SonicWall: Expansion of Security Services; Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Intelligent network security and data protection solutions provider, SonicWall, has expanded its suite of firewall security services with the addition of Kaspersky Anti-Virus to its Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution.
SonicWall Firewalls are designed to ensure easy deployment, provisioning and enforcement of the client on endpoint devices through a unique policy-driven engine.
SonicWall Next-Generation and Unified Threat Management firewalls already provide gateway anti-virus through SonicWall’s proprietary reassembly-free deep packet inspection anti-malware solution, protecting the perimeter, wireless and VPNs. But, according to SonicWall, viruses can still enter the network through laptops, thumb drives or other unprotected systems. Protection at multiple layers is the best defence against sophisticated modern threats, however, maintaining, enforcing and deploying the right security software on endpoint devices can put a strain on IT resources and budgets. SonicWall firewalls are designed to provide an innovative multi-layered anti-malware strategy consisting of its anti-malware solution at the gateway and enforced anti-virus solution at the endpoints.
When a non-compliant end-point within the network tries to connect to the internet, the firewall will redirect the user to a web page to install the latest SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software. The firewall is also designed to ensure that all the end-point clients are automatically updated with the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures without end-user intervention. The updated clients can remediate infections by cleansing the endpoint systems and thus preventing further propagation of the threat throughout the network. SonicWall has integrated Kaspersky technology into its enforced client solution. The software resides on endpoint computers and delivers critical protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits and more. “Deploying, maintaining and enforcing the right security software on endpoint devices within a network can be difficult,” said Swarup Selvaraman, product line manager at SonicWall. “Our innovative SonicWall solution simplifies this process and gives IT managers’ easy-to-deploy anti-virus and anti-spyware protection across any number of devices using policy-based management and reporting. Kaspersky support bolsters our existing offering and gives customers more opportunities to choose the anti-virus solution that best meets their needs.” The solution is designed to support Microsoft Windows PCs and laptops and is ideal for deployments scaling from a few to thousands of end-points.