MEXICO CITY, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, in conjunction with its business partner Grupo Antea (www.grupoantea.com.mx), is providing secure remote access solutions to a major Mexican television network filming on location at the 2010 World Cup games in South Africa, enabling reporters to send their news, and other sensitive information, securely back to their home offices in Mexico.
The SonicWALL Secure Remote Access solution allows the news network to connect more than 100 users simultaneously and creates a secure "tunnel," specifically designed to protect sensitive data, through which proprietary information can be sent. In addition, the SonicWALL / Grupo Antea solution allows managers and system administrators to have full control over the resources within their network infrastructure, such as switches, routers, firewalls, and other devices, enabling remote management of the network.
Using SonicWALL technology, reporters at the 2010 World Cup games in South Africa can send their news anywhere in the world with the assurance that sensitive data is protected. TV correspondents will be able to connect securely from any browser-based computer -- whether in the press room, an Internet cafe, on a hotel network or personal laptop. Through the SonicWALL / Grupo Antea solution, correspondents can send and access the resources of their corporate network with the same level of security as if they were within their corporate firewall.
The Mexican television network chose SonicWALL's Secure Remote Access solution because it offers flexible deployment options and does not require a VPN software client to be installed on each computer. Secure access is as easy as being assigned a user name and password. In addition, the TV station adopted the SonicWALL SSL VPN due to its scalability, since they intend to extend this service beyond the initial 100 users today.
"Using SSL VPN technology, companies can lower costs since they don't need to buy additional software or hardware for each mobile user to assure secure connections. This creates financial and competitive benefits for our customers," said Heldanel Uribe, Antea Group Commercial Director.
"The on-location news staff in South Africa can connect to their home office headquarters securely, remotely and efficiently using our VPN technology," said Francisco Pinto, SonicWALL's vice president in Latin America. "Our technology secures the access to corporate data, while giving companies the option to define policies and access permissions. SSL VPN basically creates a protected 'tunnel' that completely secures access from any type of device."
Learn more about SonicWALL's Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access solutions.
About Grupo Antea
Grupo Antea is a Spanish multi-national founded in 1997 with offices in Spain (Madrid-Barcelona) and Mexico (Mexico D.F.). The company develops client-specific custom IT solutions by providing the highest quality in deployments, developed by the highest quality teams. To do this, building on existing infrastructure, detects critical points and provides new avenues of growth and optimization. Antea provides service and support to its customers before, during and after the completion of the project, always tailored to their needs. For more information visit their website: www.grupoantea.com.mx
Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted by small and large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions. Visit http://www.sonicwall.com/
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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 deploying SonicWALL's Secure Remote Access solution. 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, 2009, 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.
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