SonicWALL, the provider of intelligent network
security and data protection solutions, announced the availability of WAN
Acceleration in SonicOS 5.8.1, further enhancing the capabilities of the
current SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Series and introducing
integrated support for the SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series.
This announcement underscores SonicWALL‘s
commitment to continued investment in its NGFW series and to providing its
customers with a highly secure, accelerated and optimized network that drives
business and employee efficiency.
The delivery of SonicOS 5.8.1
bolsters SonicWALL’s consolidated security platformand tightly integrates
features like application intelligence, control and visualization and deep packet
inspection scanning with the WXA Series to provide WAN optimization and
acceleration for the distributed enterprise.
The WAN acceleration is seamlessly built into the
existing SonicOS user interface, self-discovers and allows system administrators
to easily leverage the new and advanced features.
“A key requirement for the ongoing success of our
business is a secure and efficient network that we can manage in a smart
way,” said Michael E. Crean, president of Solutions Granted.
“With the combined power of SonicOS 5.8.1 and the
WXA Series, we drive business and employee productivity in two ways. Firstly,
we leverage application intelligence and control features to optimize the
applications on the network for our business needs. In addition, we can now
transmit business-critical data faster and effectively increase our bandwidth –
this saves us time, money and helps us drive profitability,” Michael
Additional new features offered by SonicOS 5.8.1
enhanceapplication intelligence and security features in SonicWALL
firewalls. The new capability to use IP reputation data to block
communication with suspected botnet command and control centers allows
administrators to reduce the risk of having potentially compromised hosts on
their network participate in spam or DDoS attacks. Administrators can further
reduce the risk of data theft or attacks by controlling traffic access by
geography or blocking of traffic from unknown locations.
“As the data that businesses transmit on their
networks grows exponentially, so does the need to increase the efficiency of
firewall protectionthe introduction of SonicOS 5.8.1 further enhances
SonicWALL’s NGFW offering and improves bandwidth capability, while protecting
against instrusions and malware attacks,” said Patrick Sweeney, vice
president product management and corporate marketing at SonicWALL.
By Telecomlead.com Team