Our Certifications

SonicWall Protects US Federal Government Networks

SonicWall possesses key intellectual property technology advantages relevant to Federal Agency & DoD long-term needs:
  • Packet processing patents which are highly unique and effective in today’s high-throughput networked world
  • A deployed base of over 1,500,000 Next Generation firewalls & sensors that power the SonicWall Capture network.
  • Ease of use and configuration – SonicWall’s vision of ubiquitous deployments, ease of use and management are considered “must haves” by Federal customers.
  • The unique integration between the hardware (MIPS / network-optimized Cavium Octeon CPUs) and software (SonicWall’s proprietary hardened SonicOS)
These SonicWall advantages drive unique differentiation in the network security marketplace and result in critical performance and protection / visibility for customers of all sizes in the Federal industry
FIPS 140-2

FIPS 140-2: The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 is a US Federal Government security standard used to approve cryptographic modules. The following SonicWall appliances meet this crucial standard.


Common Criteria: The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (abbreviated as Common Criteria or CC) is an international standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for computer security certification, and the framework provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standard and repeatable manner at a level that is commensurate with the target environment for use. Common Criteria is used as the basis for a Government driven certification scheme and typically evaluations are conducted for the use of Federal Government agencies and critical infrastructure.


UC-APL: The U.S. Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) is a list maintained by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that defines what products are authorized to be deployed by the U.S. Department of Defense. These products have undergone a rigorous assessment in order to be added to the APL (a combination of information assurance where products must prove that they are designed and built in a way that complies with the Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG)s, and then a variety of penetration and other security focused tests to ensure that a product is secure enough to be deployed within government networks).

Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)

Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC): U.S. Government customers increasingly require immediate use of the market's most modern commercial hardware and software technologies within National Security Systems (NSS) in order to achieve mission objectives. Consequently, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is developing new ways to leverage emerging technologies to deliver more timely IA solutions for rapidly evolving customer requirements. NSA/CSS's Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program has been established to enable commercial products to be used in layered solutions protecting classified NSS data. This will provide the ability to securely communicate based on commercial standards in a solution that can be fielded in months, not years. SonicWall has achieved CSfC certification for Firewalls.


USGv6: SonicWall appliances conform to IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 Core test specifications as a router product. IPv6 readiness provides confidence in environments running IPv6 networks or IPv4 networks being transitioned to the new IPv6 protocol. USGv6 compliance provides conformance with the specifications in the NIST profile and interoperability with other vendors’ products. SonicWall has completed USGv6 testing at New Hampshire Labs.


IPv6: SonicWALL appliances conform to IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 Core test specifications as a router product. IPv6 readiness provides confidence in environments running IPv6 networks or IPv4 networks being transitioned to the new IPv6 protocol.


ICSA: SonicWall appliances have been tested and certified by ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon which provides resources for research, intelligence, certification and testing of products, including anti-virus, firewall, IPsec VPN, cryptography, SSL VPN, network IPS, anti-spyware and PC firewall products.

Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is an internationally-recognized seal of approval for products indicating that they have met industry-agreed standards for interoperability, security, and a range of application specific protocols.


VPAT: SonicWALL products are designed to be accessible to users with disabilities. This section provides Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) responses for products that meet Section 508 of the Federal Government standards.