London, UK – June 24, 2003 - SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions, today announced ViewPoint 2.0 security and productivity monitoring and reporting software. ViewPoint 2.0 integrates with SonicWALL Internet security appliances to provide administrators of small and medium sized networks with increased visibility into the activity on their networks.
Monitoring and reporting are critical capabilities for businesses that need to protect their network resources as well as ensure employee productivity. SonicWALL ViewPoint 2.0 reporting software allows network administrators to track network activity and events to recognize suspicious network traffic and employee abuses of Internet privileges. Risk assessment tools in ViewPoint 2.0 enable administrators to tighten their organisation’s network security and prevent attacks, while real-time Internet activity reports allow administrators to detect inappropriate or wasteful uses of network resources.
“As the network administrator, I need to monitor network activity to ensure that the network is secure and is being used appropriately,” said Gary Maksoudian, network administrator, Thermo Electron Corporation, Automation and Integration Solutions. “SonicWALL ViewPoint 2.0 provides me with comprehensive, easy-to-read reports of network activity and usage on both a per-user and aggregated basis. It’s the most efficient way for me to monitor and report on network activity across our distributed network.”
SonicWALL ViewPoint 2.0 provides insight into network security and use through both real-time and historical graphical reports that summarize events and activities across all SonicWALL Internet security appliances on a network. These informative, graphical reports cover many aspects of network activity including individual and group usage patterns, events on specific firewall appliances or groups of appliances, and types and times of firewall attacks. Flexible and customisable views can display top Internet sites visited by employees, top Internet users, top applications and bandwidth utilisation.
An integrated Web server, syslog server and database make SonicWALL ViewPoint 2.0 easy to deploy, use and maintain. Concurrent sessions allow multiple network administrators to log in and view the firewall activity reports specific to their areas of security responsibility.
“Security and productivity are constant concerns for any business, but the price of systems to track the relevant data has been out of the reach of many network managers,” said Douglas Brockett, SonicWALL vice president of worldwide marketing. “With ViewPoint 2.0, administrators of small and medium networks finally have a cost-effective tool that provides comprehensive visibility into these issues.”
ViewPoint 2.0 Key Benefits
• Comprehensive Graphical Reports – Provides a detailed view into network activity, including firewall attacks, bandwidth usage, Web site visits, user activity, and more.
• Real-Time and Historical Reports – Allows organizations to recognise suspicious activity and to ensure high employee productivity. ViewPoint provides summaries of all types of network attacks and informative reports of user behaviour, identifying time-wasting or bandwidth intensive activities.
• Multiple Firewall Support – Allows support for multiple firewalls, enabling network administrators to view reports of all firewall activities from a single application.
Pricing and Availability
SonicWALL ViewPoint 2.0 supports all SonicWALL Internet security appliances and will be available on June 30th. Current ViewPoint customers with active support contracts will receive ViewPoint 2.0 at no additional cost. Current ViewPoint customers without active support contracts can upgrade to ViewPoint 2.0 by renewing their support contract, or by purchasing a ViewPoint 2.0 license. For customers of SonicWALL TELE and SOHO products, ViewPoint 2.0 is available for £68 per firewall, and for customers of PRO products, ViewPoint 2.0 is available for £212 per firewall, through SonicWALL distribution channels. For more information, please visit the SonicWALL web site at www.sonicwall.com/products.
About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated Internet security appliances offering access security, transaction security and security services for the enterprise, e-commerce, SMB, education, healthcare and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, SSL, high availability, anti-virus, content filtering and vulnerability assessment. 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 http://www.sonicwall.com.
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