SonicWall to simplify network infrastructure

SonicWall has unveiled its new SonicWall Distributed Wireless Solution, which enables secure, centrally-managed and cost-effective wireless network deployment for awide range of businesses.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  June 2, 2004

SonicWall has unveiled its new SonicWall Distributed Wireless Solution, which enables secure, centrally-managed and cost-effective wireless network deployment for awide range of businesses. SonicWall’s new solution is designed to reduce the cost and complexity of network administration by eliminating the need for separate, parallel infrastructures to support wired and wireless security and productivity services. SonicWall’s Distributed Wireless Solution introduces integrated wired and wireless LAN security and productivity for medium and large networks through the use of SonicPoint 802.11a/b/g satellite access points. The governing SonicWall gateway appliance automatically discovers and configures and manages each SonicPoint, allowing users to roam across large areas while maintaining their sessions and security policies. The SonicPoint solution incorporates a number of security features that are designed to simplify deployment and increase security. These features include local management, SonicWall’s Global Management System, wireless intrusion detection, rogue access point detection, wireless guest services, plus the ability to add gateway enforced anti-virus and end-point security, content filtering, and an Intrusion Prevention System. “Wireless has changed the way we work, but network administrators are struggling to integrate wireless into their existing network security infrastructure,” says Richard Webb of analyst firm Infonetics. “Until now, network administrators have had little or no option to provide this kind of total security enforcement throughout a building, especially with seamless roaming and centralised management, without expensive wireless switch equipment. SonicWall’s new platform addresses end users’ need for ease of implementation, coupled with central management of their entire wired and wireless networks.” The highly scalable solution is available across SonicWall’s current generation of Internet security appliances including the TZ 170, PRO 2040, PRO 3060, PRO 4060, and the recently announced PRO 5060 Internet security appliance. Up to two wireless nodes are recommended for the TZ 170, while the gigabit class PRO 5060 can accommodate up to 128 networked SonicPoints. The solution uses a new version of SonicOS - SonicOS 2.5 Enhanced.

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