The SonicWALL® E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series is the industry’s first multi-core
Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution, delivering enterprise-class Reassembly-Free Deep Packet
Inspection™ without significantly impacting network throughput. Combining a powerful deep packet
inspection firewall with multiple layers of protection technology and a suite of high availability
features, the E-Class NSA E7500, E6500 and E5500 appliances offer a broad range of scalable solutions
for enterprise deployments in distributed environments, campus networks and data centers.
SonicWALL E-Class NSAs are engineered to be the most scalable, reliable and highest performing
multifunction threat appliances in their class. The NSA Series prevents against a vast spectrum of
network attacks with unprecedented speed. This speed of protection is enabled through the NSA
multi-core architecture, a parallel performance design for ultra-high-speed threat protection and
deployment scalability. Taking protection to new levels of control is Application Firewall, a set of
customizable protection tools that empowers administrators with precise control over network traffic.
Operational reliability is delivered through a high availability suite of features at the hardware and
system level to optimize uptime and improve security coverage.
The NSA Series is a key part of SonicWALL’s portfolio of enterprise-class products and services for
network security, e-mail protection and secure remote access. All E-Class solutions offer outstanding
protection and performance while delivering elegant simplicity and unparalleled value. SonicWALL’s
E-Class delivers the high performance protection required by enterprise-class networks in a solution
that is engineered to drive the cost and complexity out of running a secure network.
At the heart of
the E-Class NSA is the SonicWALL multi-core performance
architecture designed to provide breakthrough deep
packet inspection and granular network intelligence
over real-time network traffic without impacting
network performance. The SonicWALL E-Class NSA can
effectively deliver ultra-high-speed performance
through the concurrent use of specialized security
processing cores. Using the processing power of
multiple cores in unison dramatically increases
throughput and simultaneous inspection capabilities
while lowering overhead impact.
E-Class NSA Series delivers a highly redundant security
and connectivity platform that is purpose-built for highspeed
internal and external network protection,
consolidating and extending security functionality
throughout the network. E-Class NSAs integrate realtime
gateway anti-virus, spyware and intrusion
prevention to secure networks and VPNs against an
extensive array of dynamic threats including worms,
Trojans, viruses, malware and software vulnerabilities.
Designed for highly redundant
operations, the E-Class NSA appliances are an ideal
solution for wired or wireless applications requiring high-speed access and heavy workgroup segmentation.
With integrated support for standards-based VoIP, virtual
local area networks (VLANs), enterprise-class routing and
quality of service (QoS) E-Class NSAs increase deployment
flexibility and enhance productivity.
Firewall is a configurable set of granular, applicationspecific
policies that allow custom access control per
network user, application, schedule or IP subnet level.
These policies can restrict transfer of specific files and
documents, scan e-mail attachments using userconfigurable
criteria, automate bandwidth, control
inspect internal and external Web access, and support
Dynamic threat protection,
content filtering and application control services are
continually updated on a 24x7 basis to maximize security
and decrease cost. IT productivity is increased by
eliminating ad-hoc patch management for servers and
workstations, automating the application of new
protection signatures and removing the necessity to
manually update security policies.