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SonicWALL Gains ICSA Labs SSL VPN Product Certification for its Aventail(R) EX-2500(TM) SSL VPN Appliance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of IT security and data protection solutions, today announced that its Aventail EX-2500 appliance is the first SonicWALL product to achieve SSL-TLS (VPN) 3.0 certification from ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation, an independent division of Verizon Business.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of IT security and data protection solutions, today announced that its Aventail EX-2500 appliance is the first SonicWALL product to achieve SSL-TLS (VPN) 3.0 certification from ICSA Labs, a division of TruSecure Corporation, an independent division of Verizon Business.

The ICSA Labs SSL-TLS VPN certification process rigorously tests, assesses, and validates SSL-TLS VPNs in a simulated, real-world environment. Unlike other testing organizations, ICSA Labs testing criteria are publicly posted for review and comment by industry groups, industry experts, and corporate end users. The SSL-TLS VPN testing criteria is developed and updated with this input in conjunction with a consortium of SSL-TLS VPN product vendors.

"SonicWALL/Aventail is one of the first vendors to earn the prestigious ICSA Labs SSL-TLS 3.0 certification," said George Japak, managing director, ICSA Labs. "SonicWALL/Aventail holds a number of ICSA Labs certifications, demonstrating a commitment to customers' needs of highly secure and highly available applications."

Over the last few years, ICSA Labs has updated its testing criteria with significant changes in functional, security and cryptographic requirements. These include cache cleaning testing, which now protect sensitive data remaining, even in the case of abnormal session termination. Stronger and more updated ciphersuites (AES) are also required. Other changes have addressed concerns with logging, certificate management and validation, configuration persistence and client requirements. All of these criteria changes were adopted by the ICSA Labs SSL-TLS Product Developers' consortium after a thorough public review process.

"ICSA Labs certification for SSL VPNs is one of the most comprehensive of its kind, encompassing security, access, and management aspects," stated Chris Witeck, Director Product Marketing at SonicWALL. Our long-standing work with ICSA Labs helps ensures our customers have peace of mind that they are deploying a highly secure network infrastructure that meets the strictest requirements."

SonicWALL's Aventail EX-2500 SSL VPN Appliance provides users with secure remote access from any device running Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux and Macintosh to the Web, client/server, or any file sharing resource. It enables complete reach to all network resources with granular policy and bidirectional access control and leads the market in ease of use, ease of policy control, application reach, and end point security. Aventail's EX-2500 is the only remote access controller with universal access through one gateway, a seamless user experience, and central management for all access methods.

To view the version 3.0 criteria documents and the certification testing reports for the certified SSL-TLS VPN products, visit http://www.icsalabs.com and follow the "SSL-TLS" link.

About ICSA Labs

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability. For more information about ICSA Labs, please visit: http://www.icsalabs.com.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

As the price/performance leader in the security infrastructure market, SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of enterprises by engineering the cost out of secure infrastructure services. SonicWALL's solutions encompass network security, email security, secure remote access, and backup and recovery solutions. Founded in 1991, 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 SonicWALL's ability to provide a secure network infrastructure or the capabilities of its Aventail EX-2500 appliance to deliver secure remote access. 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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