Elevating SonicWall to the Cloud


If the cloud were human, it would say veni, vidi, vici!

One can argue whether “the cloud” is still just a buzzword … whether it’s real or just another person’s computer … whether it’s a journey or a destination. But regardless of our conclusions, the cloud has arrived, the cloud is in vogue, and the cloud is here to stay.

Cloud is enabling a fundamental technology shift that, in many ways, shakes up how we live both our digital and our physical lives. SonicWall believes the purpose of any technology is to solve problems, and the cloud is no different.

That’s why we’re leveraging cloud technology as much as possible. We’re using the cloud to make our customers more secure and, at the same time, we’re also building our portfolio to secure data in the cloud.

As you can see in the visual below, we already have many products and solutions that take advantage of the cloud. They not only use cloud-native components — they’re also delivered from the cloud. Capture ATP, our threat detection capture technology that includes patented Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI™), is delivered to all SonicWall security products via the cloud.

All our central management solutions, such as Network Security Manager (NSM), Wireless Network Manager (WNM), Capture Client (CC) Management Console, etc., use cloud-native architecture. They can scale and manage tens and thousands of individual units.

Our single-pane-of-glass management solution, SonicWall Capture Security Center (CSC), is entirely cloud-native and cloud-delivered. We expect CSC to become not only the visualization and reporting tool, but also the threat detection and response tool for SonicWall partners and customers (more on that in the future).

But our work isn’t limited to the use of cloud technology for development and delivery. In the last few years, SonicWall has introduced and updated solutions such as our virtual firewall (NSv) and Secure Mobile Access (SMA) to secure data and access in the cloud. We offer cloud-delivered Hosted Email Security (HES) that secures the cloud email services such as Microsoft Office365 and Google GSuite.

We’ve also been developing new solutions specifically for the cloud, such as Cloud App Security (CAS) and Cloud Edge Secure Access, that help you secure your users and data in the cloud. Cloud Edge Secure Access represents our entry into the ZTNA/SASE world, which involves delivering multiple networking and security capabilities from the cloud.

While all solutions mentioned above are already available, we are currently working on future SonicWall product lines, which will be cloud-delivered and offer greater in-cloud security.

To learn more about SonicWall solutions designed to utilize or secure the cloud, visit our products page. This journey is going to be exciting. Stay tuned!

SonicWall Staff