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NSS Labs awards Dell SonicWALL’s SuperMassive E10800 prestigious ‘Recommend’
rating in 2012 Security Value Map for Intrusion Prevention Systems



                                             Dell™ SonicWALL™ SuperMassive™ E10800 Next-
                                              Gen Firewall ranks in highest quadrant in
                                              independent third-party intrusion prevention
                                              system (IPS) tests
      NSS reports: Resistance to known evasion techniques was perfect, with the Dell
       SonicWALL SuperMassive SonicOS 6.0 achieving a 100 percent score across the board in
       all related tests
                                             The advanced architecture of the SonicWALL
                                              SuperMassive running SonicOS 6.0 provides a
                                              high level of protection and performance,
                                              comprehensive threat protection and
                                              application control in a single integrated
                                              device


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AUGUST 22, 2012 — Today, Dell™ SonicWALL™, the leading provider of intelligent network
security and data protection solutions, announced that its SuperMassive™ E10800 Next-
Generation Firewall with integrated intrusion prevention system (IPS) running SonicOS 6.0
secured a leadership position in NSS Labs’ Security Value Map (SVM) for IPS. The appliance
excelled in one of the industry's most comprehensive, real-world tests of intrusion prevention
systems. With this, the SuperMassive E10800 not only garnered the coveted ‘Recommend’
rating in the NSS Labs 2012 SVM for IPS, but also outperformed many dedicated IPS vendors on
both security effectiveness and throughput.


In the past, enterprise organizations have needed best-of-breed firewalls as well as best-in-
class intrusion prevention systems to stay ahead of exploits which have constantly advanced
by developing extremely sophisticated evasion techniques to escape detection and
remediation. The most serious of these exploits are those that can remotely compromise a
network and enable attackers with the ability to initiate system-level commands. Advanced
attacks frequently communicate out to command-and-control centers for instructions and
updates. Failure to detect and remediate these exploits can result in significant damage to
organizations. Effective intrusion prevention systems require advanced capabilities to combat
sophisticated exploits and evasion techniques and enable scanning and inspection of inbound
and outbound communications to identify malicious or suspicious communications and
protocols.


For effective threat protection as well as intrusion prevention, organizations need best-in-
class firewall and intrusion prevention without the complexity of managing separate
appliances, GUIs, and deployments. Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls with advanced
Intrusion Prevention capabilities can deliver strong resistance to evasion, powerful context
and content protection capabilities as well as comprehensive threat protection and
application control in a single integrated device.




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NSS Labs - a leading independent security research and testing institute - issued their Network
IPS Product Analysis stating, “Resistance to known evasion techniques was perfect, with the
Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive SonicOS 6.0 achieving a 100 percent score across the board in all
related tests. IP fragmentation, TCP stream segmentation, RPC fragmentation, URL
obfuscation, HTML evasion and FTP evasion all failed to trick the product into ignoring valid
attacks. Not only were the fragmented and obfuscated attacks blocked successfully, but all of
them were also decoded accurately.”


The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10000 Next-Gen Firewall Series utilizes a patented
Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection® engine to detect and prevent the advanced evasion
techniques used to conceal traditional intrusion attacks at all layers of the network stack like
application vulnerabilities and blended threats and does so while maintaining high
performance and low latency. The solution scans every byte of every packet of inbound and
outbound traffic regardless of port and protocol and delivers full content inspection of both
plain text and SSL encrypted traffic for comprehensive intrusion prevention, malware
protection, and application intelligence and control. Dell SonicWALL’s IPS capabilities deliver
advanced context awareness including geolocation visibility, user identification, and
application identification as well as inspection and identification of documents and content
including the ability to scan for administrator-specified custom content such as text strings
and credit card numbers.


In addition to garnering the highly coveted “Recommend” rating in the 2012 NSS Labs Security
Value Map (SVM) for IPS, the Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 also earned the highest
overall protection “Recommend” rating in NSS Labs’ 2012 SVM for next-gen firewalls. The
E10000 Series is designed to meet the needs of large enterprise, government, and universities
and can be deployed as an inline bump-in-the-wire to provide an additional layer of security
in an existing network, which is similar to stand-alone IPS products. In addition, it can also be
deployed at the gateway, which adds the next-generation firewall threat prevention and




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security capabilities to provide equipment consolidation and ease of use, leading to lower
TCO.


Quotes:
“When your network is under attack, it doesn’t matter where that threat originates – what
matters is that you have the tools to stop it,” said Patrick Sweeney, executive director,
product management, DELL SonicWALL. “These test results validate and verify that the
SuperMassive E10800 provides our customers that mission-critical protection to prevent
intrusions without compromising throughput.”

According to the NSS Labs’ Next-Generation IPS Product Analysis: “For high-end multi-gigabit
environments looking to upgrade defenses from their current IPS, the advanced architecture
of the SonicWALL SuperMassive running SonicOS 6.0 provides an extremely high level of
protection and performance.”

“The increased sophistication of security solutions does not always correspond with improved
efficiency,” said Dmitriy Ayrapetov, director product management network security, Dell
SonicWALL. “We often see IPS solutions that fail to adequately leverage security effectiveness
and performance. Unfortunately many systems compromise, offering either security or
throughput, but not both. The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive provides exceptional functionality
and a very high standard of protection alongside outstanding performance.”


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About Dell SonicWALL
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give
them the power to do more. Dell SonicWALL makes security a business enabler to drive employee
productivity and network performance. It provides intelligent network security and data protection
solutions that empower customers and partners of all sizes and verticals to dynamically secure, control
and scale their networks. For more information, visit http://www.sonicwall.com or www.dell.com.




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