SonicWall to Extend Powerful Firewalls to Virtual Environments, Roll Out Next-Generation Endpoint Protection Across Hybrid Infrastructures


New product offerings scale SonicWall security capabilities to
endpoints, virtualized environments and third-party solutions

MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million
networks worldwide, announces a range of public beta trials that
demonstrate enhanced security capabilities of the company’s automated
real-time breach detection and prevention platform. The new offerings
not only provide organizations with robust deployment options across
on-premises, cloud and virtualized environments, but also protect
endpoints within the network from today’s advanced cyber threats.

“To better equip our customers to protect their businesses, brands and
data, we’re ensuring critical security capabilities are available — in
an integrated, cohesive architecture — across the environments of their
choice,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. “Organizations will be able to
seamlessly deploy the security tools they want, when they want and where
they want while eliminating both complexity and potential network
vulnerabilities. This provides a bridge from where they are today to
where they are going in the future.”

To responsibly validate this customer-focused approach, SonicWall
announces three new products for the beta release: SonicWall Capture
Client, SonicWall Network Security (NSv) virtual next-generation
firewalls and SonicWall virtual web application firewalls. In addition,
the beta for SonicOS 6.5.1 includes support for new firewall APIs.

Each new offering helps extend advanced security controls for specific
use cases and environments, giving organizations the ability to
consolidate and integrate capabilities across a single infrastructure —
regardless of the form factor or deployment method required.

“The long-standing ‘silo game’ is changing. Organizations want to
exercise cybersecurity best practices, but existing solutions are often
too complex or cumbersome,” said SonicWall CTO John Gmuender. “These
public betas illuminate the path forward for enterprises, SMBs and MSSPs
that need agility, flexibility and automation, and realistically align
with how they want to conduct business.”

Real-Time Endpoint Protection via SonicWall Capture Client

Highlighting the program is a beta for the SonicWall Capture Client, a
new unified client platform that offers multiple endpoint cybersecurity
capabilities, including next-generation malware protection and support
for SSL/TLS decryption and inspection.

The SonicWall Capture Client, coupled with the SentinelOne
engine, delivers advanced threat protection through the use of
continuous behavior monitoring, machine learning and endpoint system
rollback. When deployed with SonicWall firewalls, the Capture Client
enables the analysis of encrypted traffic through the management and
deployment of trusted SSL certificates used for deep packet inspection
of SSL/TLS traffic (DPI-SSL).

“With its powerful real-time threat mitigation, remediation and rollback
capabilities, the Capture Client allows customers to layer in more
security controls to properly defend endpoints,” said SentinelOne CEO
and Co-Founder Tomer Weingarten. “It’s a sophisticated marriage between
automated network security and autonomous endpoint protection that will
help eliminate a vast number of vulnerabilities for the typical customer

Virtual Next-Generation Firewalls with Improved Cloud Management

SonicWall NSv virtual firewalls extend automated breach detection and
prevention into public and private cloud infrastructure. SonicWall NSv
is a full-featured firewall service — including the same security and
performance capabilities as a firewall appliance — operating in a
virtualized environment. It provides deep packet inspection, security
controls and networking services equivalent to that of SonicWall
physical firewalls.

The NSv series will be available in multiple virtual options, carefully
packaged and optimized for a broad range of private cloud or virtualized
deployment use cases, including software-defined data centers.

“We’re in more and more discussions with end customers who are moving to
hybrid infrastructures,” Mike Johnson, CEO at Cerdant, a beta tester.
“Now that we can offer organizations virtual options of the firewalls
they already trust, they’ll be able to simplify management, reduce
development time, leverage intelligence and enhance security.”

With intuitive cloud management, organizations gain simplified hybrid
infrastructure management between virtualized versions of SonicWall
next-generation firewalls and common management with physical SonicWall
firewall appliances. Cloud management gives the ultimate visibility,
agility and capacity to govern the entire SonicWall virtual and physical
firewall ecosystem with greater clarity, precision and speed.

“The days of the one-size-fits-all network approach are gone,” said
Secure Designs CTO Ron Culler. “Organizations are moving fast. When they
spin up new environments, they can’t sacrifice performance and
availability for security. Now they won’t have to. It’s a really
compelling proposition that will be welcomed almost universally.”

Web Application Firewall

Complementing the new portfolio, the new SonicWall web application
firewall (WAF) provides context-aware protection for web applications
hosted in public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure. The WAF
protects data by performing Layer 7-aware deep packet inspection on all
web traffic (i.e., HTTP and HTTPS) while filtering unwanted web traffic
from connecting to web applications.

The new WAF protects web applications from various attacks, such as
those outlined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP),
advanced threats like denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and context-aware

Integration, Automation for Hybrid Environments

The upcoming version of the firewall operating system, SonicOS 6.5.1,
will introduce a rich set of APIs to allow scripting and automation of
firewall functions. It will also include deeper integration with
third-party tools.

The firewall APIs will help integrate management, ticketing and
orchestration tools to seamlessly automate the security fabric. The OS
also brings API-level integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) public
cloud environments for simplified operation and interoperability with
AWS VPC deployments.

Commercial availability of the new offerings is slated for the second
quarter of 2018.

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About SonicWall

SonicWall has been fighting the cyber-criminal industry for over 26
years defending small, medium-size businesses and enterprises worldwide.
Backed by research from SonicWall Capture Labs, our award-winning
real-time breach detection and prevention solutions coupled with the
formidable resources of over 21,000 loyal channel partners around the
globe, are the backbone securing more than a million business and mobile
networks and their emails, applications, and data. This combination of
products and partners has enabled an automated real-time breach
detection and prevention solution tuned to the specific needs of the
more than 500,000 organizations in over 150 countries. These businesses
can run more effectively and fear less about security. For more
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Trifecta Public Strategies for SonicWall
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