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SonicWALL SonicPoint Series Review

SonicPoint-N Series

The SonicPoint-N Series are high-performance wireless access points with a circular design that aides in creating a strong multi-directional wireless signal pattern.

They are part of the SonicWALL Clean Wireless solutions; solutions which combine the high-performance SonicPoint-N Series with SonicWALL enterprise-class network security appliances to deliver unparalleled wireless network security and performance, while dramatically simplifying the set-up and management of any 802.11-based wireless network.

SonicPoint-N Series Model Lineup

The SonicPoint-N Series models are destined to organizations of any size.

sonic point model


SonicPoint-N Dual-Radio

sonicpoint n

Technical Specs

Wired Network Ports 1 x 10/100/1000 auto-sensing RJ-45 port for Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
1 x RJ-45 console port.
Antennas 6 external removable antennas.
Power Supply PoE and AC Adapter.
Status Indicators 6 LED: WLAN(2.4GHz, 5GHz Links); LAN(Link, Act); Power; Test/Safe Mode.
Deployment Walls or ceilings mount kit, Logo and LED Cover.
Standards 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Wireless Reliability Multiple-Input Multiple-Output(MIMO) technology.

Features:

  • » Security: WEP, WPA and WPA2.
  • » Ciphers: TKIP, AES.
  • » Wireless Authentication : Open, PSK, EAP.
  • » MAC Filtering.
  • » Profile Auto-provisioning.
  • » Centralized WLAN management.
  • » Virtual Access Points (up to 8).
  • » SSL VPN Enforcement(with SonicWALL SSL VPN appliance).
  • » Wireless IDS.
  • » Wireless Guest Services.
  • » Lightweight Hotspot Messaging(requires external web server).


SonicPoint-Ne Dual-Band

sonic point ne

Technical Specs

Wired Network Ports 1 x 10/100/1000 auto-sensing RJ-45 port for Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
1 x RJ-45 console port.
Antennas 3 external removable antennas.
Power Supply PoE and AC Adapter.
Status Indicators 6 LED: WLAN(Link, Act); LAN(Link, Act); Power; Test/Safe Mode.
Deployment Walls or ceilings mount kit, Logo and LED Cover.
Standards 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Wireless Reliability Multiple-Input Multiple-Output(MIMO) technology.

Features:

  • » Security: WEP, WPA and WPA2.
  • » Ciphers: TKIP, AES.
  • » Wireless Authentication : Open, PSK, EAP.
  • » MAC Filtering.
  • » Profile Auto-provisioning.
  • » Centralized WLAN management.
  • » Virtual Access Points (up to 8).
  • » SSL VPN Enforcement(with SonicWALL SSL VPN appliance).
  • » Wireless IDS.
  • » Wireless Guest Services.
  • » Lightweight Hotspot Messaging(requires external web server).


SonicPoint-Ni Dual-Band

sonic point ni

Technical Specs

Wired Network Ports 1 x 10/100/1000 auto-sensing RJ-45 port for Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
1 x RJ-45 console port.
Antennas Fully internal.
Power Supply PoE only
Status Indicators 6 LED: WLAN(Link, Act); LAN(Link, Act); Power; Test/Safe Mode.
Deployment Walls or ceilings mount kit, Logo and LED Cover.
Standards 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Wireless Reliability Multiple-Input Multiple-Output(MIMO) technology.

Features:

  • » Security: WEP, WPA and WPA2.
  • » Ciphers: TKIP, AES.
  • » Wireless Authentication : Open, PSK, EAP.
  • » MAC Filtering.
  • » Profile Auto-provisioning.
  • » Centralized WLAN management.
  • » Virtual Access Points (up to 8).
  • » SSL VPN Enforcement(with SonicWALL SSL VPN appliance).
  • » Wireless IDS.
  • » Wireless Guest Services.
  • » Lightweight Hotspot Messaging(requires external web server).


SonicWALL Clean Wireless features

Comprehensive wireless security Wireless Intrusion Detection Services, wireless firewalling, secure Layer 3 wireless roaming, IEE 802.11d multi-country roaming, and integrated Wireless Guest Services (WGS).
Exceptional wireless performance Data rates of up to 600 Mbps
Centralized WLAN management Can be administered using SonicWALL TZ, Network Security Appliance (NSA) or E-Class NSA Series firewalls requiring no pre-configuration.
Enhanced wireless reliability Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology utilizes multiple antennas to enhance throughput and reliability.
Flexible deployment Either wall or ceiling mounting and Power over Ethernet(PoE).
Discreet deployment Dimmable LEDs(excluding power) and plastic covers that can obscure both the logo and LEDs.
Virtual Access Point (VAP) segmentation Up to eight SSIDs for dedicated authentication and privacy settings.
Broad support for standards and protocols 802.11 a/b/g/n standards; WPA2 and WPA protocols.
Granular Security Policy Enforcement Firewall rules to control all wireless traffic.
FairNet wireless bandwidth allocation a minimum amount of bandwidth can be guaranteed to each wireless client