SonicWALL Positioned as a Visionary in 2010 SSL VPN Magic Quadrant

By Sonicwall Inc., PRNE
Monday, December 20, 2010

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN JOSE, California, December 21, 2010 - SonicWALL, Inc. ( the
leading provider of intelligent network security
and data protection
solutions, today announced it has been positioned in the "Visionaries"
quadrant of the December 2010 Magic Quadrant for SSL VPNs by Gartner, Inc.
(NYSE: IT), the world's leading information technology research and advisory
company. The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to
( In
his report, Gartner analyst John Girard analyzed the importance of SSL VPN
for remote access
and disaster recovery
for mid-sized business
and enterprise deployments

"Businesses across the globe must guarantee data availability and
security (
while providing their customer base with anytime, anywhere access
Today's remote access solutions must be powerful enough to dynamically
adjust access security policies by correlating where access is coming from,
who is requesting access and what device is being used at any moment," said
Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing
at SonicWALL. "We believe our positioning in the 'Visionaries' quadrant by
Gartner is a testament to our foresight and successful development of these
tools to keep businesses safe and efficient."

SonicWALL provides a wide range of scalable remote access solutions
that fit organizations of every size, from small-to medium-sized
to the largest global enterprise
SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series
solutions deliver remote access control without escalating infrastructure
costs or complexity and provide application access with full security,
granular control of the endpoint and unified policy management. SonicWALL's
SSL VPN solutions also provide employees with secure, clientless access to
the resources they need from any device, regardless of location.

For more information please visit

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused
with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis
of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as
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depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to
select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic
Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a
specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or
implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network,
SonicWALL develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection
solutions that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted
by small and large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to
detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and
malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual
appliance-based solutions. For more information, visit

Copyright (c) 2010 SonicWALL, Inc. All rights reserved. SONICWALL(R) is a
registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. and all other SonicWALL product and
service names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of
SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Patrick Sweeney

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    Matt Medeiros

Jock Breitwieser of SonicWALL, +1-408-962-6165, jbreitwieser at; or Ben White of Bite Communications, +1-415-365-0392, ben.white at

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