Notice: Web Application Firewall (WAF) reaches End-of-Sale February 1, 2020

First Published:01/21/2020 Last Updated:03/27/2020

SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF) reaches End-of-Sale February 1, 2020

SonicWall is initiating a worldwide End-of-Sale for the Web Application Firewall (WAF) product beginning on February 1, 2020. SonicWall will no longer actively develop or sell the product. Please see the Product Lifecycle Table for a full list of key dates regarding this product.

Why is SonicWall initiating End-of-Sale for the Web Application Firewall (WAF)?

  • We are working to create an integrated system that delivers faster protection, detection and correction.
  • We are focusing our investments towards security solutions for the network, endpoint, cloud, threat detection, management and all data traversing in between.
  • We are increasing our investments in these critical areas required exiting other product areas such as SonicWall WAF.

Is there an alternate option?

The Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 WAF may be an alternate option for customers who require web application protection. SMA100 WAF is a subscription service that runs on the SMA100 series appliances (SMA 210/410/500v) and protects web applications running on servers behind the SMA.

FeaturesSonicWall WAFSMA100 WAF
OWASP Top 10 ProtectionYesYes
PCI DSS ComplianceYesYes
Application ProfilingYesYes
Rate Limiting for Custom RulesYesYes
Cookie Tampering ProtectionYesYes
Website CloakingYesYes
Information Disclosure ProtectionYesYes
Private Cloud (ESXi/Hyper-V) SupportYesYes
Public Cloud (AWS/Azure) SupportYesYes
TLS 1.3 SupportNoYes
SAML 2.0 SupportNoYes
Let's Encrypt IntegrationYesYes
Capture ATP Support for Web TrafficYesNo (For File Shares only)
Backend Auth Server Support for WebAppsYesNo
High Availability supportNoYes (SMA 410/500v)
Max Web Sites Support10064
Max Concurrent User SupportN/A50 (SMA 210)
250 (SMA 410/500v)
Licensing ModelBased on website/traffic usageBased on max concurrent users


We apologize for any disruption this action causes you and are committed to delivering continued support for SonicWall WAF through the end of life process.