Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 earns recommended rating in NSS Labs 2013 intrusion prevention system security value map

Dell-India-logoNew Delhi, India, January 17, 2014: Dell, a leading provider of security offerings, has announced that its SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 next-generation firewall (NGFW), running SonicOS 6.0 and integrated Intrusion Prevention Service, again has earned the coveted Recommended rating in the NSS Labs 2013 Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Security Value Map. NSS Labs is one of the industry’s most influential third-party evaluators providing independent validation for IT administrators seeking the best-performing security products to protect their networks. Placement in the Recommend quadrant is the highest rating given by NSS Labs. To achieve this rating, the SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800  NGFW excelled in one of the industry’s most comprehensive, real-world tests of Intrusion Prevention Systems, based on the Network Intrusion Prevention methodology v7.2.

During testing, the SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 blocked 97.6 percent of attacks against server applications, 92.5 percent of attacks against client applications, and 94.8 percent overall. While Dell rates the device at 12 Gbps, the SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 was measured by NSS Labs at 18 Mbps of real-world throughput. In addition, the SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 proved effective against all evasion techniques tested.

The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10000 Next-Generation Firewall Series, part of Dell’s Connected Security offerings, delivers effective firewall and intrusion prevention to large enterprises, government and universities without the complexity of having to manage separate appliances, GUIs and deployments. It utilizes Dell’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine to detect and prevent the advanced evasion techniques used to conceal traditional intrusion attacks at all layers of the network stack. The solution uniquely scans every byte of every packet of inbound and outbound traffic, regardless of port and protocol, and delivers full content inspection of both plain text and SSL encrypted traffic.

Dell SonicWALL’s IPS add to these deep security capabilities with advanced context awareness that includes geolocation visibility, user identification, and application identification. Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls also offer inspection and identification of documents and content, and can scan for administrator-specified custom content like text strings and credit card numbers. The SonicWALL SuperMassive E10000 Series can be deployed as an inline bump-in-the-wire mode to provide an additional layer of security in an existing network without introducing complexity or requiring topology changes. It can also be deployed at the network perimeter, adding next-generation firewall threat prevention and security capabilities, and lowering Total Cost of Ownership by providing equipment consolidation and ease of use.

According to the NSS Labs report, “The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 proved effective against all evasion techniques tested.  During testing, the SuperMassive blocked 97.6 percent of attacks against server applications, 92.5 percent of attacks against client applications, and 94.8 percent overall. The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 is rated by NSS at 18,044 Mbps, which is higher than the vendor-claimed performance (Dell rates this device at 12 Gbps).”

Patrick Sweeney, executive director, product management for Dell Security Products, said, “The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive E10800 next-generation firewall represents years of research and development, with the goal of providing one of the most scalable, highly performing enterprise network security solutions in the industry that effectively balances network protection, intrusion prevention and network performance.We are tremendously honored that it has received the highly coveted ‘Recommended’ rating from NSS Labs for two years running.”

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