SonicWALL Strengthens Enterprise Presence With Suite of New Security Solutions

March 2, 2010

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SonicWALL Strengthens Enterprise Presence With Suite of New Security Solutions

Advanced Firewall with Application Intelligence and Virtual Security Appliances Are Key Steps Towards Enabling a Vision for a Secure Future

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 -- SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, announced today an advanced firewall for the enterprise delivered with Application Intelligence and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). SonicWALL also announced a portfolio of Virtual Security Appliances as part of its vision to deliver Dynamic Security for the Global Network.  These new offerings underscore SonicWALL's commitment to deliver intelligent solutions providing real time adaptation as organizations change and protect against evolving threats. To learn more visit SonicWALL at the RSA Conference at booth #2551.

Vision for a Secure Future: Dynamic Security for the Global Network

Companies strive to optimize productivity and maximize ROI by leveraging the benefits of flexible IT capabilities. The drive toward borderless networks replacing static infrastructure with dynamic platforms based on cloud-based, virtualized or mobile technologies present novel challenges for network owners.

SonicWALL's vision for a secure future combines comprehensive network protection capability with security policies linked to dynamically identified users, applications and content. This unique approach liberates network owners from the straightjacket of statically defined networks which deprived them of the choice to move to more effective network architectures.

The newly announced Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8500 enables enterprises to take advantage of technology trends such as Web 2.0, converged communications and mobility without compromising performance.   SonicWALL protects the network against damage by  proactively blocking threats while giving network owners the total application control they need to increase overall network performance and efficiency.

"As technology has changed so too have the threats that look to exploit new vulnerabilities," said Matt Medeiros, President and CEO, SonicWALL. "The speed at which cybercriminals attack susceptible points in a network is staggering and while traditional security measures have been sufficient in the past, that is no longer the case. Our vision of Dynamic Security compels us to deliver solutions designed to remain one step ahead of the threats and, in some instances, repel the attacks before they happen."

Today's enterprises are also challenged with capitalizing on technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to overcome the previous "one-application-per-server" model.  SonicWALL's suite of Virtual Security Appliances enables enterprises to take advantage of scalable security solutions while taking advantage of equipment optimization and lower costs.

SonicWALL's vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network leverages the SonicWALL GRID Network, comprised of millions of end points that provide continuous communication, feedback and analysis.  SonicWALL's Threat Center processes this real-time information, proactively delivering defenses through dynamic updates to repel emerging threats.

SonicWALL further leverages technological innovation with its Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) technology - the foundation for all SonicWALL network security products.  By combining our single engine with a high speed, multi-core, parallel hardware architecture, we enable simultaneous, multi-threat scanning and analysis at wire speed. This core technology provides the framework allowing the entire solution to scale for deployment in high bandwidth networks.  Integrating advanced networking and remote access technologies enables SonicWALL to verify and defend the security of traditional and mobile wireless networks, users and applications --and their endpoint devices--while simultaneously scanning and disinfecting the data stream across platforms and perimeters. SonicWALL's policy and administration management provides scalability in parallel as your organization grows.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company Web site at

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the benefits associated with the SonicWALL's dynamic vision for a secure future; the benefits associated with flexible information technology capability; the benefits associated with the NSA E8500; our ability to protect networks before they are damaged; and the our RFDPI technology.  These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies

Source: SonicWALL, Inc.

CONTACT:  Colleen Nichols of SonicWALL, +1-408-962-6131,; or Drew Smith of Bite Communications, +1-415-365-0401,, for SonicWALL, Inc.

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