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What is SonicWALL -:- Why do I need it -:- What about Rick's -:- Where do I get one -:- Model Comparison

What is a SonicWALL?
SonicWALLs are full-featured Internet security appliances, field-proven, third party certified solutions that meet the needs of any size organization with a direct connection to the Internet. SonicWALL Internet security appliances use stateful packet inspection to protect the private LAN from hackers and vandals on the Internet and have been awarded the internationally accepted ICSA Firewall Certification. They maintain the highest level of security by automatically checking if firmware updates with protection against newly discovered hacker attacks are available. All firmware updates are free for the first 90 days or for the term of your support contract.

What firewall products and options are available from SonicWALL?
SonicWALL has a range of products that fit any sized organization, ranging from just a few users to thousands. You can view our SonicWALL Comparison Page to compare the individual models. Options include content filters, anti-virus solutions for Windows, virtual private networking (VPN), intrusion prevention, gateway antivirus, anti-spyware, extended warranties, premium support, and more. For pricing information for SonicWALLs or any of their options, address your request to sales@riks.com or give us a call at 712-893-2444.

Why do I need a firewall?
With the increasing number of denial of service attacks, hacking attempts, viruses, worms, and spyware on the internet, any organization with a direct connection to the internet has a need for protection. Attacks from the internet can degrade your network performance. Activities such as the printing and file sharing between computers are affected, even though you are not "accessing" the Internet. Hackers can also exploit unsecure computers on your network to amplify their attacks if you are not protected. This means that a hacker can literally take control of a computer on your network and use it to add strength to an attack on other systems.

In addition to the prevention of attacks, one of the most commonly added options to the SonicWALL is the content filter. This is a firewall based filter and does not require any changes at the individual workstations for it to work. It is fully configurable and customizable. In addition, on December 21, 2000, Congress approved a law that makes Internet filtering a federal mandate for school computers with Internet access, applying to K-12 schools receiving E-rate discounts and other federal technology grants. The SonicWALL content filter makes implementation of this mandate a very easy task.

How does Rick's Computers fit in?
Rick's Computers has been selling, configuring and installing, and supporting SonicWALL products since May of 1999, with many of the customers being schools. We are a SonicWALL Gold Partner, which means we get the best price possible and we pass those savings on to our customers. We are very happy with the performance, features, and pricing of the SonicWALL product line. We feel that it has the best feature/value ratio and is therefore the best choice of firewalls for our customers.

What are other reasons to buy a SonicWALL?
These internet security appliances have been very good quality and provide many excellent features. SonicWALL is continually updating their products to provide new features at no charge to owners of their products. For schools, the academic pricing has made the cost of protecting your network and servers even more affordable. With an excellent feature set that improves with each new release, and internationally accepted ICSA Firewall Certification, this is the firewall choice that we want to see you make.

How/Where do I get a SonicWALL?
If you would like to order or have any questions regarding the SonicWALL firewall product line, please call us between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time at 712-893-2444 or email us at sales@riks.com. You can also find out academic pricing, if you qualify, by contacting us this way.
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