SonicWALL Positioned as a Visionary in 2010 SSL VPN Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Dec 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from SonicWALL, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced it has been positioned in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the December 2010 Magic Quadrant for SSL VPNs by Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. In his report, Gartner analyst John Girard analyzed the importance of SSL VPN for remote access and disaster recovery for mid-sized business and enterprise deployments.

"Businesses across the globe must guarantee data availability and security while providing their customer base with anytime, anywhere access. Today's remote access solutions must be powerful enough to dynamically adjust access security policies by correlating where access is coming from, who is requesting access and what device is being used at any moment," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing at SonicWALL. "We believe our positioning in the 'Visionaries' quadrant by Gartner is a testament to our foresight and successful development of these tools to keep businesses safe and efficient."

SonicWALL provides a wide range of scalable remote access solutions that fit organizations of every size, from small-to medium-sized businesses to the largest global enterprise. SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series solutions deliver remote access control without escalating infrastructure costs or complexity and provide application access with full security, granular control of the endpoint and unified policy management. SonicWALL's SSL VPN solutions also provide employees with secure, clientless access to the resources they need from any device, regardless of location.  

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About SonicWALL, Inc.

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. For more information, visit

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