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Protects Organizations with Industry’s first ‘Trusted Zone’ Between Telecommuters and Corporate Networks

Networld+Interop, Las Vegas, NV -- May 7, 2002 – Broadening its portfolio of telecommuting solutions, SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), the leading provider of comprehensive Internet security solutions, today announced the TELE3 TZ, an innovative new security appliance that sets the standard for secure access and management for an ever-increasing Internet-connected telecommuter workforce. The TELE3 TZ protects corporations from vulnerabilities caused by home networks sharing a single broadband connection, as it physically isolates the telecommuter’s work connection from their home network with a separate WorkPort™ and HomePort™.

"Growth in broadband is spurring a rapid increase in corporate telecommuting and home networking," said Charles Kolodgy, Internet Security Software Research Manager for IDC. "Network administrators are increasingly concerned about the vulnerabilities telecommuters create for the corporate network when sharing broadband connections associated with unprotected or limited-protection home networks. The TELE3 TZ is a unique solution to protect telecommuters and their corporate networks by allowing the enterprise to enforce corporate security policy even when utilizing a home network."

"The two biggest security concerns of telecommuting are home user behavior and physical control of a telecommuter's security solution," said Tom Furlong, SonicWALL senior vice president of Product Development. "The TELE3 TZ is an affordable solution to both problems and is a proof-point of SonicWALL’s continued technology innovation.”

The Tele3 TZ is equipped with two ports that are separated at Layer two of the OSI stack. These ports are designated as the WorkPort and the HomePort. The WorkPort connects to the telecommuter's computer and provides a secure, direct VPN connection to the telecommuter’s corporate network. The WorkPort is physically isolated from the HomePort, which connects to the home network. By physically separating communications between the telecommuter and home users, the risk of inadvertent exposure to harmful Trojans, viruses and hacker attacks is eliminated.

Included with the TELE3 TZ is SonicWALL’s ASIC-based, accelerated 3DES IPSec VPN, enabling the telecommuter to establish a completely secure tunnel (connection) to the corporate network. The TELE3 TZ supports up to 5 users and features bandwidth prioritization, ensuring appropriate bandwidth allocation for all corporate VPN connections.

The TELE3 TZ is an integrated security solution that features the following:

• Integrated Security Appliance with physically separate security zones
Hardened, stateful packet-inspection firewall delivering 75Mbps throughput
10/100 Network Ports: WAN Port, WorkPortTM, and HomePortTM

• Integrated ASIC-based, accelerated 3DES IPSec VPN

20Mbps 3DES performance

5 User, 5 Tunnel Support

• Granular traffic control

Option to block all traffic between security zones

Control traffic by port and direction between security zones

• Value added security features for each security zone

Anti-virus, Content Filtering, and Attachment Blocking

• Bandwidth prioritization

Ability to allocate minimum bandwidth for Corporate VPN connection

• Centrally Managed by GMS

Complete management of all TELE3 TZ devices from a central location (GMS version 2.25)

• User Level Authentication Can be enforced on the VPN tunnel for increased security

SonicWALL Telecommuting Solutions

The TELE3 TZ is part of SonicWALL’s end-to-end telecommuting solution that includes a complete line of high-performance VPN concentrators and SonicWALL’s Global Management System (GMS), an award-winning, intuitive management console for provisioning and enforcing security policies across the entire network. SonicWALL’s telecommuting solutions give network managers the control they need to ensure remote access points do not compromise corporate security. SonicWALL’s innovative technology combined with SonicWALL Authorized Solution Providers gives businesses confidence in knowing their network is secure.

Pricing and Availability

The SonicWALL TELE3 TZ will be available May 21st for around £465 through SonicWALL distribution channels. For more information, visit

Product Service and Support

All SonicWALL products are protected by an updated one-year hardware replacement warranty and web-based technical support. For more information visit

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated Internet security appliances offering access security, transaction security and security services for the enterprise, e-commerce, SME, education and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, SSL, high availability, anti-virus, strong authentication with digital certificates, vulnerability assessment and content filtering. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive Distributed Security Architecture available. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at 408-745-9600 or visit the company Web site at .

For Additional Information Contact:

Katy Sutcliffe
Marketing Manager
Sonicwall UK, Middle East & Africa
Tel: +44 (0)1344 668090

Paul Shlackman
Write Angle Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 8868 4101
Mobile: +44 (0)7775 655363

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 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. Factors that could affect SonicWALL's actual results include, but are not limited to, the ``Risk Factors'' described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report of Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000. 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.

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