New Generation of UTM Firewalls Deliver Proven Enterprise-Grade Security to Small and Distributed Organizations

Dubai - 8 May 2012

SonicWALL TZ Series Provides Market-leading Security Combined with High Performance, Ease of Deployment and Broad Mobile Platform Support

  • The TZ 105 and TZ 205 provide an array of security features that deliver enterprise-grade network protection powered by SonicWALL’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection® engine
  • The only firewall in its class to truly enable mobile workforce with native SSL VPN remote access client for Apple iOS®, Google® Android™, Windows, Mac OS and Linux devices
  • Delivers wire-speed Deep Packet Inspection performance and protection for today’s broadband connections

SonicWALL, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, introduced the SonicWALL® TZ 105 and TZ 205, the most secure and highest performing Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls for small business, retail locations, branch offices and distributed enterprises. With comprehensive protection against viruses, Trojans, key-loggers and other application layer attacks, the TZ 105 and TZ 205 provide strong, enterprise-grade security in a small form factor appliance.

Unlike consumer-grade products deployed by many smaller businesses, the TZ Series delivers highly effective anti-malware, intrusion prevention, content/URL filtering and application control capabilities. The appliances offer the broadest, most secure mobile platform support for laptops, smartphones and tablets. They feature support for native SSL VPN clients for Apple iOS® and Google® Android™ phones and tablets. The unique design of the SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine allows the TZ series to provide full network security without introducing latency. This is a frequent issue for other firewalls, hampering business productivity at peak demand times.

Malware, Trojans, rootkits and viruses are more than annoyances. One successful attack can damage reputations, destroy valuable data or interrupt business for days. Businesses must address these threats, but they require a solution that does not impact network performance and employee productivity for the sake of security. For increased security, the new TZ Series provides the ability to configure separate zones to provide network segregation with distinct security policies for each network segment. As a result, a virus in one department remains isolated and will not affect other groups or, for example, critical systems such as Point of Sale terminals.

With the tools provided by the TZ Series appliances, IT managers can provide not only network access, but they can also drive network efficiency by actively optimizing bandwidth and application usage at the user or group level.

Incorporating advanced networking features such as IPSec and SSL VPN, multiple ISP failover, load balancing, optional integrated 802.11n wireless and network segmentation, the TZ Series delivers network connectivity, resilience and availability features to ensure uptime and accessibility when it matters. The wireless, network segmentation, VPN and centralized management capabilities of the TZ Series enable network deployments that must meet PCI compliance standards. The streamlined GUI and advanced management features enable ease of deployment and configuration of the TZ Series firewalls through intuitive set-up wizards and a powerful web interface.

“The new TZ Series is an elegant integration of vital security and mobility features, combined into a single solution. It offers unsurpassed levels of security and value while reducing complexity,” said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing for SonicWALL. “Our customers in small businesses, retail deployments, government organizations, remote sites and branch offices benefit from the most effective and comprehensive enterprise-class protection to make security a business enabler, not a business barrier. The TZ Series truly is the most secure, sophisticated and widely-deployed security platform on the market today and we can prove it.”

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