Network Security OS Platform

The proven SonicOS architecture is at the core of every Dell firewall from the SuperMassive™ E10800 to the TZ 100. SonicOS uses deep packet inspection technology in combination with multi-core specialized security microprocessors to deliver application intelligence, control, and real-time visualization, intrusion prevention, high-speed virtual private networking (VPN) technology and other robust security features.

Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization

Provide granular control and real-time visualization of applications to prioritize bandwidth and ensure maximum network security and productivity, regardless of port or protocol.

  • Granular, policy-based control of applications for individuals, groups and organizations
  • Bandwidth prioritization
  • Control over access to internal or external websites
  • Automatic and seamless protection

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Deep Packet Inspection

Ensure your network is protected from internal and external attacks as well as application vulnerabilities, regardless of file size or the amount of concurrent traffic.

  • Security beyond simple stateful inspection
  • Single-pass, stream-based deep packet inspection (DPI)
  • Unlimited scanning of concurrent traffic traversing the network
  • Inspection and identification of multiple application types and protocols
  • Visibility into hidden applications and vulnerabilities
  • Malware and intrusion prevention
  • Protection against internal and external attacks

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Virtual private networking (VPN)

Establish a secure and extensive VPN that is easy to manage and administer, and offers remote access and management capabilities for any size organization.

  • Clean VPN integrates next-generation firewall security
  • Secures the integrity of both IPSec and SSL VPN
  • Virtual Assist eases remote help desk support

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Centralized Management, Reporting & Analytics

Optimize security, manage growth, ease administration and gain insight into application traffic, bandwidth and threats.

  • Federated policy governance and management via workflow automation
  • Centralized visualization, analytics & reporting for Dell SonicWALL security appliances
  • Application traffic analytics

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Deliver best-of-breed security with tightly integrated hardware, software and services.


Proven SonicOS technology supports the SuperMassive, E-Class NSA, NSA, TZ, WZA and Clean Wireless Series.

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Ensure business continuity through enterprise-level redundancy and disaster recovery features.See our list of supported 3G/4G PC cards, USB devices and wireless service providers.

  • WAN ISP failover and load balancing
  • Automated failover and failback
  • Hardware failover
  • VPN gateway failover
  • 3G/4G wireless broadband networking

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Wireless Network Security

Make your WLAN as safe as your wired network. Secure wireless connections, plus inspect and clean wireless traffic.

  • SonicPoint wireless access points
  • Integrated wireless switch and controllers in TZ, NSA and E-Class NSA firewalls
  • Advanced wireless security technology
  • Multiple policy-based zones of access

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