SonicWALL SRA Series Claims Gold for Best Remote Access Products, SonicWALL NSA Series, E-Class Network Security Appliance Series Wins Silver for Best Unified Threat Management Products and SonicWALL Content Filtering Service wins Bronze in Web Security Gateway Category

The SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series of SSL VPN appliances received gold and was named overall winner in the Remote Access category with high marks in all rating categories, most notably for authentication support and investment ROI. The product line includes the SonicWALL SRA 4200 and SRA 1200 appliances, which provide easy-to-use, secure and clientless remote access for small and mid-size organizations, and the SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA EX7000 and EX6000 appliances, which are designed to meet the needs of mid-size and large enterprises.

In the Unified Threat Management (UTM) category, SonicWALL won the silver award for its Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series and E-Class NSA Series appliances. The SonicWALL NSA and E-Class NSA Series were recognized by readers for form factor effectiveness in addition to the breadth of security functions/features and ease of installation, configuration, administration and value for their investment. The SonicWALL NSA Series combines numerous security functions, including a deep packet inspection firewall, intrusion prevention and Web content filtering. The E-Class NSA Series is designed to provide integrated gateway security for enterprises without degrading network performance.

SonicWALL Content Filtering Service (CFS) garnered the bronze award in the Web Security Gateway category. SonicWALL's CFS received favorable reviews from readers for its granular, flexible policy creation and enforcement and ability to detect both known and unknown Web-based threats, in addition to vendor service and support. SonicWALL CFS is built around a Web site caching and rating architecture that allows administrators to automatically block sites by category for easier administration. The appliance categorizes millions of URLs, IP addresses and domains in a continuously updated database to ensure high levels of protection.

"We are delighted to be named a winner in three different product categories, including the overall winner for the Remote Access Reader's Choice 2010 award," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing at SonicWALL. "We deliver industry-leading dynamic protection for the global networks of the future and these awards are a strong testament to the quality of our products and our high rates of customer satisfaction. Achieving this recognition among industry professionals illustrates the value that SonicWALL solutions provide to our customers for intelligent network security and data protection."

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