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SonicWall unveils new focus for mid-tier enterprises


SonicWall has unveiled a new focus for protecting mid-tier enterprises from today’s known and unknown cyberattacks.

Enhanced with 12 new products and solution updates, the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform — expanded for mid-tier enterprises — now delivers integrated cloud-scale management and true end-to-end security that protects networks, email, endpoints, mobile and remote users.

“The past 18 months were focused on expanding our security portfolio and restoring customers and partners to the SonicWall brand,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “Now, we are delivering a disruptive, cloud-based platform that brings together endpoint, firewall and cloud application security with management, reporting, analytics and integrated threat visibility. 

“Our Capture Cloud Platform delivers increased value, ease of use and the security efficacy required for today’s cyber arms race, particularly given the likes of Meltdown, Spectre and threats leveraging Microsoft Office files and PDFs.” 

This initiative is headlined by Capture Security Center enhancements, new next-generation firewalls and enhanced endpoint protection capabilities that together enable automated real-time breach detection and prevention, delivering enterprise-grade performance and industry-low total cost of ownership (TCO).

SonicWall’s diligence to deliver low TCO and high-performance security for wired, wireless and mobile enterprise networks — with all security services and capabilities activated, will set new standards and expectations from partners and customers.

To better meet the needs of mid-tier enterprises, SonicWall is expanding the capabilities of the Capture Security Center to deliver the foundation for a unified security governance, compliance and risk management strategy. 

The SonicWall Capture Security Center offers visibility, agility and capacity to govern entire SonicWall security operations and services with greater clarity, precision and speed — all from a single pane of glass. Now, mid-tier enterprises can easily manage their complete security ecosystem from the cloud, including ew enterprise-grade firewalls, virtual firewalls for private and public cloud environments including Microsoft Azure, endpoints inside and outside the network, remote users and email clients.

SonicWall Capture Client endpoint protection, powered by SentinelOne, is now integrated with the SonicWall Capture ATP sandbox service. With this integration, suspicious files that Capture Client labels with a moderate threat score (but not high enough to merit an alert) may be automatically uploaded for analysis.

A cornerstone of SonicWall’s mid-tier focus is the launch of five new next-generation firewalls: the NSa 6650, 9250, 9450 and 9650 models, and the NSsp 12000 series.

The NSa series firewalls provide increased performance and value with added features and enhancements. The NSsp 12000 series is designed for distributed enterprises, data centers, universities and MSSPs. Both series of firewalls leverage innovative machine-learning security technologies in the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform that deliver proven protection from advanced cyber threats, such as ransomware, zero-day attacks and networks intrusions — all without impacting performance.

The new NSa models offer a high availability (HA) solution for sound business continuity at the lowest TCO in the industry. Many competitors require a full-price purchase of the failover unit, as well as full subscription services after the first year.

Complementing the expanded NSa offerings, the new NSsp 12400 and 12800 next-generation firewalls are capable of scanning millions of connections for the latest cyber threats. 

With multiple 40-GbE interfaces, the NSsp series enables the high-speed throughput large organizations need into today’s fast-paced networked environment. They support more connected devices and the large number of unencrypted and encrypted web sessions they create.

SonicWall Cloud App Security is a cloud-based security service that enables organizations to secure SaaS application usage and reduce risk of shadow IT. The service provides functionality like Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solutions, delivering real-time visibility and control of applications being used by employees.

Fundamental to the release of these new enterprise-focused products and services is the strengthening of SonicWall go-to-market focus and resources. 

“We established the SecureFirst program, rolled out SonicWall University and revamped SonicWall Overdrive — all in support of our channel partners to help increase their productivity and success,” said SonicWall SVP and Chief Revenue Officer Steve Pataky. “With these new products, we are able to build the capability to work more closely with our partners on strategic accounts and in key verticals.” 

SonicWall will use focused, direct-touch efforts to engage with organizations in key verticals, including retail, K12, higher education, and state, local and federal government. SonicWall also will continue to focus on its partnership with Dell while building and expanding relationships with MSSPs.


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