Dell Sets Sights on Cisco, Announces Game-Changing NSA Series That Introduces Powerful Next-Gen Firewall Advances for Mid-sized

  Dell Sets Sights on Cisco, Announces Game-Changing NSA Series That
  Introduces Powerful Next-Gen Firewall Advances for Mid-sized Businesses and
  Distributed Enterprises

  *Dell SonicWALL’s Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series Next-Generation
    Firewalls offer the same high level of security and capabilities as the
    enterprise-class SuperMassive Series
  *Dell brings first low latency high performance NGFW with 10 GbE
    connectivity to bandwidth intensive mid-sized businesses
  *The NSA Series delivers enterprise class protection and application
    control while maintaining its acclaimed ease of use

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- May 07, 2013

Dell today announced the new SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series
Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW), that enable mid-sized organizations, branch
offices, school campuses and government agencies to have multi-layered
protection from sophisticated attacks and control over applications while also
assuring optimal network performance and total of cost of ownership. The new
Dell SonicWALL NSA Series renders competitors’ traditional firewalls obsolete
and provides a host of enhancements typically reserved for large enterprises
and 10 GbE connectivity to this industry segment for the first time.

The NSA Series utilizes a scalable multi-core hardware architecture and
patented single-pass low latency Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection®
(RFDPI) engine. Ranging from 6 to 24 cores, these NGFWs pack enough security
processing power to inspect all network traffic -- regardless of port or
protocol to detect and block threats before they enter the network without
introducing bottlenecks. Unlike competitive firewalls requiring two box
solutions, Dell’s RFDPI engine combines the power of an integrated firewall
and intrusion prevention system (IPS). Advanced features such as 10GbE SFP+
interfaces, full stateful high availability failover, and high performance SSL
decryption provide medium-sized organizations with functionality usually
reserved for enterprise grade network security appliances.

“We used the architecture found in our flagship SuperMassive Next-Gen Firewall
line developed for the most demanding carriers and enterprises,” said Patrick
Sweeney, Dell executive director, product management. “This new NSA Series
provides medium-sized business customers with the same high level of security,
control, and performance available to the enterprise, in a solution that also
offers our acclaimed ease of use and high value. We think these products are
game-changers as we take on Cisco in the critical mid-market.”

This new offering is a break-through for medium-sized organizations because
even as demands on IT departments increase and budgets stagnate, the number
and sophistication of threats across the Internet continues to escalate.
Compounding these issues is the fact that many mid-size businesses or branch
offices lack staff with the training or degree of specialization more common
in larger companies with dedicated IT personnel, all of which imposes an
additional risk to the security of their networks. With the new NSA Series, IT
can help enhance productivity, security, and network performance.

For those organizations seeking to secure a distributed enterprise, Dell
SonicWALL’s Global Management System (GMS) provides security administrators
with a consolidated single view for management of widely-dispersed locations
with the ability to manage thousands of Dell SonicWALL security appliances,
easing administration and reducing overall total cost of ownership.

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Dell SonicWALL
Dianne Tongco, 408-962-6619
Bond PR
Michele Nachum, 415-349-7434
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