4 Ways to Protect Your Virtualized Infrastructure


Adopting a virtualized infrastructure is well established as a cost- and space-savings model, but there are additional benefits as well. Whether you are using virtual servers deployed in the cloud or on-premises, there are proven best practices to help you maintain the security posture that operate and protect virtual environments.

While physical appliances remain as powerful workforces, they sometimes require certain network traffic configurations to ensure they can properly protect and integrate with virtual environments

Virtual firewalls, like the SonicWall NSv, are the No. 1 type of virtual appliance being deployed across environments. Securing an environment requires looking at all types of access and uses, such as remote access, communications and management.

SonicWall network security solutions operate and protect virtual environments in four categories:

  • Security: Network Security Virtual Firewall protects virtual environments at an intra-VLAN level.
  • Email: Email Security solution protects organizations against spam, viruses, phishing, ransomware and malware that enter through email. The solution can integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365 and other on-premise and cloud email providers.
  • Remote Access: Secure Mobile Access provides anytime, anywhere access for any device to securely access an organization’s internal resources while the Web Application Firewall gives organizations the necessary controls around their forward-facing offerings.
  • Management: NSv deployments may be centrally managed using the on-premise SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) and the SonicWall Capture Security Center, an open, scalable cloud security management, monitoring, reporting and analytics software delivered as a cost-effective service offering. Capture Security Center gives the ultimate in visibility, agility and capacity to govern the entire SonicWall virtual and physical firewall ecosystem with greater clarity, precision, and speed — all from a single pane of glass.

SonicWall works diligently to ensure customers have access to best-in-class professional services delivered by Authorized Services Partners. These security solutions are optimized within virtual environments.

As Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) offerings and cloud-based providers continue to grow, implementing trusted SonicWall platforms to protect, secure and manage your environment will allow you to grow and be more mobile through SonicWall’s virtualized product offerings.

Request a demo or trial of these products from your local partner or reach out to the Partner Enabled Services team to help you secure your virtualized environment through SonicWall Partner Enabled Services.

Beau Beamesderfer
Solutions Architect | SonicWall
Beau, who is based in Colorado, has worked on highly secure and complex networks and systems for 25-plus years. Previous to his position with SonicWall, Beau worked with Dell EMC Professional Services as a senior consultant. In that role, Beau used his expertise for on-premise and cloud systems within the enterprise platform, and also helped to secure the transition from on-premise systems to hybrid or cloud-based systems.