SonicWall introduces the Capture Cloud Platform, which tightly integrates security, management, analytics and real-time threat intelligence across the company’s full portfolio of network, email, mobile and cloud security products. SonicWall also is introducing new and enhanced products in its portfolio of hardware, virtual appliances and endpoint clients.
The significance of the unified and connected SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform is highlighted by the escalating threat landscape. In the first quarter of 2018 alone, the average SonicWall customer faced 7,739 malware attacks, a year-over-year increase of 151 percent; 335 of these attacks were hidden using SSL/TLS encryption. The SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform also identified more than 49,800 new attack variants in the first quarter, with SonicWall Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMI) identifying 3,500 never-before-seen variants.
“Winning the cyber arms race requires a consistent, agile and reputable stream of real-time cyber threat intelligence,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “The new SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform ensures organizations are always protected by the absolute latest information — updates, signatures and alerts — to automatically defend their networks from the most advanced cyberattacks.”
SonicWall Capture Labs researchers pioneered the use of artificial intelligence for threat research and protection over a decade ago. Today, machine-learning algorithms are used to analyze data and classify and block known malware before it can infect the network. Unknown files are sent to the SonicWall Capture Cloud Platform where they are analyzed using a variety of techniques, including hypervisor analysis, emulation, virtualization and RTDMITM technology, blocking zero-day malware in near real time.
“This integrated, connected and real-time platform is the result of more than two decades of innovation, research, engineering and expertise,” said SonicWall CTO John Gmuender. “Today’s cyber threats are so agile and advanced that protecting customers on a by-the-minute basis is critical to delivering positive security outcomes.”
“Extending trusted SonicWall security capabilities to private and public cloud environments gives our customers the agility, cost-effectiveness and flexibility they need to operate their business or organization successfully,” said Joshua Skeens, Director of Engineering at Cerdant, a SonicWall SecureFirst Partner. “We’re already witnessing customers execute with speed and determination — all with full confidence in the security of their virtual and cloud environments. It’s truly a powerful differentiator.”