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SonicWALL makes distributed wireless networking secure, simple and cost-effective with the first total security solution that integrates universal 802.11a/b/g wireless with an enterprise-class firewall/VPN gateway. SonicWALL’s innovative Distributed Wireless Solution scales to virtually any network deployment, whether you’re adding wireless into an existing network infrastructure or creating a new wireless network from the ground up.

Larger companies can take advantage of SonicWALL's trusted wireless security functionality by deploying SonicPoints throughout any network. SonicPoints are IEEE 802.11a/b/g satellite access points that provide secure wireless LAN connectivity to users on the network. SonicPoints are automatically configured and centrally managed and updated by any SonicWALL TZ 170 or PRO series security appliance. As a complement to the core components of the Distributed Wireless Solution, SonicWALL also provides solution enablers that aid in the rapid deployment of a wireless network.

SonicWALL’s new wireless solution is built around our award-winning line of Internet security appliances. Within a large office building, network administrators can deploy the appropriate PRO series or TZ 170 appliance as the gateway device, then simply distribute SonicPoints at optimal locations throughout the building. This eliminates the need for a separate wireless switch appliance at the network perimeter, providing airtight wireless mobility for employees as well as secure Internet access for guests.

To learn more, please view our Wireless Flash Demo.



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SonicWALL TZ 170 and PRO Series security appliances requires SonicOS 2.5 Enhanced or greater for distributed wireless LAN functionality


Key Features & Benefits
 

  • · Comprehensive Security. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution provides total security enforcement for both the wired and wireless networks through a single security platform.
  • · Low TCO. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution removes the need to implement and separately manage an expensive wireless-specific solution running in parallel to your wired network.
  • · Scalable Coverage. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution extends wireless coverage area by simply adding SonicPoints to the network as needed.
  • · Granular Access Control. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution allows network administrators to apply firewall rules and security policies to all wireless and wired traffic.
  • · Seamless Inter-office Mobility. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution ensures secure, uninterrupted network access while roaming from one SonicPoint to another.
  • · Dual Band Wireless Monitoring. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution detects rogue access points on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrums.
  • · Convenient Guest Internet Access. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution provides easy creation of guest Internet accounts without compromising the integrity of your network.
  • · Impenetrable Wireless Security. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution guarantees the highest level of security by enforcing IPSec VPN connectivity to the WLAN for all wireless traffic.
  • · Standards-based Solution. SonicWALL’s Distributed Wireless Solution supports current and future wireless security standards such as WPA and 802.11i without needing to upgrade hardware.


  • Architecture

    SonicWALL recommends the following guidelines for managing SonicPoints with TZ 170 and PRO series appliances:
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    Managing Security Appliance

    TZ 170 Series

    PRO 2040

    PRO 3060

    PRO 4060

    PRO 5060

    Recommended #
    of SonicPoints
    per WLAN Interface

    2 SonicPoints

    4 SonicPoints

    8 SonicPoints

    16 SonicPoints

    32 SonicPoints

    Recommended #
    of SonicPoints
    per Appliance

    2 SonicPoints

    4 SonicPoints

    8 SonicPoints

    32 SonicPoints

    128 SonicPoints

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    Specifications

    For product specifications, please view the SonicWALL Distributed Wireless Solution data sheet.

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    SonicWALL Distributed Wireless Solution Data sheet (pdf)


    Governing Appliance
     

    SonicWALL Security Appliances

     

    In addition to providing powerful firewall and VPN performance and multi-layered network security, SonicWALL TZ 170 and PRO Series security appliances serve as the managing appliance for SonicPoints, providing auto-configuration and central management.



    Central Management.
    Conveniently manage and configure all SonicPoints from the management interface of the gateway SonicWALL security appliance

     

    Centralized Security Policies. Enforce corporate security policies for both the wired and wireless network from a single management interface

     

    Advanced Wireless LAN Features. Deploy advanced WLAN features such as wireless intrusion detection, wireless firewalling, secure wireless roaming, and Wireless Guest Services (WGS) throughout the network

     

    IPSec Enforcement over the WLAN. Require wireless clients connect to the WLAN through a trusted IPSec VPN tunnel



    Wireless Solution Enablers

     

    SonicPoint
    SonicPoints are tri-mode, dual band, dual radio, IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant, satellite access points that provide secure mobility and wireless LAN connectivity for users on the network.


    IEEE 802.11a/b/g Compliant.
    SonicPoints allow interoperability with any standards-compliant 802.11a/b/g wireless clients

     

    Automatically Provisioned. SonicPoints provide plug-and-play capabilities for automatic configuration and management from the SonicWALL gateway security appliance using pre-defined profiles

     

    WPA Support using TKIP or AES. In keeping with industry standards, SonicPoints can also support WPA for added security to the wireless network

     

    IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet Injector (PoE). Accepts Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) allowing easy deployment, especially where electrical power is not readily accessible



    SonicWALL Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector

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    SonicWALL Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card

     

    When combined with any SonicWALL secure wireless solution, the SonicWALL Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card delivers superior throughput, range, and impenetrable wireless IPSec security.


    The PoE Injector is an IEEE 802.3af compliant power injector that detects the presence of 802.3af compliant devices and “injects” power into the Ethernet cable.



    Remote Power Feeding.
    PoE Injectors reduce the cost of deploying a wireless network infrastructure by supplying power directly to the SonicPoint through a standard Ethernet cable

    IEEE 802.3 Compliant. PoE Injectors deliver standards-based 802.3af Power over Ethernet automatically to SonicPoints or any 802.3af compliant device

    Ease-of-use. Take advantage of the PoE Injectors’ plug-and-play capabilities for rapid deployment of your wireless infrastructure

    Advanced Auto-sensing Algorithm. Utilize the PoE Injectors’ built-in intelligence to automatically determine and supply power only to devices that can accept 802.3af power over the Ethernet connection

     

    Swireless_card02onicWALL Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card

     

     

     

     

     

    When combined with any SonicWALL secure wireless solution, the SonicWALL Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card delivers superior throughput, range, and impenetrable wireless IPSec security.

    Superior Transmit/Receive Power. The Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card delivers superior data transmission and reception at extended ranges

     

    IEEE 802.11a/b/g Compliant. The Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card ensures interoperability with any IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant wireless LAN product

     

    Up to 108Mbps 802.11a and 802.11g Data Rates. Attain high-speed data rates when using the Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card with SonicWALL SonicPoints

     

    Standards-based Security. The Long Range Dual Band Wireless Card supports current and future wireless security standards such as WPA and 802.11i, future-proofing your wireless investment