Danish Ministry of Culture Chooses SonicWALL CMS 2100 Content Filter to Keep Children's Libraries Free of Unacceptable Material

Danish children's libraries to be equipped with SonicWALL content filtering

technology to prevent access to inappropriate Internet sites

Jul 27, 2006, 01:00 ET from SonicWALL, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   SNWL), a leading provider of continuous data protection and
 network, Web and email security solutions, today announced that the Danish
 Minister of Culture, Brian Mikkelsen, has chosen a solution based on
 SonicWALL's Content Management System (CSM) 2100 CF to prevent
 inappropriate Internet sites from being accessed from children's libraries
 across Denmark.
     At the request of the Danish Minister, the Danish National Library
 Authority and The National Procurement Ltd. (Denmark) evaluated the various
 solutions available in the Danish marketplace. They chose SonicWALL CSM in
 conjunction with ATEA Denmark A/S -- one of the leading, independent
 providers of IT infrastructure in the Nordic region.
     SonicWALL's content security appliance protects networks from a wide
 range of Internet threats, such as viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware,
 e-mail-based fraud attempts and illicit or unproductive Web content. By
 deploying the device on the libraries' network they can enjoy the benefits
 of the most sophisticated protection available today. All incoming data is
 scanned in real-time at the gateway to block threats before they can do any
 damage. The CSM 2100 CF receives up-to-the-minute signatures about the
 latest Internet security risks via a continuous connection to SonicWALL's
 dynamically updated signature database.
     "Wherever there is access to the Internet, there is a potential risk
 for children. SonicWALL's research indicates that many people accidentally
 see porn or other unacceptable Web sites because they typed in the wrong
 URL. Our content filtering technology is designed to make using the
 Internet safe and productive for users of all ages," said Fredrik Arveskar,
 territory manager, Nordics and Baltics. "With this solution in place,
 teachers and parents can be confident that children won't be distracted by
 the wrong kind of material."
     The Danish National Library Authority explained in an announcement
 earlier this year that they chose the SonicWALL/ATEA solution because of
 its functionality, user friendliness and ease of administration. ATEA is
 also offers a high level of IT support for children's libraries throughout
     The 200 Danish libraries in the system will be able to purchase and
 install a pre-configured CSM 2100 from ATEA, or opt for onsite installation
 by ATEA. Libraries will be able to decide locally which sites or categories
 of sites to which they wish to allow and prevent access. The URL rating and
 filtering technology is continually updated by SonicWALL's signature
 writing team, freeing the libraries of any day-to-day maintenance
     About SonicWALL, Inc.
     Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures
 comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and
 continuous data protection solutions. 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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