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NSA 3600 Network Security Appliance

Network Security Applicance for Small and Midsize Businesses
Real-time protection. Without compromise

As a Next-Generation Firewall for growing small to medium businesses, the Dell™ SonicWALL™ Network Security Appliance (NSA) 3600 delivers security and performance without compromise. Coupled with Dell’s patented1 Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection® (RFDPI) single-pass threat prevention engine, all Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls provide industry leading protection, performance, and scalability with the highest number of concurrent connections, lowest latency, no file size limitations and superior connections per second in their class.

NSA 3600 features

The NSA 3600 appliance offers an extensive array of advanced security and networking features in an accessible and affordable platform that is easy to deploy and manage in a wide variety of environments.

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Operating system SonicOS 6.1
Security Processor 6x 800 MHz
Memory (RAM) 2.0 GB
10 GbE SFP+ interfaces 2
1 GbE SFP interfaces 4
1 GbE Copper interfaces 12
1 GbE Copper Management interfaces 1
Expansion Expansion Slot (Rear), SD Card, USB
Firewall inspection throughput 3.4 Gbps
Full DPI throughput 500 Mbps
Application inspection throughput 1.1 Gbps
IPS throughput 1.1 Gbps
Anti-malware inspection throughput 600 Mbps
IMIX throughput 900 Mbps
SSL Inspection and Decryption (DPI SSL) 300 Mbps
VPN throughput 1.5 Gbps
Connections per second 20,000/sec
Maximum connections (SPI) 325,000
Maximum connections (DPI) 175,000
Single Sign On (SSO) Users 500
VLAN interfaces 50
SonicPoints supported (Maximum) 48
Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels 800
IPSec VPN clients (Maximum) 50(1,000)
SSL VPN licenses (Maximum) 2(30)
Encryption/Authentication DES, 3DES, AES (128, 192, 256-bit)/MD5, SHA-1
Key exchange Diffie Hellman Groups 1, 2, 5, 14
Route-based VPN RIP, OSPF
NSA 3600 Regulatory
Regulatory Model Regulatory Model 1RK26-0A2
Compliance / Regulatory FCC Class A, ICES Class A, CE (EMC, LVD, RoHS), C-Tick, VCCI Class A, MSIP/KCC Class A, UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CB, Mexico CoC by UL, WEEE , REACH, ANATEL, BSMI, CU
IP address assignment Static, (DHCP PPPoE, L2TP and PPTP client), Internal DHCP server, DHCP Relay
NAT modes 1:1, many:1, 1:many, flexible NAT (overlapping IPS), PAT, transparent mode
QoS Bandwidth priority, max bandwidth, guaranteed bandwidth, DSCP marking, 802.1p
Authentication XAUTH/RADIUS, Active Directory, SSO, LDAP, Novell, internal user database, Terminal Services, Citrix
VoIP Full H323-v1-5, SIP
Certifications VPNC, ICSA Firwall, ICSA Anti-Virus
Certifications pending FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria EAL1+
Common Access Card (CAC) Pending
High Availability Stateful HA (License Required)
Form factor 1U Rack Mountable
Fans Dual, Fixed
Power Supply (W) 250
Maximum power consumption (W) 74.3
Input power 100-240 VAC, 60-50 Hz
Dimensions 1.75 x 19.1 x 17 in (4.5 x 48.5 x 43.3 cm)
Weight 13.56 lb / 6.15 Kg
WEEE weight 14.24 lb / 6.46 Kg
Shipping weight 20.79lb / 9.43 Kg
MTBF (Years) 16.8
Environment 32-105 F, 0-40 deg C
Humidity 5 - 95% non- condensing

Key Features

Next-Generation Firewall

The NSA 3600 provides intrusion prevention, application control, gateway anti-malware, SSL decryption and inspection and URL filtering on a high performance platform through its comprehensive and intuitive management interface. This powerful combination ensures state-of-the-art security at a low total cost of ownership. learn more

Application intelligence

Dell SonicWALL provides real-time insight and control of network traffic broken down by applications, users and content through intuitive on-board visualization. The ability to prioritize important applications, throttle down unproductive applications and block unwanted application components ensures an efficient and safe network. learn more

WAN acceleration

The WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series provides WAN Acceleration to reduce application latency, conserve bandwidth and significantly optimize WAN performance. The WXA Series appliances are provisioned, managed and controlled by existing Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive™ 9000 Series and E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA and TZ Series appliances for optimal ease of use and simplified deployment.

Gateway anti-malware

Gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware provide high-performance protection against millions of unique pieces of malware with near zero latency and no file size limitations. This provides a first layer of defense and stops malware before it can reach systems on your network. learn more

Intrusion prevention

Tightly integrated, signature-based network intrusion prevention protects against a comprehensive array of network and application layer threats by scanning packet payloads for attacks and exploits targeting critical internal systems.

Mobile Connect

Mobile Connect™, available as a mobile app for Apple® iOS , Mac OSX, Kindle Fire and Google® Android™ mobile devices and embedded with Windows 8.1 devices, provides users with simple, policy-enforced access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections. learn more

Virtual Private Networking

High-performance Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) easily scale to thousands of end points and branch offices. And Dell SonicWALL Clean VPN™ technology protects the integrity of both your IPSec and SSL VPN traffic, securing your remote access tunnels and decontaminating the traffic running over it. learn more

High performance

Dell SonicWALL’s patented1 Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine combined with the NSA 3600’s 6-core security platform is capable of inspecting hundreds of thousands of simultaneous connections across all ports. Deep Packet Inspection is provided across all interfaces with nearly zero latency and without file size limitation.

Platform Features

SonicOS provides key features designed to ensure the security of your network with an intuitive graphical user interface for increased functionality and ease of use.
Deep Packet Inspection firewall

Dell SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ technology scans against multiple application types and protocols to protect against internal and external threats at both the application layer and the network layer. learn more

Deep Packet Inspection for SSL Encrypted Traffic (DPI-SSL)

DPI-SSL transparently decrypts, inspects and re-encrypts SSL encrypted traffic to allow security services to be applied to all traffic that traverses Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls.

SSL VPN remote access

Integrated SSL VPN technology enables clientless, remote access to email, files, intranets, and applications from a variety of platforms. An SSLVPN client can also be automatically pushed out to the client and auto-configured to provide secure layer 3 connectivity. learn more

Application Traffic Analytics

This powerful analytics solution provides organizations with powerful insight into application traffic, bandwidth utilization and security threats while providing enhanced troubleshooting and forensics capabilities. Businesses can easily identify non-business applications consuming network resources to modify usage policies accordingly. learn more

Clean Wireless

Dell SonicWALL firewalls can be extended with secure wireless access points, SonicPoints, to provide seamless and secure 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networks protected with the Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless technology. learn more

Powerful reporting

Historical reporting on user activity is available through Dell SonicWALL Analyzer software and real-time application analysis through powerful visualization tools. learn more

Secure Network Optimization

Stay ahead of today’s constantly evolving landscape of threats and application-related issues with an advanced security platform that consolidates Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall features for enterprises along with WAN acceleration for distributed offices to maximize security and control with minimum network latency. learn more

Business continuity

Your network will continue to operate without interruption even if there is a hardware or software failure with Active/Passive failover. Stateful synchronization across the appliances enables failover without interruption to existing network traffic and VPN tunnels. learn more

Centralized Policy Management

The Dell SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS®) provides flexible, powerful and intuitive tools to manage configurations, view real-time monitoring metrics and integrate policy and compliance reporting, all from a central location. learn more

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