SonicWALL has launched a new unified threat management (UTM) firewall to offer anti-malware, intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control capabilities, along with mobile platform support.

According to the company, the SonicWALL TZ 215 is a dual-core, high-performance, application-aware firewall with comprehensive protection against viruses, Trojans, key-loggers and application-layer attacks. It also said that it integrates rich networking functionality, including IPSec and SSL VPN remote access.

It offers drill-down visualisation for advanced application traffic analytics for deep insight into bandwidth utilisation and security threats, using both real-time and historical data, enabling fast troubleshooting and forensics. Dell announced plans to acquire SonicWALL on Monday.

Dmitriy Ayrapetov, product line manager of network security at SonicWALL, said: “The unfortunate reality is that many SMEs still opt for performance over comprehensive security.

“We believe that businesses should no longer be forced to choose between network performance and actually protecting themselves. With the introduction of the TZ 215, they can have the necessary full deep-packet inspection security, such as intrusion prevention and anti-malware, while enjoying the full capacity of the high-speed connections available on the market today.”