Author: Brook Chelmo

Brook Chelmo

About: Brook Chelmo

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Brook handles all product marketing responsibilities for SonicWall security services and serves as SonicWall’s ransomware star. Fascinated in the growth of consumer internet, Brook dabbled in grey-hat hacking in the mid to late 90’s while also working and volunteering in many non-profit organizations.  After spending the better part of a decade adventuring and supporting organizations around the globe, he ventured into the evolving world of storage and security. He serves humanity by teaching security best practices, promoting and developing technology.
Graph of ransomware attempts blocked by SonicWall per month

Ransomware is an advanced form of malware that attempts to get users to pay a fee or spoofed fine in order to regain access to their device or files.  The simplest version will place an image on one’s screen claiming the user downloaded illegal content or is using pirated software and will demand the payment of a fine or be arrested. 

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To understand how SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection Service (ATP) protects the average company we looked at the data for 300 networks. SonicWall Capture ATP examines suspicious code and files to discover never-before-seen zero-day attacks.  So, in one day, how many of these new variants did Capture find?  See the infographic below to see what you could be up against without it.

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With a background in security and ancient history, I love to draw correlations between the famed battles of old and the network security struggles of the modern world. To better understand this you have to look at the data. Since our customers started using SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service we now have a better look to see where attacks are coming from and how often they happen.

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Network firewalls have evolved from 1st generation simple packet filters to advanced devices that evolve so fast that labeling them as “next-generation (NG)” is the best way to classify them. They are often defined by the services that are attached to them and one of the greatest and newest internet security technologies to service today’s firewall is the sandbox.

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