SonicWall Capture ATP Earns 100% ICSA Threat Detection Rating for Sixth Straight Quarter


In third-party ICSA Labs testing, Capture ATP with RTDMI™ once again correctly identified 100% of malicious samples — validating SonicWall’s position as an industry leader in threat prevention.

Cybercrime is on the rise — and it’s on the move. As we noted in the mid-year update to the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, the first half of 2022 not only brought an increase in malware, but also year-to-date spikes in cryptojacking and IoT malware, which rose 30% and 77% respectively. Worst, there’s been a shift in targets, with attackers eschewing established hotspots in favor of areas that typically see much less cybercrime.

As geopolitical forces continue to shake up longstanding trends, the consistency and reliability that comes with third-party certification has never been more important. That’s why we’re proud to announce that SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) has received yet another 100% threat detection score during ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense certification for Q2 2022 — the sixth consecutive perfect threat detection score earned by SonicWall’s advanced security solution in a row, and the tenth consecutive ICSA Labs ATD certification for Capture ATP overall.

Capture ATP uses patented RTDMI™ (Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection) technology to catch more malware faster than traditional behavior-based sandboxing methods, 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 while issuing just a single false positive.

During 35 days of comprehensive and continuous evaluation, SonicWall Capture ATP was subjected to 1,060 total test runs, which included 448 malicious samples — 203 of them three hours old or less.

Not only did Capture ATP identify all these malicious samples, it had the lowest false-positive rate of any vendor with a perfect threat detection score. According to the report, “SonicWall Capture ATP was 100% effective during the Q2 2022 test cycle, detecting all of the new and little-known malicious threats in the test set.”

These results are just one sign of Capture ATP’s continuous improvement. This technology continually grows faster, more vigilant and more intelligent. According to SonicWall’s own data, each year Capture ATP with RTDMI has shown a substantial increase in threats identified: Since the introduction of RTDMI in early 2018 through June 2022, the number of new variants discovered have skyrocketed 2,079%.

Read the full ICSA Labs ATD certification report. Or learn about the range of other SonicWall products that have also received valuable third-party ICSA Labs certification.

What is ICSA Advanced Threat Defense?
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.

Amber Wolff
Senior Digital Copywriter | SonicWall
Amber Wolff is the Senior Digital Copywriter for SonicWall. Prior to joining the SonicWall team, Amber was a cybersecurity blogger and content creator, covering a wide variety of products and topics surrounding enterprise security. She spent the earlier part of her career in advertising, where she wrote and edited for a number of national clients.