SonicWall launches new SSL firmware
Dubai, July 31, 2011
SonicWall, the leading provider of intelligent network security solutions, has launched its new SSL firmware for the secure remote access (SRA) series.
The release of SSL VPN 5.5 firmware significantly enhances SonicWall’s market-leading SSL VPN technology with the introduction of spike licensing, which enables network administrators to quickly and automatically increase the concurrent user capacity of their remote access solution during disaster situations, a statement said.
With the release, SonicWall also offers new features that continue to innovate Web application firewall (WAF) technology to help companies meet PCI compliance requirements and deploy outbound data loss prevention (DLP) with advanced Web application security.
With the new offering, SonicWall’s SMB customers continue to receive strong ROI results without compromising on security and ease of use.
Spike licensing allows an increased number of licensed remote users to connect back to the corporate network in the event of an unexpected increase in demand; such as during an emergency, snowstorm, floodling or pandemic outbreaks.
Offered as a 10-day license, Spike licensing can be enabled to quickly increase the number of concurrent users, allowing SMBs to limit the committed upfront investment required for user licenses.
“As a pre-kindergarten-12th grade school district, we were looking for a way to enable our teachers and administrative district staff to work remotely and securely access our network,” said Tom Gawczynski, network administrator, Crete-Monee School District.
“SonicWall’s SRA SSL VPN is a highly secure solution with high availability and uptime – which is absolutely essential for us.”
“What’s more, with the new spike licensing option, we never have to worry about planning for short-term peak usage scenarios – if there is ever a need to have more users log in during unexpected emergencies, it would be easy for us to handle these short duration spikes in an easy fashion. Additionally, we can pause and resume spike licensing to use it only when absolutely needed,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service