The SonicWALL® E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8500 is a cutting-edge Next-Generation Enterprise Firewall that delivers built-in application and control intelligence and real-time visualization and awareness. Combining SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ (RFDPI) technology with a powerful multi-core platform, it can analyze and control thousands of unique encrypted or decrypted applications. As an embedded solution, the NSA E8500 leverages existing infrastructure and adds an extra layer of security and network visibility. As a security gateway, it offers secure remote access, high availability, and more.
Features of the E-Class NSA E8500.
The NSA E8500 appliance combines sophisticated software with a high-performance multi-core hardware design to deliver multi-gigabit scanning performance.
Fully integrated with Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ technology to provide intrusion protection, malware protection, application intelligence, control and visualization, and session inspection with SSL encryption. Scans every byte of every packet to provide the deepest level of protection and scales massively to extend cutting-edge security to growing and distributed enterprise networks.
SonicWALL provides real-time information and control of network traffic by application, user and content. The ability to prioritize important applications, terminate non-productive applications, and block unwanted application components ensures an efficient and secure network.
Fully integrated, signature-based network intrusion protection guards against a wide range of application and network layer threats by scanning packet payloads to identify attacks and exploits targeting critical internal systems.
SonicWALL's patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine, combined with the E8500's 16-core security platform, is capable of inspecting hundreds of thousands of connections simultaneously across all ports. With nearly zero latency and no file size limitations, the system provides over 2 Gbps of full deep packet inspection speed over 4GbE SFP interfaces and 4GbE copper interfaces.1
SonicWALL Mobile Connect™
SonicWALL® Mobile Connect™, a single unified client application for iOS, gives Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® users full network-level access to corporate and academic resources through encrypted SSL VPN connections.
Network optimization platform.
By consolidating SonicWALL WAN Acceleration appliances with our Next-Generation Firewall, enterprises can optimize and accelerate traffic passing over a WAN connection, increasing traffic and throughput by up to two times. The solution enables the company to transition to an advanced security platform that enables the IT department to provide protection and control for an ever-evolving, multi-dimensional set of threats, application-related issues and WAN bandwidth issues. All this with ease of management.
Secure network optimization.
Stay on top of changing threats and application-related issues with an advanced security platform that consolidates capabilities of the SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall for the enterprise, plus WAN acceleration for distributed offices to maximize security and control with minimal network latency.
Firewall with deep packet inspection.
SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ technology scans multiple application types and protocols to protect against internal and external threats at the application layer and network layer.2
Deep Packet Inspection for SSL Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL).
DPI-SSL transparently decrypts, inspects, and re-encrypts SSL encrypted traffic to allow security services to be applied to all traffic passing through SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls
Application Traffic Analytics
The SonicWALL Application Traffic Analytics solution provides enterprises with valuable insight into application traffic, bandwidth usage and security threats, while providing enhanced troubleshooting and network investigation capabilities. Enterprises can easily identify non-enterprise applications consuming network resources to change usage policies accordingly.
Virtual Private Network.
High-performance virtual private networks (VPNs) can easily scale to thousands of endpoints and branch offices. And SonicWALL Clean VPN™ technology protects the integrity of IPSec and SSL VPN traffic by securing remote access tunnels and decontaminating the traffic passing through those tunnels.
Secure wireless controller.
SonicWALL firewalls can be extended with secure wireless access points, SonicPoints, to provide integrated, secure 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networks protected with SonicWALL Clean Wireless technology.
Efficient setup wizards make it easy to quickly configure VPN tunnels, policies and network rules, which can be adjusted through an intuitive web interface. All application and signature updates are automatically pulled by the firewall and take effect immediately without reboots or downtime. A management LCD screen makes it easy to deploy and integrate into a datacenter.
Historical reporting of user activity is available through SonicWALL Analyzer™ software and real-time application analysis is done through powerful visualization tools.
Remote access via SSL VPN.
Integrated SSL VPN technology enables remote, clientless access to email, files, intranets and applications from multiple platforms. An SSL-VPN client can also be automatically shipped to the client and automatically configured to provide secure Layer 3 connectivity.
Add a SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) to a SonicWALL firewall to significantly improve application performance over the WAN. This integrated solution simplifies deployment, configuration, routing and management by uniquely combining network security with network optimization.
Learn more about the SonicOS Network Security platform.
Gateway security services.
SonicWALL Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, and Application Intelligence and Control Service provides intelligent, real-time network protection against sophisticated application-layer and content-based attacks, including viruses, spyware, worms, and more. Configurable tools prevent data leakage and allow visualization of network traffic.
SonicWALL Content Filtering Service blocks many categories of objectionable web content and offers the ideal combination of control and flexibility to ensure the highest levels of productivity and protection.