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Three New Firewalls with Triple the Performance, Plus Three Powerful Updates

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Massive improvements in firewall (3x), threat prevention (3x) and TLS (6+x) throughput.

The past year has brought with it unprecedented levels of cybercrime, particularly advanced threats like ransomware. By May, SonicWall had already recorded 226.3 million ransomware attacks, a 116% year-to-date increase. Other forms of attack, such as cryptojacking, encrypted threats and IoT attacks, are on the rise as well.


SonicWall continuously builds on its Boundless Cybersecurity platform to ensure that our customers always have access to the latest solutions, services, tools and technology. But with cybercriminals upping the ante, their latest releases place particular emphasis on expanding and accelerating speed, security efficacy and threat prevention capabilities to help organizations cost-effectively protect their hyper-distributed workforces.


SonicWall's expansion of Boundless Cybersecurity includes new additions to the popular NSa and NSsp Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) series, along with new and upgraded tools and services.


New NGFWs


SonicWall’s three new firewalls — NSa 4700, NSa 6700 and NSsp 13700 — offer triple the threat protection throughput, giving organizations a way to increase security without sacrificing performance.


Each supports the latest TLS 1.3 encryption standard for improved performance and security. And they’re all powered by SonicOS 7.0.1, which delivers a modern user experience, advanced security controls, device views, and critical networking and management capabilities.


Best of all, because they’re backed by SonicWall’s powerful Capture ATP with patented Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection™ — which achieved a perfect score during the ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Detection Q1 2021 certification testing — you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have some of the best threat protection on the market.


New NSa firewalls disrupt cost expectations by tripling throughput, expanding port densities


SonicWall NSa 4700 and NSa 6700Offer mid-sized networks three times the threat prevention performance and some of the highest port densities in their class, all while delivering a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The NSa 4700 offers 18 Gbps of firewall throughput (vs. 6 Gbps for the NSa 4650), while the NSa 6700 boasts 36 Gbps (compared with 12 Gbps for the NSa 6650). The TLS/SSL performance improvements are even more dramatic: The NSa 4700 offers 17 times the performance of the previous generation, and the NSa 6650 offers a six-fold increase.


Both the NSa 4700 and NSa 6700 are custom-built for scalability, allowing you to securely connect millions of users, with the 6700 featuring both 40G and 25G connectivity for multi-gigabit threat protection.


NSsp 13700 firewalls designed to protect the fastest, most complex environments


SonicWall NSsp 13700 Empowers organizations to support millions of encrypted connections securely. These high-end firewalls help eliminate bottlenecks and offer high-speed threat protection that can keep up with the needs of even the most fast-paced organizations. With a TLS/SSL performance that’s seven times that of the previous generation model, secure connections won’t slow you down. And with improved scalability and high port density, including 100, 40, 25 and 10 GbE ports, the NSsp 13700 will allow your business to grow — and grow more connected — effortlessly!


New & Updated Solutions


New capture labs portal delivers research tools, centralized repository


SonicWall Capture Labs Portal — Offers a free and centralized location for tracking security news and research delivered by SonicWall’s threat research teams. With near real-time updates, users can monitor worldwide malicious activities and quickly find out whether they need to take action in response to emerging threats, attack vectors or vulnerabilities.

SonicWall Capture Labs Portal also offers a number of powerful research tools, allowing users to search threats, CVE details, IP reputation, URL reputation and SonicWall product advisory databases — all from a single interface.


Simplify secure SD-WAN deployment, management with new orchestration and monitoring capabilities


SonicWall NSM 2.3 — Simplifies the deployment and management of distributed networks with powerful new capabilities. Network Security Manager (NSM) 2.3’s new, intuitive self-guided workflows allow you to centrally deploy, provision and manage secure SD-WAN networks and application routing services across all sites — all from one place.

With Template, hundreds of locations can be built out using a single, automatic template configuration, eliminating manual configuration at each site. And the VPN wizard-based setup and Monitoring tools allow network admins at any skill level to establish site-to-site connectivity quickly and without errors by using a repeatable, self-guided workflow. This feature also offers visibility into the entire VPN environment’s activities, health and performance.


Optimize productivity with enhanced network visibility, monitoring and reporting


SonicWall Analytics 3.1 — Enhances network visibility and reporting capabilities across security devices, users, VPN connections and more. With the ability to classify employee behavior into categories such as “productive” and “unproductive,” users can optimize workforce productivity.


The comprehensive insights offered by Analytics 3.1 provide a comprehensive, consistent and transparent view of your workforce’s web application and internet usage, allowing you to see whether risky applications are being accessed, how much bandwidth is being used (and by whom), and when activities are taking place — during work hours or off-time.


Zero-trust security offering expanded to include more granular control


Cloud Edge 1.1 — Introduces Device Posture Check capabilities to ensure that only devices with specific attributes can connect to the network. This update also adds Network Traffic Control, which enforce Layer 3 and Layer 4 access control to the resources based on user groups, IP addresses, ports and network protocols.


To learn more about SonicWall’s new products and enhancements, contact our security experts, or click the product names where available for a deeper dive into each new or updated solution.




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