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Dell Security simplifies Management of Converged Networks

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New SonicOS 6.2.5, available for Dell SonicWALL network security appliances, streamlines management of converged network infrastructure

Dell Security announces the release of SonicOS 6.2.5 for Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive, NSA and TZ Series firewalls. Meeting strict certification requirements of the US Department of Defense, the firmware not just extends security to Dell switches, wireless access points and firewalls by consolidating the management of the converged network infrastructure it will also advance capabilities associated with inspecting encrypted traffic, a major threat vector in today’s malware economy.

Making Network Management Simpler and More Efficient

SonicOS 6.2.5 simplifies support for Dell Security partners by providing one version of firmware to handle the majority of Dell SonicWALL products. The new SonicOS also increases connection counts on encrypted HTTPS sessions, enabling stronger encryption support and expanding government certification for high security applications. It simplifies network management for both distributed enterprises and managed service providers by allowing management of the Dell Networking X-Series switches by SonicWALL TZ series firewalls and SonicWALL Global Management System, enabling central management of distributed converged networks. This release also improves performance, increases flexibility and makes systems more secure against today’s more sophisticated attacks.

“Over the last two years, through government initiatives such as Digital India and Make In India, there has been an increasing focus on expanding the digital footprint in India. The digitization process of a country also means that there will be increase in demand for solutions which protect from cyber threats. In an era of growing security threats, it is important for customers to ensure that their network is well protected from internal as well as external attacks without too much complexity,” said Amit Singh, Country Manager, Dell SonicWALL. “With the release of SonicOS 6.2.5, customers can establish a secure platform which is easy to manage and administer as well as optimize security, manage organization’s growth and gain insight into application traffic, bandwidth and threats. This new release will deliver improved application intelligence, control, and real-time visualization, intrusion prevention, high-speed virtual private networking (VPN) technology along other robust security features.”

“The life of a security officer in any sized organization is not easy, no matter what the industry. With the introduction of SonicOS 6.2.5, Dell Security has made strides to make their lives easier. The new OS has features designed to enable a converged infrastructure across switching, wireless, and security, allowing organizations to do more with less and reduce the complexity of network management,” said Patrick Sweeney, vice president, product management and marketing, Dell Security. “This is yet another innovative offering we deliver to help our customers navigate today’s rising threat landscape, keep their network secure and workforce productive.”

Availability  

  • SonicOS 6.2.5 is available on Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive 9600/9400/9200, NSA6600/5600/4600/3600/2600 and TZ600/500/500 W/400/400 W/300/300 W/SOHO W next-generation firewalls worldwide, both direct and through the channel.
  • A complete list of the new features found in SonicOS 6.2.5 is available in this datasheet.
  • The Dell SonicWALL TZ600/500/500 W/400/400 W/300/300 W next-generation firewalls with integrated Dell X-Series switches running SonicOS 6.2.5 are now generally available.

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