SonicWALL Bolsters Security Portfolio With Delivery of Email Protection and Anti-Spam

New Hardware Delivers Enhanced Performance and Storage Capacity Over Existing Solutions

Jun 08, 2010, 10:25 ET from SonicWALL, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced the SonicWALL Email Security Appliance (ESA) 3300 and the SonicWALL ESA 4300, bringing market-leading high performance, highly scalable and cost effective email security to organizations of all sizes. With the introduction of these two new products and the recently announced SonicWALL Email Security Virtual Appliance, SonicWALL's Email Security portfolio offers SMBs, enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) more choices when it comes to deploying email security and anti-spam, allowing them to pick the best delivery method to meet their unique network security and productivity needs.

Companies and service providers today require a comprehensive suite of hardware and software in order to address the ever-present capacity and scalability issues inherent in managing email security. SonicWALL's new ESA 3300, ESA 4300 and virtual appliances represent a portfolio of solutions delivering performance and scalability that is powerful yet easy to manage. This user-centric combination results in lower cost of ownership and resource requirements, regardless of the degree of email protection an organization demands.    

"SonicWALL's new email security solutions have benefitted our company to no end," said Peter Hill, MIS Director for SPL, Inc., an oil and gas measurement company. "My IT department no longer has to spend valuable time and resources to constantly address the huge volume of email traffic we used to face. We now enjoy that vital combination of capability and ease-of-management in protecting our email, allowing us to spend more time on our day-to-day business activity."

The ESA 4300 allows for future extensibility with the addition of multiple drives, which can significantly increase the scalability and capacity of customers' email security platforms as their needs grow over time. The ES 7.2.2 firmware, which was released earlier this year, delivered the Email Security Virtual Appliance. This virtual appliance enables organizations to deploy SonicWALL's Email Security solutions in a virtual environment, and allows managed service providers (MSPs) to significantly scale and manage their infrastructure.  

"Our new email security appliances are designed to allow customers to handle ever-increasing email volume while relying on SonicWALL's market-leading performance and reliability, giving them maximum storage capabilities without sacrificing email protection," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management, SonicWALL. "Additionally, the Virtual Appliance has the potential to be a real industry game-changer thanks to its ability to scale, not only for end-user customers building out virtualized environments but for MSPs looking to expand their infrastructures and significantly grow their customer base."

Both the ESA 3300 and ESA 4300 collaborate with the SonicWALL Global Response Intelligent Defense (GRID) Network, which includes millions of SonicWALL anti-spam and email security sensors deployed at sites worldwide, the SonicWALL Threat Center, and SonicWALL Labs to apply continuous updates on worldwide threats over multiple vectors. This integrated approach uses crowdsourced customer ratings of email, predictive behavioral analysis and innovative malware identification signatures to deliver proactive, near real-time, self-correcting defenses that block both malware and their carrier channels in advance of many malicious cyber attacks.

Additional key features of the SonicWALL ESA 3300, ESA 3400 and Virtual Appliance include:

ESA 3300 & ESA 4300:

  • Greater overall system performance than previous SonicWALL solutions, with higher performance processors, expanded memory (2GB, 4BG) and improved RAID performance (offered in the ESA 4300)
  • Flash Drive support: previously only available in our high-end platform, enabling support for SAFE Mode. SAFE Mode allows recovery of configurations files in the case of system failure
  • Expandable storage capacity with 2 drive bays for future extensibility (offered in the ESA 4300)
  • Built on the SonicWALL GRID Network that collaboratively gathers, analyzes and vets cross-vector threat information from millions of business oriented sources around the world, the ESA 3300 and ESA 4300 receive near real-time threat and signature updates to ensure maximum security. In addition, SonicWALL is able to use reputation data gathered from its global GRID network to proactively drop malicious sources at the connection level.

Email Security Virtual Appliance:

  • Offers SonicWALL customers the ability to move to a virtualized environment with a self-contained virtual machine. This provides all of the benefits of a hardware appliance, in a virtual machine image, with the associated benefits of a virtualized environment.

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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

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 deploying SonicWALL email security and anti-spam products including the ESA 3300, ESA 4300 in networks; deploying SonicWALL's Email Security solutions in a virtual environment; and use of the GRID network. 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.