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SonicWall conducts Roadshow to address critical issue of Network Security

SonicWall recently concluded its roadshow across Mumbai and Delhi to help its channel partners and end users to understand the various facets of cyber threats and how best to implement countermeasures.

The roadshow comes at a time when SonicWall’s patent-pending technology Real Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI) identified over 74 thousand never-before-seen attacks just the previous year. This number has already been surpassed in the first quarter of 2019 with more than 173,000 new variants detected. There were 115 participants from 80 customer organisations and 145 participants from 92 channel partners. The roadshow covered topics such as Introduction to SonicWall Security Platform, Capture Cloud Platform, SD WAN, and Wireless Security.

Speaking on the roadshow Debasish Mukherjee, Country Director, India & SAARC, SonicWall said, “SonicWall is an industry pioneer known for offering best-in-class security solutions. Given our expansion into newer markets, especially tier-2 cities, it becomes imperative for us to keep our customers and partners abreast on the latest aspects of countering cyber attacks. The overwhelming response to the roadshow provided us with a perspective on how we could better support our partners and customers 24×7 in addressing the challenges posed by cyber threats.”

SonicWall took this opportunity to announce its recently introduced Next-Gen AV – Capture Client that provides a machine learning-based endpoint security with an added feature of its ability to rollback infected endpoint to a previously-known clean state. The newly introduced Wave 2 secured WiFi access points in 2×2 and 4×4 MU-MIMO can be mounted on a wall, ceiling and outdoor installations.

Some of the other key discussion points were:

  • SonicWall’s multi-engine, machine learning, and AI-supported Capture Cloud Platform that has been recording an increase in attacks year over year. Attackers have moved from phishing attacks to spear phishing or targeted phishing attacks and hence the number of phishing attacks have come down as per the threat report.

  • Fileless malware and side channel attacks cannot be identified using traditional security techniques. They are memory resident attacks and can evade most scanning technology. RTDMI is a powerful tool that can identify these attacks so that SonicWall customers are protected. In the wake of vulnerabilities like Spoiler, PortSmash, Foreshadow, Meltdown and Spectre that can lead to side-channel attacks, SonicWall threat researchers have deemed processor vulnerabilities a growing security concern for both software and hardware technologies, which could have unprecedented ramifications.

With the recent SonicWall threat report indicating an increase of 53 percent rise in malware attacks last year, participants of the roadshow were kept in loop of security offerings from SonicWall including, NGFW, Wireless Network Security, Web Application & Cloud Security, Email Security, Advanced Reporting, Management, Analytics and the most advanced Capture Cloud Platform among others. Participants at the roadshow were provided a perspective on how machine learning and AI supported Capture Cloud Platform has been recording an increase in attacks over the years and measures that can be taken to combat such targeted phishing attacks.

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