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July 18, 2012

Dell SonicWALL Completes ICSA Labs' Next-Generation Firewall Evaluation

Firewall and security software company, SonicWALL (News - Alert), Inc., which was recently acquired by Dell, announced recently that it has completed ICSA Labs’ next-generation firewall evaluation.

ICSA Labs - an independent division of Verizon (News - Alert) and an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and ISO 9001:2008 registered organization – provides third party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices.

The testing and certification by ICSA Labs is conducted and provided to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for security vendors around the globe.

As a provider of firewall and security software solution, SonicWALL has in its portfolio the E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series, which utilizes patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) technology, in combination with multi-core specialized security microprocessors, to deliver gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and Application Intelligence at high speed without sacrificing network performance.

According to a press release, the E-Class NSA Series is already certified under ICSA Labs' Network Firewall –Enterprise testing program. This certification verified the products’ fundamental network firewall functionality. And, the additional completed next-generation firewall evaluation has upgraded the existing certification to an advanced level of technology verification in the market.

ICSA Labs evaluated some of the essential features of SonicWALL E-Class NSA Series and reported that: the application identification and control was achieved with100 percent coverage; user-based authentication was completely met; complete malware protection was achieved; user-side protection was achieved by 98.3 percent; the server-side protection was achieved by 94.6 percent; and more.

Dell (News - Alert) SonicWALL was first to attain ICSA Labs’ Network Firewall – Enterprise certification. It is no surprise that the company is also the first to pursue this important next-generation firewall evaluation,” said Brian Monkman, Perimeter Security Programs manager at ICSA Labs, in a statement. “For more than a decade, Dell SonicWALL has been committed to product testing with ICSA Labs, to verify the efficiency and effectiveness of its solutions through a widely acknowledged third-party evaluation.” 

Matthew Dieckman (News - Alert), product line manager at Dell SonicWALL, said in a statement, “ICSA Labs’ thorough testing and profound reporting provide our customers the credible and respected third-party validation they require and deserve.”

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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