SonicWALL Anti-Virus Features & Benefits
Features & Benefits:
Single client for virus and spyware protection
|Enforced compliance |
Desktops and laptops that are out of compliance with your security policy can allow a virus to spread throughout your network in no time. With the SonicWALL Enforced Client, these non-compliant endpoints no longer pose a threat. The enforcement feature checks every client, regardless of location, to ensure that it is running the latest version of anti-virus software with the most recent updates. Additionally, SonicWALL reduces administrative overhead by providing a single point of management for anti-virus, anti-spyware, desktop firewall, and browser protection deployment--delivering a more cost-effective solution. If the endpoint is not in compliance, Internet access is blocked, and the user is redirected to a site to download the appropriate update.
Learn About SonicWALL Anti-Virus for Desktops
In addition to state-of-the-art anti-virus protection, SonicWALL also scans and blocks installation of spyware programs before they can cause damage and transmit confidential data. Additionally, SonicWALL reduces administrative overhead by providing a single point of management for anti-virus, anti-spyware, desktop firewall, and browser protection deployment—delivering a more cost-effective solution.
Manually updating anti-virus software is time-consuming and a waste of resources. Because it takes time, it creates a "hole" in the endpoint layer of protection between the time when an update is available, and the time when it finally gets loaded onto each computer. SonicWALL automates deployment of anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as signature updates, ensuring they are loaded onto each and every endpoint as soon as an update is available on an automated basis. No end-user intervention is required. Protection is delivered faster, and therefore there is less chance of a new, "zero-day" virus getting through because an endpoint’s virus signatures are not up-to-date.
Layered protection - SonicWALL takes a layered approach to security, by ensuring that every touch point is protected: gateways, servers, and workstations. The SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware works in conjunction with SonicWALL server and gateway protection to create the most comprehensive level of protection available.
SonicWALL protects against outbound leaks by blocking unauthorized transmission and communication of confidential data. The centralized desktop firewall protects machines against unauthorized intrusions and transmissions to or from endpoints.
In addition to automated installation, deployment and protection, SonicWALL also provides for on-demand scanning, which gives end-users the flexibility to choose whenever an additional scan may need to be performed. End users also have the ability to check on-demand for anti-virus and anti-spyware file updates.
SonicWALL's centralized management and reporting facilities provide easy access to reports through the gateway’s management console. SonicWALL reporting delivers real-time views of the entire network’s anti-virus and anti-spyware environment, including coverage status summary, machines updated, viruses cleaned, spyware detected, the currency of the .DAT, engine, and product versions. SonicWALL reporting also provides detailed and easy-to-read information about the state of each endpoint computer, and historical data on past infections. On-demand and scheduled reports are available at any time through the gateway’s management interface.
New features in version 4.5!
New features and capabilities include centralized desktop firewall protection, which safeguards desktops with integrated firewall protection, blocking unwanted network access to or from endpoints. Also new in this release is browser protection via SiteAdvisor support, Windows Vista support including 32-bit and 64-bit, in addition to a new look & feel for the user interface.