Tele Danmark Selects SonicWALL for Managed Security Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 14, 2001–

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SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNWL), a leading provider of Internet security products, today announced that it has been selected by TDC Internet, a division of Denmark’s leading telecommunications company Tele Danmark Communications (TDC), as a foundation for the company’s new managed security solutions. With SonicWALL’s Internet security appliances and Global Management System (GMS), TDC will be able to deliver managed security and value added services to its small to medium-sized enterprise customers (SME).

With a staff of over 17,000, Tele Danmark Communications currently provides telecommunications solutions throughout the Nordic region, connecting SMEs to the Internet using dedicated ISDN and E-1 lines. In addition, the company is involved in the installation of ADSL lines this year, many of which are expected to be business connections. Concerned with the inherent security risks of these “always on” connections, TDC Internet has selected the SonicWALL family of products to provide firewall and anti-virus protection as well as Virtual Private Network (VPN) functionality to its end users. TDC has entered into an agreement with Protect Data, SonicWALL’s distributor in Denmark, to purchase the SonicWALL family of Internet security appliances for resale to its end users.

Beginning in April, TDC Internet will start offering all its business customers a managed security solution based on SonicWALL’s Internet security appliances. One of the key features of the solution is that all management is performed remotely by TDC Internet using SonicWALL’s Global Management System software, so customers need not be involved in the day-to-day operations of their Internet security.

“The major benefit of TDC Internet’s offering is that customers are relieved from having to allocate internal resources to manage their Internet security solution,” said Per B. Hansen, Director of Security, TDC Internet. “Furthermore, our customers will be able to leverage TDC Internet’s extensive expertise within IT security.”

SonicWALL products offer robust, reliable and affordable firewall protection, Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) in a single, integrated platform. In addition, SonicWALL products allow businesses to create and enforce Internet security policies tailored to their specific needs by the addition of subscription services such as network anti-virus and content filtering. SonicWALL products are easy to install and manage through Web browser administration and are easily scaleable to support company and network growth.

“TDC Internet asked us to supply a solid security solution for their small to medium-size enterprise customers that would not burden their support staff,” said Stuart Peters, Managing Director of Protect Data. “The SonicWALL products are the best solution in the market to meet these requirements, and they have helped us further our relationship with TDC Internet.”

“We are very pleased that Tele Danmark has selected SonicWALL to provide managed Internet security services to their SME customers,” said Sreekanth Ravi, President and CEO, SonicWALL, Inc. “Our products offer the broadest set of integrated features in the market today, including firewall protection, network anti-virus protection, content filtering and VPN. Service providers such as TDC are recognizing SonicWALL as the best choice of technologies to provide their customers with end-to-end integrated security that can be centrally managed and monitored.”

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated Internet security appliances offering access security, transaction security and security services for the enterprise, e-commerce, SME, SOHO, telecommuter and education markets. Core product technologies include firewall, VPN, SSL acceleration and offloading, high availability, anti-virus, strong authentication with digital certificates and content filtering. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive Distributed Security Architecture available. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at 408/745-9600 or visit the company Web site at

Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect SonicWALL’s actual results include, but are not limited to, the “Risk Factors” described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Prospectus dated March 16, 2000. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

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