Dell updates SonicWALL with new APT fighting capabilities

Dell's multi-engine approach to advanced threat analysis will support cyber-crime prevention

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Dell updates SonicWALL with new APT fighting capabilities    Organisations need an intelligent, advanced threat detection system that not only analyses the behaviour of suspicious files, but also uncovers hidden malware without being detected itself
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 14, 2016

Dell has launches its SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection service, which aims to safeguard organisations against cyber threats.

Taking an adaptive, multi-engine sandboxing approach, Dell Security is incorporating the VMRay third-generation Analyser threat detection analysis engine with the Lastline Breach Detection platform and the Dell SonicWALL Sonic Sandbox threat analysis engine, to deliver a three-layer level of defence that organisations need to protect themselves from unknown threats.   

Organisations of every size are targeted by a diverse range of cyber criminals who continually seek, find and exploit security holes in applications and infrastructure to gain access to the network, often perpetrating serious harm within minutes.

According to the 2016 Dell Security Annual Threat report, the Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team documented a 73% increase in unique malware samples collected over the previous year. Most of these threats were targeted, evasive and zero-day attacks found across computing systems and devices.

With smarter threats and malware often designed to detect the presence of a virtual sandbox and evade discovery, organisations need an intelligent, advanced threat detection system that not only analyses the behaviour of suspicious files, but also uncovers hidden malware without being detected itself.

Patrick Sweeney, vice president, product management and marketing at Dell Security said: "The meteoric rise of various types of targeted, evasive and zero-day threats across computing systems and devices means both organisations and individuals have a keen interest in protecting themselves before these threats reach the point of destruction.

"With the  launch of this advanced threat protection service, Dell Security is addressing our customers' real and urgent need to detect these threats across every key attack vector, with a scalable service that quickly delivers value in any customer environment from the moment it's turned on."

He added: "It's clear that today's threat landscape requires more protection capability than it did even six months ago, and the overwhelming customer demand we have seen for this beta program coupled with strong initial results is evidence that this adaptive multi-technology/multi-vendor sandboxing service is the right approach to addressing this pressing need."

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