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SonicWall expands offerings to cover distributed edge

15 Jun 2020

SonicWall has announced new secure SD-Branch capabilities, and a line of multi-gigabit switches, to scale and manage remote or branch locations.

To simplify the management needs associated with distributed locations, campuses and branch offices, new SonicWall secure SD-Branch capabilities deliver single-pane-of-glass management across LAN, WAN and security controls.

Complementary zero-touch deployment capabilities enable quick deployment of appliances and services. 

Secure SD-WAN allows organisations to leverage less expensive internet links and choose subscription license models to control costs and reduce operational overhead.

The new multi-gigabit switch line works with SonicWall next-generation firewalls and SonicWave wireless access points, creating an end-to-end multi-gigabit network that can be easily managed via Capture Security Center, a cloud security management system.

To maximise stack capacity, the switch can work independently, or with multiple switches, and can be daisy-chained to form a single switch with the port capacity of the combined switches. 

Organisations can tailor their speed and power with the option of seven different switches, managed with SonicWall next-generation firewalls (SonicOS 6.5.4.6 firmware), Web UI, CLI or the Capture Security Center (CSC).

SFP ports can be leveraged for multi-gigabit performance up to 10 Gbps, making it ideal for SD-Branches and enterprises with increasing bandwidth needs. 

The switch also features gigabit ethernet ports to power on wireless access points, VOIP phones and IP cameras.

SonicWall Capture Client helps control and manage content accessed by endpoints with configured policies that allow or block access to various websites. 

This allows endpoint security and content filtering to be managed from the same management console and includes web activity reporting for easier monitoring.

Common operating systems, including endpoints using Windows, Windows Server, Mac and Linux, are protected from malware and other malicious attacks by autonomous detection and protection in mission-critical data centres or standalone/disconnected networks.

A combination of SonicWall Capture Client, Secure Mobile Access and Cloud Application Security can provide protection for end-users, devices and applications beyond the traditional network.

SonicWall’s unified Boundless Cybersecurity platform handles threats across a ‘boundless’ workforce of remote, mobile and cloud-enabled users.

This approach protects organisations across a range of attack vectors, including networks, email, mobile and remote access, cloud, SaaS applications, endpoints, IoT devices and Wi-Fi.

“Business success often coincides with expansion, leading to an increased need for visibility, security and bandwidth across a distributed organisation,” says SonicWall president and CEO Bill Conner. 

“With companies forever changing how they operate with remote employees and offices, it’s more important than ever to ensure the maximum performance of applications, traffic and workflows,” said Conner.

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