SonicWall Announces its Capture APT Service Now Blocking More than 1,000 Unique Malware Variants Each Day

San Jose, CA-based cybersecurity firm SonicWall is now blocking more than 1,000 new, unique malware variants each day and has seen 524% growth in the number of unique malware variants identified in the past six months across the 1 million+ networks that the company protects.

SonicWall has helped protect its customers from these new malware threats, ransomware attacks, and zero-day exploits. SonicWall also helped protect its clients from the NotPetya and WannaCry attacks this year.

“SonicWall Capture ATP has proven time and again that it not only identifies new variants, but also safely contains and stops zero-day attacks,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner.  “After seeing the devastating effects of WannaCry and NotPetya — and now breaches at Equifax and Deloitte — customers are increasingly responsive to solutions like Capture, which offers sophisticated and automated threat protection.”

The popularity of SonicWall’s Capture APT solution is growing fast. The company sold 77% more licenses in Q2, 2018 than Q1, with the firm enjoying a 55% increase in attach rate over the previous quarter and a 104% increase in existing customer attach rates as they expand the SonicWall solutions they have in place to better protect their networks and businesses.

The threat level is now critical and many SMBs have discovered too late that their defenses against malware and ransomware are not sufficient. According to a June 2017 survey conducted by Osterman Research, 22% of SMBs with fewer than 1,000 employees have had to permanently close their doors as a result of a ransomware attack. That is perhaps no surprise given the cost of resolving attacks and data breaches, which the Ponemon Institute reports is now $3.62 million, on average.

SonicWall’s solution is the Capture Advanced Threat Protection Service, which is offered as a cloud-sub subscription with SonicWall Firewalls. The solution blocks email threats at the gateway and holds potentially malicious messages until they are assessed and released by administrators. The multi-engine sandbox solution blocks a much higher percentage of threats than single-engine sandbox solutions, which are more easily evaded, ensuring businesses are much better protected against zero-days, new malware, and ransomware attacks.

Author: Richard Anderson

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