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  • 15 February 2011 13:08

SonicWALL Expands Virtualization Offerings with Introduction of Secure Remote Access Virtual Appliance

SonicWALL, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced availability of the SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) Virtual Appliance and SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance. The new appliances add to the existing SSL VPN SMB and enterprise-class hardware line-up and further expand SonicWALL’s virtualized appliance offerings that include management, reporting and email security. Combining scalability and reliability, the SSL VPN solutions are the perfect choice for securing a growing mobile workforce.

During RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco, SonicWALL will demonstrate the SRA Virtual Appliance product lines from February 14-16 at Booth #423.

The SRA Virtual Appliance and Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance represent a new platform for installing and maintaining SSL VPNs for companies of all sizes. Now, enterprises can benefit from the reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) achieved through the easy-to-deploy, hardware-free solutions from SonicWALL. The SSL VPN solutions allow customers to reap the benefits of virtualization without significant time and cost investment. Providing secure access to critical applications and resources is crucial to improving productivity and collaboration in today’s competitive market. Through the use of endpoint control, the SonicWALL Aventail solution provides the ability to identify the user and interrogate the endpoint. Based on the information collected, the SSL VPN solution provides the proper level of access to network resources and confidential data based on the policies defined by the security administrator.

Once purchased, the solutions are easily customizable and require no dedicated hardware. In addition to cost-savings, the pre-configured solution reduces complexity with simplified product selection, product integration and ongoing award-winning product support.

“Virtualization adoption is fundamental for companies to stay efficient. By virtualizing sophisticated SSL VPN Remote Access Solutions, companies can drive down costs and respond to scaling needs by right sizing their hardware capacities at will,” said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing at SonicWALL. “Even faced with the massive adoption of anytime, anywhere access driven by new mobile devices, companies can now enforce corporate access policy, maintain security and save precious budgets.”

To complement the existing SSL VPN hardware lineup, the new SRA Virtual Appliances contain many of the same core benefits, including:

-Lower TCO – help reduce IT costs by enabling network managers to easily deploy and manage a single secure access gateway that extends remote access via SSL VPN for both internal and external users to all network resources. This includes Web-based, client/server, host-based and back-connect applications such as VoIP

-Granular Access and Control – grant the administrator the insight needed to provide employees, partners, and clients with secure remote access to specific and defined resources, according to the needs of each remote user

-Increased Productivity – provide secure access from more places, including IT issued laptops, home PCs, kiosks, smartphones and tablet devices


The SRA Virtual Appliance and Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance will be available in Q1 2011.

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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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