SonicWall brings Deep Packet Inspection to OS

Upgrade to SonicWall's SonicOS includes Deep Packet Inspection to guard against encrypted threats

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SonicWall brings Deep Packet Inspection to OS SonicWall has added DPI to its SonicOS.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 22, 2010

SonicWall has introduced Deep Packet Inspection for SSL (DPI-SSL) traffic as part of its latest SonicOS release.

The upgrade, to SonicOS 5.6, will help counter the growing risk from encrypted threats, and from legitimate encrypted applications which may bypass content filtering and leak valuable information or expose networks to attacks from malware.

The OS upgrade includes DPI seamlessly applied to SSL traffic, and can inspect inside all SSL sessions across all ports, independently of the protocol, resulting in both encrypted and decrypted data being scanned, monitored and protected.. It also includes SonicWall's Re-Assembly Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine.

Other enhancements to the OS for the latest generation SonicWALL TZ, NSA and E-Class NSA firewalls, include adding USB 3G and Modem failover support, which was already available for the TZ, to the NSA and E-Class NSA series, and adding an additional failover option for mission critical networks.

"Encryption is obviously an essential tool in security.  Yet encryption is now being used as a tool to defeat security," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president, Product Management. "With SonicWALL's DPI-SSL inspection capabilities, companies can ensure that security tools are working for them, not against them. Companies are put back in control of the data that leaves their network while controlling what web sites users access."

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