SonicWall Releases New Version of its Next-Gen Email Security Solution

SonicWall has announced the release of the latest version of its next-gen email security platform and firewall that has enhanced capabilities to protect against the latest malware, ransomware threats, zero-day exploits, and other advanced threats.

SonicWall Email Security 9.0 has been integrated with the Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service, which delivers a multi-engine cloud-based sandbox where email traffic is inspected. A range of email attachments are scanned for malicious code with potentially malicious files quarantined until they are released by the administrator.

New malware signatures are constantly fed into the solution via the Capture Threat Network, ensuring users receive up to the minute protection against the latest malware and ransomware threats. SonicWall Email Security 9.0 also includes improved Office 365 support, a new encryption protection system that can automatically encrypt protected data and route it for approval or archiving. A new policy management feature makes it easy for administrators to filter messages and message content as it enters or exists an organization.

In addition to providing the email security solution as a hardware appliance, SonicWall now provides the solution as a virtual appliance and cloud based-SaaS offering. SonicWall Email Security 9.0 will be available from February 28, 2017.

Additionally, a preview of SonicOS 6.2.7 has been issued, with the latest version of the operating system featuring a new threat API, greater scalability, better connectivity and simpler management. SonicOS 6.2.7 now incorporates the following additional features:

A new Threat API that incorporates third-party intelligence feeds to combat zero-day attacks, compromised credentials, malicious insiders, and APTs. The OS also supports biometric authentication such as fingerprint scans, includes Deep Packet Inspection of Secure Socket Shell (DPI-SSH), and SonicWall has extended its Dell X-Series integration by doubling the switch and port counts under firewall management.

SonicOS 6.2.7 is currently in beta and is expected to be released toward the end of March 2017.

Author: Richard Anderson

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