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SonicWALL NSA E5500 Firewall Appliance
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Highlights for SonicWALL NSA E5500 Firewall Appliance

  • Form Factor:Rack-mountable
  • Product Type:Firewall Appliance
  • Anti-Virus Throughput:1 Gbps

Marketing Information

Meet the security workhorse of the enterprise.

The SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) E5500 delivers exceptional protection and performance for the enterprise network. This next-generation security platform-the workhorse of the enterprise network-offers an array of enterprise networking features designed to lower management complexity at an unrivalled value.

Media & Performance

  • Anti-Virus Throughput: 1 Gbps
  • IPS Throughput: 2 Gbps
  • Memory

  • Standard Memory: 1 GB
  • Memory Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
  • Miscellaneous

    Physical Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 1.8" Height x 17" Width x 16.8" Depth
  • Weight (Approximate): 15 lb
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Storage

    Processor & Chipset

    Management & Protocols

  • Management:
    • Viewpoint
    • SonicWall GMS
    • Syslog
    • Netflow
    • SNMP v2
    • Command Line Interface
    • Web-based Management
    • VLAN
    • QoS
    • DHCP
  • Software

    Technical Information

  • Firewall Protection: Intrusion Prevention
  • License Type: VPN Client Software License
  • Virtualization: 15000 New Sessions/second
  • Features: NAT
  • Wireless Transmission Speed: Not Applicable
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Wi-Fi Standard: Not Applicable
  • Number of Antennas: Not Applicable
  • Antenna Gain: Not Applicable
  • Antenna Type: Not Applicable
  • Number of User Licenses: 2000
  • Encryption Standard: DES
  • VPN Protocols: SSL
  • Warranty



  • Interfaces/Ports: 8 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Network LAN
  • Number of Ports: 8
  • Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Fast Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • DSL Port: No
  • Environmental Conditions

    General Information

  • Product Type: Firewall Appliance
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 01-SSC-8679
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.sonicwall.com
  • Manufacturer: SonicWALL
  • Product Model: E5500
  • Product Name: NSA E5500 Firewall Appliance
  • Product Series: NSA
  • Brand Name: SonicWALL
  • I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots: (1 Total) CompactFlash (CF) Card
  • Number of Expansion Slots: 1
  • Media & Performance

  • Broadband Transmission Speed: Not Applicable
  • Broadband Transmission Technology: Not Applicable
  • VPN Throughput: 1.70 Gbps
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    • High performance and powerful protection for the enterprise.

      The SonicWall® E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series is an industry first—using patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™(RFDPI) technology in combination with multi-core specialized security microprocessors to deliver gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention and Application Intelligence at high speed—without sacrificing network performance.1

      1. U.S. Patent 7,310,815–A method and apparatus for data stream analysis and blocking. 


    • NSA E8510, NSA E8500, NSA 7500, E6500, E5500 features.

      Utilizing a high performance, multi-core architecture, the SonicWall E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series provides Next-Generation Firewall protection and advanced application control and visualization for the most demanding networks.
    • Next-Generation Firewall protection.

      State-of-the-art network security is achieved by combining deep packet inspection firewalling with intrusion prevention and application control to defend your network from the latest network and application based threats.
    • Application Intelligence.

      SonicWall provides real-time insight and control of network traffic broken down by applications, users and content. The ability to prioritize important applications, throttle down unproductive applications and block unwanted application components ensures an efficient and safe network.
    • High performance.

      SonicWall’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine combined with the E8510’s 16 core security platform is capable of inspecting hundreds of thousands of connections simultaneously across all ports. With nearly zero latency and without file size limitations, the system provides 10 GbE connectivity for deployment to environments with a 10GbE infrastructure, and more than 2 Gbps of full deep packet inspection throughput.

    • Virtual private networking.

      High-performance Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) easily scale to thousands of end points and branch offices. And SonicWall Clean VPN™ technology protects the integrity of both your IPSec and SSL VPN traffic, securing your remote access tunnels and decontaminating the traffic running over it.
    • Intrusion prevention.

      Tightly integrated, signature based network intrusion prevention protects against a comprehensive array of network and application layer threats by scanning packet payloads for attacks and exploits targeting critical internal systems.
    • Platform features.

      Secure Network Optimization.

      Stay ahead of today’s constantly evolving landscape of threats and application-related issues with an advanced security platform that consolidates SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall features for enterprises along with WAN acceleration for distributed offices to maximize security and control with minimum network latency. 

    • Deep Packet Inspection firewall.

      SonicWall Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ technology scans against multiple application types and protocols to protect against internal and external threats at both the application layer and the network layer.2

    • Deep Packet Inspection for SSL Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL).

      DPI-SSL transparently decrypts, inspects and re-encrypts SSL encrypted traffic to allow security services to be applied to all traffic that traverses SonicWall Next-Generation Firewalls.
    • SSL VPN remote access.

      Integrated SSL VPN technology enables clientless, remote access to email, files, intranets, and applications from a variety of platforms. An SSL-VPN client can also be automatically pushed out to the client and auto-configured to provide secure layer connectivity.
    • Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization.

      SonicWall Application Intelligence and Control provides granular control and real-time visualization of applications to guarantee bandwidth prioritization, prevent data leakage, and deliver more precise control over network traffic.
    • Secure wireless controller.

      SonicWall firewalls can be extended with secure wireless access points, SonicPoints, to provide seamless and secure 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networks protected with the SonicWall Clean Wireless technology.
    • Powerful reporting.

      Historical reporting on user activity is available through SonicWall Viewpoint™ software and real-time application analysis through powerful visualization tools.

    Security Services

    • Security services.

      Dynamic threat protection, content filtering and Application Intelligence services are continually updated on a 24x7 basis to maximize security and decrease cost. IT productivity is increased by eliminating ad-hoc patch management for servers and workstations, automating the application of new protection signatures and removing the necessity to manually update security policies.
    • Gateway Security Services.

      SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention, and Application Intelligence and Control Service delivers intelligent, real-time network security protection against sophisticated application layer and content-based attacks, including viruses, spyware, worms, and more. Configurable tools prevent data leakage and enable visualization of network traffic.
    • Content Filtering.

      SonicWall Content Filtering Service blocks multiple categories of objectionable Web content and provides the ideal combination of control and flexibility to ensure the highest levels of productivity and protection.


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    1. 1 Full DPI/Gateway AV/Anti-Spyware/IPS throughput measured using industry standard Spirent WebAvalanche HTTP performance test and Ixia test tools. Testing done with multiple flows through multiple port pairs.
    2. 2 The purchase of the SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention Service is required to benefit from SonicWall Deep Packet Inspection technology.
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