Experience Seamless Onboarding with SonicExpress 2.4.0

SonicExpress 2.4.0 is here to empower users for a mobile-dominant future while enhancing connectivity and security.


“In 2024, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to grow 4.2%, totaling 1.2 billion units year over year” -Gartner® [1]

Global sales of smartphones are increasing every year, and with that, the number of users accessing applications is increasing along with the use of  web for office-related tasks. Network admins are also utilizing mobile devices to get work done: These devices allow them to extend their presence, enabling faster responses and easier network configuration and setup.

As part of our commitment to anytime, anywhere cybersecurity, users can use the SonicExpress mobile app to manage their SonicWall devices. The SonicExpress mobile app simplifies firewall onboarding with device registration, initial setup, basic configuration and monitoring for Gen 7 SonicWall next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). The application also simplifies the onboarding process for SonicWall Access Points and Switches. Designed for Apple and Android platforms, the SonicExpress app is now available for download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Onboarding As Easy As 1, 2, 3

The typical onboarding process involves device registration and several other steps that must be completed to get new SonicWall devices ready for configuration and use. With SonicExpress, onboarding of SonicWall devices can be completed with three simple steps.

  1. Launch the SonicExpress App on a mobile device
  2. Connect a mobile device via USB cable or HTTPS to a new SonicWall device
  3. Complete the setup

Designed with intuitive interfaces, the SonicExpress app guides the user through device registration and initial setup in less than a minute.

Simplified Initial Firewall Setup

Zero-touch deployments require firewalls to connect to the internet using a DHCP address on the WAN interface. However, in specific deployments, WAN interfaces are assigned static IP addresses or configured over a PPPoE interface. There is typically no internet connectivity for firewalls being set up for closed network deployments. SonicExpress helps with these deployments and other initial setup configurations by connecting the firewall using the USB interface.

The SonicExpress Setup Guide walks users through registering their firewalls and setting up specific deployment use cases. Alternatively, users can register the firewall without going through the entire setup process by simply scanning a QR code.

Monitoring your SonicWall Devices and Wireless Network Manager (WNM)

The SonicExpress app allows users to monitor SonicWall devices and Wireless Network Manager (WNM) for threat alerts, resource utilization and system status via an intuitive dashboard. It offers the flexibility of being able to check the health of your network from anywhere and the convenience of making easy, quick changes to ensure the security posture of your network.

For a firsthand look at the new SonicExpress App, you can download the mobile application directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today.

[1] Gartner Press Release, “Gartner Predicts Worldwide Shipments of AI PCs and GenAI Smartphones to Total 295 Million Units in 2024,” February 7, 2024. https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2024-02-07-gartner-predicts-worldwide-shipments-of-ai-pcs-and-genai-smartphones-to-total-295-million-units-in-2024

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Georgy Thadathil
Product Manager | SonicWall
Georgy Thadathil is Product Manager for SonicWall security products. He has 13 years' combined experience in product management, engineering and customer service. He specializes in helping customers find the best cybersecurity solutions to protect their infrastructure by understanding their unique challenges and use cases.