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PRO 2040 and 5060 provide class-leading performance and superior value


London, UK – January 26, 2004 – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, today launched the company’s newest entry-level rack-mounted platform, the SonicWALL PRO 2040, available in February 2004. Additionally, the company announced the new gigabit-class PRO 5060, expected to ship before the end of SonicWALL’s second quarter.


“SonicWALL’s highly successful PRO series platforms have always provided innovative features and powerful performance at the industry’s most compelling prices,” said Matt Medeiros, chief executive officer at SonicWALL. “The expansion of our PRO series with the PRO 2040 and 5060 is further demonstration of our commitment to bring value innovation to an expanding set of customers."


Following on the heels of the popular PRO 3060 and 4060, the SonicWALL PRO 2040 packs the benefits of SonicWALL’s SonicOS operating system into an affordable, rack-mounted appliance for smaller networks. As a comprehensive network security, mobility and productivity solution targeting networks comprising 50 or fewer network locations, the PRO 2040 offers the configuration flexibility and redundancy features typically associated with more expensive appliances. Additionally, the PRO 2040 supports SonicWALL’s advanced security services, such as anti-virus and content filtering, and can be managed by SonicWALL’s award-winning Global Management System. Bundled with 10 Global VPN Client licenses, the PRO 2040 allows easy network access from any location, using any Internet connection, over any IP network.


Boasting a robust four-port architecture, the SonicWALL PRO 2040 provides firewall and virtual private networking (VPN) capabilities for distributed networks. In addition to firewall performance up to 200 Mbps, the SonicWALL PRO 2040 features the ability to run SonicOS 2.1 Enhanced, enabling optional upgrades such as WAN-WAN fail-over, load balancing, and object and policy-based management.


The SonicWALL PRO 2040 ships with the SonicOS Standard operating system and can be upgraded to SonicOS Enhanced for additional features and port customization options. With SonicOS Standard, three ports are active and are preconfigured as Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) and DMZ. With the upgrade to SonicOS Enhanced, the WAN and LAN ports stay static while the other two ports are fully customizable as a second LAN, a second WAN, a DMZ, another customized network zone, or a hardware fail-over port. With an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), SonicOS 2.1 is easy to configure, and can also be administered with SonicWALL’s award-winning Global Management System (GMS). SonicOS 2.1 powers the exceptional performance of the PRO series hardware and is part of a complete, integrated security, mobility and productivity solution.


SonicWALL expects to deliver the breakthrough PRO 5060 this summer. This appliance will offer gigabit-class performance in a single rack unit for more complex distributed network topologies.


“Last year, SonicWALL took a great leap forward in price performance with the PRO 3060 and 4060 opening up a new realm of possibilities for our customers,” said Paul Webb, managing director of Blue River Systems, a Guildford-based Gold channel partner. “SonicWALL’s understanding of our marketplace is now underlined by both the performance advantages of the PRO 2040 and their plans to deliver a price leading gigabit product in the 5060. These entries reinforce their leadership in this space.”


PRO 2040 product highlights (with SonicOS Enhanced) include:

• Four ports for flexible network configurations

• High Performance Firewall – 200 Mbps throughput

• High Performance VPN – Up to 50 Mbps of AES and 3DES support

• Total Security Platform – Supports SonicWALL’s suite of services, including

content filtering, and enforced anti-virus

• Rich Feature Set – Includes:

o Policy-based management

o Support for Network, Service, User, and Schedule objects and groups

o Granular authentication for user-level control of network resources

o Flexible NAT and routing modes

• Operational Safeguards/Business Continuity – Ensures continuous uptime

through WAN redundancy, hardware fail-over, load balancing, and

advanced VPN resiliency features

• Rapid Deployment and Installation – Uses object-based management,

allowing administrators to configure multiple security zones for more

complex networks

• Comprehensive Remote Network Management – Empowers

administrators to manage hundreds, even thousands of SonicWALL

appliances and VPN connections from a single, remote location with

SonicWALL’s award-winning Global Management System

• Bundled with 10 Global VPN Client licenses (can be upgraded to up to 100)


Pricing and Availability

The SonicWALL PRO 2040 will be available next month through SonicWALL distribution channels with SonicOS Standard and Enhanced. List prices start at £1,305. For more information, please visit the SonicWALL web site at www.sonicwall.com/products/index.html.


SonicWALL anticipates shipping the PRO 5060 before the end of Q2. Available through SonicWALL distribution channels with SonicOS Standard and Enhanced.


About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, identity, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, wireless, SSL, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. 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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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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