SonicWALL introduces Spike Licensing

SonicWALL announced availability of the SonicWALL SSL VPN 5.5 firmware for the Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series. The release significantly enhances SonicWALL’s market-leading SSL VPN technology with the introduction of spike licensing, which enables network administrators to quickly and automatically increase the concurrent user capacity of their remote access solution during disaster situations.

SonicWALL also offers new features that continue to innovate Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology to help companies meet PCI compliance requirementsand deploy outbound Data Loss Prevention (DLP) withadvanced web application security.With the new offering, SonicWALL’s SMB customers continue to receive  strong ROI results without compromising on security and ease of use.

Spike licensing allows an increased number of licensed remote users to connect back to the corporate network in the event of an unexpected increase in demand; such as during an emergency, snowstorm, flooding or pandemic outbreaks. Offered as a 10-day license, Spike licensing can be enabled to quickly increase the number of concurrent users, allowing SMBs to limit the committed upfront investment required for user licenses.

The SonicWALL SRA Series offers clientless tunnel access for a variety of fixed and mobile operating systems, including Windows, MacOS, Linux, Windows Mobile, Apple iOS and Google Android. It offers Virtual Assist / Virtual Access for remote support and control as well as WAF for web application security. Using SonicWALL Secure Remote Access, SMBs benefit from granular unified policy, ActiveSync support for mobile devices, two-factor authentication including one-time-passwords (OTP),load balancing and high availability – all in an easy to manage and deployable interface. The latest firmware release enables the use of Virtual Assist to remotely support an end-customer system running Windows, MacOS or Linux.

The new SSL VPN 5.5 firmware is now available for the SonicWALL SRA 1200, SRA 4200 and SRA Virtual Appliance SSL VPNs for SMB’s.