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SonicWall offers next-generation firewalls

Veronica C. Silva | March 8, 2011
Firms expected to brace for more control, faster throughput in risk prevention tools

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 9 MARCH 2011 – SonicWall is offering to the enterprise market what it calls its next-generation family of firewalls with more power to boost performance and thwart any unwelcome attacks.

The SuperMassive E10000 Next-Generation Firewall Series boasts a scaleable multi-core processor capable of scrutinising small packets of data at faster speed. The appliance’s Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine can “scan every byte of every packet with full content inspection of the entire stream while providing high performance and low latency.”

SonicWall claims that the family of firewalls – consisting of the E10100, the E10200, the E10400 and the flagship E10800 – can also be clustered for better performance, more security, and operational resilience. It caters to the needs of enterprises, governments, universities, and service provider deployments and secures enterprise networks, data centres and server farms.

Greg Young, research vice president, Gartner, said enterprises currently need the kind of security features offered by next-generation firewalls as only less than one per cent of corporate networks are currently secured with this kind of firewalls.

“Security vendors are making strides to eliminate the deep inspection quality and performance penalty that has been a barrier to next-generation firewall deployments. This paves the way for much broader acceptance,” said Young. “We expect that by 2014, 35 per cent of all enterprises will have installed a next-generation firewall with tightly integrated intrusion prevention and application visibility and control capabilities.”

The products are available for order now but the SonicWALL SuperMassive E10100 will be delivered in the second quarter this year. The other appliances will be available in the third quarter. 


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