Equifax just rolled into the history books as the victim of one of the most widespread and dangerous data breaches of all time. The breach happened on March 10, 2017, at which time the cyber criminals leveraged the critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 on Apache Struts2. This attack highlights the value of an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and virtual patching security technologies.
Over the past few months, Verizon has launched a series of television ads in which the main character utters the line, “Right plan, wrong network.” The actor saying the line is talking to another character who is clearly having an unhappy experience with his/her cellular connection. If you own a mobile phone, it’s likely you’ve gone through something similar at one point.
Keeping organizations running safely, while improving business and user productivity in today’s accelerating threat environment, continues to be a non-trivial task for IT leaders. At the current pace of cyber attacks, we understand all too well that the effects of recent events, such as the Equifax, WannaCry and NotPetya attacks, have demonstrated their capacity to change the global business environment from normal to total hysteria in the blink of an eye.
- Wireless Devices Explosion – The demand for increased bandwidth from wireless networks is constantly on the rise with the growing number of wireless devices used per person.
- New SonicOS 6.5, which includes more than 50 new features, powers SonicWall’s Automated Real-Time Breach Detection and Prevention Platform and is the biggest customer-driven SonicOS release in company history
- New NSA 2650 firewall enables threat prevention over 2.5 gigabit Ethernet wired and 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless networks, supports twice the number of DPI connections and offers 12,000 DPI SSL connections, an increase of 12X
- New SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points bring together high performance, security and management into wireless networks with innovative pricing
- New SonicWall Cloud Analytics application expands on management and reporting capabilities to empower better, faster and smarter security decisions
- New Secure Mobile Access OS 12.1 ensures remote workers are protected with the same level of security from any location
PRESS RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
- Partnership further enhances SonicWall’s layered security strategy by providing automated deployment and enforcement for SentinelOne endpoints
- Combined enforced solution ensures automatic remediation of advanced threats leveraging artificial intelligence powered static and behavioral analysis
- Partnership enhances the SonicWall Capture Threat Network by adding shared threat intelligence
PRESS RELEASE – September 13, 2017
Santa Clara, Calif.
I am pleased to announce that, Dell EMC is now shipping the OEM version of the SonicWall next-generation cyber security firewall solutions in the United States and Canada. Continuing on our long time partnership and resale relationship, Dell EMC will offer the powerful combination of SonicWall’s innovative threat protection technology and Dell EMC’s broad set of solutions from the data center all the way to endpoint devices.
The SonicWall team is excited to be a gold level sponsor at Black Hat USA, one of the world’s leading IT security events, which opens at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 22. Our booth number is 554 and we look forward to meeting you there. SonicWall will offer attendees information on the company’s suite of automated, real-time breach detection and prevention products and services, including the SonicWall Capture ATP cloud-based network sandbox which detects and stops ransomware, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and zero-day attacks.
If anyone ever needs proof on how effective SonicWall Capture Labs is, look back to the WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017, and just last week the NotPetya malware. In contrast to over 250,000 endpoints compromised in over 150 countries, SonicWall customers with active security subscriptions were largely unaffected.
Why were they unaffected?
Updated July 6, 2017, 11:51 AM PT
When the latest massive global cyber attack first hit on June 27, the security community observed that the payload behavior closely matched Petya ransomware, which emerged back in 2016, so we initially called this a variant. However, SonicWall Capture Labs researchers confirmed that this is definitely not Petya ransomware.