New features available in SonicOS 3.0 will help expand business opportunities enormously, said
Gateway Anti-Virus is a scalable, high-speed anti-virus solution which provides enterprise-class threat management at a fraction of the cost of competitive products. It is the first solution on the market to use a per packet scanning engine. This means SonicWALLs is the only solution of its kind that can handle extremely large file sizes and hundreds of concurrent downloads, offering ultimate scalability and performance for todays networked environment. Gateway Anti-Virus delivers intelligent, real-time scanning and virus protection directly on the security gateway and also combines SonicWALLs Intrusion Prevention Service 2.0 and spyware protection.
Additional capabilities supported by SonicOS 3.0 include spam filtering, as well as enterprise-class features such as VLAN support and dynamic routing. SonicOS 3.0 and Gateway Anti-Virus will be available across SonicWALLs entire TZ 170 series and PRO series product lines, supported by a subscription service for signature updates, and current users of SonicWALLs latest appliances will not need to undertake hardware upgrades.
SonicOS 3.0 features a patent-pending deep packet inspection engine. Delivering virus protection directly on the security gateway, Gateway Anti-Virus matches downloaded, e-mailed and compressed files against an extensive database of signatures containing viruses, worms, Trojans, vulnerabilities and spyware continuously updated by a combination of sources including SonicWALLs SonicAlert Team. Gateway Anti-Virus is capable of scanning dozens of protocols using SonicWALLs stream-based protocol analyzer for a complete and layered approach to anti-virus protection.
Our existing customers will be delighted that they can benefit from Gateway Anti-Virus without needing to upgrade their current hardware, said
"By incorporating Gateway Antivirus into the SonicOS, SonicWALL has boldly entered the newly defined United Threat Management security appliance market," said
One in five machines is infected by viruses every month, and over 80 per cent of viruses are proliferated by email. According to IDCs Enterprise Network Security Survey of February 2004, when asked to identify their most serious security challenge, most respondents pointed to lack of resources, confirming that the challenging array of threats and technology outstrips security and network