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SonicWall E-Class NSA Series
The SonicWall E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series provides Next-Generation Firewall protection and advanced application control and visualization for large network deployments.

Multi-core Architecture: The SonicWall E-Class NSA Series delivers powerful threat prevention against a vast spectrum of network attacks with unprecedented speed, thanks to multi-core performance architecture. Through the concurrent use of up to 16 specialized security processing cores, the E-Class NSA is engineered to provide breakthrough deep packet inspection and granular network intelligence over real-time network traffic without impacting network performance. Utilizing the processing power of these multiple cores in unison dramatically increases throughput and simultaneous inspection capabilities while lowering overhead impact.

Taking protection to new levels of control is the SonicWall Application Intelligence Service, a set of customizable protection tools that empowers administrators with precise control over network traffic. This configurable set of granular application-specific policies can automate bandwidth management, control internal and external Web access, restrict transfer of specific files and documents, scan email attachments through user-configurable criteria and support custom signatures.

Deployment Flexibility:
Designed for highly redundant operations, E-Class NSA appliances are ideal solutions for wired or wireless deployments 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.

Dynamic Protection:
Dynamic threat protection, content filtering and Application Intelligence 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.

Current Models: NSA E8500

This class of solutions delivers gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and application intelligence at high speed without sacrificing network performance.

The NSA E8500 appliance is available in a TotalSecure model which is simply the appliance bundled with 1 year of Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS)*. The E-class NSA 8500 appliance is also available as an upgrade through SonicWall's Secure Upgrade Plus 2 or 3-year CGSS* Program. This upgrade path can be used to upgrade from an earlier qualifying SonicWALL model or a qualifying competitive brand firewall.

NSA E8500 High Availability appliances are also available for fail over protection. Must have a primary NSA E8500 appliance to connect to.

For pre-sales sizing consultation or pricing, give CPU Distributing a call at 800-880-4200!

Basic NSA E8500 Info

(See E-class NSA Series Data Sheet below for full specifications)

Stateful Throughput
(No security services running)

8.0 Gbps

UTM Throughput
(All CGSS* Security Services Running)

2.2 Gbps

Site-to-Site VPNs
(Firewall to Firewall)


GVC: Global VPN Client Licenses
(IPsec - Can apply up to 2 over the max but only use up to the max number of licenses)

2,000 (10,000 Max)

SSL VPN Licenses
(Hard set on maximum # of licenses allowed)

2 (50 Max)

SonicPoints Supported


Nodes Supported

(2) SFP+ 10GbE, (4) 10/100/1000 GbE, 1 GbE HA interface, 2 USB, 1 Console Interface

*CGSS (Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite) includes Gateway Anti-virus/Anti-spyware, Intrusion Prevention, Premium Content Filter, Application Control and Intelligence, and 24 x7 Dynamic Support.

Data Sheets:
NSA E8500 SonicWALL VPN Client SonicWALL Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite
Enforced Client AV/ASW SonicWALL SSL Inspection SonicWALL Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service
Deep Packet Inspection SonicWALL Failover & Failback SonicWALL SonicWALL Wireless Network Security