• Easy-to-use Wi-Fi cloud management, a mobile app and site-survey tools, help administrators plan, deploy and manage new high-speed wireless access points through a single pane of glass
  • New firewall series protects distributed, remote locations while simultaneously increasing performance, lowering total cost of ownership
  • New application security protects organizations’ business-critical cloud applications, migration to the cloud without affecting cost, employee productivity
  • Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities provide active control of endpoint health

MILPITAS, Calif. —  SonicWall today announced new platform offerings and enhancements for small, mid-sized and distributed businesses and enterprises to protect against targeted attacks on wireless networks, cloud apps and endpoints. In addition to a new line of firewalls designed to consolidate security, networking and performance, SonicWall introduced new cloud-managed Wi-Fi access points and wireless planning tools designed to ease the deployment of global wireless networks.

The company also provides real-time protection for cloud applications, including Office 365, G Suite, Box and Dropbox, in addition to equipping organizations with advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities.

“Cybercriminals take advantage of unintentional gaps left in their security architecture fabric,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “SonicWall’s core mission is to empower organizations to improve their security posture and better protect against growing vulnerabilities. As our platform evolves, expands and integrates, we continue to deliver proven security solutions to organizations looking to enhance visibility, streamline processes and implement cost efficiencies.”

Seamlessly Plan, Secure Expanding Wireless Networks
To enhance wireless security and performance for SMBs and distributed enterprises, SonicWall delivers a range of new cloud-based deployment and management solutions.

SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager and SonicWiFi mobile app simplify wireless access, control and troubleshooting capabilities across networks of any size or region, with single sign-on (SSO) access provided by the cloud-based Capture Security Center to ensure proper security measures are taken.

Provisioning new wireless hardware can often be time-consuming when taking adequate measures to ensure employees receive secure, high-performance wireless connectivity. Pairing SonicWall WiFi Cloud Manager with SonicWall Zero-Touch Deployment and wireless mesh networking allows wireless expansion to be accomplished within minutes. With Capture Security Center, administrators can also leverage the intuitive, easy-to-use SonicWall WiFi Planner surveying capabilities to design and deploy secure wireless networks that enhance the user experience and ensure workforce productivity.

Organizations can pair new SonicWave access points with SonicWall firewalls for high-speed 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access and deep packet inspection (DPI) of encrypted and unencrypted traffic. These new access points can also be deployed securely without a SonicWall firewall and offer integrated security services, including the Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service and SonicWall Content Filtering Service.

New Cost-Effective Firewalls Consolidate Security, Networking, Performance 
IT managers need a solution that solves their security, connectivity and performance concerns in a small form factor appliance at a price point within their budget.

SonicWall’s new SOHO 250 and TZ350 series firewalls provide a unified security solution at a low total cost of ownership. Designed for small, mid-sized and distributed enterprise organizations with remote locations, the SOHO 250 and TZ350 integrate essential networking features and industry-validated high security effectiveness to protect data and connected devices, including IoT.

The new firewall range combines high-speed threat prevention and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology with an extensive range of networking and wireless features, plus simplified deployment and centralized management capabilities.

SonicWall Secure SD-WAN technology reduces costs by replacing expensive MPLS technology with lower-cost internet access. Deploying SOHO 250 and TZ350 firewalls is greatly simplified with SonicWall Zero-Touch Deployment, a key component of SonicWall’s cloud-based Capture Security Center.

Secure Business-critical Cloud Applications, Migration 
Cloud applications are vital to organizations’ production, sales and communications, and are increasingly the target of attacks. To thwart never-before-seen malware variants, targeted phishing attacks, account takeover due to compromised credentials and cloud data loss, SonicWall Cloud App Security 2.0 provides real-time protection for business-critical SaaS apps, including Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box and Dropbox.

“When organizations move to the cloud or SaaS applications, their sensitive data moves into shared infrastructure and the traditional perimeter evaporates,” said Jeff Wilson, Senior Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology at IHS Markit. “Administrators need to have the same complete visibility and access control inside their networks and in the cloud, and they need to be able to control security and enforce strong threat and data loss protection with policies that keep risk and compliance in mind. Organizations should look for a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution that provides easy deployment, granular control and has zero impact on the user experience.”

To identify and mitigate malicious malware or files stored in SaaS solutions, such as OneDrive and SharePoint, SonicWall Cloud App Security 2.0 integrates with the Capture ATP sandbox service, which includes patent-pending Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI™) technology. The new features extend SonicWall real-time automated breach detection and prevention capabilities into sanctioned SaaS environments and monitor user-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud traffic to identify unapproved cloud applications.

Email is the most common threat vector and security controls must be adapted as organizations move to cloud email, such as Exchange Online with Office 365 or Gmail with G Suite. To combat advanced targeted phishing attacks, Cloud App Security 2.0 includes machine-learning anti-phishing capabilities that are trained to catch malicious emails missed by cloud email platforms.

Empowering Administrators with Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response 
Designed to increase administrators’ response time, visibility and insight into advanced threats, SonicWall Capture Client 2.0 gives organizations active control of endpoint health with advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities.

Administrators have the ability to track threat origins and intended destination, kill and quarantine as necessary and roll back endpoints to a last-known healthy state in the event of an infection.

External USB devices can pose a serious threat to network security, potentially delivering malware, ransomware and viruses to vulnerable endpoints. SonicWall’s new Capture Client feature, Device Control, helps organizations reduce their attack surface by locking out unknown or suspicious devices.

Security policies can easily be created to whitelist clean devices, such as printers and removable storage, and narrow the threat plane. Unlike legacy antivirus (AV) solutions, systems no longer have to be taken offline to conduct forensic analysis and/or reimaging when mitigating malware or cleaning endpoints.

Employee behavior can prove challenging when building a sound cybersecurity defense. By using SonicWall Content Filtering Service capabilities, Capture Client blocks access to millions of known malicious domains, IP addresses and botnets to prevent infections caused by employee error or curiosity.

About SonicWall
SonicWall has been fighting the cybercriminal industry for over 27 years defending small and medium businesses, enterprises and government agencies worldwide. Backed by research from SonicWall Capture Labs, our award-winning, real-time breach detection and prevention solutions secure more than a million networks, and their emails, applications and data, in over 215 countries and territories. These organizations run more effectively and fear less about security. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

FortiGate-VM Next-Generation Firewall Extends Support for VMware NSX-T Data Center

Today, Fortinet is announcing more extensive interoperability between Fortinet’s FortiGate-VMand VMware’s NSX-T Data Center to provide organizations centralized visibility into all workload environments. Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM Next-Generation Firewall is a virtual appliance, providing interoperability with NSX-T Data Center through service insertion as a third-party edge firewall. FortiGate-VM provides protection of North-South traffic flows inside the VMware NSX-T environment for advanced end-to-end security for multi-cloud and multi-hypervisor environments.

IDC research predicts that 90 percent of organizations will have some portion of their applications or infrastructure running in the cloud by the end of 2019. As multi-cloud migration occurs and organizations embrace technologies, like containers, network virtualization must expand to adequately secure highly dynamic environments ranging from public clouds to private clouds to data centers. Otherwise, organizations face the risks of visibility blind spots and control challenges. To avoid this, organizations need to implement solutions that operate together and are easily managed from a centralized management platform.

Fortinet and VMware are addressing this by enabling end-to-end security and management across various environments through the FortiGate-VM NGFW’s integration with  NSX-T.

Underpinned by the FortiOS operating system and FortiGuard Threat Intelligence services, FortiGate-VM NGFW delivers industry-leading performance and layered threat protection to virtualized data centers and cloud infrastructure. By combining FortiGate-VM functionalities with NSX-T, IT teams can seamlessly integrate security functionality across multiple hypervisors on premises and in the cloud, including workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS. We’re thrilled to continue collaborating with Fabric-Ready Partner VMware to make the migration to multi-cloud and virtualization of data centers as easy as possible.

“VMware is collaborating with Fortinet to enable our mutual customers with end-to-end security by inserting next-generation firewall capabilities seamlessly into NSX-T Data Center networks,” said Umesh Mahajan, Senior Vice President of R&D, Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware. “FortiGate-VM’s interoperability with NSX-T Data Center will enable our mutual customers to deliver even deeper security across the Virtual Cloud Network.”

This combined solution offers organizations a single pane-of-glass to better secure their physical and virtual network where dynamic business applications reside. The expanded interoperability provides the following:

  • FortiGate-VM enforces advanced security at the point of connection between the workloads NSX-T manages running in multiple environments, like public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises data centers.
  • FortiGate-VM combined with NSX-T Data Center provides security for multiple hypervisors and container orchestration platforms, resulting in seamless and consistent security for applications running on these platforms.
  • By leveraging NSX-T Data Center, Fortigate-VM allows organizations to seamlessly scale security from the datacenter to the cloud.
  • FortiGate-VM supports Active-Passive High Availability (HA), which provides seamless failover against failure of the active VM.