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Important Notice: Subscription Increase, Cost-Saving Options & Upgrades

by Paul Heritage

Subscription Increase

Due to the macroeconomic conditions of rising inflation and operating costs, SonicWall is initiating price adjustments for Gen 6 and Gen 7 SonicWall firewall security service subscriptions. The price increases on Gen6/Gen 6.5 are also due to product lifecycle cadence on older firewall generations after the release of a new generation.

All Gen 6 firewall security service SKUs will experience up to a 40% increase while Gen 7 firewall security service SKUs will experience up to a 10% increase effective August 1, 2024. There will be no price increase for any hardware or hardware bundle SKUs.

Cost Saving Options
SonicWall understands the challenges and offers the following options to mitigate the price increase:

  • Our new SonicProtect subscription renewal offer is available with 3-year and 5-year terms. SonicProtect delivers the highest tier of security service on all generations of SonicWall. The per-year price of the SonicProtect subscription service SKU is substantially lower than the per-year price of the highest security service tier after the price increase. Since the price is locked down for the duration of the subscription term, customers can avoid subscription premiums on any services with new generation platforms during the subscription term. Learn more.

  • Upgrade Now: Take advantage of time-limited programs such as 3 & Free to move to Gen 7 at minimal costs.

Why Upgrade?

  • New and enhanced security features reduce the risks of ever-evolving threats
  • Expanded capabilities in management, logging, and reporting and analytics, including the new Cloud Security Connector with SonicOS 7.1.2 to enable hybrid deployments
  • Increased efficiencies from new integration and automation features
  • Higher security efficacy from improved functionality and performance - watch our latest webinar on vulnerability management and firewall best practices for details.

SonicProtect Subscription

by Paul Heritage


What is a SonicProtect subscription?

SonicWall’s SonicProtect subscription offers superior threat protection and investment protection for all generations of SonicWall firewalls with a single security service subscription. SonicProtect subscriptions offer price protection on multi-year security services. Customers also benefit from discounted multi-year service subscription fees and the ability to avoid any premiums on subscriptions similar to those on newer generation platforms. It also offers the ability to predict OpEx spending related to security services. This program entitles our customers to the highest tier of security services available on a given platform, including our patented Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI™) and patented single-pass, low-latency, Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engines.

What does SonicProtect offer?

A SonicProtect Subscription offers the highest tier of the security services bundle available of any model type series (hardware or virtual) firewall platform generation. In this example, SonicProtect offers Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) or Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS) for Gen5, Gen6/6.5 firewall platforms, and Advanced Protection Security Suite (APSS) for Gen7 firewall platforms.The subscription will also transfer to the highest tier of the security service bundle for the upgrade replacement. For example, SonicProtect for the TZ400 (Gen6) family will offer AGSS for TZ400 hardware, and when the customer upgrades to the TZ470 (Gen7), the remainder of the subscription can be migrated to TZ470 with APSS.

What’s in it for our customers?

SonicProtect subscriptions are available in 3-year and 5-year terms, offering price protection with multi-year service subscriptions. Customers also benefit from discounted multi-year service subscription fees and the ability to avoid any premiums on similar subscriptions on newer generation platforms. Moreover, it also offers the ability to predict OpEx spending and the flexibility of planned CapEx spending with hardware or virtual upgrades to the newer generations.


What deployment and use cases are supported?

SonicProtect subscriptions are available for all firewall use cases and deployment types. You can leverage these subscriptions for your existing and new deployments with the TZ series, NSa series, NSsp series, NSv series, Super Massive series, SOHO series, and the upcoming IoT Firewall.

What licensing models are available with SonicProtect?

The licensing model includes a single security service subscription available in 3-year and 5-year term periods. It offers the highest tier of security suite available on all generations of firewall platforms in a single band of family. For example, a 5-year SonicProtect subscription for the TZ400 model series can be used on the TZ400 until the end of support for that platform and then leveraged on the TZ470 or any other product introduced in the same series (TZ400).

Can a customer have a mixed deployment with existing subscriptions and SonicProtect?

SonicProtect can co-exist with all existing security services for each product generation. Customers can have some firewalls with Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS), Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS), Essential Protection Security Suite (EPSS) and Advanced Protection Security Suite (APSS), and, at the renewal, they can procure the new SonicProtect subscription if it meets their business requirements.

Can the customer’s existing partners offer this new subscription?

Starting in July 2024, SonicProtect will be available globally to all SonicWall channel partners. Customers can renew existing platforms with the new SonicProtect subscription if it meets their business requirements.

Does the new SonicProtect subscription work with the newly introduced SonicPlatform?

As customers migrate to SonicPlatform, these subscriptions will migrate as a part of their active deployment. There is no restriction or difference in support compared to existing security services.

Is there any restriction on the number of SonicProtect subscriptions in a single tenant or deployment?

Procuring this new SonicProtect subscription is free of limit or maximum count restriction. Customers can renew all their install-base/deployed firewalls with the new SonicProtect subscription if it meets their business requirements.

With SonicProtect, what’s the last date for the subscription?

As with other security services offered by SonicWall, the last date of subscription or service expiration is based on the date of registration and the term period of the subscription. For example, if a 5-year SonicProtect subscription is activated on July 11, 2024, it will expire on July 10, 2029.

Can the SonicProtect subscription be used with my latest generation firewalls (Gen7)?

Yes, a SonicProtect subscription can be used with any generation firewalls, including Gen7 TZ, NSa, NSsp, and NSv series firewalls. For example, if a SonicProtect subscription for a 5-year period is activated on an NSsp 15700 on July 11, 2024, it will expire on July 10, 2029.

Can the SonicProtect subscription be used on a firewall platform that will soon be out of support?

Yes, a SonicProtect subscription can be used with any generation firewalls, including legacy Gen5, 6, and 6.5 firewalls. For example, if a 5-year SonicProtect subscription is activated on a TZ 400 on July 11, 2024, it will expire on that TZ400 on April 16, 2026, based on the product life cycle and the platform’s End-of-Support date. The remainder of the subscription will continue on a Gen7 470 or any newer platform in the TZ400 family until July 10, 2029.

Does the SonicProtect subscription include a hardware upgrade to a new firewall in the same family?

No, a SonicProtect subscription is only a security service license. Customers can upgrade the firewall platform based on any offer or the SonicWall Customer loyalty program. As a part of our loyalty program, we offer special SKUs for hardware purchases with no attached services or subscriptions. Please get in touch with your SonicWall partner or sales team to procure hardware for Secure Upgrade Appliance Only SKUs.

Does the SonicProtect subscription allow upgrading the firewall to a higher category/product family?

We understand that business outcomes and bandwidth may change in today’s dynamic landscape, and our goal with SonicProtect subscriptions is to offer complete investment protection. In Q4CY24, we will have program updates to SonicProtect subscriptions, allowing additional flexibility to move to higher-tier hardware or virtual and cloud-delivered services from SonicWall. Stay tuned for more updates. At launch in July 2024, the program will be designed to allow subscription transfer to any product in the same product family.

Does the SonicProtect subscription offer a term period higher than five years?

We understand the value of a SonicProtect subscription and the need for a longer term. At launch in July 2024, we will only offer a 3-year and 5-year term. We will reevaluate the need to provide a longer term in future program revisions.

Does the SonicProtect subscription offer a term period lower than three years?

No. At launch in July 2024, we will only offer a 3-year and 5-year term periods. For 1-year and 2-year term options, you can use the regular subscription SKUs to procure the desired term and security services.

Can the SonicProtect subscription be stacked to achieve higher term periods?

No. SonicProtect subscriptions cannot be stacked or added to achieve higher term periods.


When will the new SonicProtect subscription be orderable?

SonicProtect subscription SKUs will be available to all our channel partners via global pricelists on July 1, 2024

When can SonicProtect subscriptions be activated?

SonicProtect subscription SKUs will be orderable on July 1, 2024, and can be activated on or after July 15, 2024

Can SonicProtect subscriptions be activated on firewalls with a term period expiring before July 15, 2024?

SonicProtect subscription SKUs cannot be activated before July 15, 2024. If a firewall subscription expires before that date, please work with your SonicWall sales team to request an extension of existing services until July 15, 2024. Please share the purchase details of the SonicProtect subscription to support the extension request.

SonicPlatform program is subject to additional terms and conditions available on our support page.

Product Family

Firewall Family

Supported Platforms

IoT & SOHO Series (Gen5, Gen6, Gen7)

SOHO, SOHO W, new IoT FW (launching Q4 CY24)

TZ 200 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

SOHO 250, SOHO 250W, TZ 270, TZ 270W

TZ 300 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

TZ 300P, TZ 350, TZ 350W, TZ 370, TZ 370W

TZ 400 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

TZ 400, TZ 400W, TZ 470, TZ 470W

TZ 500 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

TZ 500, TZ 500W, TZ 570, TZ 570W, TZ 570P

TZ 600 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

TZ 600, TZ 600P, TZ 670

NSa 2000 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSa 2600, NSa 2650, NSa 2700

NSa 3000 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSa 3600, NSa 3650, NSa 3700

NSa 4000 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSa 4600, NSa 4650, NSa 4700

NSa 5000 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSa 5600, NSa 5650, NSa 5700

NSa 6000 family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSa 6600, NSa 6650, NSa 6700

NSsp 10K family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

SuperMassive 9200, NSa 9250, NSsp 10700

NSsp 11K family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

SuperMassive 9400, NSa 9450, NSsp 11700

NSsp 13K family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

SuperMassive 9600, NSa 9650, SuperMassive 9800, NSsp 12400, NSsp 13700

NSsp 15K family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSsp 12800, NSsp 15700

NSv – XS family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSv 10, NSv 25, NSv 50, NSv 100

NSv – S family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSv 200, NSv 270

NSv – M family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSv 300, NSv 400, NSv 470

NSv – L family (Gen6, Gen6.5, Gen7)

NSv 800, NSv 1600, NSv 870

"3&FREE" Promotion has returned!

by Paul Heritage

SonicWall’s Bigger and Better 3 & Free promotion

SonicWall’s Bigger and Better 3 & Free promotion is here!

We’ve expanded our ever-popular 3 & Free promotion to a bigger range of products, leading to better opportunities for you. When your customers purchase a 3-Year Essential Protection Service Suite, they can get one of our Gen 7 next-generation firewalls — and this includes every single Gen 7 firewall, from the TZ 370 and up—for free!

Best of all, we aren’t limiting this deal to current SonicWall end users: Trading in a legacy SonicWall or competitor firewall will get them their free, eligible firewall upgrade.

Our Essential Protection Service Suite (EPSS) includes:

  • Capture ATP
  • Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention Services (IPS) and Application Firewall Services
  • Content Filtering Services (CFS), Comprehensive Anti-Spam
  • 24x7 support with firmware

All available products here.

TZ 105, SOHO, SOHO 250, TZ 205, TZ 300, TZ 350, TZ 215, TZ 400, TZ 500, TZ 600 TZ 370, TZ 470, TZ 570, TZ 670
TZ 400, TZ 500, TZ 600, NSa 2600, NSa 2650 TZ 570, TZ 670
TZ 400, TZ 500, TZ 600, NSa 2600, NSa 2650, NSa 3600, NSa 3650 NSa 2700
NSa 2600, NSa 2650, NSa 3600, NSa 3650, NSa 4600, NSa 4650 NSa 3700
NSa 3500, NSa 3600, NSa 3650, NSa 4500, NSa 4600,NSa 4650, NSa 5000, NSa E5500, NSa 5600, NSa 5650, NSa 6600, NSa 6650 NSa 4700
NSa 4500, NSa 4600, NSa 4650,NSa 5000, NSa E5500, NSa 5600, NSa 5650, NSa E6500, NSa 6600, NSa 6650, NSa E7500, NSa E7510, NSa E8500, NSa E8510 NSa 5700
NSa 5000, NSa E5500, NSa 5600, NSa 5650, NSa E6500, NSa 6600, NSa 6650, SM 9200, NSa 9250, SM 9400, NSa 9450 NSa 6700
COMPETITOR PRODUCT TRADE-IN TZ 370, TZ 470, TZ 570, TZ 670, NSa 2700, NSa 3700, NSa 4700, NSa 5700, NSa 6700, NSsp 10700, 11700, 13700, 15700

New TZ270 Promotion - moving from SOHO / SOHO 250 models.

by Paul Heritage

SonicWall’s limited-time ‘3 & Free’ promotion is available for existing SonicWall customers of the Gen 6.0 SOHO or Gen 6.5 SOHO 250, or other Gen 5 models.

Get a free Gen 7 SonicWall TZ270 when you trade in your SOHO or Gen 5 TZ firewall and buy three years of either Advanced Protection Service Suite (APSS) or Essential Protection Service Suite (EPSS).

With this upgrade, you’ll gain:

  • SonicOS 7 Advanced Security
  • Vastly improved DPI, VLAN, and IPsec VPN performance.
    TZ270 offer 3.5 times firewall, DPI and IPSec VPN performance over SOHO 250 firewalls and more than 6 times over SOHO (Gen 5).
  • Greater port density. TZ270 next-generation firewalls supports eight ports while SOHO 250 and SOHO Gen 5 support five.
  • 5G Support

Important Note: This 3 & Free Partner Promotion is a SonicWall replacement promotion. This is NOT for competitive replacement. PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS CAN ONLY BE REGISTERED WITH SERIAL NUMBER ENTRY OF AN ELIGIBLE REPLACEMENT PRODUCT. Upgrade Product Eligibility is a limited version of the Secure Update Matrix for this promotion.

What can I upgrade?

TZ100, TZ105, TZ150, SOHO, SOHO W, SOHO250, SOHO250 W, TZ170, TZ180, TZ190, TZ200, TZ205, TZ210, TZ215

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Firewall as a Service Providers

by Paul Heritage

When looking at your options for improving your company’s cybersecurity, you might see firewall as a service mentioned as a popular solution that businesses are using today. With so many options on the market, we know finding the right firewall for your business based on your size and what type of business you run can be an overwhelming decision. Firewall as a service providers can support you in protecting your business for many years to come, so keep reading to discover what firewall-as-a-service is and whether it’s a good option for your business needs.

Firewall as a Service Providers

What is Firewall as a Service?

Firewall as a service providers offer you a security solution that’s cloud-based and will help to improve your IT infrastructure and security. It’s a next-generation firewall, similar to SonicWall firewalls, and will offer features such as advanced threat protection and web filtering. It can still offer many of the same benefits as a hardware firewall but offers you the chance to scale your protection as you need to and support your growing business. As the firewall is based in the cloud, you’ll be able to tailor it to your current needs and ensure your security concerns are overcome at all times.

How Does Firewall as a Service Work?

In the same way as a SonicWall business firewall will work to filter your network traffic to protect your business from threats, firewall as a service works to protect your company from both inside and outside cybersecurity threats. You’ll want to check the exact features that are offered with the firewall you purchase, but most modern firewalls will come with network monitoring, Internet Protocol security, packet filtering, and many other advanced features. They can identify malware and other threats before it is too late, and you put your business at huge risk.

Firewall as a service will be positioned between your business network and the internet. When traffic tries to get into your network, it will inspect the traffic to detect and then address any threats. It analyses information as it goes into the network, ensuring that it picks up on any malicious data and unusual behaviours before reaching your network. This advanced type of firewall also usually offers deep packet inspection, which can alert threat response teams of any data within the packet and ensure dangerous data doesn’t reach your system. As we now see more companies than ever working in a decentralised manner, moving to the cloud has become a natural choice for many business owners. You can protect your business network even when people are working remotely and ensure that you can continue with your everyday tasks without disruption thanks to FWaaS.

What Type of Companies Can Benefit from Firewall as a Service?

If you are looking to purchase a SonicWall firewall or another type of cybersecurity protection, you might be wondering if you could benefit from firewall as a service. There are many reasons that companies are opting to use this type of firewall. It allows customers to move their security inspection to a cloud-based operation, which gives you more freedom if you are expanding your business. Now that things have resettled after the global pandemic, you might be aiming to expand your business operations this year. If that’s the case, you might find this to be the perfect solution to offer you the firewall throughput you need.

Hardware firewalls sometimes need extra attention and maintenance. Many companies just don’t have the time or resources to look after and manage a firewall like this, which is why firewall as a service can be a very good option. The provider will be able to manage the settings of your firewall and save you time worrying about the settings of your security protection. The range of devices that can be used on your network will also increase with FWaaS, allowing your employees to work from home safely. We’ve been very impressed by the improvements and developments in this technology over recent years, working to support companies that still allow employees to work remotely. No matter the shape and size of your business, you need to protect your network to remain competitive year after year.

Are you looking to improve your cybersecurity and protect your business from threats this year? The number of risks to business owners has only continued to increase in recent years, which is why we encourage businesses of all shapes and sizes to invest in a firewall that will offer them adequate protection and support based on their unique needs. Firewall as a service is a great option for many companies, but we encourage you to review the options on our site to find the solution that’s best for you. Contact us today for more information about the firewalls we offer or take a look through our site to see our full product range.

SonicWall Legal Documentation

by Paul Heritage


Refer to the directory of links for access to our legal documents and notices that govern the use of this website, and the use of products and services offered by SonicWall. For your convenience, below are commonly used contact points.


Proxy Server Firewall

by Paul Heritage

We can’t hide away from it, the threat landscape that organisations now face is huge, and businesses can no longer take any chances with the data and sensitive information they hold on their internal networks falling into the wrong hands.

This is where firewalls come in.

Firewalls are a great piece of software that helps to provide a barrier between your network and computer. Filtering traffic and only allowing the good to pass through, blocking what it believes to be malicious or a threat.

By controlling the flow of traffic in such a way, the SonicWall firewall allows you to monitor and have confidence that your systems are protected from cyber-attacks.

A proxy firewall then takes this level of protection one step further.

Introduction to Proxy Server Firewall

What is a proxy firewall?

Decrypting and inspecting application traffic firewall proxy servers are an advanced firewall security system that goes above and beyond to protect your network. Monitoring network traffic and running protocols against every type of application it supports, every device within your organisation must establish a connection through the proxy server to create a new, secure network connection.

Also known as an application or gateway firewall, a proxy firewall works by securing the connection between your internal network and the public internet. For example, access to the internet is gained through the proxy gateway (firewall), where the gateway will evaluate all external requests against set and predetermined security rules. Based on this information, it will then decide to allow the request or block and contain the request.

To ensure complete security, the proxy firewall server will also have its own IP address and receive data packets through proxies. It provides a single point that allows your security or IT team to assess the threat level of application protocols.

Proxy firewalls will check:

  • Domain name system
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • Internet control message protocol
  • Simple mail transfer protocol

Checking these across the application, transport, and network layer, proxy and firewall software are all designed to strengthen network security.

Proxy Firewall Server

The features of a proxy server include:

  • Can reduce bandwidth demands with caching.
  • Codes, filters, logs, and controls requests to secure networks and prevent unauthorised access.
  • Filters all information to secure the network.
  • Can integrate with other security solutions to offer enhanced security control.
  • Protects against cyberattacks attempting to infiltrate the network.
  • Helps to enforce security policies.
  • Inspects layer traffic.
  • Prevents unauthorised access to the network.

Benefits of a Firewall Proxy Server

Enhanced Security – due to validating users rather than just devices. Designed to prevent spoofing attacks and can also detect DDoS attacks.

Improved Reporting – you and your teams have the capabilities to examine the entire network and monitor data centrally. Providing you with vital security information.

Assess Threats – can proactively evaluate data packets that could negatively impact your network. As these types of firewalls use deep packet inspection, you can discover advanced threats, check network traffic validity, and put the right protocols in place to stop these attacks before they pose a risk to your business.

Control – you have a higher level of control with a Sonic firewall and firewall proxy server, as you can configure the network to users, assign groups, set permissions, and control what functions individuals can perform.

Provides a single point of access – allowing you to effectively detect threats and check network validity through centralised application activity and one single server.

Promote Policies – as well as ensure compliance, proxy firewalls can also help fine-tune network needs and policies.

Things to be aware of

Like with any new piece of software or security feature you look to integrate into your systems and network, it’s essential that you check that it is compatible.

This is extremely important for a proxy firewall, as running outdated servers will cause the proxy firewall server to run slowly, which, in turn, will negatively affect performance.

In addition, due to the new connections being added, you may experience bottlenecks in traffic flow, which again will slow down performance, creating a single point of failure. To counteract this, it’s vital to ensure that all software and systems are up-to-date and that all firewalls and security software are configured and encrypted, leaving no ports exposed.

As the firewall limits the applications a network can support, hence increasing security levels, it’s also essential to bear in mind that this can, at times, impact speed and functionality.

When choosing the best firewall solution, base your decision on what is right for your business. Think about the size of your company, the security software’s ability to scale with you, the resources you have available, and the level of protection required.

SonicWall firewall and firewall proxy servers are the most secure forms of firewall available; by filtering information at the application layer, you can have peace of mind that your network is protected 24/7.

To find out more, call us today at 0330 1340 230 or email your questions to enquiries@sonicwall-sales.com; we’d be happy to help.

Get the most out of SonicWall Support

by Paul Heritage

Jean-Pier Talbot has uploaded an excellent video explaining "How to work with [SonicWall[ tech support".

There is some really good information, and tips to get the best experience.

Firewall Throughput

by Paul Heritage

The digital world and cybersecurity industry have both continued to expand at a rapid pace in recent years. Firewall throughput is a term you may have heard mentioned when looking at your firewall options, but you may not fully understand what this term means and how it impacts you. Today we’re going to share our complete guide to firewall throughput to help you find the right firewall solution for your business needs in the future. SonicWall firewalls are an excellent option for small and medium-sized businesses looking to improve their cybersecurity this year, so take a look through our site for more information about how you can protect your business.

Firewall Throughput

What is Firewall Throughput?

Firewall throughput is a term that’s used to describe the volume of traffic that a firewall is able to handle. This is measured in megabits per second (mbps) or could also be reviewed in gigabits per second (gbps). It’s important to keep in mind that it’s not as simple as just measuring the throughput. There are many factors which will impact this figure, such as the type of traffic and the services that are being run on your firewall. Firewall throughput can help to improve your network cybersecurity and performance, preventing bottlenecks and other issues from forming.

A misconception we see often is that firewall throughput is the same as bandwidth. Bandwidth is the term used to describe the maximum data transfer rate within a network or an internet connection, but when we talk about firewall throughput, it’s referring to the traffic that your firewall can process. These two figures are related, but they don’t work exactly the same, and therefore you need to understand how they impact each other in order to ensure you are fully protecting your network.

How Do You Calculate Firewall Throughput?

As part of our firewall throughput explained guide, we want you to be able to understand how this figure is calculated. It’s typically calculated by looking at the number of bytes your firewall can process in a certain unit of time. This can be a very complex calculation to make, with application control and the number of sessions taking place at one time impacting the figure. Should malware be present, this will also impact the throughput firewall rate. You’ll find firewall throughput calculators which can help you to estimate the firewall’s capacity, but you’ll need to keep in mind that these figures will be estimated and won’t take into account the variables we’ve mentioned here. SonicWall firewalls will have varying firewall throughput rates based on the conditions they are working in, so every business will have different results.

What is NGFW Throughput?

As you start to look at the best SonicWall business firewall options for your needs, you might see the term NGFW throughput used. Next-generation firewalls offer you a new level of protection when compared to traditional SonicWall firewall options. They offer additional features that can improve your cybersecurity greatly, such as application control and automation. It’s important to note that these types of firewalls and their new features can improve the throughput. This is why you’ll often see this quoted as a different figure, as they have different results from regular firewall throughput.

What Businesses Need a Firewall?

All businesses today could benefit from a firewall to offer them projection when operating online. The firewall throughput that you require will vary based on your unique needs, but it’s important to ensure that any firewall you purchase has the features that you require to keep your business operating securely. Nearly all companies today work with computer systems and online to some extent, which puts you at risk all day, every day. A firewall is a small investment to make to protect your business operations and ensure that you remain in compliance with industry standards too.

On our site, you’ll find firewall options to fit every business. Our team will be happy to discuss more about the SonicWall firewall solutions we offer and share the benefits of each product. We can discuss the firewall throughput if this is something you are concerned about, to ensure that the performance level meets your expectations. We know that there are many terms used when looking at firewalls for the first time and this can be very overwhelming for some people. We’ll be here to break it down into simpler terms to ensure you find the right protection for your needs.

Are you looking to improve your cybersecurity this year? If so, take a look through our full range of firewalls and products designed to improve your network security. Our team will be here to answer any questions you have about the firewall throughput of the products on our site, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to discuss this topic further with our team of experts.

600 Series AP's can now be firewall-managed on Gen 7 firewalls

by Paul Heritage

Now that the long awaited 7.1 firmware has been released for the Gen 7 firewall (TZ270/370/470/570/670 & NSa 2700/3700/4700/5700/6700) you can deploy the 600 series AP's - including the 621, 641 & 681.

What's New in SonicOS 7.1

Prior to 7.1, only the 200 & 400 series could be firewall-managed, and the 600 series has being cloud-managed only. 7.1 firmware now allows for any SonicWall AP to be firewall-managed.

There is an additional provisioning profile added to the firewall for SonicWaveAX which covers these latest AP's.

You can therefore run a mixture of AP's on a single firewall.

Xmas deliveries

by Paul Heritage

Happy Holidays to everyone!

The main warehouse will be shut between Christmas & New Year, so any hardware orders placed after 12 noon on Friday 22nd December will officially be sent out on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (there are some exceptions to this, so please ask if urgent). Software and activation keys should be unaffected, although a smaller team than normal will be in so some delays expected.

Thanks, and best wishes for 2024.

7.1 (Gen 7) firmware now available

by Paul Heritage

The long awaited release of 7.1 firmware is finally here!

Compatibility and Installation Notes

  • Most popular browsers are supported, but Google Chrome is preferred for the real-time graphics display on the Dashboard.
  • A MySonicWall account is required.

What's New

  • UI Monitor and Page Enhancements
    To help create a better user experience, enhancements have been made to the user interface.
    • There is a new tab on the Dashboard > System page.
    • The new Security Services tab provides a summary of the licensing information and detailed licensing information on each of the Security Services.
  • Tooling Support Enhancements
    Several enhancements have been made to some diagnostics and reporting tools on the Tech Support Report page.
    • The layout was changed to add an Action section where you can download several different reports.
    • A tool tip was written for the Download System Logs button.
    • The System Logs file package includes event logs in CSV format.
  • SonicWave AX Support
    This version of SonicOS integrates SonicWave 600 Series Access Points with the firewall.
  • Network Access Control Support
    SonicOS provides APIs so that NAC vendors can pass security context to SonicOS firewalls. Using the security context SonicOS builds policies for mitigation actions, fetches dynamic user roles and other information from the NAC vendor to build information models and perform the traffic filtering. SonicOS can support multiple NAC servers from different vendors simultaneously.
  • Updates to NSv
    With NSV Bootstrapping and Token-based Registration, this version of SonicOS simplifies mass deployments of NSv in supported cloud platforms.
    NOTE: Upgrading to this version of NSv requires that you deploy a new NSv installation and import backup settings and certificates exported from your current installation. For more information, see https://www.sonicwall.com/support/knowledge-base/231208132612487.
  • Intrusion Protection Service Tuning Capabilities
    For firewalls operating in Policy Mode, you can now selectively enable and disable specific Intrusion Protection Service rules.
  • Gateway Antivirus and Anti-Spyware Threat Profile Support
    For firewalls operating in Policy Mode, Profile Objects support Gateway Antivirus and Anti-Spyware for Policy Enforcement
  • DNS Filtering
    Introduces a significant update aimed at enhancing the security and efficiency of your online experience, including:
    • Safeguarding Against Malicious Websites: Proactively blocking access to known malicious domains through DNS filtering mitigates the risk of malware infections and other cyberattacks.
    • Enhancing Bandwidth: By blocking access to unnecessary or undesirable websites, it reduces bandwidth consumption and optimizes internet speeds
    • Filtering Inappropriate Content: DNS filtering delivers an additional layer of protection by blocking access to websites hosting explicit content, violence, or objectionable material.
  • Content Filtering 5.0
    Introducing Content Filtering Engine 5.0 provides major enhancements:
    • Category Extension: Increases number and types of supported categories, resulting in improved categorization of websites.
    • Reputation-based blocking: Reputation-based URL blocking proactively identifies and blocks suspicious entities based on Reputation.
  • Active/Standby High Availability Support for SonicWall Capture Security Appliance
  • Automatic Update Firmware Support
    This feature simplifies the process of keeping your firewall up-to-date with the latest firmware versions, patches, and security updates. NOTE: This feature is not supported on NSsp 15700.
  • Ability to view Anti Spyware, Gateway Anti-Virus, and Intrusion Prevention Profile Objects
  • Ability to store Threat/System Monitor, Audit Log, and Packet Capture files on an external storage module
    NOTE: This feature is not supported on NSsp 15700.
  • Ability to enable Management tabs (HTTPS/PING/SSH) and Source (IP) on Interfaces.

More information: https://blog.sonicwall.com/en-us/2023/12/whats-new-in-sonicos-7-1-1/

Please note that you will need an active Support Subscription to download new firmware.

Find available renewals here.