Advanced Threats

What would happen if you gathered five days of newly discovered malware and unleashed it upon an end-point protected by SonicWall?

I have been working with SonicWall firewalls for 10 years, and I was beta testing SonicWall Capture as part of my role here as an escalation engineer. Since we are big believers in drinking our own champagne, I was testing on my home network.

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According to a recent PWC survey, 54 percent of respondents buy products online every month. And millions of employees shopped online yesterday with their work devices on business networks. The critical business threat: Will any of your business computers or networks get infected with malware when employees make personal online purchases?

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Note: This is a guest blog post by Reyna Thompson, Vice President, Product Marketing at SYNNEX.

Reyna Thompson is Vice President of Product Marketing at SYNNEX Corporation. She is responsible for the ConvergeSOLV Secure Networking Business at SYNNEX. Mrs. Thompson joined the SYNNEX team in 2002, as Associate Vice President of Solutions Marketing for the Technology Solutions Division.

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The popularity and use of ransomware appear to be spreading at record pace in 2016 as cybercriminals are actively using ransomware to hold businesses, institutions and even individuals hostage. No one is immune to this sort of attack. If you’ve been following the news, you’re probably aware that authorities and security experts are calling this the new crisis in cybercrime today.

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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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With the devastating rise of targeted, evasive, zero-day threats hitting IT infrastructures, computers, individuals and their devices, it is critical to have a multi-layer and revolutionary security solution. Today, at RSA Conference 2016, Feb. 29-Mar. 4 in San Francisco, we have launched the  SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service, our multi-engine or triple layer approach, which advances sandboxing beyond detection to deliver end-to-end prevention.

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