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  • 16 November 2010 17:59

SonicWALL Secure Remote Access Solutions Awarded FIPS Certification

SonicWALL, Inc <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/index.html> ., the leading provider of intelligent network security <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/10941.html?cid=PR-11162010NetworkSecurity> and data protection solutions <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/dtp.html?cid=PR-1116010Dataprotection> , today announced its Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/Secure_Remote_Access.html?cid=PR-11602010SRA> (SRA) solutions, the SRA EX6000 <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/12034.html?cid=PR-11602010SRA> and the SRA EX7000 <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/12034.html?cid=PR-11602010SRA> , have earned FIPS 140-2 certification <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/solutions/97.html?cid=PR-11602010FIPS> from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology[1] <#_ftn1> ) and CSE (Communications Security Establishment[2] <#_ftn2> ). To receive this certification, SonicWALL successfully underwent the rigorous FIPS certification <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/solutions/97.html%20?cid=PR-%3cdate%20of%20release%3e%3clink%20identifier%3e..> process for both its software and hardware. Unlike competing products that require an additional hardware module or custom software builds to be FIPS compliant, the E-Class SRA appliance hardware and software <http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/7523.html?cid=PR-11602010EClass> have been designed to meet current security needs of enterprises and government agencies without the need for additional hardware modules or custom software builds. The SRA EX6000 and the SRA EX7000 now join a large number of SonicWALL products in receiving FIPS140-2 Level 2 certification[3] <#_ftn3> .

“By achieving FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, the E-Class SRA line now joins the Network Security Appliance and TZ Series product lines in meeting the cryptography standard used by governments and industries worldwide,” said Matthew Dieckman, product line manager at SonicWALL. “SonicWALL is dedicated to meeting demanding government security standards today and tomorrow. We offer our customers hardened security products that are well suited for the industry.”

The United States federal government is required to purchase cryptographic products certified to the FIPS 140-2 standard. FIPS 140-2 is a validation standard for evaluating cryptographic modules that includes stringent source code reviews in addition to algorithm, physical security and operational testing of cryptographic security products. The standard defines the security requirements that must be satisfied by a cryptographic module used in a security system protecting unclassified information within IT systems. These areas include basic design and documentation, module interfaces, authorized roles and services, physical security, software security, operating system security, key management, cryptographic algorithms, electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) and self-testing. Internationally, ISO19790 is being adopted as a worldwide standard and is a direct adaptation of FIPS 140-2.

The SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA) solutions are deployed by federal agencies across the civilian, intelligence and defense sectors. These clientless SSL VPN solutions deliver secure, easy-to-manage remote access control for the mobile enterprise, increase user productivity and maximize IT control by providing authorized access to any application from a broad range of cross-platform devices. The appliances are built on the powerful and proven SonicWALL Aventail SSL VPN platform. SonicWALL solutions provide access control by first detecting the security of the end point and protect applications with a granular policy based on the user’s identity and the end point used for access. Finally, they connect authorized employees and business partners effortlessly from a broad range of cross-platform devices to authorized resources. The SonicWALL Aventail solution is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in the SSL VPN Magic Quadrant report by Gartner.

Learn more about SonicWALL’s Aventail E-Class SRA line

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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 http://www.sonicwall.com/ .

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