SonicWALL Secures Hybrid Clouds

SonicWALL Expands Capture Cloud Platform to Include Zero-Touch Deployment, Secure SD-WAN, Personalized Threat Intelligence, Next-Gen Virtual Firewall for Public Cloud

Recently, SonicWall introduced new Capture Cloud Platform capabilities that encompass Zero-Touch Deployment and Secure SD-WAN (software-defined WAN) designed for distributed enterprises and businesses with hybrid cloud environments. The organization additionally announced enhancements to the Capture Security Center with personalized Risk Meters that supply company-specific, real-time threat intelligence and danger scoring, as well as Hyper-V, Azure and AWS guide for its virtual firewall series.

“Organizations are invested in hybrid cloud strategies where they’re able to harness the power of both public and private clouds, but they require solutions that help simplify and secure their cloud migration initiatives,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “Whether they are pursuing the benefits of a vendor’s specific capabilities, looking to reduce the cost of hiring staff or seeking to reach compliance standards, SonicWall helps protect their migration while simultaneously giving more visibility and control of their environments.”

Whether they are pursuing the benefits of a vendor’s specific capabilities, looking to reduce the cost of hiring staff or seeking to reach compliance standards, SonicWall helps protect their migration while simultaneously giving more visibility and control of their environments.SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner.

Reducing Cost with Zero-Touch Deployment

SonicWall Zero-Touch Deployment permits companies to rapidly and securely configure firewall hardware at new locations without requiring superior and costly on-site personnel. Once new merchandise is delivered online in remote locations, administrators can manage nearby and distributed networks through a single pane-of-glass the usage of Capture Security Center, SonicWall’s flagship cloud-based management and analytics SaaS platform.

“We are very excited about the recent addition of Zero-Touch and SD-WAN from SonicWall. Cerdant has been deploying SonicWall next-generation firewalls for over 15 years and these new additions will allow us to deliver even faster deployments for customers,” said Cerdant Vice President of Technology and Operations Joshua Skeens. “The agile and simplified deployment capabilities will help reduce labor costs with centralized cloud management.”

To reduce wire clutter and the complexity associated with PoE injectors and switches, the company is introducing SonicWall TZ300P and TZ600P unified threat management (UTM) firewalls that provide power directly to connected PoE/PoE+ enabled devices, such as wireless access points, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, printers, cameras and other IP devices.

Leveraging Public Networks Securely

With sturdy and tested security provided by using SonicWall, SD-WAN can be leveraged to use readily-available, low priced public web services to reduce the value and complexity generally related with constructing allotted personal networks based totally on MPLS technology.

“SD-WAN is a highly effective technology for distributed organizations like retailers, banks, manufacturers and campuses to simultaneously improve performance and reliability while reducing operational overhead,” said 451 Research analyst Mike Fratto. “However, the use of the direct, connected public internet for business opens up security challenges for organizations.

“For SD-WAN to be a viable alternative to private WANs, enterprises need to ensure they have the same level of inspection and enforcement at the branch and remote sites as they have at the data center. Integrated security features with SD-WAN are table stakes for most enterprises adopting the technology.”

A new capability of SonicOS 6.5.3, the operating system for SonicWall next-generation firewalls, SonicWall Secure SD-WAN permits distributed organizations to safely set up and join branches and remote sites for sharing data and improving the resiliency and overall performance of applications and services. SonicWall Secure SD-WAN ensures the constant performance and availability of business-critical and SaaS applications with intelligent failover, application-based load balancing and first-class of provider (QoS) capabilities.

Personalized Threat Intelligence, Risk Scoring

The rising increase of applications, endpoints, mobile gadgets, and databases also capacity a large assault floor for cybercriminals. To reduce it, the SonicWall Capture Security Center Risk Meters provider affords companies and SMBs with data-driven evaluation about evolving chance vectors that include networks, web, clouds, applications, endpoints, mobile devices, and databases.

Because no two businesses are alike, SonicWall Risk Meters deliver personalized threat records and chance ratings that are adapted to individual conditions and environments, promoting immediately and particular shielding actions.

To better guide business and security goals in a more well-timed manner, computed threat scores and chance levels are constantly updated based on live danger records relative to present protection capabilities. Organizations can leverage their scores when performing protection effectiveness planning, coverage and budgeting decisions.

Virtual Firewall Extended to Cloud Deployments

The SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform continues to deliver security for businesses of any size and now extends next-generation virtual firewall capabilities to cloud deployments, including Hyper-V, Azure, and AWS, with the NSW Firewall Series.

As an added benefit, new and existing customers using SonicWall NSA or NSsp next-generation firewalls and who also have active Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) or Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS) services, will receive a SonicWall NSA firewall for one year at no additional cost.

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