SonicWall’s mission is to help organizations protect themselves from the growing number of cyber attacks in the fast-moving threat landscape.

There are many schools of thought on how this is best accomplished. And much of this depends on the wares of a particular vendor. But I’ve made it a priority that SonicWall helps defend networks and data in a manner that is automated, layered, intelligent, easy to use and cost-effective.

Today marks a monumental milestone in that focused effort.

This morning we proudly introduced the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform, which tightly integrates security, management, analytics and real-time threat intelligence across our full portfolio of network, email, mobile and cloud security products. This launch includes:

  • New SonicWall Network Security Virtual (NSv) Firewalls
  • New SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • New SonicWall Capture Client Endpoint Protection
  • Updated SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSa) Firewalls
  • Updated SonicOS 6.5.1

The significance of the unified and connected Capture Cloud Platform is highlighted by the escalating threat landscape. 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.

The SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform also identified more than 49,800 new attack variants in the first quarter, with the new SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMI) identifying 3,500 never-before-seen variants.Capture Cloud PlatformThe numbers are alarming. The threats continue to grow. And it’s the reason I promise that SonicWall teams around the world are dedicated to ensure our customers are protected from today’s most malicious cyber threats — both known and unknown.

Here’s a helpful rundown of the new products we are proud to announce today under the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform:

New NSv Virtual Firewalls

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.

> Go to NSv Virtual Firewalls

New Web Application Firewalls

The new SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF) delivers defense-in-depth capabilities to protect web applications running in private, public or hybrid cloud environments.

The SonicWall WAF behavior-based detection engine learns, interrogates and baselines regular web application usage behaviors and identifies anomalies that may be indicative of attempts to compromise the application, steal data and/or cause a denial-of-service.

> Go to SonicWall WAFs

New SonicWall Capture Client

The new SonicWall Capture Client extends an organization’s ability to defend endpoint devices that connect and interact with its networks, applications and data.

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, and also offers critical ‘rollback’ capabilities via SentinelOne integration.

> Go to Capture Client

New SonicWall NSa Firewalls

The new SonicWall NSa 3650, 4650 and 5650 next-generation firewalls continue the evolution of SonicWall’s vision for a deeper level of network security without a performance penalty.

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.

> Go to NSa Firewalls

Each day this week we’ll do an in-depth review of the above and how each can be leveraged to better protection your organization, networks, data and customers.

RTDMI Expanded to Protect Organizations from Malicious PDFs, Office Files

Complementing the major Capture Cloud Platform announcement, we also announced new Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM capabilities that protect businesses and users from memory-based attacks and zero-day malware, including malicious PDFs and Microsoft Office documents.

Since January 1, 2018, RTDMITM has identified more than 3,500 never-before-seen attack variants. First announced in February 2018, RTDMI technology is used by the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform to identify and mitigate even the most insidious cyber threats, including memory-based attacks.

RTDMI is already operational for SonicWall customers with active subscriptions to SonicWall Capture ATP sandbox service and SonicWall Email Security solutions.

> Read the Press Release

See Real-Time Threat Intelligence

Did you know you can improve your security posture by knowing what attacks are most likely to target your organization? Visit the SonicWall Security Center to see the latest attack trends, types and volume across the world.

VISIT THE SECURITY CENTER

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Bill Conner
President and CEO of SonicWall | SonicWall
Bill Conner is among the most experienced security, data and infrastructure executives worldwide, with a career spanning over 30 years across numerous high-tech industries. A corporate turn-around expert, today he is the President and CEO of SonicWall, one of the world’s most trusted network security companies, acquired as a carve out from Dell by Francisco Partners and Elliott Management in November of 2016. SonicWall next-generation firewalls and network security solutions protect more than 1 million networks worldwide, for more than 500,000 organizations in more than 150 countries. In the less than one year under Conner’s leadership, SonicWall surpassed the ambitious financial and operational metrics set across the business, delivering record partner registrations (over 15,000 partners / 4,000 net new), strong pipeline growth (over $250M in new partner deal registrations), key service improvements (80% reduction in wait times), the release of a new global marketing campaign, and record new product releases.

Conner has been the vanguard of four of the Digital Information Age’s most transformational technology shifts. From leading key divisions of AT&T, to taking Nortel into data with the $9 billion acquisition of Bay Networks, to his work securing digital identities with Entrust, to bringing secure communications and privacy from the consumer to the enterprise through mobile and cloud with Silent Circle, Conner has built a strong track record. He’s re-engineered product lines, built world-class service organizations, re-aligned global sales organizations, and created industry-leading marketing campaigns. After he was appointed President and CEO of Silent Circle, Conner quickly re-positioned the consumer privacy company into a mobile Enterprise Privacy Platform (EPP) focused business. This included creating the marketing category, re-engineering the products and the global cloud delivery, and re-building the sales, service and marketing functions. As Entrust’s President and CEO, Conner quickly re-engineered the technology-led company to be customer and market-driven, creating a best-in-class company. Upon taking Entrust private in 2009 with the private equity firm Thoma Bravo, he reset corporate priorities to take advantage of new market dynamics such as SaaS and mobility. This enabled Conner to successfully navigate the company toward nearly a 100% subscription-based revenue model, while delivering organic growth rates in excess of two times the market rate. Contributing to the strong growth were record customer renewal rates exceeding 98%. In 2013, Entrust was purchased for a record 6.5 times the 2009 investment.

Conner is a staunch supporter of public-private partnerships on cybersecurity, and is regularily called on to share his expertise with global leaders at major financial institutions, enterprises and governments.
He also created and hosted “Hacked” for SiriusXM’s business radio. He has been recognized with several awards including: Marketing Computers “Marketer of the Year”, Tech Titans “Corporate CEO of the Year”, Federal Computer’s “Top 100 Award”, and the “National Youth Science Camp Alumnus of the Year.”

Conner graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Fernando Abatemarco

I Switch To Sonicwall I Been With Them 4-5 Years And Never Look Back.. Super Happy Customer . Keep Up The Good Work.

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