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SonicWALL NSA E6500 Unified Threat Management
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Marketing Information

The NSA E6500 is a next generation Unified Threat Management (UTM) against acomprehensive array of attacks, combining intrusion prevention, anti-virus and anti-spywarewith the application-level control of SonicWALL Application Firewall. Combining a powerful deep packet inspectionfirewall with multiple layers of protection technology and a suite of high availability features, theE-Class NSA E6500 appliances offer a broad range of scalable solutions forenterprise deployments in distributed environments, campus networks and data centers.

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Additional Information

  • 1 x Gbe HA Interface
  • GAV Performance: 1.69 Gbps
  • Stateful Throughput: 5Gbps
  • UTM Performance Throughput: 1.59 Gbps
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority


    Green Compliance


    Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 1.75 " Height x 17 " Width x 16.75 " Depth
  • Weight: 15.1 lb
  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Warranty


  • Interfaces/Ports: 8 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
  • Number of Ports: 8
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Management & Protocols

  • Management:
  • QoS
  • DHCP
  • Command Line (Console)
  • SNMP v2
  • Global management with SonicWALL GMS
  • ViewPoint
  • Syslog
  • Storage

    Processor & Chipset


  • Standard Memory: 1 GB
  • Memory Technology: SDRAM
  • Flash Memory: 512 MB
  • I/O Expansions



    Media & Performance

  • Encryption Throughput: 2.7 Gbps
  • IPS Throughput: 2.3 Gbps
  • General Information

  • Manufacturer: SonicWALL
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 01-SSC-7028
  • Product Name: NSA E6500 Unified Threat Management
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.sonicwall.com
  • Product Series: NSA
  • Product Type: VPN/Firewall
  • Product Model: E6500
  • Brand Name: SonicWALL
  • Technical Information

  • Virtualization: 750000 Concurrent Connection
  • Firewall Protection: Cookie Blocking
  • Number of User Licenses: 2500
  • Encryption Standard: AES (192-bit)
  • VPN Protocols: IPSec
  • Features: PAT
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC
  • Input Voltage Range: 100V AC to 240V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Environmental Conditions

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    Product Overview

    • All-in-one deep security bundle

      SonicWall E-Class NSA E6500 TotalSecure is an appliance, service, and support bundle that delivers the power and convenience of all-in-one network protection by combining gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, application intelligence, control and visualization, content/web filtering, firmware updates and 24x7 support onto a high-performance, deep packet inspection firewall. Even before new threats begin to spread, TotalSecure solutions are automatically updated with signatures that stop attacks before they enter the network, ensuring around-the-clock protection. TotalSecure provides complete network security against threats, including viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and other malware, yet it is simple to install and manage.

      The SonicWall NSA E6500 next-generation firewall is designed for enterprise networks that require full deep packet inspection protection and application control without compromising performance. This powerful solution combines tightly integrated intrusion prevention, sophisticated anti-malware protection and powerful application intelligence, control and visualization. Utilizing the patented SonicWall Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection® (RFDPI) engine, the NSA E6500 can analyze and control thousands of applications even if they are encrypted with SSL. This exceptional combination of software sophistication and incredibly powerful hardware is capable of inspecting hundreds of thousands of connections simultaneously across all ports, with nearly zero latency and without file size limitations.

      TotalSecure Bundle includes

      • Next-generation firewall
      • Intrusion prevention with sophisticated anti-evasion technology
      • Network-based anti-malware with CloudAssist
      • Content/URL Filtering
      • 24x7 Support

    Key Features

    • Next-Generation Firewall

      The E-Class NSA E6500 provides intrusion prevention, application visibility and control, bandwidth management, network-based malware protection, SSL decryption and inspection and content/URL filtering on a high-performance platform through its comprehensive and intuitive management interface. This powerful combination ensures state-of-the-art security at a low total cost of ownership.
    • High Performance

      SonicWall’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine combined with the E-Class NSA E6500’s quad-core security platform is capable of inspecting thousands of simultaneous connections across all ports. The E-Class NSA E6500 provides Deep Packet Inspection across all interfaces with nearly zero latency and without file size limitation.
    • Secure Mobile Access

      All SonicWall next-generation firewalls deliver secure mobile access from a wide variety of platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac OS, enabling organizations to enforce security and access control rules as part of a multilayered BYOD strategy. For mobile devices running iOS or Android, SonicWall Mobile Connect provides users with simple, policy-enforced access to corporate and academic resources over SSL encrypted connections.
    • Gateway Anti-Malware, Intrusion Prevention, Application Intelligence and Control

      • Gateway Anti-Malware - provides a robust layer of defense against malware before it can reach systems on your network.  Delivers high performance protection against millions of unique variants of malware with near zero latency and no file size limitation. 
      • Intrusion Prevention - tightly integrated, countermeasure-based network intrusion prevention protects against a comprehensive array of network and application layer threats by scrutinizing packet payloads for attacks and exploits that attack critical internal systems.
      • Application Intelligence and Control - provides real-time insight and control of network traffic broken down by applications, users and content through intuitive on-board visualization. The ability to prioritize important applications, throttle down unproductive applications and block unwanted application components ensures an efficient and safe network.
    • Content Filtering Service

      SonicWall Content Filtering Service provides granular controls and unequalled content filtering to enforce acceptable use policies and block access to websites containing information or images that are objectionable or unproductive.
    • 24x7 Support

      Available 24x7, SonicWall Support Services include telephone, email and Web-based technical support, software and firmware update and upgrades, advance exchange hardware replacement, plus access to electronic support tools and moderated discussion groups.

      Platform Features

      • Next-Generation Firewall
      • Intrusion Prevention System
      • Network-based anti-malware protection
      • Application visibility, control and bandwidth management
      • Decryption and inspection of SSL encrypted traffic
      • Secure mobile access for a wide variety of platforms
      • Integrated wireless controller
      • Powerful real-time reporting
      • Stateful high availability failover
      • Support for IPFIX/NetFlow data exporting
      • Intuitive graphical user interface
      • Easy-to-configure site-to-site VPN
      • ‘N-1’ WAN failover

    Upgrades & Subscriptions

    • Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service

      With 94% of email classified as junk, sorting good email from bad can be an administrative nightmare. By adding SonicWall™ Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service (CASS) to a SonicWall firewall, your business can remove junk email at the gateway and quickly ensure the delivery of only good email to your email server. With one-click activation, businesses with up to 250 users can easily stop spam before it enters the network.
    • Deep Packet Inspection of SSL encrypted traffic (DPI-SSL)

      DPI-SSL transparently decrypts, inspects and then re-encrypts SSL encrypted traffic to allow intrusion prevention, malware protection, and application control to be applied to all traffic that traverses SonicWall next-generation firewalls.
    • Analyzer Reporting Software

      SonicWall™ Analyzer is an easy-to-use application traffic flow analytics and reporting tool that provides real-time and historical insight into the performance and security of the network.
    • Global Management System (GMS)

      The SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) is a powerful and intuitive solution to centrally manage and rapidly deploy hundreds of SonicWall firewall, anti-spam, and secure remote access solutions. Flexibly deployed as software, hardware, or a virtual appliance, SonicWall GMS offers centralized real-time monitoring, and comprehensive policy and compliance reporting.
    • Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware

      The SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware service provides a critical layer of protection by automatically ensuring network users are actively running the most current McAfee anti-virus software.
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