN support for seamless integration and management of up to two SonicPoint satellite access points (requires SonicOS Enhanced)
- Advanced NAT nodes for flexible site-to-site connectivity and management
- Award-winning Global Management System for comprehensive management and reporting
- Feature-rich SonicOS operating system allows rapid deployment in basic networks with a user-friendly Web interface and powerful wizards. SonicOS Enhanced, an optional software upgrade on the TZ 170, TZ 170 Wireless and TZ 170 SP and standard on the TZ 170 SP Wireless, provides advanced features for more complex network installations</p>
<p>Pricing and availability
The TZ 170 Wireless, starting at US list price $1,074, and TZ 170 SP, which costs US list price $834, are available immediately. The TZ 170 SP Wireless and SonicOS Enhanced will be available in August, 2004.</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. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, wireless, intrusion detection and prevention, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive distributed enforcement architecture available. 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 http://www.sonicwall.com/.</p>
<p>For Additional Information Contact:
Jos Budge
Public Relations SonicWALL
[t] + 61 2 9006 7912
m] + 61 2 400 34 88 78</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements</p>
<p>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 ability to protect against security threats in wired and wireless networks, the rate of adoption of solutions by enterprises responding to mobility and productivity needs, our deployment of security solutions and services in a variety of business environments, the ability of our solutions to scale to accommodate network growth and the need for affordable layered security platforms. 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, 2003 and Form 10-Q for subsequent periods, 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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