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Affordable PRO 5060 brings powerful security, productivity and mobility capabilities to broader market

London, UK – June 7, 2004 – SonicWALL Inc., a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, today announced the general availability of the high-performance SonicWALL PRO 5060 security gateway. The PRO 5060 provides powerful yet economical gigabit security for businesses coping with the increasing performance demands and complexities of intra-LAN network protection. Bundled with a year of SonicWALL’s signature Intrusion Prevention Service, the PRO 5060 enables organisations to protect against real-time threats at multiple points on the network from a single, affordable platform.

The PRO 5060 is the most powerful of SonicWALL’s new generation of gateway appliances, incorporating SonicWALL’s most recent technologies and services. Replete with features such as intrusion prevention, content filtering, gateway enforced anti-virus, comprehensive security management, firewall and IPSec VPN, the PRO 5060 is SonicWALL’s latest security appliance supporting the company’s recently announced Distributed Wireless Solution. A single PRO 5060 can support up to 128 SonicPoint satellite access points to provide secure wireless access, as well as providing central management of complete security gateway services for the wired network.

“The market is ready for an affordable, high-performance security gateway that simplifies rather than adds to the workload of the network administrator,” said Matt Medeiros, chief executive officer at SonicWALL. “It is a perfect example of SonicWALL’s commitment to price-performance, ease of use and overall value innovation, whether delivered at entry level or in enterprise-class network environments. We have already had an exceptionally favorable response from our channel partners to the PRO 5060.”

SonicWALL delivers ease of use in the PRO 5060 through configuration wizards that simplify tasks such as VPN and NAT configuration, as well as set up of public servers such as FTP, Web and email. The PRO 5060 features a deep packet inspection engine designed to fortify the network by providing full protection against the most sophisticated blended threats, combined with a scalable architecture for rapid deployment of new deep packet inspection technologies when the need arises. It also adds high-value features such as integrated support for distributed wireless LAN, allowing seamless inter-office roaming, guest access services, and easy integration of an integrated A and B/G access points into the existing security enforcement architecture and wired infrastructure.

“With the PRO 5060 SonicWALL has taken a high end technology that was out of the price range of smaller enterprises, and delivered it at a mainstream price that will be attractive to them,” said Jeff Wiltshire of Double Click Solutions, a SonicWALL Gold Partner based in Kent. “The 5060 is the ideal platform for emerging business issues that need gigabit-performance products such as creating and running converged wired and wireless networks. For this reason we believe the PRO 5060 has an exciting future.”

The PRO 5060 combines a high-speed Intel® Xeon™ main processor with dual Cavium Nitrox crypto processors to provide firewall, VPN and deep inspection capabilities for networks of all types. Advanced networking modes allow the PRO 5060 to deploy easily into most networking environments, including those employing VoIP, complicated NAT modes or multicast technology, or those requiring transparent operation capability.

Available in 10/100/1000 copper and copper/fibre interface configurations, the SonicWALL PRO 5060 is an ideal solution for demanding network environments. The appliance runs on SonicWALL’s proprietary SonicOS Enhanced operating system, which provides advanced networking and security features such as ISP fail-over, WAN redundancy and load balancing, as well as object and policy-based management.

“As networks grow there is a requirement for much greater intelligence and processing power in the security gateway,” said Simon Lambe, service & technology manager at Dyson. “We are very impressed with the performance of the PRO 5060. The bundled services provide an extra dimension of security without affecting the ease of use or the affordability of this appliance. There is no question that it will be a great asset to us going forward.”

Pricing and Availability
The SonicWALL PRO 5060 will be available this week through SonicWALL distribution channels. List prices start at £6,520 for the PRO 5060, which is bundled with SonicWALL services and products comprising one year of Intrusion Prevention Service; 2,000 VPN Clients; ViewPoint Reporting Software; 90 days of 50-user Network Antivirus; 90 days of Content Filtering Service; 90 days of 8 x 5 support. 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)1276 34905
Mobile: +44 (0)7775 655363
Email: paul.shlackman@writeanglecomm.com

About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, 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, intrusion detection and prevention, SSL, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive distributed enforcement 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.

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.


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