SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SNWL) today announced that the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has chosen
SonicWALL to provide secure content management to increase user
productivity and improve bandwidth utilization. The hotel is using
SonicWALL's Content Security Manager (CSM) 2100 technology, delivering
maximum network protection and localized control over Internet usage for
Sheraton Atlanta's approximately 100 users.
Installed and managed by SonicWALL channel partner, IGMAS Technologies,
the SonicWALL content filtering solution sits behind Sheraton's existing
firewall, providing an additional layer of security to protect against
today's most damaging Internet threats. The SonicWALL CSM 2100 has enabled
the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel to filter inappropriate or unproductive Web
sites, block .exe attachment files, instant messaging applications and
streaming media, and enable a new level of visibility into Internet usage
patterns and number and type of sites blocked.
"We required the ability to develop and monitor localized policies for
our needs at the Atlanta location. We were particularly impressed by the
ease of installation of the CSM 2100 and the interoperability with our
current firewall solution," said William Hallett, manager of IT at the
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. "Although the technology was intended primarily as
a preventative measure, we've seen immediate improvement in our ability to
monitor the sites being blocked. In addition, our bandwidth has been
noticeably optimized which is providing us with faster network speeds. The
added layer of security gives us peace of mind that our entire network has
rock-solid protection against security threats."
The SonicWALL CSM 2100 combines real-time gateway anti-virus and
anti-spyware, powerful Internet filtering with granular, policy-based
controls and instant messaging (IM), peer-to-peer (P2P) and multimedia
controls for dynamic threat management capabilities with precise control
over Internet usage. An affordable, appliance-based solution, the CSM 2100
CF integrates seamlessly into virtually any network topology to provide
powerful, scalable, cost-effective Internet filtering. SonicWALL recently
extended its content security offerings with the addition of the CSM 3200,
which combines precise control over Internet usage, comprehensive gateway
and desktop threat protection in a single, easily managed device for up to
1,000 concurrent users.
"As a consultancy focused on hospitality and gaming, we are very aware
of the unique requirements of these types of businesses. We suggested
SonicWALL CSM 2100 for Sheraton Atlanta's Internet filtering needs because
we knew the solution would provide the level of control that the Sheraton
was looking for without a huge impact on current network infrastructure,"
said Michael Breindel, president of IGMAS Technologies. "SonicWALL CSM 2100
is the ideal solution to upgrade security without the need to upgrade the
About IGMAS Technologies
IGMAS Technologies, with offices in Las Vegas and Universal City,
Calif., is a results-oriented technology organization, specializing in high
quality products and services for customers in the hospitality and gaming
industries. IGMAS provides network infrastructure design, project
management, installation services, hardware and software procurement, help
desk, and outsourced technical resources nationally. For more information,
visit http://www.igmas.com or contact IGMAS Technologies, Inc. at
About SonicWALL, Inc.
Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures
comprehensive network security, secure remote access, and continuous data
protection solutions. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and
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
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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 SonicWALL's ability to deliver secure content
management, increase user productivity, improve bandwidth utilization,
provide protection against Internet threats in real time, provide localized
control over Internet usage or to integrate into third party networks.
These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of
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