SonicWALL Names Chee Heng Loon Vice President, Asia Pacific to Lead Accelerated Channel and Sales Development in the Region

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 20 /-/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of network, Web, email security and backup and recovery solutions, today announced that it has appointed Chee Heng Loon Vice President, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Heng Loon brings to SonicWALL extensive experience as a sales and channels executive in Asia Pacific, having served most recently as General Manager, Asia South and Alliance Director, Asia Pacific for FileNet, an IBM Group company.

    "I am extremely pleased that Heng Loon has joined us," said John DiLullo, Vice President, Worldwide Sales at SonicWALL. "He has an impressive track record in assembling and driving successful sales and channel strategies for large and small organizations in the region. His hands-on experience of the dynamics of Asia Pacific sales gives us a new and powerful resource to support our high-growth strategy. Heng Loon's energy, skills and focus on results will help us sustain and accelerate our momentum in the Asia Pacific region."

    Heng Loon joins SonicWALL with over 20 years of experience in Asia Pacific management roles at leading technology companies including IBM, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems and Horizon Education and Technologies. "SonicWALL's strategy, product set and culture in the region are well positioned to meet business needs in Asia Pacific. I am excited by our growth potential in this market and I look forward to contributing towards the company's ongoing momentum," commented Heng Loon.

    Heading up SonicWALL's operations in Japan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Heng Loon will be based in Singapore and will report to John DiLullo. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

    About SonicWALL, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, email security, secure remote access, and backup and recovery solutions. SonicWALL is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/ .

    Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the strength of SonicWALL's strategy and product set, and its momentum and potential for growth in the Asia Pacific region. These forward- looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and our reports on Form 10-Q for interim periods thereafter, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

    NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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