SonicWALL NSA 5600 MID-Range NGFW

Comprehensive Mid Range Next-Generation Firewall


SonicWALL NSA 5600 MID-Range NGFW




Features & Benefits:


RFDPI Engine
Feature: Description:
Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) This high-performance, proprietary and patented inspection engine performs stream-based bi-directional traffic analysis, without proxying or buffering, to uncover intrusion attempts, malware and identify application traffic regardless of port.
Bi-directional inspection Scans for threats in both inbound and outbound traffic simultaneously to ensure that the network is not used to distribute malware, and does not become a launch platform for attacks in case an infected machine is brought inside.
Stream-based inspection Proxy-less and non-buffering inspection technology provides ultra-low latency performance for DPI of millions of simultaneous network streams without introducing file and stream size limitations, and can be applied on common protocols as well as raw TCP streams.
Highly parallel and scalable The unique design of the RFDPI engine works with the multi-core architecture to provide high DPI throughput and extremely high new session establishment rates to deal with traffic spikes in demanding networks.
Single-pass inspection A single-pass DPI architecture simultaneously scans for malware, intrusions and for application identification, drastically reducing DPI latency and ensuring that all threat information is correlated in a single architecture.
Firewall and Networking
Feature: Description:
Threat API All the firewall to receive and leverage any and all proprietary, original equipment manufacturer and third-party intelligence feeds to combat advanced threats such as zero-day, malicious insider, compromised credentials, ransomware and advanced persistent threats.
Stateful Packet Inspection All network traffic is inspected, analyzed and brought into compliance with firewall access policies.
High availability/clustering The NSA Series supports Active/Passive with state synchronization, Active/Active DPI and Active/ Active Clustering high availability modes. Active/Active DPI offloads the Deep Packet Inspection load to cores on the passive appliance to boost throughput.
DDoS/DoS attack protection SYN Flood protection provides a defense against DOS attacks using both Layer 3 SYN proxy and Layer 2 SYN blacklisting technologies. Additionally, it provides the ability to protect against DOS/DDoS through UDP/ICMP flood protection and connection rate limiting.
IPv6 support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is in its early stages to replace IPv4. With the latest SonicOS 6.2, the hardware will support filtering and wire mode implementations.
Flexible deployment options The NSA Series can be deployed in traditional NAT, Layer 2 Bridge, Wire Mode, and Network Tap modes.
WAN load balancing Load-balances multiple WAN interfaces using Round Robin, Spillover or Percentage methods. Policy-based routing Creates 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.
Advanced QoS Guarantees critical communications with 802.1p and DSCP tagging, and remapping of VoIP traffic on the network.
H.323 gatekeeper and SIP proxy support Blocks spam calls by requiring that all incoming calls are authorized and authenticated by H.323 gatekeeper or SIP proxy.
Integrated Dell X-Series network switch management Manage security settings of additional ports, including Portshield, HA, POE and POE+, under a single pane of glass using the SuperMassive management dashboard for Dell’s X series network switch.
Biometric Authentication Supports mobile device authentication such as fingerprint recognition that cannot be easily duplicated or shared to securely authenticate the user identity for network access.
Open Authentication and Social Login Enable guest users to use their credentials from social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to sign in and access the Internet and other guest services through a host's wireless, LAN or DMZ zones using pass-through authentication.
Management and Reporting
Feature: Description:
Global Management System SonicWall GMS monitors, configures and reports on multiple SonicWall appliances through a single management console with an intuitive interface, reducing management costs and complexity.
Powerful single device management An intuitive web-based interface allows quick and convenient configuration, in addition to a comprehensive CLI and support for SNMPv2/3.
IPFIX/NetFlow application flow reporting Exports application traffic analytics and usage data through IPFIX or NetFlow protocols for realtime and historical monitoring and reporting with tools, such as SonicWALL Scrutinizer or other tools that support IPFIX and NetFlow with extensions.
Virtual Private Networking
Feature: Description:
Auto-provision VPN Simplifies and reduces complex distributed firewall deployment down to a trivial effort by automating the initial siteto-site VPN gateway provisioning between SonicWall firewalls while security and connectivity occurs instantly and automatically.
IPSec VPN for site-to-site connectivity High-performance IPSec VPN allows the NSA Series to act as a VPN concentrator for thousands of other large sites, branch offices or home offices.
SSL VPN or IPSec client remote access Utilizes 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.
Content/Context Awareness
Feature: Description:
User activity tracking User identification and activity are made available through seamless AD/LDAP/Citrix/Terminal Services SSO integration combined with extensive information obtained through DPI.
GeoIP country traffic identification Identifies and controls network traffic going to or coming from specific countries to either protect against attacks from known or suspected origins of threat activity, or to investigate suspicious traffic originating from the network. Ability to create custom country and Botnet lists to override an incorrect country or Botnet tag associated with an IP address. Eliminates unwanted filtering of IP addresses due to misclassification.
Regular Expression DPI filtering Prevents data leakage by identifying and controlling content crossing the network through regular expression matching. Ability to create custom country and Botnet lists to override an incorrect country or Botnet tag associated with an IP address.

Breach prevention subscription services

Capture Advanced Threat Protection
Feature: Description:
Multi-engine sandboxing The multi-engine sandbox platform, which includes virtualized sandboxing, full system emulation, and hypervisor level analysis technology, executes suspicious code and analyzes behavior, providing comprehensive visibility to malicious activity.
Broad file type and size analysis Supports analysis of a broad range of file types, including executable programs (PE), DLL, PDFs, MS Office documents, archives, JAR, and APK plus multiple operating systems including Windows, Android, Mac OSX and multi-browser environments.
Rapid deployment of signatures When a file is identified as malicious, a signature is immediately deployed to firewalls with SonicWALL Capture subscriptions and Gateway Anti-Virus and IPS signature databases and the URL, IP and domain reputation databases within 48 hours.
Block until verdict To prevent potentially malicious files from entering the network, files sent to the cloud for analysis can be held at the gateway until a verdict is determined.
Encrypted Threat Prevention
Feature: Description:
SSL decryption and inspection Decrypts and inspects SSL traffic on the fly, without proxying, for malware, intrusions and data leakage, and applies application, URL and content control policies in order to protect against threats hidden in SSL encrypted traffic Included with security subscriptions for all models except SOHO. Sold as a separate license on SOHO.
SSH inspection Deep packet inspection of SSH (DPI-SSH) decrypts and inspect data traversing over SSH tunnel to prevent attacks that leverage SSH.
Intrusion Prevention
Feature: Description:
Countermeasure-based protection Tightly integrated intrusion prevention system (IPS) leverages signatures and other countermeasures to scan packet payloads for vulnerabilities and exploits, covering a broad spectrum of attacks and vulnerabilities.
Automatic signature updates The SonicWALL Threat Research Team continuously researches and deploys updates to an extensive list of IPS countermeasures that covers more than 50 attack categories. The new updates take immediate effect without any reboot or service interruption required.
Intra-zone IPS protection Bolsters internal security by segmenting the network into multiple security zones with intrusion prevention, preventing threats from propagating across the zone boundaries.
Botnet command and control (CnC) detection and blocking Identifies and blocks command and control traffic originating from bots on the local network to IPs and domains that are identified as propagating malware or are known CnC points.
Protocol abuse/anomaly Identifies and blocks attacks that abuse protocols in an attempt to sneak past the IPS.
Zero-day protection Protects the network against zero-day attacks with constant updates against the latest exploit methods and techniques that cover thousands of individual exploits.
Anti-evasion technology Extensive stream normalization, decoding and other techniques ensure that threats do not enter the network undetected by utilizing evasion techniques in Layers 2-7.
Threat Prevention
Feature: Description:
Gateway anti-malware The SonicWALL RFDPI engine scans all inbound, outbound and intra-zone traffic for viruses, Trojans, key loggers and other malware in files of unlimited length and size across all ports and TCP streams.
CloudAV malware protection A continuously updated database of over 17 million threat signatures resides in the SonicWall cloud servers and is referenced to augment the capabilities of the onboard signature database, providing RFDPI with extensive coverage of threats.
Around-the-clock security updates New threat updates are automatically pushed to firewalls in the field with active security services, and take effect immediately without reboots or interruptions.
Bi-directional raw TCP inspection The RFDPI engine is capable of scanning raw TCP streams on any port bi-directionally preventing attacks that they to sneak by outdated security systems that focus on securing a few well-known ports.
Extensive protocol support Identifies common protocols such as HTTP/S, FTP, SMTP, SMBv1/v2 and others, which do not send data in raw TCP, and decodes payloads for malware inspection, even if they do not run on standard, well-known ports.
Application Intelligence and Control
Feature: Description:
Application control Control applications, or individual application features, that are identified by the RFDPI engine against a continuously expanding database of over thousands of application signatures, to increase network security and enhance network productivity.
Custom application identification Control custom applications by creating signatures based on specific parameters or patterns unique to an application in its network communications, in order to gain further control over the network.
Application bandwidth management Granularly allocate and regulate available bandwidth for critical applications or application categories while inhibiting nonessential application traffic.
Granular control Control applications, or specific components of an application, based on schedules, user groups, exclusion lists and a range of actions with full SSO user identification through LDAP/AD/Terminal Services/Citrix integration.
Content Filtering
Feature: Description:
Inside/outside content filtering Enforce acceptable use policies and block access to websites containing information or images that are objectionable or unproductive with Content Filtering Service.
Enforced content filtering client Extend policy enforcement to block internet content for Windows, Mac and Android devices located outside the firewall perimeter.
Granular controls Block content using the predefined categories or any combination of categories. Filtering can be scheduled by time of day, such as during school or business hours, and applied to individual users or groups.
Web caching URL ratings are cached locally on the SonicWall firewall so that the response time for subsequent access to frequently visited sites is only a fraction of a second.
Enforced Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
Feature: Description:
Multi-layered protection Utilize the firewall capabilities as the first layer of defense at the perimeter, coupled with endpoint protection to block, viruses entering network through laptops, thumb drives and other unprotected systems.
Automated enforcement option Ensure every computer accessing the network has the most recent version of anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures installed and active, eliminating the costs commonly associated with desktop anti-virus and anti-spyware management.
Automated deployment and installation option Machine-by-machine deployment and installation of anti-virus and anti-spyware clients is automatic across the network, minimizing administrative overhead.
Always on, automatic virus protection Frequent anti-virus and anti-spyware updates are delivered transparently to all desktops and file servers to improve end user productivity and decrease security management.
Spyware protection Powerful spyware protection scans and blocks the installation of a comprehensive array of spyware programs on desktops and laptops before they transmit confidential data, providing greater desktop security and performance.


Models: NSA 2600 NSA 2650 NSA 3600 NSA 4600 NSA 5600 NSA 6600
SonicOS Version SonicOS 6.5
Security Processing Cores 4 4 6 8 10 24
Interfaces 8 x 1-GbE,
1 GbE Management,
1 Console
4 x 2.5-GbE SFP,
4 x 2.5-GbE,
12 x 1-GbE,
1 GbE Management,
1 Console
2 x 10-GbE SFP+,
4 x 1-GbE SFP,
12 x 1 GbE,
1 GbE Management,
1 Console
2 x 10-GbE SFP+,
4 x 1-GbE SFP,
12 x 1 GbE,
1 GbE Management,
1 Console
2 x 10-GbE SFP+,
4 x 1-GbE SFP,
12 x 1 GbE,
1 GbE Management,
1 Console
4 x 10-GbE SFP+,
8 x 1-GbE SFP,
8 x 1 GbE,
1 GbE Management,
1 Console
Management CLI, SSH, GUI, GMS
Expansion 1 Expansion Slot (Rear)*, SD Card* 1 Expansion Slot (Rear)*, 16 GB storage module 1 Expansion Slot (Rear)*, SD Card*
SSO users 30,000 40,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000
Maximum SonicPoints supported 32 48 48 64 96 128
Logging Analyzer, Local Log, Syslog
Firewall/VPN Performance NSA 2600 NSA 2650 NSA 3600 NSA 4600 NSA 5600 NSA 6600
Firewall Inspection Throughput1 1.9 Gbps 3.0 Gbps 3.4 Gbps 6.0 Gbps 9.0 Gbps 12.0 Gbps
Full DPI Throughput2 300 Mbps 600 Mbps 500 Mbps 800 Mbps 1.6 Gbps 3.0 Gbps
Application Inspection Throughput2 700 Mbps 1.4 Gbps 1.1 Gbps 2.0 Gbps 3.0 Gbps 4.5 Gbps
IPS Throughput2 700 Mbps 1.4 Gbps 1.1 Gbps 2.0 Gbps 3.0 Gbps 4.5 Gbps
Anti-Malware Inspection Throughput2 400 Mbps 600 Mbps 600 Mbps 1.1 Gbps 1.7 Gbps 3.0 Gbps
IMIX Throughput3 600 Mbps 700 Mbps 900 Mbps 1.6 Gbps 2.4 Gbps 3.5 Gbps
SSL Inspection & Decription (DPI SSL)2 200 Mbps 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 500 Mbps 800 Mbps 1.3 Gbps
VPN Throughput3 1.1 Gbps 1.5 Gbps 1.5 Gbps 3.0 Gbps 4.5 Gbps 5.0 Gbps
Connections per Second 15,000/sec 15,000/sec 20,000/sec 40,000/sec 60,000/sec 90,000/sec
Maximum Connections (SPI) 500,000 1,000,000 750,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,500,000
Maximum Connections (DPI)4 250,000 500,000 375,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Maximum Connections (DPI)5 1,000/1,000 12,000/13,500 2,000/2,750 3,000/4,500 4,000/8,500 6,000/10,500
VPN NSA 2600 NSA 2650 NSA 3600 NSA 4600 NSA 5600 NSA 6600
Site-to-Site Tunnels 250 1,000 1,000 1,500 4,000 6,000
IPSec VPN clients (Maximum) 10 (250) 50 (1,000) 50 (1,000) 500 (3,000) 2,000 (4,000) 2,000 (6,000)
SSL VPN licenses (Maximum) 2 (250) 2 (350) 2 (350) 2 (500) 2 (1,000) 2 (1,500)
Encryption/Authentication DES, 3DES, AES (128, 192, 256-bit)/MD5, SHA-1, Suite B Cryptography
Key Exchange Diffie Hellman Groups 1, 2, 5, 14v
Route-Based VPN RIP, OSPF
Networking NSA 2600 NSA 2650 NSA 3600 NSA 4600 NSA 5600 NSA 6600
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
VLAN Interfaces 256 256 256 256 400 500
Routing Protocols BGP, OSPF, RIPv1/v2, static routes, policy-based routing, multicast
QoS Bandwidth priority, max bandwidth, guaranteed bandwidth, DSCP marking, 802.1p
Authentication LDAP (multiple domains), XAUTH/RADIUS, SSO, Novell, internal user database, Terminal Services, Citrix, Common Access Card (CAC)
VoIP Full H323-v1-5, SIP
Certifications ICSA Firewall, ICSA Anti-Virus, FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria NDPP (Firewall and IPS), UC APL
High availability Active/Passive with State Sync Active/Passive with State Sync
Active/Active Clustering
Active/Passive with State Sync,
Active/Active DPI with State Sync,
Active/Active Clustering
Hardware NSA 2600 NSA 2650 NSA 3600 NSA 4600 NSA 5600 NSA 6600
Power Supply Single, Fixed 200W Dual, redundant 120W (one included) Single, Fixed 250W
Fans Dual, Fixed Dual, redundant, hot swappable
Input Power 100-240 VAC, 60-50 Hz
Max Power Consumption (W) 49.4 74.3 74.3 86.7 90.9 113.1
MTBF @25ºC in hours 176,540 146,789 146,789 139,783 134,900 116,477
MTBF @25ºC in years 20.15 16.76 16.76 15.96 15.40 13.30
Form Factor 1U Rack Mountable
Dimensions 1.75 x 19.1 x 17 in
(4.5 x 48.5 x 43 cm)
Weight 10.1 lb (4.6 Kg) 13.56 lb (6.15 kg) 13.56 lb (6.15 Kg) 13.56 lb (6.15 Kg) 13.56 lb (6.15 Kg) 14.93 lb (6.77 Kg)
WEEE Weight 11 lb (5.0 Kg) 14.24 lb (6.46 kg) 14.24 lb (6.46 Kg) 14.24 lb (6.46 Kg) 14.24 lb (6.46 Kg) 19.78 lb (8.97 Kg)
Shipping Weight 14.3 lb (6.5 Kg) 20.79 lb (9.43 kg) 20.79 lb (9.43 Kg) 20.79 lb (9.43 Kg) 20.79 lb (9.43 Kg) 26.12 lb (11.85 Kg)
Major Regulatory FCC 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
Environment 32°-105° F (0°-40° C)/-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Humidity 10-90% non-condensing.


Product List

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Mid-Range Firewall Series NSa 9650
NSa 9450
NSa 9250
NSa 6650
NSa 4650
NSa 3650
NSa 2650
Entry Level Firewall Series SOHO
virtual firewalls NSv Series NSv 10
NSv 25
NSv 50
NSv 100
NSv 200
NSv 300
NSv 400
NSv 800
NSv 1600
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