SonicWALL Partners With Kyowa Exeo to Provide 24/7 Technical Support

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company is pleased to announce partnership with Kyowa Exeo Corp, Tokyo based company that will provide 24x7 technical support & logistics services effective September 17th 2008. This partnership is indicative of SonicWALL's strong commitment to the Japanese market and the drive to provide customers and eco-system partners with highest degree of technical support across SMB and Enterprise class of users.

To date, SonicWALL has localized its products and manuals into Japanese, and provided customer support service in Japanese, as part of its corporate mission of supplying affordable, high-performance, user-friendly security solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.

SonicWALL announced its entry into the Enterprise Network Security Market with acquisition of Aventail in 2007 and Mail Frontier in 2006. Following the acquisition SonicWALL has expanded the Global Technical Support thru a combination of partner led support and in-house/offshore support. Now, by teaming up with Kyowa Exeo, which has a proven record in the provision of system solutions and a nationwide network of maintenance channels, SonicWALL will meet the support needs of businesses that have large networks, which often require maintenance after working hours or on weekends.

Through this partnership, Kyowa Exeo will provide support for all the large-scale deployment of network security products in both enterprise and SMB market in Japan . Kyowa Exeo will establish a dedicated team of engineers and specialist that will provide round the clock support to Japanese customers and eco-system partners.

Kyowa Exeo will support the following SonicWALL product lines. By using them in combination, comprehensive security measures can be achieved.

About SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL is committed to improving the performance and productivity of businesses of all sizes by engineering the cost and complexity out of running a secure network. Over one million SonicWALL appliances have been shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners to keep tens of millions of worldwide business computer users safe and in control of their data. SonicWALL's award-winning solutions include network security, secure remote access, content security, backup and recovery, and policy and management technology. For more information, visit the company web site at

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the benefits associated with the benefits of the SonicWALL-Kyowa Exeo relationship on the ability to provide systems solutions and meeting the support requirements of businesses with large networks, the benefits of the various SonicWALL product families, and the dedication of SonicWALL to the Japanese market. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 , for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

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