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About SonicWall

Preventing complex network security breaches for more than 25 years

Our Story

SonicWall has been preventing cyber crime for over 25 years, defending small- and medium-size businesses and enterprises worldwide. Backed by research from the Capture Labs Threat Network, our award winning real-time breach detection and prevention solutions –coupled with the formidable resources and expertise of more than 10,000 loyal channel partners around the globe – are the backbone securing more than a million business and mobile networks and their email, applications and data. This combination of products, innovation and partnerships delivers real-time cyber defense solutions, tuned to the specific needs of the more than 500,000 businesses in more than 150 countries around the world. The end result: you can do More Business. With Less Fear.

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2016

First next generation firewall (NGFW) with multi-engine sandbox and block until verdict

2015

First NGFW with privileged password management

First small form factor firewall to achieve over 1 Gbps of fully inspected throughput

2013

First 10 Gbps full Deep Packet Inspection NGFW for mid-sized organizations

2011

First 96-core NGFW

First NGFW to offer 30+ Gbps with all security services operating

2010

First to offer SME firewall with 24 secure ports

First firewall to receive Enterprise Firewall Certification from ICSA Labs

2009

First hybrid cloud anti-spam service

2008

First firewall with integrated 802.11n

2007

First 16-core enterprise firewall

2006

First vendor to achieve 50% subscription based revenue

2004

 First firewall with DPI scanning for 3G wireless

First firewall with integrated 802.11 WiFi

First patented reassembly-free deep packet inspection

2003

First vendor to shift from hardware to subscription based security

2002

First firewall with integrated analog modem for failover

2001

First dedicated global management for firewalls

1999

First gateway enforced anti-virus

1998

First firewall with integrated internet content filtering

1997
First to market firewall appliance