SonicWALL launches two next-generation firewalls

SonicWALL, the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions introduced two high-performance, application-aware next-generation firewalls for branch offices and small- medium-sized businesses in the region. The NSA 220 Series and NSA 250M Series deliver an unmatched combination of security, performance and price in this class of next-generation firewalls.

NSA 220 and 250M Series offer firewall protection with tightly integrated intrusion prevention, comprehensive gateway anti-malware services and granular application intelligence and control. Both appliances are also available as dual-band wireless models. The NSA 250M Series also supports a variety of modules such as T1/E1, ADSL (Annex A & B), 2GbE SFP and LAN Bypass to further expand its deployment flexibility and reduce maintenance costs through equipment consolidation.

It provides extensive security for branch offices without degrading performance, the new appliances allow administrators to manage the unproductive use of network resources such as social media applications that eat away at precious network bandwidth and company resources if left unchecked. For example, a network administrator can allow the marketing team to reach out to customers via Facebook while restricting social and browser gaming during business hours.

NSA 220 and 250M Series appliances offer advanced application traffic analytics to provide granular insight into application traffic, bandwidth utilization and security threats for troubleshooting and forensics, both in a real-time view on the firewall and a historic view through syslog, IPFIX and NetFlow exported data. Additionally, the NSA 220 and 250M tightly integrate with SonicWALL’s recently announced WAN acceleration appliances, reducing network traffic and latency between remote offices.