SonicWALL Packs 24 Virtual Firewalls into a Single Managed Switch

Tuesday 8 March 2005 11:15 CET | News

SonicWALL, has introduced a 24-port PRO 1260 Enhanced secure LAN switch, which enables each of the 24 ports to be independently and easily configured into custom security zones, or virtual firewalls.

Combining exceptional ease of use and value into a flexible solution, the appliance allows small businesses to deploy a single device, rather than a switch plus multiple firewalls, to securely segment their internal networks. The PRO 1260 Enhanced is designed for small networks such as multi-tenant offices, hospitality or education establishments, that need to apply varying security policies depending on the user or workgroup, and wish to secure communications both from external sources and internally from zone to zone. The appliance can be configured to secure any combination of internal workgroups, public servers, wide area networks, and even wireless access using SonicWALL’s Secure Wireless solution. The PRO 1260 Enhanced is an intelligent LAN switching platform, managed through the powerful SonicWALL® PortShield (PortShield) architecture enabled in the SonicOS Enhanced operating system. PortShield goes beyond legacy ACL enabled Layer 3 switches to provide granular security policy and Unified Threat Management on all 24 ports. PortShield allows the PRO 1260 to be easily configured into custom security zones, each with its own “virtual firewall” capability thereby securing ports not only from the Internet, but also from other devices without the complexity of deploying complicated virtual local area network (VLAN) architectures. The PRO 1260 Enhanced includes many ease-of-use features that simplify management for IT administrators of all levels. A streamlined Web interface and suite of configuration and management wizards make the PRO 1260 easy to use in any network environment. This appliance also integrates support for SonicWALL’s gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, anti-spam and content filtering to enable comprehensive, multi-layered security. The PRO 1260 Enhanced Bundle ships with SonicWALL’s newly released SonicOS 3.1 Enhanced, adding significant features such as DDNS, a streamlined Web GUI and a comprehensive suite of easy-to-use configuration and management wizards. Every PRO 1260 is delivered with 30 days’ free trial of SonicWALL’s Gateway Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware/Intrusion Prevention Service, Network Anti-Virus and Content Filtering Service, VoIP, and Anti-Spam for true multi-layered security. The SonicWALL PRO 1260 Enhanced Bundle is priced at £1239.

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