SonicWall Earns Another Perfect Score from ICSA Labs for Q2

Cybercrime has been on the rise for more than a year now — and lately, it seems to be picking up steam. As we detailed in the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, ransomware hit record highs in the first half of 2021, rising an unprecedented 151% year-to-date. Other forms of threat, such as cryptojacking and IoT malware attacks, have also continued to climb.

With cybercriminals growing in strength, number and sophistication, the real-world validation that comes with third-party certification is more important than ever. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) received a 100% score from ICSA Labs for Q2 2021 — the second perfect score earned by SonicWall’s multi-engine cloud sandbox service in a row, and the sixth consecutive certification for Capture ATP overall.

Capture ATP uses patented Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMI) technology to catch the most advanced and unknown malware faster than traditional behavior-based sandboxing methods — all with fewer false positives. The results of the most recent testing cycle are a testament to this effectiveness: Capture ATP detected 100% of new and little-known threats without issuing a single false positive.

During 33 days of comprehensive and continuous evaluation, SonicWall Capture ATP was subjected to 1,144 total test runs, which included 544 malicious samples — 216 of them four hours old or less.

Not only did Capture ATP identify all these malicious samples, it did not incorrectly flag any of the 600 innocuous apps that were also included in the test runs. According to the report, “On 33 of 33 days during the Q2 2021 test cycle, SonicWall Capture ATP was 100% effective.”

These results are just one indication of the potential found within Capture ATP’s machine-learning capabilities. Capture ATP’s RTDMI technology continually grows faster, more vigilant and more intelligent. According to SonicWall Capture Labs, each year since its introduction, RTDMI has identified significantly more threats than the previous year: in the first six months of 2021, it identified 54% more never-before-seen threats than it did the first half of 2020.

The full ICSA Labs report can be downloaded here. To learn more about SonicWall Capture ATP with RTDMI, visit our website.

What is ICSA Advanced Threat Defense Testing?

Standard ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) testing evaluates vendor solutions designed to detect new threats that traditional security products miss. In testing, ICSA delivers malicious threats with the primary threat vectors that lead to enterprise breaches according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. The test cycles evaluate how effectively vendor ATD solutions detect these unknown and little-known threats while minimizing false positives.

SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner Recognized on CRN’s 2021 Top 100 Executives List

Olympic athletes are not the only ones being recognized for their hard work and commitment this summer. CRN has once again named SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner to its 2021 Top 100 Executives list and honored him in the Top 25 IT Innovators of 2021 sub-category.

The annual list honors the passionate and hard-working technology executives who are supporting, growing and redefining the IT channel. These executives have demonstrated their commitment to the channel and proved themselves as exemplary leaders through their innovative channel-focused strategies and initiatives.

“The SonicWall channel is the heartbeat of our company that has propelled us forward for the last 30 years,” said Conner. “We have been 100% driven by the channel since our founding, and it is our mission to thank those partners by providing them with the technology, tools and support they need in order for them to achieve success and bypass their goals.”

CRN’s Top 100 Executives list acknowledges the tech visionaries who are blazing new trails within the larger IT space. It honors executives across four sub-categories: the 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators and Top 25 Disruptors, each with its own set of strengths that impact the IT channel.

“New technology trends, such as the shift to remote work, cloud computing, SaaS, and IoT, have forced companies to rapidly adapt to an IT landscape that gets more complex by the day,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “However, with IT executives like those featured on our CRN 2021 Top 100 Executives list leading the charge, those same companies are better equipped to tackle modern IT challenges. These leaders have demonstrated an unceasing commitment to business growth and IT innovation, and I have no doubt they’ll continue to do so as new challenges arise.”

Founded in 1991, SonicWall first sought to onboard top resellers, VARs and system integrators that focused on providing high quality, affordable inter-networking solutions to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB) and educational institutions. Today, SonicWall has grown to more than 17,000 channel partners worldwide.

SonicWall is credited for building the award-winning SecureFirst partner program in 2016 that grew 500% in one year as partners around the world were re-introduced to products and comprehensive offerings.

For more information on how to become a SonicWall partner visit, www.sonicwall.com/partners/become-a-partner.