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Industry-validated security effectiveness and performance for The Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) series provides mid-sized networks, branch offices and distributed enterprises with advanced threat prevention in a high-performance security platform. Combining next-generation firewall technology with our patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine on a multi-core architecture, the NSA series offers the security, performance and control organizations require. Superior threat prevention and performance: NSA series next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) integrate a series of advanced security technologies to deliver a superior level of threat prevention. Our patented single-pass RFDPI threat prevention engine examines every byte of every packet, inspecting both inbound and outbound traffic simultaneously. The NSA series leverages on-box capabilities including intrusion prevention, anti-malware and web/URL filtering in addition to cloud- based services such as CloudAV and Dell SonicWALL Capture multi-engine sandboxing to block zero-day threats at the gateway. Unlike other security products that cannot inspect large files for hidden threats, NSA firewalls scan files of any size across all ports and protocols. The security architecture in Dell SonicWALL NGFWs has been validated as one of the industry's best for security effectiveness by NSS Labs which awarded Dell SonicWALL its "Recommended" rating for the fourth consecutive year. Going beyond intrusion prevention, anti-malware and web filtering, Dell SonicWALL NGFWs provide a further level of protection by decrypting and inspecting SSL/TLS encrypted web traffic for hidden threats in real time. With the continued growth of encrypted web traffic, organizations are effectively blind to an estimated one-third of their network traffic. This makes SSL/TLS decryption and inspection a critical component of any security solution. When organizations activate deep packet inspection functions such as intrusion prevention, anti-virus, anti- spyware, SSL decryption/inspection and others on their firewalls network performance often slows down, sometimes dramatically. NSA series firewalls feature a multi-core hardware architecture that utilizes specialized security microprocessors. Combined with our RFDPI engine, this unique design eliminates the performance degradation networks experience with other firewalls.