SonicOS 3.0’s 802.1q VLAN capabilities enable network administrators to deploy firewall, anti-virus and intrusion prevention at any point of the network including distribution, aggregation, core and gateway layers. With SonicOS 3.0, network security is no longer limited to physical ports on the firewall but is extended to the port density of managed switches. User and group policies can be deployed to secure mobile users as they access
network resources from a variety of devices, while consolidated user management for local and remote access and policy enforcement increases security while decreasing administration costs.
As one of its defining features, SonicOS 3.0 enables SonicWALL’s intelligent, real-time Gateway Anti-Virus service, which is capable of concurrent scanning of large numbers of files as well as files of unlimited size. Gateway Anti-Virus provides support for multiple protocol types, scanning not only email traffic but all network transfers, delivering real-time virus protection for file, mail, Web and FTP servers. Combined with SonicWALL’s Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) 2.0, Gateway Anti-Virus provides powerful unified threat management to businesses of all sizes.
“The introduction of SonicOS 3.0 brings powerful new capabilities to our entire installed base of TZ 170 and PRO series users, without forcing a hardware upgrade,” said Matthew Medeiros, president and chief executive officer at SonicWALL. “Two years ago, firewalls were able to prevent about 30 basic network attacks. Today, SonicOS 3.0 and our unified threat management offering allow SonicWALL to prevent some 30,000 dynamic threats covering both file and network-based propagation of blended attacks. This is an industry-leading capability that is affordable and easy to deploy and represents another compelling reason to deploy SonicWALL appliances.”
SonicOS 3.0 and Gateway Anti-Virus will be available across SonicWALL’s entire TZ 170 series and PRO series product lines, supported by a subscription service for signature updates. SonicOS 3.0 Standard is now available, and SonicOS 3.0 Enhanced will be available on December 15, 2004.
About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, wireless, real time gateway anti-virus, spyware protection, spam blocking, intrusion detection and prevention, SSL, desktop anti-virus, content filtering, VLAN, and dynamic routing along with award-winning security management solutions.