SonicWALL TZ 205W Wireless N Security Firewall Appliance

SonicWALL TZ 205W Wireless N Security Firewall Appliance

SonicWALL TZ 205W Wireless N Security Firewall Appliance

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Product Highlights

  • Anti-Virus and Intrusion Prevention
  • Dual Core Processor
  • Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection
  • SSL and IPsec VPN Remote Access
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x Gigabit WAN
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 256MB RAM and 32MB Flash Memory
  • DOS Attack Protection
  • Windows, Mac, Linux Compatible
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SonicWALL TZ 205W overview

  • 1Description

The Dell SonicWALL TZ 205W Wireless N Security Firewall Appliance is a Unified Threat Management firewall that protects your network in a retail, small business, distribution, or a branch office environment. It integrates anti-malware, intrusion prevention, application control, and URL filtering. Powered by a dual processor, it delivers deep packet inspection without slowing down network performance. In terms of security, you can utilize Reassembly-Free Deep Packet inspections to keep track of malware and viruses on both inbound and outbound connections.

The TZ 205 monitors applications to provide maximum bandwidth for critical tasks, while throttling down non-productive ones. With SSL and IPsec VPN, remote users can securely connect to your network with or without client-based access. In addition to VPN capabilities, the TZ 205 features a Gigabit WAN port for establishing a wired connection to your modem and four LAN Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports for networking with servers, Wireless-N access points, and anything else that's Ethernet-based. For wireless, it is outfitted with one internal and two external antennas that transmit at 802.11a/b/g/n speeds.

Intrusion Prevention
  • Signature-based scanning - tightly integrated, signature-based intrusion prevention scans packet payloads for vulnerabilities and exploits that target critical internal systems
  • Automatic signature updates - Dell SonicWALL's Research Team continuously updates and deploys an extensive list of IPS signatures that take immediate effect and do not require reboots or any other interruption in service
  • Outbound threat prevention - the ability to inspect both inbound and outbound traffic ensures that the network will not unwittingly be used in Distributed Denial of Service attacks and will prevent any Command and Control Botnet communication
  • Intra-zone IPS protection - intrusion prevention can be deployed between internal security zones to protect sensitive servers and to prevent internal attacks
  • IPSec VPN for site- to-site connectivity - high-performance IPSec VPN allows the firewall to connect remote branch offices to a central location
  • SSL VPN or IPSec client remote access - utilize clientless SSL VPN technology or an easy-to-manage IPSec client for easy access to email, files, computers, intranet sites, and applications from a variety of platforms
  • Redundant VPN gateway - when using multiple WANs, a primary and secondary VPN can be configured to allow seamless automatic failover and failback of all VPN sessions
  • Route-based VPN - the ability to perform dynamic routing over VPN links ensures continuous uptime in the event of a temporary VPN tunnel failure by seamlessly re-routing traffic between endpoints through alternate routes
  • Clean VPN - Dell SonicWALL Clean VPN both secures the integrity of VPN access and decontaminates malicious threats before they can enter the corporate network
Gateway Threat Prevention
  • Gateway anti-malware - Dell SonicWALL's RFDPI engine scans all ports and protocols for viruses without file size or stream length limitation. SonicLabs Researchers constantly provide updated threat protection, providing faster response times and threat prevention
  • Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) - this keeps track of malware regardless of the order or inspection timing with which the packets arrive. It allows for extremely low latency while eliminating file and stream size limitations. Additionally, it provides greater performance and security than outdated proxy designs that reassemble contents using sockets bolted to traditional anti-virus programs and are plagued with inefficiencies and the overhead of memory thrashing leading to high latency, low performance and size limitations
  • Cloud anti-virus - using the built-in RFDI engine, Dell SonicWALL can leverage the power of the cloud to provide the most comprehensive set of anti-malware signatures available, while minimizing latency or delay. The Dell SonicWALL Cloud Anti-Virus Service provides millions of additional malware signatures for inspection of executable files using the most up-to-date information available
  • Bi-directional Inspection - RFDPI can be performed on both inbound and outbound connections to provide protection in all network traffic directions
  • 24x7 signature updates - the SonicLabs Research Team creates and updates signature databases that are propagated automatically to the firewalls in the field, with those signatures taking immediate effect without any reboot or service interruption required
Firewall and Networking
  • Stateful packet inspection - all network traffic is inspected, analyzed, and brought into compliance with firewall access policies
  • DOS attack protection - SYN Flood protection provides defense against DOS attacks using both layer 3 SYN proxy and layer 2 SYN blacklisting technologies
  • Flexible deployment - can be deployed in traditional NAT and Layer 2 Bridge modes
  • Policy-based routing - create routes based on protocol to direct traffic to a preferred WAN connection with the ability to fail back to a secondary WAN in the event of an outage
  • High availability - supports Active/Passive failover to ensure increased reliability by protecting against hardware or software faults
  • WAN load balancing - load balance up to four WAN interfaces using Round Robin, Spillover, or Percentage based methods
  • WAN acceleration - decreases latency and increases transfer speeds between remote sites for even higher network efficiency gains
  • Advanced QoS - guarantee critical communications with 802.1p and DSCP tagging and remapping of VoIP traffic on the network
  • DPI of VoIP traffic - predefined signatures detect and block VoIP specific threats
  • H.323 gatekeeper and SIP proxy support - block spam calls by requiring that all incoming calls are authorized and authenticated by H.323 gatekeeper or SIP proxy
Management and Monitoring
  • Web GUI - an intuitive web-based interface allows quick and convenient configuration in addition to management through Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS) or the CLI
  • SNMP - provides the ability to protectively monitor and respond to threats and alerts
  • Centralized policy management - with Dell SonicWALL GMS, monitor, configure, and report on multiple Dell SonicWALL appliances from a single intuitive interface and customize your security environment to suit your individual policies
Application Intelligence and Control
  • Application control - identify and control applications or individual components of an application based on RFDPI technology instead of relying on well-known ports and protocols
  • Application bandwidth management - allocate bandwidth to critical applications while throttling unproductive application traffic for an efficient and productive network
  • Custom application identification - create and configure custom application identification based on traffic parameters or on patterns unique to an application in its network communications
  • Application signature database - a continuously expanding database of over 3,500 application signatures ensures that administrators are able to control the usage of all the latest applications on their network at a category or individual level
  • User activity tracking - user identification is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Active Directory and other authentication systems enabling tracking and reporting of individual user identification
In the Box
SonicWALL TZ 205W Wireless N Security Firewall Appliance
  • Limited 1-Year Hardware Warranty
  • Limited 90-Day Software Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    SonicWALL TZ 205W specs

    Firewall SonicOS Version: 5.8.1 and later
    Stateful Throughput: 500 Mbps
    IPS Throughput: 80 Mbps
    GAV Throughput: 60 Mbps
    UTM Throughput: 40 Mbps
    Maximum Connections: 12,000
    Maximum UTM/DPI Connections: 12,000
    New Connections/sec: 1,500
    Nodes Supported: Unrestricted
    Denial of Service Attack Protection: 22 classes of DoS, DDoS, and scanning attacks
    SonicPoints Supported: 2
    VPN 3DES/AES Throughput: 100 Mbps
    Site-to-site VPN Tunnels: 10
    Bundled GVC Licenses (Maximum): 2 (10)
    Bundled SSL VPN Licenses (Maximum): 1 (15)
    Encryption/Authentication/DH Group: DES, 3DES, AES (128, 142, 256-bit), MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2/DH Group 1, 2, 5, 14
    Virtual Assist Bundled (Maximum): 1 (30-day trial)
    Key Exchange: IKE, Manual Key, Certificates (X.509), L2TP over IPSec
    Certificate Support: Verisign, Thawte, Cybertrust, RSA Keon, Entrust and Microsoft CA for Dell SonicWALL-to-Dell SonicWALL VPN, SCEP
    VPN Features: Dead Peer Detection, DHCP Over VPN, IPSec NAT Traversal, Redundant VPN Gateway, Route-based VPN
    Global VPN Client Platforms Supported: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit
    SSL VPN Platforms: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista (32/64-bit)/Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4+, Linux FC3+/Ubuntu 7+/OpenSUSE
    Mobile Connect Platform Supported: Apple iOS 4.2 or higher, Google Android 4.0, or higher
    Security Deep Packet Inspection Services: Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention
    Content Filtering Service (CFS): HTTP URL, HTTPS IP, keyword and content scanning, ActiveX, Java Applet, and cookie blocking bandwidth management on filtering categories, allow/forbid lists
    Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware: McAfee
    Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service: Supported
    Application Intelligence and Control: Application Control
    Networking IP Address Assignment: Static, (DHCP, PPPoE, L2TP and PPTP client), Internal DHCP server, DHCP relay
    NAT Modes: 1:1, 1:many, many:1, many:many, flexible NAT (overlapping IPs), PAT, transparent mode
    VLANS: 10, PortShield
    DHCP: Internal server, relay
    Routing: OSPF, RIP v1/v2, static routes, policy-based routing, multicast
    Authentication: LDAP, Local DB, RADIUS, XAUTH, X-Forwarders
    SSO: AD, eDirectory, RADIUS Accounting, NTLM, X-Forwarders
    Local User Database: 150 users
    VoIP: Full H.323v1-5, SIP, gatekeeper support, outbound bandwidth management, VoIP over WLAN, deep inspection security, full interoperability with most VoIP gateway and communications devices
    System Zone Security: Yes
    Schedules: Yes
    Object-/Group-based Management: Yes
    Dynamic DNS Providers Include:,, and
    Management and Monitoring: Local CLI, Web GUI (HTTP, HTTPS), SNMP v3; Global management with Dell SonicWALL GMS
    Logging and Reporting: Analyzer, Scrutinizer, GMS, Local Log, Syslog, Solera Networks
    Hardware Fail Over: Active/Passive
    Anti-spam: RBL support, Allowed/Blocked Lists, Optional Dell SonicWALL Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service
    Load Balancing: Yes, Outgoing and Incoming
    WAN acceleration support: Yes, with Dell SonicWALL WXA appliances
    Wireless LAN Standards: 802.11a/b/g/n (3x3)
    Wireless security standards: WEP, WPA, WPA2, 802.11i, TKIP, PSK, 02.1x, EAP-PEAP, EAP-TTLS
    Virtual Access Points (VAPs): Up to 8
    Antennas: Two external (detachable), one internal
    Radio power - 802.11b/802.11g/802.11n: 15.5 dBm max/18 dBm max/17 dBM @ 6 Mbps, 13 dBM @ 54 Mbps
    Radio power - 802.11a/802.11b/802.11g/802.11n: 15.5 dBm max/18 dBm max/17 dBM @ 6 Mbps, 13 dBM @ 54 Mbps
    Radio power - 802.11n (2.4 GHz)/802.11n (5.0 GHz): 19 dBm MCS 0, 11 dBm MCS 15/17 dBm MCS 0, 12 dBm MCS 15
    Radio receive sensitivity - 802.11a/802.11b/802.11g: -95 dBm MCS 0, -81 dBm MCS 15/-90 dBm @ 11 Mbps/-91 dBm @ 6 Mbps, -74 dBm @ 54 Mbps
    Radio receive sensitivity - 802.11n (2.4 GHz)/802.11n (5.0 GHz): -89 dBm MCS 0, -70 dBm MCS 15 / -95 dBm MCS 0, -76 dBm MCS 15
    Hardware Interfaces: 5 x 10/100/1000 copper gigabit, 1 x USB, 1 x console
    Processor: Dual-core
    Flash Memory/RAM: 32 MB/256 MB
    3G Wireless/Modem: Supported with approved adapters
    USB Ports: 1
    Power Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1 A
    Max Power Consumption: 6.4 W/10.5 W
    Total Heat Dissipation: 21.9 BTU/35.8 BTU
    Certifications: VPNC, ICSA Firewall 4.1 Common Criteria NDPP, IPv6 Phase 2
    Certifications Pending: EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 Level 2
    Major Regulatory Compliance: FCC Class A, CES Class A, CE, C-Tick, VCCI, Compliance MIC, NOM, UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CB, NOM, WEEE, RoHS
    MTBF: 28 years/15 years
    Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Dimensions 5.6 x 1.4 x 7.5" / 14.1 x 3.6 x 19.0 cm
    Weight 0.75 lb / 0.34 kg
    0.84 lb / 0.38 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 9.0 x 2.9"

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