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Networking technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, making it difficult to keep up with the latest innovations. Providing rock-solid security is even more challenging, especially for small businesses and networks administrators with limited IT resources. Deploying and managing a complex network security product simply isn’t an option. You need a reliable, flexible, easy-to-use solution that delivers business-class security at a price that won’t break your budget.

The SonicWALL TZ 170 is the ultimate total security platform for home, small, remote and branch office deployments. Available in multiple node configurations, the TZ 170 scales to protect your investment as your organization grows, allowing you to add features and functionality when your network needs them.

Utilizing SonicWALL’s feature-rich SonicOS operating system, the TZ 170 offers a choice between absolute ease-of-use for basic networks and unsurpassed flexibility for networks with more complex needs. SonicOS Standard, included with every TZ 170, allows rapid deployment in basic networks with a user-friendly Web interface and powerful wizards. Building upon SonicOS Standard, SonicOS Enhanced is an optional software upgrade that provides advanced features including WAN ISP Fail-Over, Object-Based Management and Policy-Based NAT for more complex network installations.

The benefits don’t end with the software. The TZ 170 features a state-of-the-art SonicWALL Security Processor for blazingly fast firewall and VPN performance, as well as an Optional Port that can be configured as a WorkPort for telecommuters, a second LAN for added network flexibility or a second WAN for ISP Fail-Over and Load Balancing. Whether you have a small network with basic needs or a more complex network requiring flexibility and advanced features, the SonicWALL TZ 170 makes your decision simple.

To view screen shots of the new features in SonicOS Enhanced, click on the following links:

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Key Features & Benefits

SonicOS Standard
, which ships on every SonicWALL TZ 170, provides:

WorkPort. The SonicWALL TZ 170 includes an Optional Port that can be configured as a WorkPort, creating an independent, isolated zone of trusted network security that protects corporate networks from malicious attacks that can occur when telecommuters share broadband Internet access with networked home computers.

Integrated 5-Port MDIX Switch. The SonicWALL TZ 170 features an integrated 5-port MDIX switch that allows multiple home or office computers to be networked together. The MDIX feature automatically and transparently detects and corrects incorrectly wired cables such as cross-over cables, making network installation substantially simpler and less expensive.

SonicWALL Security Processor. Leveraging System-On-a-Chip technology, the SonicWALL TZ 170 delivers the best possible performance with 90 Mbps Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall and 30+ Mbps 3DES and AES VPN throughput.

Comprehensive Central Management. SonicWALL's award-winning Global Management System provides network administrators with the tools for simplified configuration, enforcement and management of global security policies, VPN and services, all from a central location.

SonicOS Enhanced, an optional software upgrade for the SonicWALL TZ 170, adds:

WAN ISP Fail-Over and Load Balancing. The SonicWALL TZ 170 offers the ability to configure the Optional port as a secondary WAN port, delivering highly reliable network connectivity and robust performance. This secondary WAN port can be used in “active-active” load sharing or fail-over configuration providing a highly efficient method for maximizing total network bandwidth.

Object-Based Management. The SonicWALL TZ 170 provides the ability to define an object such as a user group, network address range, service or interface. When security policies change, the administrator can modify the pre-defined object and propagate the changes instantly without redefining rules, enabling businesses to implement and manage security policies easily and consistently.

Policy-Based NAT. In addition to NAT (many-to-one) functionality, the SonicWALL TZ 170 exposes control of NAT policies to administrators for one-to-one NAT, many-to-many NAT, one-to-many NAT, inbound Port Address Translation (PAT), flexible NAT (for overlapping IP addresses), as well as NAT policies on selective source/destination/source translations. The result is greater control and flexibility to support and manage various NAT requirements.

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SonicWALL TZ 170 Datasheet(pdf)