SonicWALL unveiled the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) E7500, a new gateway security appliance that makes deep packet inspection security productive and easy to manage in larger network deployments. Designed to enable the highest level of Unified Threat Management (UTM) performance at its price point, the NSA E7500 is intended for campus networks, distributed environments and data centers. The NSA E7500 is the industry’s first UTM appliance to harness the power of sixteen processing cores in a single network platform. The NSA E7500 features SonicWALL’s characteristic ease of management combined with low cost of ownership and a rich set of inbound and outbound network control capabilities. These characteristics are enabled through SonicWALL Application Firewall, a set of customizable protection tools that prevent data leakage and afford precise control over network traffic. The granular, application-specific policies enabled by SonicWALL Application Firewall allow custom access control on multiple levels. Capabilities of SonicWALL Application Firewall include inbound and outbound content control, application level access control, intelligent prevention functionality and digital rights management functionality. SonicWALL has engineered the appliance as the most powerful security product in its class through the combined use of sixteen general purpose security processing cores. The scalable multi-core architecture of the NSA E7500 provides gigabit-scale deep packet inspection throughput with multiple layers of protection. The NSA E7500 incorporates a suite of high availability features at the hardware and system level to maximize uptime and improve security coverage. The platform includes integrated security services including dynamic threat prevention, content filtering and application control. The NSA E7500 also includes virtual private network (VPN) implementations and deployment flexibility, four high-speed gigabit Ethernet copper interfaces and four high-speed configurable SFP (small form-factor pluggable) ports, and built-in secure wireless LAN functionality, making the appliance an ideal solution for wired and wireless applications requiring high-speed access and heavy workgroup segmentation. Deployment flexibility and productivity enhancements are achieved through the integration of standards-based VoIP capabilities, virtual local area networks (VLANs), enterprise class-routing and QoS features. The NSA E7500 is the first offering in SonicWALL’s new E Class, a line of premium performance solutions designed to provide network and data technology to large networks. The NSA E7500 will ship in fall of 2007.