SonicWALL Releases Email Security 6000 And 8000

SonicWALL Inc.

KUALA LUMPUR – June 25, 2007 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL) today launched a new version of its Email Security solution that delivers powerful new performance and management capabilities to help keep organizations productive and safe from inbound and outbound email threats.

Based on the new capabilities of Version 6.0, SonicWALL has added the Email Security 6000 and 8000 products to its new E Class line of premium performance solutions designed to provide network and data technology to large networks. The Email Security 6000 and 8000 solutions join SonicWALL’s recently-announced Network Security Appliance (NSA) E7500 to expand the E Class line up. The NSA E7500 is a 16-way multi core Unified Threat Management security appliance intended for deployment in campus networks, distributed environments and data centers.

“We purchased a Sonicwall Email Security system recently and immediately upgraded to the SonicWALL Email Security 6.0 Beta software to take advantage of the interface improvements and, most importantly for us, the ability to batch import user email addresses. We are very pleased with its effectiveness and overall performance,” said Mark Stuhr, director of Information Technology at Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. “The system is very easy to manage and has significantly reduced the time I and, more importantly, all of my users have to spend on managing spam and related email threats each day. My users, my staff and I are all very pleased with this device.”

At the core of the enhancements to SonicWALL Email Security are a complete range of enterprise-class capabilities that deliver complete inbound and outbound email protection in a highly scalable, easy to manage, proven solution. These enhancements include continuing improvements in the ability to stop new spam, phishing and virus attacks by delivering comprehensive protection updates to its customers every five minutes and the introduction of advanced enhanced Image spam and Stock TIKR spam techniques. SonicWALL Email Security Version 6.0 also adds features designed to improve manageability of the system such as: a new administrative user interface, real time system monitoring of email throughput and CPU usage, improved reporting performance and simplified licensing. In addition, Version 6.0 continues to extend the flexibility of SonicWALL’s industry leading end-user controls with improvements to Junk Box summaries, enhanced personal allowed-list management and the introduction of user-action notifications – all designed to reduce IT administrator’s involvement in day-to-day end user email management.

SonicWALL Email Security 6.0 is available as either software or a hardened Appliance. Version 6.0 expands appliance management capabilities to include Safemode, which adds redundancy for firmware recovery; RAID monitoring and repair; a Command Line Interface which provides scriptable access, NTP and SMTP support, and a host of optional commands and support for SNMP-based system monitoring.

“The SonicWALL Email Security 6000 and 8000 systems have proven themselves to be Enterprise class solutions that are being used throughout the world today,” stated Gleb Budman, Senior Director of Product Management at SonicWALL. “Version 6.0 delivers a customer driven group of enhancements that not only make the system more effective, they improve monitoring, reporting, scalability, and maintenance while simplifying the overall usability of the system for the IT staff and for end users.”

SonicWALL Email Security is a self-running, self-updating solution delivering comprehensive inbound and outbound email protection in either software or appliance versions, for organizations from 10 to 100,000 people. SonicWALL Email Security 6000 and 8000 solutions, for organizations of 5,000 users and above, provide comprehensive protection for the enterprise against spam, virus and phishing attacks in addition to preventing confidential information leaks and violations of regulatory compliance laws such as HIPAA, GLBA and SOX.

New features of SonicWALL Email Security 6.0 include:

  • Effectiveness
    • Stock TIKR spam detection updates
    • Delivery of anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus protection updates every 5 minutes
    • Smart Allowed Lists – SPF/Sender ID checked Allowed Lists and user notifications to prevent risky additions.
  • Reporting
    • Real-time monitoring of email throughput, CPU usage, etc
    • Exporting of all report data via CSV format
  • User Notification
    • Flexibility in enabling end-user controls on per user, per group or per company basis/end user empowerment with corporate control
    • Updated Junk Box Summary
    • Notification of junk email allowed by User Allowed lists
    • Notification of junk email unjunked by User Action
  • Hosting/MSP
    • Per Domain Reporting
    • Per Domain Directory Harvest Protection
    • Importing User Lists
  • Appliance Management
    • RAID monitoring and repair services
    • Support for SNMP-based system monitoring

About SonicWALL, Inc.

Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and backup and recovery solutions. Over one million SonicWALL security appliances have been shipped to protect tens of millions of computer users in businesses worldwide. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and trades on the Nasdaq 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/.

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