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SonicWALL Unveils New Aventail STv Platform, Offering Enhanced Management and Remote Access Control Capabilities for Enterprises

SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of IT security and data protection solutions, today launched the latest version of its award-winning Aventail SSL VPN remote access platform that makes it easier than ever for organizations to manage security threats and control remote access. Aventail STv is the first product delivered following the completion of SonicWALL's acquisition of Aventail Corporation on July 11, 2007.

SEATTLE, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of IT security and data protection solutions, today launched the latest version of its award-winning Aventail SSL VPN remote access platform that makes it easier than ever for organizations to manage security threats and control remote access. Aventail STv is the first product delivered following the completion of SonicWALL's acquisition of Aventail Corporation on July 11, 2007.

Aventail STv from SonicWALL adds a number of advanced features designed to provide benefits in three key areas: detecting the identity and security of the end point; protecting applications through granular access controls; and connecting users securely to network applications. New capabilities include multi-box management, attachment blocking, Vista support and SmartPhone support.

"We believe that Aventail STv offers the market's most advanced features including support for SmartPhone, and it is our only choice for remote access control," said Phil Go, CIO of Barton Malow. "Now that Aventail is part of the SonicWALL organization, we know that we can rely on this market leading company to deliver our entire security infrastructure."

Aventail STv is the first enterprise level SSL VPN solution available to users of SmartPhones and PDAs. SonicWALL's Aventail STv SSL VPNs secures access from devices running Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, and Macintosh, and enables comprehensive reach to all network resources with granular policy and bi-directional access controls.

The need for Aventail STv

With the growth in the number of mobile workers and SmartPhones and PDA devices connected to the network, IT managers must deal with higher volumes of security threats from a variety of sources. Providing secure remote access control via SSL VPN for remote and traveling employees, third-party consultants and guest users is an essential element both in protecting the network from security threats and in managing a disaster recovery scenario.

"Aventail STv makes it easier for enterprises to manage scenarios based on mobile workers using SmartPhone Mobile PDAs, and plan for disaster recovery, pre-production lab deployments, and global deployments-with the ease of use that its customers have come to expect from this award-winning remote access solution," said Chris Witeck, director of product marketing at SonicWALL. "Aventail STv is the first enterprise level remote access solution offering universal access through a single gateway, a seamless user experience, and central management for all access methods. With this release, we are offering our most advanced new features to date."

Features of Aventail STv include: — Multi-Box Management, enabling network managers to manage their global remote access control policy from a single location that can be easily replicated to additional appliances-a valuable asset for organizations leveraging the solution for disaster recovery, pre-production lab deployments and global deployments. — Attachment Blocking, making it easy to create security policies that associate trust for the end device with the ability to download email attachments or other sensitive data. For example, organizations can increase security by allowing users to download attachments from managed machines while blocking the download of email attachments by non-managed machines. — Vista Support, providing ease of use and universal access across devices, including those running Vista, with both of its market-leading access methods: the clientless Workplace and Connect Tunnel. — SmartPhone Support. Aventail is the only secure remote access solution that provides: — comprehensive client/server support for Microsoft Windows Mobile PDAs and Smartphones; — end point control interrogation to determine trust for mobile devices, enabling access to be limited appropriately; — the ability to create universal policies, enabling network managers to set security and access control policies, that apply to users on laptops, kiosks, and mobile devices, in a single operation.

Customers will also benefit from additional security features in the Aventail STv SSL VPN platform including the market's fastest and most advanced end point checking, Advanced Reporting, Support for Microsoft IE7, Advanced Microsoft Active Directory Support, Virtual Keyboard, Device Watermarking, Quarantine Zones, End Point Control for mobile devices, simplified setup with Dynamic Groups, single sign-on (SSO) support with Dual/Stacked Authentication and Forms-Based Configuration, Session Persistence for roaming access, enhanced Citrix support, and NAT mode for Smart Tunneling that streamlines administrative support of IP address pools.

Over 2.5 million end users worldwide rely on Aventail's strengths in security, access, policy, end point control, and mobility in higher-end enterprise control deployments.

Availability and Pricing

SonicWALL's Aventail STv SSL VPN will be available at the end of August, 2007, through SonicWALL's worldwide of channel partners. Pricing starts at $3,995 for the SonicWALL Aventail EX-750, a full-featured SSL VPN appliance tailored to small to mid-sized enterprises; $9,995 for the SonicWALL Aventail EX-1600, an enterprise-class solution tailored for mid-sized enterprises; and $22,995 for the SonicWALL Aventail EX-2500, a scalable, enterprise-class solution, integrating high availability and load-balancing support.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and continuous data protection solutions. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the capabilities and benefits of the Aventail STv remote access platform and the position of Aventail's products in the SSL VPN market. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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