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SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus Protects Windows-based File, Print and Exchange Servers from Malicious Code

London, UK, 18 June 2002 –- SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), the leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions, today announced SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus, a comprehensive, distributed server anti-virus solution designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with complete desktop-to-server anti-virus protection.

SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus delivers a highly automated and enforced solution at the desktop, reducing the time-to-response during rapid virus outbreaks. Complete Anti-Virus combines gateway-enforced SonicWALL Network Anti-Virus with McAfee NetShield and GroupShield applications to protect desktops, laptops and Windows-based File, Print and Exchange servers from virus outbreaks.

“With SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus, we are the first company to combine automated Anti-Virus policy enforcement at the desktop and Internet gateways with flexible Anti-Virus policy management for networked servers,” said Tom Furlong, SonicWALL senior vice president of product development. “While improving overall time to anti-virus protection across the network, Complete Anti-Virus relieves IT Managers from the hassle of desktop-to-desktop anti-virus deployment and allows them to focus on mission-critical server protection.”

SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus

For SonicWALL customers wishing to upgrade their current SonicWALL Network Anti-Virus subscriptions to Complete Anti-Virus, SonicWALL offers Server Anti-Virus, a one- or two-year subscription-based upgrade for customers with file and print servers running a version of Microsoft Windows Server OS. SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus combines advanced virus-scanning technology with unmatched management capabilities. McAfee NetShield for Windows detects virus-infected files transmitted to and from file and print servers. McAfee GroupShield for Exchange applies the power of the award-winning McAfee virus scan engine to Microsoft Exchange.

Pricing and Availability

SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus and Server Anti-Virus are available in one- or two-year subscriptions for licenses ranging from 5 to 1000 users. Complete Anti-Virus pricing starts from approximately £170 for a 5 user, 1 year subscription. To purchase SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus, SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus or SonicWALL Network Anti-Virus, contact a SonicWALL-certified reseller. To find a reseller in your area, please visit

or call SonicWALL at +44 (0) 1344 668090.

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

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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

Notes for Editors:

SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus combines SonicWALL’s patent-pending Network Anti-Virus with McAfee NetShield for Windows and McAfee GroupShield for Exchange, to provide automatic, system-wide updates of virus definitions for maximum prevention with minimum administrative overhead.

· SonicWALL Patent-Pending Network Anti-Virus

SonicWALL’s proactive, patent-pending Network Anti-Virus solution protects networks 24x7 and supports automatic, system-wide updates of virus definitions. McAfee-based anti-virus policy is updated and enforced to all desktops on the network whenever new threats appear, eliminating the need for desktop-to-desktop anti-virus deployment and reducing the time and costs associated with administering an anti-virus policy.

McAfee NetShield for Windows

McAfee NetShield for Windows gives the network manager complete control, with the combination of advanced virus-scanning technology for unmatched remote management capabilities. It detects infected files transmitted to and from servers while scanning for viruses in other locations. Once detected, infected files can be automatically cleaned, quarantined, or deleted.

· McAfee GroupShield for Exchange

An award-winning McAfee application designed for and tightly integrated with Microsoft Exchange, McAfee GroupShield for Exchange delivers automated, flexible defense for mission-critical Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers.

· SonicWALL Integrated Security Appliances

The SonicWALL TELE3, SOHO3, PRO and GX series of Internet security appliances include an ICSA-certified stateful packet inspection firewall and Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention. All SonicWALL Internet security appliances support a broad set of additional security functionality including ASIC-based, accelerated virtual private networking (VPN), network anti-virus, enhanced Web content filtering, vulnerability assessment and strong authentication using digital certificates. All SonicWALL integrated security appliances also support SonicWALL’s Global Management System (GMS), an award-winning, intuitive management console for provisioning and enforcing security policies across the entire network.

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