Dell acquired SonicWall from private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $1.2 billion in 2012. Coming in third in terms of UTM market share according to Frost & Sullivan, SonicWall sells appliances aimed at the midmarket and offers support from 5 Gbps to 40 Gbps of firewall throughput.
Its new TZ Series has an optional integrated WLAN, and its NSA 200 Series adds application control.
SonicWall said its proprietary Reassembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine is scalable and supports intrusion prevention, antivirus, antispyware, application intelligence and control. The engine can provide full inspection of SSL-encrypted traffic and non-proxyable applications enabling protection regardless of transport or protocol.