SonicWALL upgrades Unified Threat Management firewalls

May 2009 Cyber Security

Loophold Security Distribution has announced an upgrade to the SonicWALL Unified Threat Management firewall solutions.

SonicWALL has integrated SSL VPN remote access into its unified threat management (UTM) platform. This upgrade is a further development of SonicWALL's Clean VPN technology. SSL-based Clean VPN integration delivers simplified and encrypted connectivity to remote network users while improving protection by inspecting these same connections for intrusions, malware and misuse.

"The workforce of today is becoming ever more widely distributed," says Martin Tassev, MD of Loophold. "This makes it increasingly important for businesses to provide secure network access to not only employees, but also contractors, customers, and partners. Endpoints that users access on the fly may not be entirely secure, and the new challenge facing network administrators is to find ways of supporting and securing these."

SonicWALL's Clean VPN technology simplifies remote access by connecting users with a browser-based SSL VPN connection without requiring a pre-installed client. This technology vastly improves the deployment time and also provides comprehensive protection by cleaning connections of malware and harmful threats. The technology uses an advanced and high-performance deep packet inspection (DPI) engine that can find malicious content that may have been contracted while on the road, through network misuse or through the use of unsecure networks.

"Mobile workers are a vital part of the modern organisation, but they have the highest risk of spreading network security threats," Tassev continues. "The new SonicWALL integrated SSL-based Clean VPN technology is a real breakthrough. It provides simple and effective protection for secure remote access, and minimises the risk to the network associated with having employees and contractors connecting remotely."

 

Features:

* Browser-based SonicWALL NetExtender connectivity.

* Support for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.

* A customisable login portal.

* Split tunnel and tunnel all modes

SSL-based Clean VPN is available through the SonicOS 5.2 firmware release for the TZ 210 and NSA firewalls Loophold Security Distribution.

For more information contact Martin Tassev, managing director, +27 (0)11 575 000, info@loophold.com





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