Dell’s new SonicWALL network security firewalls to take on Cisco

Infotech Lead India: Dell’s newly launched SonicWALL network security appliance (NSA) firewalls for enterprises will directly compete with Cisco, the market leader.

Patrick Sweeney, Dell executive director, product management, said: “This new NSA Series provides medium-sized business customers with the same high level of security, control, and performance available to the enterprise, in a solution that also offers our acclaimed ease of use and high value. We think these products are game-changers as we take on Cisco in the critical mid-market.”

Targeting branch offices, school campuses and government agencies, Dell’s new SonicWALL network security firewalls will ensure multi-layered protection from sophisticated attacks and control over applications while assuring optimal network performance and total of cost of ownership.

IDC says  Cisco’s share in the overall security appliance market decreased to 15.5 percent in Q4 2012 from 17.7 percent.

Based on factory revenue in Q4 2012, Check Point is in second position — behind Cisco — with 12.7 percent share for the quarter as revenue increased 7.8 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

Fortinet had the largest revenue growth among the top five vendors at 27.2 percent.

Strong quarters from Blue Coat, Palo Alto Networks, Barracuda, Sourcefire, and Dell SonicWALL contributed to the increase in the share of others.

Ranging from 6 to 24 cores, these NGFWs pack enough security processing power to inspect all network traffic — regardless of port or protocol to detect and block threats before they enter the network without introducing bottlenecks.

Unlike competitive firewalls requiring two box solutions, Dell’s RFDPI engine combines the power of an integrated firewall and intrusion prevention system (IPS).

Features such as 10GbE SFP+ interfaces, full stateful high availability failover, and high performance SSL decryption provide medium-sized organizations with functionality usually reserved for enterprise grade network security appliances.


Ambika K

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