SonicWall announced its new PRO 1260 integrated security and LAN switching appliance for small businesses and branch offices. The appliance includes a deep inspection firewall, IPSec VPN, gateway anti-virus scanner, intrusion prevention system, content filtering capabilities, dynamic DNS, a streamlined Web GUI and a suite of configuration and management wizards along with a 24-port auto-sensing MDIX Layer 2 switch. The PRO 1260 is also available in an enhanced version that includes the ability to create VLANs and custom security zones, traffic monitoring, port-level configurability for duplex and speed, IGMP multicast, support for wireless LANS, and more.

"Small businesses and branch offices have a lot to gain from an integrated solution that saves time and money, and can be deployed and managed without difficulty," said Matt Medeiros, president and CEO at SonicWALL.

The SonicWALL PRO 1260 Standard will be available during Q4 of 2004. The SonicWALL PRO 1260 Enhanced will be available during Q1 of 2005.