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Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless Deployments

Imagine a wireless network as secure as a wired one.

Whether as the foundation for building a complete wireless network or as an addition to an existing wired network, wireless technology brings special security challenges. Well-publicized stories about “war driving” and other techniques through which hackers can easily infiltrate a wireless network have raised awareness of the problem—and a need for a solution.

Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless.

With Dell™ SonicWALL™ Clean Wireless™, organizations no longer have to settle for wireless security solutions that merely encrypt traffic. Clean Wireless delivers the innovative dual protection of high speed secure wireless combined with high performance, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), required to secure the wireless connection and inspect and encrypt the traffic flowing over the wireless network.

Clean Wireless deployments—for small offices and beyond.

Deploying a secure wireless network can be a challenge. The Dell™ SonicWALL™ Clean Wireless™ solution dramatically simplifies the deployment of a wireless network while improving network security and centralizing the management of the entire network—wired and wireless.

Scenario 1: Small Retail Shop/Medical or Dental Office.

Retail, medical and dental businesses can combine SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices with Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliances to extend wireless network access quickly, while providing Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless scanning of both wired and wireless traffic at the gateway, before allowing access to sensitive resources. Dell SonicWALL Wireless Guest Services (WGS) offer password-enforced customer access to the Internet, while Dell SonicWALL Virtual Access Points (VAPs) provide logical segmentation of secure wireless networks traffic and in-the-clear customer access.

  • SonicPoint-Ns with 802.11n provide faster wireless access with greater range and better reliability.
  • Dell SonicWALL allows employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • VAPs create secure segmentation between trusted and untrusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.
  • Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless scans all wireless traffic for vulnerabilities and treats.
  • WGS allow customers to take advantage of wireless network access.
  • All SonicPoints deployed in the network feature auto-provisioning and centralized management.

Scenario 2: Distributed Wireless Security


Scenario 3: Distributed Wireless and Dell SonicWALL Aventail E-Class Secure Remote Access.

In distributed organizations, SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices automatically contact Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliances (NSAs) to auto-provision the latest firmware and configurations, easing rapid deployment. Dell SonicWALL NSAs offer a single point of wireless monitoring and management, lowering total cost of infrastructure ownership. SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices come with built-in wireless IDS to scan for rogue access points and prevent unauthorized access.

  • SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices with 802.11n provide faster wireless access with greater range and better reliability.
  • SonicPoint-Ns auto-discover the central management gateway, easing deployment.
  • Dell SonicWALL allows employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless comprehensively scans all wireless traffic for vulnerabilities and threats.
  • VAPs create secure segmentation between trusted and untrusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.TZ 210, TZ 200 and TZ 100 Wireless-Ns with 802.11n provide faster wireless access with greater range and better reliability.
  • Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless scans all wireless traffic for vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Dell SonicWALL allows employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Dell SonicWALL integrated management provides a single point of control for both wired and wireless networks.

Scenario 4: Integrated Wireless for Small Office or Home Office (SOHO).

Dell SonicWALL TZ 210, TZ 200 and TZ 100 Wireless-N appliances deliver small and home offices 802.11n wireless technology and enterprise class wireless security features, including WPA2 and wireless IDS. Dell SonicWALL gateway services, including intrusion prevention, anti-virus and anti-spyware, protect wired and wireless traffic from the latest threats, vulnerabilities and malware. Using a TZ solution with integrated wireless allows small offices to take advantage of enterprise-class wireless security and policy enforcement, all owing a wireless network to be as secure as a wired one.


Scenario 5: Warehouse Deployment.

In warehouse deployments, SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices automatically contact Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliances (NSAs) to auto-provision the latest firmware and configurations and ease rapid deployment. Dell SonicWALL NSAs offer a single point of wireless monitoring and management, lowering total cost of infrastructure ownership. SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices come with built-in wireless IDS to scan for rogue access points and prevent unauthorized access.

  • SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices with 802.11n provide faster wireless access with greater range and better reliability.
  • SonicPoint-N Dual-Band devices auto-discover the central management gateway, easing deployment.
  • Employees can securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless comprehensively scans all wireless traffic for vulnerabilities and threats.
  • VAPs create secure segmentation between trusted and un-trusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.
  • External TNC Connectors enable third party antennas to boost direction and range of the 802.11 signal.
  • All SonicPoints deployed in the network feature auto-provisioning and centralized management.

Features SonicPt-N Dual-Radio
SonicPt-Ne Dual-Band SonicPt-Ni Dual-Band
802.11 Transport Standards a/b/g/n
Antennas 6 External 3 External Fully Internal
Removable Antenna Standard Standard N/A
External Connectors RP-TNC Male / SMA Male RP-TNC Male N/A
Powered by PoE PoE and AC Adapter PoE and AC Power Adapter PoE Only
PoE Power Requirements 802.3at/ 0.35A 802.3af/ 0.35A
802.3af/ 0.35A
Profile Auto-provisioning Standard Standard Standard
Virtual Access Points (VAP)3 8 8 8
MIMO Standard Standard Standard
Security WEP, WPA, WPA2
Ciphers TKIP, AES
Wireless Authentication Open, PSK, EAP
SSL VPN Enforcement1 Standard Standard Standard
Wireless IDS Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Guest Services Standard Standard Standard
Lightweight Hotspot Messaging2 Standard Standard Standard
MAC Filtering Standard Standard Standard
  1. With Dell SonicWALL SSL VPN appliance.
  2. Requires external web server.