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SonicWALL Combines Virtual Appliance Advantages With Hardened Security oS to Deliver Powerful, Dynamic and Efficient Virtual Security Solutions

SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS), ViewPoint Reporting, Email Security, SSL VPN Appliances Form Foundation for Comprehensive Virtual Appliance Portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, announced today at RSA Conference 2010 (booth #2551), its Security Virtual Appliance portfolio. The company announced that the first two Security Virtual Appliances (SonicWALL Global Management System Virtual Appliance and ViewPoint Virtual Appliance) are available immediately. The company expects to ship its Enterprise-class anti-spam Email Security Virtual Appliance later this quarter. Additional Security Virtual Appliances will ship in future quarters. As enterprises continue to consolidate IT assets and take advantage of cloud-based computing to drive down costs, they are accelerating the deployment of solutions as Virtual Platforms. SonicWALL's release of multiple security-focused Virtual Appliances gives enterprises more flexibility while improving security and productivity of their corporate network.

"Delivering key security and productivity solutions as Virtual Appliances is required for enterprises to take advantage of equipment optimization, lower costs, utilization of data center capacities and cloud infrastructures," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of Product Management at SonicWALL. "Today's announcement enables mid and large enterprises to exploit scalable security solutions in virtualized environments. Our extensive VAR channel can now 'be the cloud' and deliver security focused virtualized solutions to businesses of all sizes. We see this as a win for large and small companies alike."

SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS) and ViewPoint Virtual Appliances

The GMS Virtual Appliance is based on SonicWALL GMS version 6.0 announced earlier this year. The solution provides enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) with a flexible, powerful and intuitive solution to centrally manage and rapidly deploy all of their SonicWALL firewall, anti-spam, backup and recovery, and secure remote access solutions. Enterprises and MSPs use SonicWALL GMS to manage thousands of appliances simultaneously and to centrally create and deploy security policies, provide real-time monitoring and alerting functionality and to deliver intuitive compliance and usage reports from a single management interface. The ViewPoint Virtual Appliance provides granular reporting on one or more SonicWALL security devices, allowing administrators to closely track network utilization, monitor security activity and view Web usage.

Dynamic Security for the Global Network

To help customers cope with rapidly evolving and continuously changing threats, SonicWALL is committed to its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, in which security solutions dynamically adapt to the continuously shifting threats and easily adjust to new technologies or business demands.

SonicWALL also announced today the launch of its NSA E8500 and its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, further strengthening its enterprise portfolio and presence. For more information, visit the company Web site at

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

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 SonicWALL Virtual Appliance Solutions and the anticipated launch date of other SonicWALL Virtual Appliances. 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, 2008, 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


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