Category Archives: SonicWall

Sonicwall NSA 2400 Review

Upgrading from a Sonicwall Pro 2040 Enhanced I recently had the opportunity to use the new Sonicwall NSA 2400. The Sonicwall name has been around for a while, known for making low-to-mid level network firewalls with available security service options. In the past I had used a Sonicwall Pro 2040 with the enhanced firmware – providing IDS/IPS, gateway antivirus, gateway antispyware and content filtering in addition to the firewall function. This new Sonicwall NSA 2400 was going to replace the Pro in a production environment.…

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Sonicwall Licensing Synchronization Failure Codes

The following entry appears in the Sonicwall log file: ‘The SonicWALL Security Services on your SonicWALL appliance have failed to synchronize license information with the SonicWALL Licensing Server’. This is followed by a failure code in parenthesis (100x) 1000 – Unspecified error. If you receive this error repeatedly, contact SonicWALL technical support. 1001 – DNS resolution failed. Check DNS configuration settings and the availability of the currently configured DNS server. 1004 – Internal firmware error. If you receive this error repeatedly, contact SonicWALL technical support.…

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Windows Updates and WSUS will not work through SonicWall firewall

When accessing Windows update through a SonicWall firewall, Windows Update or WSUS may fail to download updates. The event log entry may look something like this: Description: Content file download failed. Reason: The server does not support the necessary HTTP protocol. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) requires that the server support the Range protocol header This is caused by the default settings for the gateway antivirus service enabled on the Sonicwall. To get around this issue, you need to access the hidden diagnostic page in…

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