Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) Comes to Capture Client 2.0

Endpoint protection has evolved well past simple antivirus (AV) monitoring. Today’s endpoints require consistent and proactive investigation and mitigation of suspicious files or behavior.

With the release of SonicWall Capture Client 2.0, organizations gain active control of endpoint health with advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities.

With EDR capabilities in place, SonicWall Capture Client empowers administrators to track threat origins and intended destinations, kill or quarantine as necessary, and “roll back” endpoints to a last-known good state in cases of infection or compromise.

Capture Client now also enables organizations to mitigate malware and clean endpoints without manually pulling them offline to conduct forensic analysis and/or reimage the device — as is typically required with legacy AV solutions.

Protect Endpoints from Employee Mishaps with Web Threat Protection

For years, SonicWall’s Content Filtering options have been used by schools, small and medium businesses, and enterprises to either block people from malicious web content (e.g., phishing sites) or productivity-killing sites (e.g., social media), as well as manage the bandwidth an application receives.

A portion of this technology, called Web Threat Protection, is now in Capture Client 2.0. This feature utilizes the Content Filtering Service to block access to millions of known malicious URLs, domains and IP addresses. This helps prevent phishing email attacks, malicious downloads (e.g., ransomware) or other online threats.

Web Threat Protection gives admins another layer of security and helps avoid the cleanup of infections and/or the need to “roll back” the PC to a last known healthy state.

Shrink Attack Surface Area with Endpoint Device Control

Did you know in a recent Google social experiment that 45 percent of “lost” USB keys were plugged into devices by the people who found them?

Dropping infected USB drives in a work area (e.g., coffee shop, company parking lot, lobby) has always been respected as a very effective attack on companies. In fact, many retail outlets have point-of-sale (POS) systems with exposed USB ports that make it easier to infect networks from many locations.

To better prevent infected devices like USBs from connecting to endpoints, Capture Client Device Control can lock out unknown or suspicious devices. Admins have the ability to block endpoint access to unknown devices until they are approved, or whitelist clean devices, like printers and removable storage, to narrow the threat plane.

Endpoint Protection Licensing Better for Partners, Customers

SonicWall has done more than just improve the stability and functionality of the client. We’ve also spent the past year working with a global network of partners and customers to create better business practices behind the client.

Due to increased demand, we are proud to announce that our competitive conversion SKUs will live as an indefinite program that certified SonicWall Partners can use. This will enable customers to get three years of coverage for the price of two when switching from a competitive product.

SonicWall is also doing away with pack SKUs that people formerly ordered (and still supported) in favor of banded SKUs coming in March 2019. These ordering bands allow a partner to order the exact number of licenses required, at the appropriate discount, for their volume. These bands start at five seats and offer eight sets of volume discounts that go up to 10,000 or more seats.

Tech Brief: Roll Back the Impact of Ransomware

Capture Client Advanced enables quick, automated recovery without having to manually restore from backups or create new system images. Download the full tech brief to explore how Capture Client rollback helps optimize business continuity, reduce financial impact and shorten the mean time to repair.

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Brook Chelmo
Sr Product Marketing Manager | SonicWall
Brook handles all product marketing responsibilities for SonicWall security services and serves as SonicWall’s ransomware tsar. 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.
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