SonicWALL expands firewall lineup
SonicWALL, a provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, has launched the SonicWALL NSA E8510, the latest addition to its range of next-generation firewalls.
The Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8510 provides 10Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity in a compact, 1U rack mountable form-factor to accommodate security, performance and power efficiency requirements of modern high-capacity networks. The appliance is powered by SonicWALL’s SonicOS 5.8firmware, which offers latency-free intrusion prevention and anti-malware protection.
SonicOS 5.8 features application intelligence and control functionality for granular control over application traffic and bandwidthin real-time. With the ability to block or throttle application usage on a user or group level, and its compact form factor and affordable price, the E8510 is an ideal solution for corporate, healthcare and education deployments.
“The NSA E8510 Next-Generation Firewall is designed for enterprises that need multi-gigabit network performance, application control and comprehensive security features. It builds on what is already the broadest range of next-generation firewalls on the market and offers a robust solution to customers with 10GbE infrastructure requirements.” says Dmitriy Ayrapetov, product line manager, SonicWALL.
As organisations expand their existing networking infrastructure, firewalls are often overlooked and can become a critical bottleneck. When network infrastructures are upgraded to 10GbE to accommodate for growth in bandwidth requirements beyond 1Gigabit per second (Gbps), these upgrades can be neutralised by firewalls that are unable to handle high bandwidth requirements or connectivity.