SonicWall today announce the rolling out its new line of products including SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform, SonicWall Capture Security Center, SonicWall Network Security virtual (NSv) firewalls, SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF) and SonicWall Capture Client. In addition to these products, the company also upgraded its Network Security appliance (NSa) range of next-generation firewalls and also released the latest version of SonicOS 6.5.1.
“Winning the cyber arms race requires a consistent, agile and reputable stream of real-time cyber threat intelligence,” said Bill Conner, President and CEO at SonicWall. “The new SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform ensures organizations are always protected by the absolute latest information — updates, signatures and alerts — to automatically defend their networks from the most advanced cyberattacks.”
The SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform, which tightly integrates security, management, analytics and real-time threat intelligence across the company’s full portfolio of network, email, mobile and cloud security products. In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the average SonicWall customer faced 7,739 malware attacks, a year-over-year increase of 151 percent; 335 of these attacks were hidden using SSL/TLS encryption. This new Platform also identified more than 49,800 new attack variants in the first quarter, with SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI) identifying 3,500 never-before-seen variants.
The SonicWall Capture Security Center, originally released as SonicWall Cloud GMS. Delivered as a cost-effective service offering, the SonicWall Capture Security Center offers the ultimate in visibility, agility and capacity to govern entire SonicWall security operations and services with greater clarity, precision and speed — all from a single pane of glass.
By establishing a holistic and connected approach to security orchestration, the SonicWall Capture Security Center federates all operational aspects of the SonicWall network security ecosystem. The open, scalable center simplifies and, in many cases, automates various tasks to promote better security coordination while reducing the complexity, time and expense of performing security operations and administrations.
Extending SonicWall’s vision to the world of cloud and virtualization, SonicWall Network Security virtual (NSv) firewalls protect all critical components of private and public cloud environments. SonicWall NSv virtual firewalls deliver the security advantages of a physical firewall with the operational and economic benefits of virtualization, including system scalability and agility, speed of system provisioning, simple management and cost reduction.
The new SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF) delivers defense-in-depth capabilities to protect web applications running in private, public or hybrid cloud environments. Organizations in regulated industries gain a complete, out-of-box compliance solution for application-centric security that is easy to manage and deploy.
SonicWall WAF features advanced web security tools and services to keep compliance data unexposed and web properties safe, undisrupted and in peak performance. It employs a combination of signature-based and application profiling deep-packet inspection, and high-performance, real-time intrusion scanning engine using event-driven architecture to dynamically defend against evolving threats as outlined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), as well as more advanced web application threats like denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and context-aware exploits.
Like the SonicWall NSv series, SonicWall WAF can be deployed as a virtual appliance in private clouds based on VMWare or Microsoft Hyper-V, or in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure public cloud environments.
The new SonicWall Capture Client is a unified client platform that delivers multiple endpoint protection capabilities, including next-generation malware protection and support for visibility into encrypted traffic. It leverages layered protection technologies, comprehensive reporting and enforcement for endpoint protection.
SonicWall Capture Client also significantly simplifies DPI-SSL encrypted traffic analysis by solving one of the most difficult challenges: how to deploy certificates on all end points. With approximately 68 percent of all traffic being encrypted, it’s absolutely crucial that organizations activate DPI-SSL capabilities to ensure cyberattacks aren’t evading security controls to infiltrate their networks.
SonicWall also announced the updates to its Network Security appliance (NSa) range of next-generation firewalls. The new NSa 3650, 4650 and 5650 models continue the evolution of SonicWall’s vision for a deeper level of network security without a performance penalty.
More than simply a replacement for their predecessors, this trio of NSa firewalls address the growing trends in web encryption, connected devices and high-speed mobility. The new NSa series models offer more than double the number of SPI connections (up to 4 million) and quadruple the number of DPI-SSL connections compared to their predecessors.
Built on a multi-core hardware architecture featuring 10-GbE and 2.5-GbE interfaces, the NSa series scales to meet the performance demands of mid-sized networks, branch offices and distributed enterprises.
The new SonicOS 6.5.1, an upgrade to 2017’s historic SonicOS 6.5.0 that offered more than 50 new features, delivers bi-directional APIs and up to 18 times the number of DPI-SSL connections over NSa firewall predecessors.