SonicWall’s mission is to help organizations protect themselves from the growing number of cyber attacks in the fast-moving threat landscape.
There are many schools of thought on how this is best accomplished. And much of this depends on the wares of a particular vendor. But I’ve made it a priority that SonicWall helps defend networks and data in a manner that is automated, layered, intelligent, easy to use and cost-effective.
Today marks a monumental milestone in that focused effort.
This morning we proudly introduced the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform, which tightly integrates security, management, analytics and real-time threat intelligence across our full portfolio of network, email, mobile and cloud security products. This launch includes:
- New SonicWall Network Security Virtual (NSv) Firewalls
- New SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF)
- New SonicWall Capture Client Endpoint Protection
- Updated SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSa) Firewalls
- Updated SonicOS 6.5.1
The significance of the unified and connected Capture Cloud Platform is highlighted by the escalating threat landscape. In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the average SonicWall customer faced 7,739 malware attacks, a year-over-year increase of 151 percent; 335 of these attacks were hidden using SSL/TLS encryption.
The SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform also identified more than 49,800 new attack variants in the first quarter, with the new SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMI) identifying 3,500 never-before-seen variants.The numbers are alarming. The threats continue to grow. And it’s the reason I promise that SonicWall teams around the world are dedicated to ensure our customers are protected from today’s most malicious cyber threats — both known and unknown.
Here’s a helpful rundown of the new products we are proud to announce today under the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform:
New NSv Virtual Firewalls
SonicWall Network Security virtual (NSv) firewalls protect all critical components of private and public cloud environments. SonicWall NSv virtual firewalls deliver the security advantages of a physical firewall with the operational and economic benefits of virtualization, including system scalability and agility, speed of system provisioning, simple management and cost reduction.
New Web Application Firewalls
The new SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF) delivers defense-in-depth capabilities to protect web applications running in private, public or hybrid cloud environments.
The SonicWall WAF behavior-based detection engine learns, interrogates and baselines regular web application usage behaviors and identifies anomalies that may be indicative of attempts to compromise the application, steal data and/or cause a denial-of-service.
New SonicWall Capture Client
The new SonicWall Capture Client extends an organization’s ability to defend endpoint devices that connect and interact with its networks, applications and data.
Capture Client is a unified client platform that delivers multiple endpoint protection capabilities, including next-generation malware protection and support for visibility into encrypted traffic. It leverages layered protection technologies, comprehensive reporting and enforcement for endpoint protection, and also offers critical ‘rollback’ capabilities via SentinelOne integration.
New SonicWall NSa Firewalls
The new SonicWall NSa 3650, 4650 and 5650 next-generation firewalls continue the evolution of SonicWall’s vision for a deeper level of network security without a performance penalty.
Built on a multi-core hardware architecture featuring 10-GbE and 2.5-GbE interfaces, the NSa series scales to meet the performance demands of mid-sized networks, branch offices and distributed enterprises.
Each day this week we’ll do an in-depth review of the above and how each can be leveraged to better protection your organization, networks, data and customers.
RTDMI Expanded to Protect Organizations from Malicious PDFs, Office Files
Complementing the major Capture Cloud Platform announcement, we also announced new Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM capabilities that protect businesses and users from memory-based attacks and zero-day malware, including malicious PDFs and Microsoft Office documents.
Since January 1, 2018, RTDMITM has identified more than 3,500 never-before-seen attack variants. First announced in February 2018, RTDMI technology is used by the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform to identify and mitigate even the most insidious cyber threats, including memory-based attacks.
RTDMI is already operational for SonicWall customers with active subscriptions to SonicWall Capture ATP sandbox service and SonicWall Email Security solutions.