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SonicWALL&aposs NSA Series Awarded Common Criteria EAL 4+ Certification

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that the Network Security Appliance (NSA) product line in combination with SonicOS v5.0.1 has earned Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 certification augmented with flaw remediation (EAL 4+) from the Canadian Communications Security Establishment, Canada's (CSEC) Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS). EAL 4+ is one of the highest mutually recognized certifications in the networking industry and now applies to SonicWALL's NSA E7500, E6500, E5500, 5000, 4500 and 3500.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced that the Network Security Appliance (NSA) product line in combination with SonicOS v5.0.1 has earned Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 certification augmented with flaw remediation (EAL 4+) from the Canadian Communications Security Establishment, Canada's (CSEC) Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCS). EAL 4+ is one of the highest mutually recognized certifications in the networking industry and now applies to SonicWALL's NSA E7500, E6500, E5500, 5000, 4500 and 3500.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO 15408), which define a common framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. The standard consists of several predetermined evaluation assurance levels, each one more stringent than the last. Common Criteria allows vendors to have their products tested against a chosen level by an independent third-party testing laboratory. Once completed, Common Criteria certifications are mutually accepted by 25 countries through the CCRA (Common Criteria Recognition Agreement), including the United States government. Common Criteria certification of security products is a requirement for purchases made by many governments within the CCRA regime.

"SonicWALL continues to devote significant engineering and development resources to drive the cost and complexity out of the infrastructure," said Larry Wagner, Senior Director of Engineering at SonicWALL. "Network security is a key priority for our customers, many of whom look to certifications like these as product differentiators when making purchasing decisions. Achieving Common Criteria certification on the NSA Series is an important milestone in our continued effort to provide the industry's most secure network infrastructure solutions."

SonicWALL's Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series appliances deliver file and content-based threat prevention at gigabit speed. Combining a powerful real-time and reassembly-free deep packet inspection firewall with multiple layers of protection technology and a suite of security services such as anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and content filtering, the NSA series appliances are designed for some of the most demanding deployment. The NSA Series parallelized design and multi-core architecture deliver ultra high-speed threat protection and deployment scalability, offering enterprise and mid-tier customers an extensive array of advanced network and configuration flexibility features, ease of integration, and deployment flexibility designed to provide lowered management complexity and exceptional value.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, 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 benefits associated with Common Criteria certification and the benefits associated with the technology designed into the NSA series appliances. 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, 2007, 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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