SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Series


High performance and powerful threat protection.

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The SonicWALL® E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series leads the industry in innovation.

SonicWall e-class NSA series
Legend: S — Standard     O — Optional     N — Not Available

Firewall OverviewSonicWALL NSA E8510SonicWALL NSA E8500SonicWALL NSA E6500SonicWALL NSA E5500
Deep Packet Inspection FirewallOOOO
Stateful Packet Inspection FirewallSSSS
Unlimited File Size ProtectionSSSS
Protocols Scanned50+
ICSA Firewall CertifiedPendingPendingSS
Security Services*SonicWALL NSA E8510SonicWALL NSA E8500SonicWALL NSA E6500SonicWALL NSA E5500
Application Intelligence and ControlOOOO
Intrusion Prevention ServiceOOOO
Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-SpywareOOOO
Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-SpywareOOOO
Content & URL Filtering (CFS)OOOO
Content Filtering Client (CFC)O O O
ViewPoint ReportingOOOO
Comprehensive Anti-Spam ServiceOOOO
SSL Inspection (DPI-SSL)SSOO
E-Class 24x7 SupportRequired
Firewall GeneralSonicWALL NSA E8510SonicWALL NSA E8500SonicWALL NSA E6500SonicWALL NSA E5500
Interfaces2 SFP+ 10 GbE, 4 GbE, 1 HA, 2 USB4 GbE, 4 SFP, 1 HA, 2 USB8 GbE, 1 HA, 2 USB8 GbE, 1 HA, 2 USB
ManagementCLI, SSH, GUI, GMS
CertificationsVPNCVPNCEAL4+, FIPS 140-2 , VPNC , ICSA Firewall 4.1EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 , VPNC, ICSA Firewall 4.1
Nodes SupportedUnrestricted
Flash Memory512MB
Visual Information Display (LCD Display)SSSS
Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels100001000060004000
Global VPN Clients (Maximum)2,000 (10,000)2,000 (10,000)2,000 (6,000)2,000 (4,000)
SSL VPN NetExtender Clients (Maximum)2 (50)
Virtual Assist Technicians (Maximum)1 (25)
Unique Malware Threats Blocked1,000,000+
VLAN Interfaces512512256256
SonicPoints Supported (Maximum)12812812896
Firewall/VPN PerformanceSonicWALL NSA E8510SonicWALL NSA E8500SonicWALL NSA E6500SonicWALL NSA E5500
Stateful Throughput*8.0 Gbps8.0 Gbps5.0 Gbps3.9 Gbps
Full DPI Performance*2.2 Gbps2.2 Gbps1.59 Gbps850 Mbps
Gateway Anti-Virus Throughput*2.25 Gbps2.25 Gbps1.69 Gbps1.0 Gbps
Intrusion Prevention Throughput*3.7 Gbps3.7 Gbps2.3 Gbps2.0 Gbps
IMIX Performance2.0 Gbps2.0 Gbps1.4 Gbps1.1 Gbps
3DES/AES VPN Throughput*4.0 Gbps4.0 Gbps2.7 Gbps1.7 Gbps
Maximum Connections*150000015000001000000750000
Maximum DPI Connections*12500001250000600000500000
New Connections/Sec80000800002000015000
FeaturesSonicWALL NSA E8510SonicWALL NSA E8500SonicWALL NSA E6500SonicWALL NSA E5500
LoggingViewPoint, Local Log, Syslog
Network Traffic VisualizationSSSS
Netflow/IPFIX ReportingSSSS
AuthenticationXAUTH/ RADIUS, Active Directory, SSO, LDAP, Terminal Services, Citrix, Internal User Database
Dynamic RoutingOSPF, RIP
Single Sign-on (SSO)SSSS
Voice over IP (VoIP) SecuritySSSS
Interface to Interface ScanningSSSS
PortShield SecuritySSSS
Port AggregationSSSS
Link RedundancySSSS
Policy-based RoutingSSSS
Route-based VPNSSSS
Dynamic Bandwidth ManagementSSSS
802.11n Wireless Support via SonicPointsSSSS
Integrated Wireless Switch & ControllerSSSS
Layer 2 Wireless BridgingSSSS
Stateful High AvailabilitySSSS
Load BalancingSSSS
Object-based ManagementSSSS
Policy-based NATSSSS
Inbound Load BalancingSSSS
Active/Active UTMSSSS
Terminal Services Authentication/Citrix SupportSSSS
Onboard Quality of Service (QoS)SSSS
FailoverSonicWALL NSA E8510SonicWALL NSA E8500SonicWALL NSA E6500SonicWALL NSA E5500
Hardware FailoverActive/Passive with State Sync, Active/Active DPI with State Sync
Multi-WAN FailoverSSSS
Automated Failover/FailbackSSSS
Analog Modem FailoverSSSS
3G Cellular Modem Failover*SSSS

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Discover new efficiencies with multi-core performance architecture.
Discover new efficiencies with multi-core performance architecture.
The SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) series provides next-generation firewall protection and advanced application control and visualization for large network deployments.
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Put the power in your hands.
Empower your administrators with precise control over network traffic. Our customizable protection lets you decide what's important to your business, and what tools you want to use to defend your data.
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Grow a more flexible deployment.
E-Class NSA appliances are ideal solutions for enterprise deployments. Designed for redundant, manual operations, E-Class NSA appliances help your business achieve high-speed access and heavy workgroup segmentation, giving your IT team the time to focus on what's important.
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Dynamic protection that’s always updated.
Dynamic protection that's always updated.
Threat protection services are updated anytime, any day. We automatically update security policies, dynamic threat protection and content filtering, so you can eliminate patch management for servers and workstations. 
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SonicWALL NSA E8510

The SonicWALL E8510 is a premiere enterprise Next-Generation Firewall delivering integrated Intrusion Prevention, Anti-Malware and Application Intelligence and Control with real-time situational visualization.SonicWALL E-series E8510

SonicWALL NSA E8500

The SonicWALL E8500 is a premiere enterprise Next-Generation Firewall delivering integrated Intrusion Prevention, Anti-Malware and Application Intelligence and Control with real-time situational visualization and awareness.
SonicWALL E-series E8500

SonicWALL NSA E6500

The SonicWALL E6500 offers a high-performance, scalable and secure platform to combat evolving threats to the enterprise network, with high-speed threat protection for demanding deployments.  
SonicWALL E-series E6500

SonicWALL NSA E5500

The SonicWALL E5500 delivers exceptional protection and performance for the enterprise network. This next-generation security platform offers an array of enterprise networking features.
SonicWALL E-series E5500

Recommended Bundles

Total Secure Bundle
SonicWALL TotalSecure removes the complexity associated with choosing between a host of point products and add-on services by integrating comprehensive network security in a convenient and affordable package.

Bundle includes:
  • Security Appliance
  • Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention Service subscription (1 year)
  • Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization subscription included on TZ 215, NSA, E-Class NSA and SuperMassive 9000 series firewalls (1 year)
  • Content Filtering Service subscription (1 year)
  • SonicWALL deep packet inspection network security appliance (wired and wireless options)
  • 24x7 Support subscription (1 year)

Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite Bundle
SonicWALL Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS) combines security, productivity and support in a single solution with a low cost of ownership that provides an increased ROI compared with buying each of the services individually. Available on all SonicWALL firewalls, CGSS turns your SonicWALL into a complete security and productivity platform.

Bundle includes:
  • Gateway Anti-Malware, Intrusion Prevention, Application Intelligence and Control
  • Content Filtering Service
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Service & Support Subscriptions

Gateway Security Services
Get the most from your deep packet inspection firewall with the SonicWALL™ Comprehensive Security Suite (CGSS) subscription. CGSS includes gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, application intelligence and control service, content/URL filtering and 24x7 support. Combine security, productivity and support in a single, bundled solution that lowers TCO.
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Content Filtering Service
SonicWALL Content Filtering Service provides granular controls and unequalled content filtering to enforce acceptable use policies and block access to websites containing information or images that are objectionable or unproductive.
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Support Services
Available 8x5 or 24x7, SonicWALL Support Services include telephone, email and Web-based technical support, software and firmware update and upgrades, advance exchange hardware replacement, plus access to electronic support tools and moderated discussion groups.
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Deep Packet Inspection of SSL encrypted traffic (DPI-SSL)
DPI-SSL transparently decrypts, inspects and then re-encrypts SSL encrypted traffic to allow intrusion prevention, malware protection, and application control to be applied to all traffic that traverses SonicWALL next-generation firewalls.
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Analyzer Reporting Software
SonicWALL™ Analyzer is an easy-to-use application traffic flow analytics and reporting tool that provides real-time and historical insight into the performance and security of the network.
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Anti-Spam Desktop
When SonicWALL™ Anti-Spam Desktop is installed on a Windows-based system it acts as a plug-in to Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail. Anti-Spam Desktop evaluates email arriving via Exchange, POP, or IMAP to the Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail system, and prevents spam and phishing email from reaching the Inbox (not available for NSA E8500).
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Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Software
The SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware service works in conjunction with SonicWALL firewalls and McAfee® anti-virus technology to guarantee that all network endpoints have the latest versions of anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed and active. The solution delivers security update definitions automatically to each endpoint as soon as they become available to protect against today’s rapidly-evolving threats.
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