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Intelligent network security and data protection solutions specialist SonicWall announced availability of the Secure Remote Access (SRA) Virtual Appliance and Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance. The appliances add to the existing SSL VPN small to medium-size business (SMB) and enterprise-class hardware line-up and further expand the company’s virtualized appliance offerings that include management, reporting and email security. Combining scalability and reliability, the SSL VPN solutions are aimed at midmarket companies looking to secure an expanding mobile workforce.

The SRA Virtual Appliance and Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance represent the company’s new platform for installing and maintaining SSL VPNs for businesses of varying sizes. The SSL VPN solutions provide secure access to critical applications and resources through the use of endpoint control.

The Aventail solution provides the ability to identify the user and interrogate the endpoint. Based on the information collected, the SSL VPN solution provides the proper level of access to network resources and confidential data based on the policies defined by the security administrator. Once purchased, the solutions are customizable and require no dedicated hardware. In addition to cost-savings, the pre-configured solution is designed to reduce complexity with simplified product selection, product integration and ongoing product support.