This service enforces anti-virus and anti-spyware policies on every client, reducing administrative overhead. It combines client-based scanning and mitigation capabilities with centralized management and reporting capabilities.
Your anti-virus software is only as good as the last virus outbreak. Therefore, updating, detection, and policy enforcement play a key role in meeting the latest threats and protecting your networks. The challenge is not just having anti-virus software deployed on your company's computer systems, but ensuring your network is protected when a new virus outbreak occurs and distributing anti-virus updates the instant they become available.
SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus is a distributed, gateway-enforced solution that ensures always-on, always-updated anti-virus software for every client on your network, while at the same time providing new levels of flexibility for your network servers. With SonicWALL active anti-virus protection, no employee or partner can access the Internet without the latest updates.
SonicWALL Complete Anti-Virus combines SonicWALL's patent-pending Network Anti-Virus with the award-winning McAfee NetShield and GroupShield applications for Windows-based File, Print and Exchange servers. It provides your organization with a highly automated and enforced solution at the desktop, eliminating machine-by-machine anti-virus deployment. By delivering very fast time-to-response during rapid virus outbreaks, it reduces the time and costs associated with administering an anti-virus policy throughout your entire network.
SonicWALL automates deployment of anti-virus signature and software updates for all server products, ensuring that every servers has the latest software and signatures as soon as they are available. There is no time-consuming manual intervention required, no software to download, not websites to check. It all happens automatically, day or night. Protection is delivered faster, and there is therefore less chance of a new, "zero-day" virus getting through because a server’s virus signatures or software are not up-to-date.
SonicWALL’s Client/Server service is part of SonicWALL’s layered approach to security. This approach ensures that every touch point is protected: Gateways, Servers, and Workstations. The SonicWALL's endpoint solutions work in conjunction with gateway protection to create the most comprehensive level of protection available.
Features & Benefits: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.
Single client for virus and spyware protection
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.
Comparison of SonicWALL Endpoint Security: Anti-Virus
|USAGE ||Enforced Client AV/SPY ||Client/Server AV Suite |
|Type ||Workstations Only ||Workstations & Servers |
|License Sizes ||Licenses from 5 to 1000+ Users ||Licenses from 5 to 1000+ Users |
|KEY FEATURES: ||Enforced Client AV/SPY ||Client/Server AV Suite |
|Anti-Virus Protection || || |
|Anti-Spyware Protection - Client || || |
|Desktop Firewall Protection - Client || || |
|Automated Updates & Virus Signature Files || || |
|Automated Installation & Deployment - Client || || |
|Automated Enforcement at Gateway - Client || || |
|Stand-alone Client AV Mode1 || || |
|One-click Remediation || || |
|Real-time 24/7 Reporting || || |
|Centralized Mgmt Reporting - Client || || |
|Policy-based Management - Client || || |
|Desktop & Laptop Protection || || |
|Server Protection || || |
|On-Access Scanning || || |
|On-Demand Scanning || || |
|All Media Source Protection: HDD, CD, DVD, Floppy, Flash Drives, iPods, etc || || |
|Interpretability with SonicWALL Network Security Appliances (TZ, PRO and CSM series) || || |
|OS SUPPORT ||Enforced Client AV/SPY ||Client/Server AV Suite |
|Workstation OS Support ||Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista ||Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista |
|Server OS Support ||N/A ||Windows 2000 Server (Standard, Small Business, Advanced, DataCenter), Windows 2003 Server (Standard, Enterprise, Web Edition, Small Business) |
|Exchange Server Support ||N/A ||Microsoft Exchange 2000, Small Business 2000, Exchange 2003, Small Business 2003, Exchange 2007 |