SonicWALL provides network security devices and software. Its systems protect communications between headquarters and branch offices, secure broadband Internet access, and filter content (blocking a minor's access to adult websites, for example). Other products include data backup appliances and related software. It also offers services such as content filtering and intrusion prevention on a subscription basis.
The SonicWALL® SonicOS operating system combines deep packet inspection technology with a multi-core architecture to scan all network traffic while delivering, high performance and low latency. This powerful architecture serves as the foundation for application intelligence, control and visualization, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, SSL inspection, high-speed virtual private networking (VPN) technology and other robust security capabilities.