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VPN Tracker Connecting to SonicWALL Firewall Appliances Creates Secure VPN Connections for Mac OS X Users

London, UK – January 23, 2003 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leader in comprehensive Internet security solutions, is announcing a relationship with equinux Inc. to extend secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity to the Apple Macintosh OS X 10.2 platform. The connection between equinux VPN Tracker and SonicWALL appliances creates a solution that enables Mac-users to securely connect to the corporate network using the flexibility of the Internet, without compromising their companies’ information.

In today’s highly mobile business environment, employees are no longer restricted to working at their offices or from desktop computers. Running the equinux VPN Tracker, mobile and remote workers on the Macintosh platform can establish a secure VPN connection to a SonicWALL-secured corporate network from nearly anywhere in the world. SonicWALL appliances feature ICSA certified, IPSec VPN capabilities to provide companies of all sizes with reliable, secure remote access to corporate resources for remote users, telecommuters and branch offices while SonicWALL’s integrated stateful packet inspection firewalls protect against the compromise of network perimeters.

“We recognize that small and medium-sized businesses have heterogeneous network environments and require secure connectivity, regardless of their computing platforms,” said Douglas Brockett, SonicWALL vice president of worldwide marketing. “We’re pleased to work with equinux to extend our reach to the Macintosh market, bringing secure connectivity to Mac OS X users worldwide.”

“This relationship combines SonicWALL’s leadership in security solutions for businesses with equinux’s strength in versatile VPN software,” said Ortwin Gentz, equinux CTO. “The end result allows Mac OS X users to safely and easily connect to their companies’ network while at home or on the road.”

Compliant with all SonicWALL VPN/firewall appliances, equinux VPN Tracker software runs on a Macintosh system as a VPN Client, allowing mobile or remote workers to safely connect to a corporate network protected by a SonicWALL Internet security appliance.

VPN Tracker is available in Personal and Professional Editions. The VPN Tracker Personal Edition is the ideal solution for mobile users who want to secure a single network connection such as an office dial-up connection or a remote computer. The VPN Tracker Professional Edition is full-featured for network routing capabilities, and can be used to connect two or more networks through a secure Internet tunnel.

Pricing and Availability

The SonicWALL-compatible equinux VPN Tracker for Mac OS X is now available in English language versions via the equinux website and from authorized equinux resellers worldwide. VPN Tracker pricing for the Personal Edition starts from US$/EUR 79.90 and the Professional Edition starts from US$/EUR 199.90. For more information, visit or

About equinux

Founded in 1998, with offices in Munich and Boston, equinux develops systems software for the Apple Mac platform, in particular for the Mac OS X. equinux is committed to producing advanced, user-friendly software systems. With its unique product VPN Tracker equinux has provided an extensive VPN software solution for the Mac OS X platform. For more information, contact equinux at +1-49-520465-280 or visit the company website at

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 +44 (0)1344 668090 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

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