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Award-Winning Wireless Security Appliance Now Offers Intrusion Detection/Protection and Bridging Capabilities


London, UK - October 15, 2003 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of comprehensive Internet security solutions, today announced SonicOS 2.0 for the SOHO TZW, its award-winning wireless security appliance.


Supplementing the IPSec-secured wireless capabilities of the SOHO TZW, SonicOS 2.0 now provides further security features, such as detecting and protecting against rogue access points, disassociation attacks, and association flood attacks. In addition, the new SOHO TZW extends greater support for growing networks, offering secure wireless bridging to permit the secure and easy addition of new buildings and employees to a wireless network.


“Adding SonicOS 2.0 to our industry-leading SOHO TZW wireless security appliance demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the mobility needs of business customers,” commented Matt Medeiros, president and CEO of SonicWALL. “As more businesses recognise the value of a mobile workforce, security needs become paramount. Our newest SOHO TZW addresses those needs, enabling customers to effectively grow their wireless networks, confident that the productivity gains realized by mobility are not offset by security breaches.”


Continued Medeiros, “We’re especially pleased to make SonicOS 2.0 available for our SOHO TZW one month ahead of our internal schedule. SonicWALL is the leader in the wireless security market, and this release reinforces our commitment to that market.”


SonicWALL’s SOHO TZW with SonicOS 2.0 product highlights include:


· Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Services – for three pervasive threats: rogue access points, disassociation attacks, and association flood attacks.


· Secure Wireless Bridging – to extend the corporate network by adding new offices or workers in a campus environment. With two buildings in WiFi range, it is now possible to utilize a pair of SOHO TZWs to create a secure wireless bridge to link two wired networks.


· Wireless Guest Services Enhancements – offering broader and more granular access controls for increased hotspot application flexibility. Through the innovative Dynamic Address Translation feature, a wider variety of PC configurations are allowed to access the Internet, virtually eliminating hotspot user configuration complications. Automation for creating new guest accounts and deleting expired guest accounts makes administration of the hotspot simple.


· Enhanced Wireless Printer and PDA Support – for a mix of IPSec and alternative wireless encryption standards on the SOHO TZW network. The SOHO TZW simultaneously provides RC4-based encryption to less full-featured wireless devices, while still offering uncompromised IPSec support to wireless laptop, tablet, and desktop users.


Pricing and Availability

SonicOS 2.0 for the SOHO TZW will be available in November 2003 in the US and Europe, Middle East, and Africa, with worldwide availability by the end of the year. For more information, please visit the SonicWALL website at www.sonicwall.com/products/index.html.


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 retail point-of-sale markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, SSL, high availability, anti-virus, 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 http://www.sonicwall.com.


For Additional Information Contact:


Katy Sutcliffe

Marketing Manager

SonicWALL UK, Middle East & Africa

Tel: +44 (0)1344 668090

Email: ksutcliffe@sonicwall.com


Paul Shlackman

Write Angle Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 8868 4101

Mobile: +44 (0)7775 655363

Email: paul.shlackman@writeanglecomm.com



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