Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Selects SonicWALL Content Security Solutions to Increase Employee Productivity
SonicWALL CSM 2100 Enhances Network Security and Productivity with Granular
Control of Employee Internet Use
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 entire firewall." 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 877-608-8324. 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 http://www.sonicwall.com/. 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 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 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, 2005, 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. 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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