Cyber Security News & Trends

This week, SonicWall wins at the Computing Security Awards, and the cyberattack that almost took down the 2018 Olympics.

SonicWall Spotlight

SonicWall Wins at the Computing Security Awards

SonicWall Investing in Direct Touch and Channel Skills – ComputingWeekly

  • SonicWall’s Terry Greer-King talks to Computer Weekly about the expansion of SonicWall University amongst SonicWall Partners, and how additional staffing in direct-touch model has increased growth in the EMEA market.

Nanocore Under the Microscope – Security Boulevard

  • Using work previously published by the SonicWall Threat Labs, Security Boulevard takes a deep dive into the inner workings of the Remote Access Trojan known as NanoCore RAT, currently undergoing a change in delivery methods.

Using EDR for Layered Security – Techradar Pro

  • With the requirement for a layered security approach increasingly becoming public knowledge, SonicWall’s Terry Greer-King argues that the rapidly growing market of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is the best solution. He explains what it is, how it works and why cybersecurity systems need to be multi-faceted and layered to compete in the modern threat landscape.

Cybersecurity News

The Untold Story of the 2018 Olympics Cyberattack, the Most Deceptive Hack in History – Wired

  • Reviewing the 2018 Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea, USA Today wrote that “it’s possible no Olympic Games have ever had so many moving pieces all run on time.” Little did they know that behind the scenes an entire team of cybersecurity experts were fire-fighting a major cyberattack that was working to take the entire Olympics network down.

French TV Station Shrugs Off Ransomware Attack to Keep Running – CBR Online

  • One of France’s largest privately-owned media groups, M6, survived a ransomware attack without a disruption to radio or tv. They group praised the “quick and efficient intervention of our cybersecurity experts” for its ability to keep operating during the attack.

Major Airport Malware Attack Shines a Light on OT Security – Threat Post

  • A cryptomining infection that spread rapidly through an unnamed European airport has shined a spotlight on poor cybersecurity practices. Despite being part of a known strain of cryptomining software, the malware had been altered enough to raise no red flags with airport personnel and was active for months before being detected.

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trends in 2020 – ITProPortal

  • 5G, cybersecurity budgets, data privacy regulations, staffing problems, Internet of Things; ItProPortal looks to the future and argues that all of these disparate but related trends will converge in 2020.

Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers’ Money Goes – Dark Reading

  • Researchers investigate ransomware-as-a-service malware Sodinokibi in an attempt to understand how much money is involved. Factoring in how much money is involved, and who it goes to, they conclude that the operators are making a “fortune, ” as much as $86,000 pure profit from a single affiliate in one 72 hour period.
And Finally:

‘Sextortion Botnet Spreads 30,000 Emails an Hour’ – BBC

  • There is an ongoing large-scale “sextortion” campaign making use of more than 450,000 hijacked computers. Sending emails at 30,000 an hour they threaten to release compromising photographs of the recipient unless $800 is paid in Bitcoin. By using real data gleaned from data breaches the extortion attempt can seem legitimate but this is a fear-based campaign with the extortioners working from the“rule of big numbers.“

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How to Protect Multi-Cloud Environments with a Virtual Firewall

Virtualization technology is powering a momentous revolution in today’s modern data centers and clouds, leading to designs that are commonly a mix of private, public and hybrid cloud computing environments.

International Data Corporation (IDC) research predicts that more than 90% of organizations will have some portion of their applications or infrastructure running in the cloud by the end of 2024.

As multi-cloud migration happens and organizations embrace technologies, such as containers, network virtualization must expand to adequately secure highly dynamic environments ranging from public clouds to private clouds to data centers. Otherwise, organizations face the risks of visibility blind spots and control challenges.

To circumvent this, organizations are implementing cloud security solutions that operate together and are easily managed. The benefits of cloud computing are well-known and significant. However, so are the security challenges, exemplified by the many recent high-profile data breaches. Whether stored in a physical data center or in a public, private or hybrid cloud, your data is the hacker’s goal.

Securing the cloud introduces a range of challenges, including a lack of network traffic visibility, unpredictable security functionality and the struggle to keep pace with the rate of change commonly found in cloud computing environments. To be efficacious, organizations need a cloud security solution that:

  • Identifies and controls network traffic within the cloud based on identity, not the ports and protocols they may use.
  • Stops malware from gaining access to and moving laterally within the cloud.
  • Determines who should be allowed to use the applications, and grants access based on need and credentials.
  • Streamlines deployment and gets a new instance up and running with a click. You do not want to configure each virtual firewall, since that is time-consuming. Ideally, you have a pre-defined configuration pushed to the device and it is up and running.
  • Cost-effectively replaces expensive WAN connection technologies, such as MPLS, with secure SD-WAN.
  • Simplifies administration and minimizes the security policy delay as virtual machines (VM) are added, removed or moved within the cloud environment.

Securing the cloud with SonicWall NSv virtual firewalls

Recently, SonicWall announced a new firmware, SonicOS 6.5.4, on its virtual firewall platforms to provide feature parity with its hardware firewall platform.

SonicWall Network Security virtual (NSv) firewalls now support secure SD-WAN, Zero-Touch Deployment, DNS security, Restful API and many more features that help solve the aforementioned problems.

SonicWall NSv firewalls help security teams reduce different types of security risks and vulnerabilities, which can cause serious disruption to business-critical services and operations.

With full-featured security tools and services, including reassembly-free deep packet inspection (RFDPI), security controls and networking services equivalent to what a SonicWall physical firewall provides, NSv effectively shields all critical components of your private/public cloud environments.

NSv is easily deployed and provisioned in a multi-tenant virtual environment, typically between virtual networks (VN). This allows it to capture communications and data exchanges between VMs for automated breach prevention, while establishing stringent access control measures for data confidentiality and VM safety and integrity.

Security threats (such as cross-virtual-machine or side-channel attacks and common network-based intrusions and application and protocol vulnerabilities) are neutralized successfully through SonicWall’s comprehensive suite of security services.

All VM traffic is subjected to multiple threat analysis engines, including intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus and anti-spyware, cloud anti-virus, botnet filtering, application control and the Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) multi-engine sandbox.

Cyber Security News & Trends

This week, SonicWall partners with Etisalat Digital and appears at GITEX Technology Week 2019. Meanwhile, several governmental level warnings about cyberthreats are issued, and the Magecart group chalks up another successful month.

SonicWall Spotlight

SonicWall, Etisalat Digital Partnership Delivers Network Security in Bundle Offer to SMBs – SonicWall Press Release

  • Etisalat Digital is now offering SonicWall technology in its ‘Business Quick Start’ SMB bundle that provides businesses with telco-grade network security devices and a zero-touch feature, making installation less than one hour. SonicWall and Etisalat celebrated this news with a ceremony at GITEX Tech Week.

SonicWall at GITEX Tech Week 2019 –

  • GITEX Technology Week, the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, took place this week at the Dubai World Trade Centre. SonicWall showcased its networking and security solutions including our powerful Capture ATP with RTDMI technology. At the show, SonicWall’s Michael Berg was kept busy with interviews at outlets like Tahawultech and ChatterBoxPRE.

5 Steps to Deploy Fast, Secure WiFi in K-12 Schools – MSSPAlert

  • Schools and school districts connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi is par for the course in 2010; SonicWall’s Srudi Dineshan lists five ways K-12 schools can protect themselves from cyber threats.

Cybersecurity News

In the Last 10 Months, 140 Local Governments, Police Stations and Hospitals Have Been Held Hostage by Ransomware Attacks – CNN

  • With ransomware increasingly recognized as much more than a niche concern, CNN has created an accessible article with video and text intended to introduce the malware method and execution to a wider audience.

White-Hat Hacks Muhstik Ransomware Gang and Releases Decryption Keys – ZDNet

  • A frustrated hacker, annoyed after being caught by a successful ransomware attack, analyzed the ransomware software and successfully infiltrated the online database connected to the database. As a result, he has now released a free decryption method for anyone else caught by the same ransomware.

Copycat Coders Create ‘Vulnerable’ Apps – BBC News

  • A new study has found that developers who take shortcuts by copying and pasting code are leaving applications with security holes. Code chunks with no purpose have been found to be riddled with obsolete commands that could be taken advantage of by a hacker who recognized the programming.

EU Warns of 5G Cybersecurity Risks, Stops Short of Singling out China – Reuters

  • The European Union had issued a warning about the risk of increased cyberattacks by state-backed entities, especially with the advent of next-gen 5G mobile and Internet of Things objects.

NIST is Hunting for Tech to Secure the Energy Sector’s Network – NextGov

  • With the thoughts of a nationwide cyberattack on the power grid growing in people’s minds, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking input from tech and cyber experts on how to secure the countless internet-connected devices that could be used as a way in to the network.
And Finally:

Magecart Attack on eCommerce Platform Hits Thousands of Online Shops – SecurityWeek

  • Everyone’s least favorite online card skimming group Magecart has continued its hacking spree with another successful campaign on online retailers. In the past month the group has been found to be active on over 3 thousand online stores, including the Sesame Street Live online store.

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2019 North America Roadshow Series: SonicWall Showcases Complete Cybersecurity Portfolio, Capture Cloud Platform

As a company 100% committed to the channel, SonicWall has a proud, long-held tradition of putting our partners and customers first. Our 2019 North America Roadshow Series is one of our favorite opportunities to get some direct time with our committed partners and provide exciting and useful information to our customers.

This year, we are continuing our roadshow with remaining events taking place Oct. 1 through Nov. 7 in select cities across North America. We’re taking a unique, targeted approach to this year’s roadshow structure, by having separate dedicated sessions for our SecureFirst Partners, and additional demonstrations, meetings and activities opened up to both our partners and customers.

For SonicWall partners

The roadshow will give SecureFirst partners an exclusive opportunity to learn about the future direction of the company, spend valuable time with SonicWall product experts, and learn new ways to build their business. Partners will also get the opportunity to hear valuable feedback from each other and exchange ideas with their local SonicWall team.

In our partner-only sessions we will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Introduction to the complete SonicWall portfolio and the Capture Cloud Platform
  • Overview of the newest elements added to the SecureFirst Partner Program
  • SonicWall Overdrive, the Partner Marketing Engine
  • Promotions and incentives
  • Unique insights into SonicWall’s product roadmap

This is an exciting opportunity for our SecureFirst partners to gain insight into our 2019/20 focus areas and go-to-market strategy.

For SonicWall customers

During our roadshow, SonicWall customers will experience an immersive day of practical content, including training and updates, on a variety of valuable areas:

Customers will also get the opportunity to hear valuable feedback from each other and exchange ideas with their local SonicWall team.

We are also delighted to provide meals, entertainment activities and opportunity for business networking during our events, ensuring the day is not only useful, but fun as well. The activities vary for each location. Please check out the registration page for each individual event for more details.

Register now

If you are interested in attending an upcoming roadshow event in North America, please reference the table below and register for a city near you.

Date Location Partners Only Partners & Customers
October 1 Los Angeles, CA Registration Full Registration Full
October 3 San Diego, CA Registration Full Registration Full
October 3 Hartford, CT Registration Full Registration Full
October 8 Montreal, QC Registration Full Registration Full
October 8 Detroit, MI Registration Full Registration Full
October 9 Charlotte, NC Register Now
October 10 Nashville, TN Register Now
October 10 Raleigh, NC Register Now
October 10 Pittsburgh, PA Register Now
October 16 San Jose, CA Register Now
October 16 Toronto, ON Register Now Register Now
October 17 Sacramento, CA Register Now
October 17 Phoenix, AZ Register Now
October 23 Denver, CO Register Now
October 24 Kansas City, KS Register Now Register Now
October 24 Orlando, FL Register Now Register Now
October 28 Baltimore, MD Register Now
October 30 Ashburn, VA Register Now
November 7 Milwaukee, WI Register Now Register Now
November 8 Seattle, WA Register Now Register Now
November 12 New York, NY Register Now Register Now
November 14 King Of Prussia, PA Register Now Register Now

Please note availability is strictly limited and this event is targeted to the SonicWall SecureFirst partner community.

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What is Your Disaster Recovery Plan? 5 Core Practices to Ensure Business Continuity

While most of today’s focus is stopping cyberattacks, threats come in many shapes and forms. Being prepared for the unexpected — or the seemingly impossible — should drive your organization to draft, refine and implement a sound disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

On the surface, the idea is simple: prepare for disaster (e.g., hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, snow storms, flooding, etc.) before it happens. Most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) don’t devote enough time thinking about disaster recovery (and some enterprises, too), but a “we’ll deal with it when it happens” attitude can mean the end to any company — successful or not.

This level of preparedness is not quick or easy, which can unfortunately lead to irresponsible procrastination. To kickstart your disaster recovery plan — or ensure your current approach is optimized — explore five best practices to help prepare SMBs for worst-case scenarios.

Have a practiced plan in place

It seems obvious enough, but the first component of ensuring business continuity in the face of disaster is to actually have a plan — and then train for it. After any major disaster, people will be under extreme stress and not thinking clearly.

Therefore, it is critical to have a thought-out plan in place that outlines procedures and instructions to follow after a catastrophe. In the business world, this is more commonly referred to as a business continuity plan (BCP).

A BCP coordinates the efforts of all teams (e.g., communications, security, IT, HR, finance, engineering, supply chain, etc.) and helps identify leaders, manage assets and maintain customer expectations. Training and simulations are required to successfully implement a plan; without them, it’s just a piece of paper.

Ensure data is accessible

Network access may not be available after a disaster. The best efforts will have gone to waste if the disaster recovery plan is on a network drive or internal computer that no one can reach.

The same goes for email access. If a company maintains an on-prem secure email server and connectivity is down, communication will be handicapped. A popular solution is to have email and data repositories in the cloud.

Another scenario could be that connectivity is down only to the main site, but a secondary site is available which people don’t know how to reach. For example, a SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) appliance will make remote access transparent as it will automatically set up a VPN to the closest online site and reroute access as needed.

Build communications options

The ability to communicate effectively with your team, company leaders, customers, vendors and partners has a direct correlation to how quickly a company recovers from a disaster.

Email is the main form of communication in all companies, but this may not be available. As a backup, use social media to coordinate efforts. Applications like Teams, Slack and WhatsApp are good options for coordinating with internal groups. Twitter and the company website also can be used for public communications.

Maintain cyberattack awareness

While cybersecurity awareness should be practiced at all times, it’s critical to be even more vigilant during times of disaster.

Cybercriminals are opportunistic and will launch targeted attacks (e.g., phishing campaigns, ransomware attacks) at areas, regions, companies or organizations looking to either take advantage of those trying to help or hoping the chaos has caused targets’ guards to drop.

Sadly, many non-profit organizations, including the Red Cross, FEMA, FCC and more, are forced to issue repeated scam warnings during disasters. Should one of these attacks compromise an employee or partner, it may be a pathway into your network. If the proper network security firewalls and secure email controls are not already in place, it only takes one click to breach a network or infect a machine.

Some basic best practices will protect users during times of disaster and ensure that contingency networks and access are protected, including two-factor authentication (2FA) or multifactor authentication (MFA), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) or endpoint protection, such as SonicWall Capture Client.

Together, these will help validate a user’s identity even if his/her credentials are compromised and prevent malicious files from being executed and installed on company machines in the case of infection.

Prepare now

A proper disaster recovery and business continuity plan should not be put off. A catastrophic event or natural disaster could cause far more damage to your business, customers, employees and brand than a proactive, responsible investment in sound cybersecurity, redundant networks and failover controls.

Preparing for disaster not only helps safeguard you during times of crisis, but the same controls will likely protect your networks and data during everyday cyberattacks (e.g., ransomware, email attacks, encrypted threats, insider threats and other malicious threats) against your organization.

Cyber Security News & Trends

This week, it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

SonicWall Spotlight

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Focuses on Protecting Digital Identities, Being Accountable for Online Safety SonicWall Blog

  • It’s the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! SonicWall has so much planned to go along with these year’s theme: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. Have you entered our competition? Keep your eyes peeled for more, we’re going to have one each week.

SonicWall Deutschland Twitter account launches

  • We’re delighted for the launch of our new German language Twitter account! Follow it to keep up with the latest German SonicWall and cybersecurity news.

WATCH: CEO killer question with SonicWall – Channel Partner Insight

  • SonicWall CEO Bill Conner has only 50 seconds to answer the question – “What security capabilities are his partners not taking advantage of?” How does he do? Watch and decide for yourself.

SonicWall EMEA SecureFirst Partner Roadshow Series in South Africa – SonicWall Blog

  • The SonicWall EMEA SecureFirst Partner Roadshow Series hit South Africa and Spain including dates in Johannesburg and Durban. Will we be hitting your city next? Check out our schedule.

SonicWall Solution Center at the University of Pisa

  • Antonio Cisternino and proud SonicWall customer Università di Pisa, home of one of the only campus-based SonicWall Solution Centers in Europe, hosted SonicWall CEO Bill Conner at a special cybersecurity session. Students had the opportunity to learn about new cyber threats such as side-channel attacks and how to tackle them using SonicWall RTDMI.

Cybersecurity News

U.S. Government Confirms New Aircraft Cybersecurity Move Amid Terrorism Fears – Forbes

  • The Department of Home Security in the United States confirmed it is taking actions to protect citizens from cyberattacks targeting aviation. Acknowledging that modern aircraft are essentially flying data centers, the plan is related to the cybersecurity defenses currently being implemented on critical infrastructure like the power grid.

New Malware Campaign Targets US Petroleum Companies – Dark Reading

  • A sophisticated malware campaign is currently targeting US petroleum companies. Analysis of the malware shows that it uses multiple embedded JAR archives to hide the final payload, itself containing multiple execution processes. In one study, only five out of 56 anti-virus tools used to analyze the malware successfully detected it.

America Launches New Cybersecurity Directorate – InfoSecurity Magazine

  • America’s National Security Agency has launched a new organization, The Cybersecurity Directorate, aimed with unifying existing programs under one roof. By launching the new directorate, the NSA hopes to strengthen the cyber-shield protecting the country’s national security systems and critical infrastructure from threat actors.

Malware Infection Disrupts Production at Defence Contractor Plants in Three Countries – ZDNet

  • Rheinnmetall, one of the biggest defense contractors in the world, suffered a major cyberattack on its network that caused “significant disruption” at plants in Brazil, Mexico and the US. The company expects the long-term effects of the attack to run into tens of millions of euro.
And Finally:

Pace University’s Cybersecurity Day Features K-9 Demo News 12 Westchester

In the world of truly analogue cybersecurity, Pace University’s Labrador Harley is an unexpected tool for fighting cybercrime.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Focuses on Protecting Digital Identities, Being Accountable for Online Safety

The 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) begins today, but this year with a new emphasis: you.

Every October, the National Cyber Security Alliance collaborates with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to launch the month-long campaign to highlight new or emerging cyber threats against people and organizations, and provide tips and best practices to stay safer online.

The 2019 movement, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, highlights the fact that each and every online user, SMB and business should practice personal accountability and proactive behavior in today’s digital landscape.

During the next month, SonicWall cybersecurity experts will examine each of the three themes and explore key aspects of living and doing business in a modern, hyper-connected world.

Own IT.

  • Staying safe on social media
  • Update privacy settings
  • Best practices for device applications

Secure IT.

  • Create strong, unique passphrases for passwords
  • Turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) for various sites, services and applications
  • Shop safe online
  • How to spot and avoid email threats like phishing, smishing, vishing, business email compromise (BEC), etc.

Protect IT.

  • Ensure your software, web browser and operating systems are patched regularly
  • Guidance secure Wi-Fi and wireless
  • Keeping customer/consumer data and information safe


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online. Following wide success of the ‘Our Shared Responsibility’ theme in years past, CISA and NCSA have shifted strategic focus to a message that promotes personal accountability.

To learn more about NCSAM, please visit

Cyber Security News & Trends

This week, catch the SonicWall roadshow across Europe, ransomware is targeting K-12 systems, and Magecart hasn’t gone away.

SonicWall Spotlight

Bill Conner: Ransomware Actively Targeting K-12 Districts, Municipalities – SonicWall Blog

  • SonicWall CEO Bill Conner outlines the current rising ransomware risks for K-12 institutions and city municipalities in his latest piece written for the Forbes Technology council, recommending a layered security strategy as the best way to stop the threats.

SonicWall Hits the Road for the 2019 EMEA SecureFirst Partner Roadshow SeriesSonicWall Blog

  • Hit the road and come back for more and more! SonicWall partners should take the chance to see the SonicWall Roadshow in their city over October and November. Catch up on new products, talk to SonicWall executives and join in the fun learning about the future direction of the company and the world of cyber in general.

SaaS Application Security: 7 Risks to Mitigate – MSSP Alert

  • Rule Number 1: It may be 2019 but don’t fool yourself into thinking that phishing is no longer a threat… Shannon Emmons of SonicWall lists the seven primary security risks that anyone considering SaaS security needs to consider.

SonicWall CEO: ‘Direct Touch’ Model Has Helped Us Win More Enterprise Accounts – Channel Partner Insight

  • Bill Conner, CEO of SonicWall, is quoted by Channel Partner Insight discussing winning contracts via a strategy of direct touch. EMEA Director Michael Berg also weighs in giving an update on the UK, Germany and Middle East market.

David Chamberlin, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, SonicWall – VarIndia

  • SonicWall’s David Chamberlin explains the role of a Chief Marketing Officer to VarIndia, breaking down how the role has changed over the years and outlining SonicWall’s current market position and plans.

Cybersecurity News

The New Edward Snowden Book Is Being Used to Spread Malware – Verdict (UK)

  • Cybercriminals are capitalizing on the release of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s new book, Permanent Record, to spread banking malware Emotet via a spear phishing campaign that hides malware in a Microsoft Word file.

‘But Who’s in Charge’ Is the Question for Feds in Cybersecurity – Fifth Domain

  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) second annual national cybersecurity summit was recently held at National Harbor. Senator Ron Johnson drew attention to the growing need for guidance in cybersecurity in 5G technology and CISA Director Chris Krebs also spoke about how international boundaries can fall away when it comes to cyberthreats, calling for a greater participation between government and businesses so as to more effectively fight cybercrime.

Ransomware Strikes 49 School Districts & Colleges in 2019 – Dark Reading

  • Underlining SonicWall CEO Bill Conner’s article on rising ransomware threats in K-12 businesses, Dark Reading reports that almost 50 districts have been hit by Ransomware attacks in 2019, with ten victims in the previous nine days alone.

GDPR: Only One in Three Businesses Are Compliant – Here’s What Is Holding Them Back – ZDNet

  • In a survey of over 1000 industry personnel, a new study found that only 28% consider themselves to be fully GDPR compliant. In the responses, 36% believe the requirements of GDPR are too complex while one third of respondents say that the financial costs of achieving alignment with GDPR are too prohibitive.

Once Hacked, Twice Shy: How Auto Supplier Harman Learned to Fight Cyber Carjackers – Reuters

  • After suffering a number of public cybersecurity embarrassments in the past, the motor industry is now tackling the issue head-on; there has been exponential growth in the area with cybersecurity requirements now numbering in the hundreds of pages, up from just a single page five years ago.
And Finally:

Magecart Strikes Again: Hotel Booking Websites Come Under Fire ZDNet

  • It hasn’t gone away; a fresh wave of Magecart-linked attacks is currently taking place with the hotel booking websites the latest victims.

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it-SA 2019: SonicWall’s Integrated Cybersecurity Platform

Bringing together companies and leaders from around the world, it-sa 2019 is one of the most anticipated international technology events of the year, and it’s just around the corner! If you are attending, then expect to experience innovations and developments that will shape our future.

Visit SonicWall and its partners Axsos, Data-Sec, MCM, Takenet and Tarador at the technology fair from the 8th to the 10th of October at the Exhibition Center Nuremberg, Booth 9-538 in Hall 9.

About it-sa 2019

It-sa has established itself as Europe’s largest and most indispensable IT security exhibition and one of the most important platforms for cloud, mobile, data and network cybersecurity in the world. In 2018 around 700 exhibitors from 27 countries spread over 3 halls to present the latest IT security solutions to 14,290 trade visitors.

Based in Nuremberg since 2009, it-sa is a unique platform where C-Level experts and IT security officers from industry, services and administration get to meet developers and providers of products and services for IT security. It has successfully served as a catalyst for many innovative solutions.

From October 8 to 10, through a series of open forums, lectures and presentations, experts will be at hand to provide the most up-to-date information on strategies and technical solutions in IT security.

At the SonicWall stand

Learn about the latest cyber threats and solutions from SonicWall (booth: 9-538) and at the workstation of SonicWall distributor Infinigate (booth 9-416). Find out about:

Do you want to know if your company is safe from cyberattacks?

Cyber-threats do not discriminate or differentiate. Exposed networks, data, identities, and devices are identified, targeted and unscrupulously attacked by cybercriminals. Visit the SonicWall stand to learn how IT security issues like Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities, constantly evolving malware variants, cloud threats and much more can be defeated.

Take the free security check at the SonicWall stand and then join our quiz – with a bit of luck, you can win a Moovi StVO e-scooter.

We’ll also be holding the presentation “Your account has been hacked” hosted by Silvan Noll, SE Manager Central Europe on 08.10.2019 at 13:15 in hall 10 or on 09.10.2019 at 10:00 in Hall 9.

And don’t miss the SonicWall Booth Party on 09.10.2019 from 18:00 clock in Hall 9 at Infinigate Stand 9-416!

“We look forward to demonstrating the depth of our growing portfolio of solutions, including our patent-pending RTDMI technology, which discovered 104,000 unprecedented attack variants from January to August alone,” says Jan-Patrick Schlögell, Regional Director Central Europe, SonicWall ,

Contact us on social media by tagging @SonicWall with the hashtag #itsa19. You can also follow us on social media throughout the it-sa event:

We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget: Hall 9.

SonicWall Hits the Road for the 2019 EMEA SecureFirst Partner Roadshow Series

Six weeks. Eight countries. Seventeen cities.

SonicWall is delighted to announce the launch of the 2019 SonicWall EMEA Partner Roadshow Series. The roadshow is taking place Oct. 1 through Nov. 14 in select cities across Europe and South Africa. This is an exciting opportunity for our SecureFirst Partners to gain insight into the vision, products, services and future direction of SonicWall.

Launched in 2016, the SecureFirst Partner Program has brought to market many new and exciting programs, incentives and tools for our partners. During our roadshow, partners will experience an immersive day of practical content including training and updates on a variety of valuable areas:

The roadshow will give partners an exclusive opportunity to learn about the future direction of the company, spend valuable time with SonicWall executives and product experts, and learn new ways to build their business. Partners will also get the opportunity to hear valuable feedback from each other and exchange ideas with their local SonicWall team.

“SonicWall Overdrive 2.0 has helped a lot for getting more sales, especially thanks to the included email campaigns. We would recommend Overdrive to all partners, as it is very easy to use and effective.”

Ryan Wade
Business Solutions Specialist
Turrito Networks

Register now

If you are interested in attending an upcoming Partner Roadshow event in Europe or Africa, please reference the table below and register for a city near you.

Date Location Registration Link
October 1 Johannesburg, South Africa Register
October 1 Madrid, Spain Register
October 2 Barcelona, Spain Register
October 3 Durban, South Africa Register
October 22 Bucharest, Romania Register
November 4 Neuss, Germany Register
November 5 Vienna, Austria Register
November 5 Lyon, France Register
November 6 Egerkingen, Switzerland Register
November 6 Paris, France Register
November 8 Frankfurt, Germany Register
November 11 Munich, Germany Register
November 12 Stuttgart, Germany Register
November 12 Milano, Italy Register
November 13 Roma, Italy Register
November 13 Hamburg, Germany Register
November 14 Leipzig, Germany Register

Please note availability is strictly limited and this event is targeted to the SonicWall SecureFirst Partner community.

More partner news

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