There’s nothing normal about the “new business normal.” The past few months have represented a complete shift in the way we think of work — and with vastly more employees working remotely than ever before, bringing with them an unprecedented quantity of exposure points and risk, the traditional cybersecurity model is proving woefully inadequate.
As cybercriminals ramp up attacks on anyone they perceive to be vulnerable, it isn’t enough to simply enable working from home. To truly ensure business continuity, you must secure and rearchitect these massively distributed networks with a platform capable of stopping the ever-increasing number of threats — both known and unknown.
To help your organization meet the challenges brought by this new cybersecurity reality, SonicWall is introducing three new solutions: SonicWall SD-Branch, SonicWall Switch and SonicWall Capture Client 3.0.
Many businesses need to secure remote branch offices and retail stores, but it often isn’t possible — or practical — to have dedicated IT staff at each of these locations. SonicWall SD-Branch enables your organization to provide seamless connectivity that keeps pace with escalating bandwidth demands, and allows you to quickly and cost-effectively upgrade the network security at your remote locations.
Secure SD-Branch is a comprehensive solution that combines the power of secure SD-WAN, secure wireless and wired LAN technology with zero-touch deployment. Through the power of Capture Security Center — SonicWall’s cloud-based, single-pane-of-glass management console — the management, reporting and analytics for all locations is centralized and accessible from any web-enabled device.
The shift to remote work has resulted in a sudden rise in the use of high-bandwidth applications — something that can easily overwhelm branch networks. At the same time, monitoring, managing and continually refreshing a growing number of network devices across multiple branches has grown exponentially more difficult, especially since many branch locations don’t have trained IT staff.
SonicWall Switches offer multi-gigabit wired performance that lets you rapidly scale your branch networks through remote installation. Available in seven models — ranging from eight to 48 ports, with gigabit and 10 gigabit ethernet ports — SonicWall Switches deliver network switching that accommodates the growing number of mobile and IoT devices in branch locations and provides the network performance needed to support cloud-delivered applications. SonicWall Switches also fit seamlessly into your existing SonicWall ecosystem, helping you to unify your network security posture. They’re SD-Branch-ready and managed via firewalls — either locally or through SonicWall’s cloud-based Capture Security Center — for unified, single-pane-of-glass management of your entire SonicWall infrastructure.
SonicWall Capture Client 3.0
SonicWall Capture Client 3.0 allows employees to operate remotely without having to worry to about advanced threats, all while giving administrators comprehensive visibility and the ability to extend standard protections to remote endpoints. SonicWall Capture Client 3.0 is the latest iteration of our lightweight, unified endpoint protection platform, and features a number of new and upgraded features.
Capture Client 3.0’s comprehensive, client-based content filtering allows you to easily extend network-based content filtering to off-network users. It provides HTTP and HTTPS traffic inspection capabilities, along with the ability to assign exclusions for trusted applications or blacklist untrusted applications. Capture Client also offers real-time visibility of applications and identifies vulnerabilities.
Starting with Capture Client 3.0, administrators can leverage Azure active directory properties for granular policy assignment based on categories such as group membership — regardless of whether the directory is hosted on-prem or in the cloud.
Capture Client 3.0 also brings in support for the SentinelOne Linux agent, enabling you to extend next-generation antimalware capabilities to Linux servers. This feature will allow customers to safeguard Linux-based workloads irrespective of their location — on-prem or in the cloud.