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SonicWALL releases SMB network security appliance

Network appliance aims to bring layered security approach to SMB-level organisations.

SonicWALL has released a new Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2400, to provide small and medium sized organisations with better security.

According to SonicWall the appliance will assist IT managers in securing their network environments as it brings them next generation Unified Threat Management.

"Hackers, malware, phishing and other security threats are real for all businesses, regardless of size. Whether you manage a network of 50 or 500 employees, a layered approach to security is vital to a network's safety," said Jon Kuhn, director of product management at SonicWALL.

"With the introduction of the rack-mounted NSA 2400, we are bringing a full-featured, high performance UTM solution to the small and mid-sized business market at a fraction of the cost of competitive offerings," he added.

Designed by SonicWall to assist enterprises with less than one hundred employees, the NSA 2400's feature set is meant to ensure that these organisations have better control over the security of their network and increased visibility of all network activities.

The new product offers the same layered approach found across the entire NSA series, including intrusion prevention, advanced file and content anti-virus as well as anti-spyware inspection, to protect against a wide array of network attacks including, viruses, spyware, worms, trojans and phishing attacks.

According to the company other features include greater application visibility and data leakage capabilities for administrators through the integration of an application firewall. According to the firm, the product comes along with a suite of configurable tools to prevent data leaks while providing granular application control that can be set per e-mail user, per schedule and per IP subnet level to create a future proofed solution for administrators.

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