SonicWALLUnveils New Family of High-Performance Network Security Appliances

By PRESS RELEASE — February 04, 2009

SonicWALL, Inc., a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced the SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA), which delivers secure, easy-to-manage remote access control for the mobile enterprise. The Aventail E-Class SRA is built on the powerful SonicWALL Aventail SSL VPN platform, enabling it to provide access control by detecting the security of the end point, protecting applications and connecting authorized employees and business partners for up to 2,000 concurrent users from a single appliance.

As businesses increasingly look to provide their employees with the flexibility to work from home, on the move or in the office, they must carefully consider the implications of managing an increasingly distributed network. With users logging on from multiple locations, IT managers need to equip themselves with network security solutions that can monitor, grant and deny network access, in addition to protect from threats of all origins.

"The trend toward businesses promoting flexible work schemes continues," said Chris Witeck, Director of Product Management at SonicWALL. "Our newest addition to the SonicWALL Aventail line provides mid-sized and enterprise level companies with a security solution that is highly scalable, easy to deploy and the appliance they need to allow their workforce to work where they want, when they want. The Aventail E-Class SRA provides maximum IT control, reducing administration costs and increasing worker productivity."

The easiest to manage SSL VPN appliance ever, the Aventail E-Class uses a three-pronged approach to ensure complete end-user and network protection; Detect, Protect and Connect.

SonicWALL's Recurring End Point Control (EPC) provides the administrator the ability to maintain network integrity through end-point security assessments at log-in and at regular intervals. With the capability to select the regularity of the scans, if the system detects a change in a device's security status, the session will be terminated automatically, prompting the user to log back in. Recurring EPC delivers NAC-level security by ensuring that the ongoing integrity of remote devices consistently adheres to corporate IT policy requirements.

The SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA is the easiest to manage SSL VPN appliance available, making it possible for even the novice user to set-up and manage. Through its simplified appliance installation and policy configuration, it takes no time at all to deploy the solution, and to secure the network.

This newest offering introduces enhanced user monitoring, thereby giving administrators' substantial improvements in measuring user activity as well as troubleshooting connectivity and policy issues using the management console. Able to view, filter and dissect information in a variety of ways, the manager has a level of granular control that protects applications on a policy basis, only allowing access to authorized devices.

Once connected the IT manager can continue to provide the optimum user experience while maintaining absolute security through the use of SonicWALL's redesigned WorkPlace Portal. The portal affords the IT manager with even greater control over the organization of content contained within the WorkPlace, such as displayed shortcuts, file downloads, intranet browsing and filtering. Now able to upload their own styles and layouts, administrators can even provide customization on a community or group basis, designed specifically for its needs.

Additional features of the SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA series include:
- Broader Cross Platform Support: Cross-platform support now extends Connect Tunnel EPC and Advanced EPC functionality to Macintosh and Linux, making it even easier to upgrade away from IPSec.
- Enhanced Authentication: SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA solutions support Vasco, RSA, Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, and ACE authentication as well as One-Time Password (OTP)generation for two-factor authentication.
- Zone Based Provisioning: Enabling administrators to extend control over what access agents are deployed based upon the remote user's End Point Control classification.

SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology.

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