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Alliance brings UTM to network environment

Sonicwall : 17 July, 2007  (Company News)
SonicWall joins forces with ProCurve to bring unified threat management to the ProCurve network management product.
SonicWALL has announced an agreement to align with ProCurve Networking by HP to provide new levels of security price performance to enterprises world wide. SonicWALL has joined the ProCurve Alliance, a recently-announced program designed to offer customers security, mobility and convergence solutions that have been tested and qualified for interoperability with ProCurve offerings.

Through this alliance, SonicWALL will extend its award-winning Unified Threat Management (UTM) technology into the ProCurve network environment, taking part in ProCurve's ProActive Defence strategy to proactively secure networks against internal and external threats.

In order to join the ProCurve alliance, SonicWALL completed a rigorous application process that includes technology certification to ensure solution interoperability, simplified deployment and optimised performance. ProCurve and SonicWALL are currently engaged on product certification, undertaking extensive testing to help ensure solution interoperability.

"Dynamic, layered security is a primary requirement for all networks," said John DiLullo, vice president, Worldwide Sales at SonicWALL. "Many security threats now originate within the LAN, so deep packet inspection across every interface within the network is essential. Additionally, as networks become more dispersed, security needs to be armed at the edge as well as from the inside out. Through this collaboration, SonicWALL and its channel partners will be able to support ProCurve's strategy of enabling customers easily to maintain the highest levels of security on every network segment without imposing a price penalty for premium performance."

SonicWALL has been named unit market share leader in Unified Threat Management for seven consecutive quarters according to IDC's Worldwide Security Appliance Quarterly Tracker Report Q4 2007. To date, SonicWALL has shipped over one million appliances running its award-winning Unified Threat Management and gateway threat protection services, protecting tens of millions of users worldwide.

SonicWALL's UTM firewalls include the acclaimed PRO Series for mid-range deployments and the recently unveiled NSA E7500 multi-core UTM security platform, designed to provide network and data technology to larger networks, distributed enterprises and data centres. The NSA E7500 is the flagship of SonicWALL's new E Class line of premium performance solutions, which also includes Email Security offerings and, through its acquisition of Aventail, a range of high end SSL VPN solutions.

"ProCurve's offerings provide best in class network management solutions for network access control and threat detection and response, and SonicWALL's portfolio complements ProCurve's portfolio to provide UTM features for WAN perimeter defence and deep packet inspection for internal threat defence," said John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer of Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc., an engineering solution focused IT Professional Service and product provider in the federal, state and local government, education and corporate markets. "The ProCurve and SonicWALL offerings combine to create a compelling solution, and we are very pleased that SonicWALL has joined the ProCurve ecosystem."
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