SonicWALL Simplifies Security Product Testing With Live Demo Site

By Sonicwall Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SonicWALL Live Demo Site Lets Customers Try Before They Buy

SAN JOSE, California, December 23, 2010 - SonicWALL, Inc. (, the leading
provider of intelligent network security
( and data
protection (
solutions, has seen a rapid rise in the demand for SonicWALL's Live Demo
platform ( by
customers, VARs and MSPs. As businesses expect more from their IT
departments, IT professionals now demand rigorous hands-on experience with
security products prior to purchase
( to ensure they are
suitable selections. Designed to allow customers to 'try before they buy,'
the SonicWALL Live Demo unified platform provides an online demonstration
( solution for each of
SonicWALL's security appliances and software solutions. Accessible to all,
Live Demo can be found here:

The SonicWALL Live Demo Site marked its three-year anniversary with
the addition of hands-on experience for the Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)
feature (
set. The already extensive testing platform now includes NGFW features like
application intelligence, control and visualization of network
traffic. The inclusion of NGFW functionality and the necessity to learn and
gain insight into new solutions have resulted in 62 percent growth in
year-over-year traffic to SonicWALL's Live Demo site.

"Our customers continue to demand SonicWALL's products due to their
quality and breadth of offering
However, while they know what to expect, they often request an opportunity to
test the solutions before making their investment," said Mike Ferraro,
security specialist at CDW. "We use the SonicWALL Live Demo site daily to
help demonstrate the capabilities of the company's solutions as well as
highlighting their ease of use. It really has become a key sales tool for us
and one that has helped directly drive significant sales numbers."

The portal now boasts in excess of 180,000 unique visits a year from
resellers, distributors and customers. The demand emphasizes the need for
information from end-users who seek to experience viewing features and
functionality before investing in IT deployments. In addition to being able
to view a demonstration of products, users can simulate how appliances will
cope with traffic spikes and adapt to an administrator's granular settings
( Individuals can
also identify how ongoing maintenance would be managed before making a
purchase. Users of the demo site are able to graphically observe real-time
application traffic, trace it back to individual users and construct policies
to optimize applications vital to their network.

"With increasingly stretched IT budgets and an ever-evolving
Internet-borne threat landscape, purchasing an IT security solution has
become a much tougher decision than ever before for IT professionals," said
Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing
at SonicWALL. "Hands-on experience is critical for IT managers to ensure
they're buying the right products with the right features and the right ease
of use before they commit to spending their budget. As well as helping sales,
sites like Live Demo improve customer satisfaction and help ensure that
technology purchases are a definite match to what the business requires."

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

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

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