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    SonicWall stands tall in SSL decryption testing

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

    If one of the main advantages of a next-generation firewall is application and protocol identification and control, then SSL decryption is a basic requirement. We looked at the SSL decryption capabilities of the next-generation firewalls to see how well they would be able to discover applications, protocols, and URLs hidden within encrypted connections.
  • SonicWall buy signals Dell's security ambitions

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Dell has announced a deal to buy security equipment outfit SonicWALL for an undisclosed cash sum reported to be around the $1-$1.5 billion mark.
  • SonicWall CEO: App awareness crucial for security

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 2:43 pm

    SonicWall once focused on small and midsize businesses, but its introduction earlier this year of a next-generation firewall line dubbed SuperMassive leaves no doubt that the company is now taking aim at larger enterprises. In fact, the privately-held San Jose company's CEO, Matt Medeiros, says the enterprise market accounted for nearly half of SonicWall's sales over the past six months.
  • SonicWall directors accept $717M acquisition offer

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:09 pm

    SonicWall directors have accepted a $717 million offer to sell the company to a group headed by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity investment firm with the aim of growing the company faster and developing products quicker than it could as a public company.
  • Netgear Goes Upmarket

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 1:25 pm

    As enterprise networking product companies go downmarket via acquisition (Cisco bought Linksys several years ago), Netgear is bucking that trend and going upmarket.

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