SonicWall Unifies Cloud, Virtual & Hardware Portfolio

SonicWall announced the latest additions of its Generation 7 cybersecurity evolution, the largest in the company’s 30-year history. Driven by this innovation, SonicWall unifies cloud, virtual and hardware offerings across a single and fully integrated cloud-powered platform.

The achievement is marked by the introduction of three high-performance firewall models — NSa 5700, NSsp 10700 and NSsp 11700 — designed to protect the largest and most complex enterprises, government agencies and MSSPs from advanced cyberattacks, including ransomware and never-before-seen malware, without sacrificing network performance.

“More than two years ago, SonicWall set out to evolve its cybersecurity portfolio to meet the diverse needs of our customers and partners across a variety of complex on-premises, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner.

“As a sign of that commitment, we’re proud to announce the completion of a unified foundation that helps protect our customers with more simplicity, flexibility and cost-effectiveness than ever before. As always, our mission remains protecting our loyal users, organizations and data, no matter the environment. This is the next phase of many in exceeding those objectives.”

The company’s most advanced cybersecurity offerings couldn’t come at a better time. SonicWall Capture Labs recorded a 148 percent increase in global ransomware attacks through the third quarter of 2021. With 495 million ransomware attacks logged by the company this year to date, 2021 will be the most costly and dangerous year on record.

The company’s collection of 17 virtual and physical firewall offerings on the Generation 7 platform ensure that organizations of any size — in any industry — are all able to implement SonicWall’s Boundless Cybersecurity model.

SonicWall’s entire line of TZ, NSa, NSsp and NSv (virtual) firewalls can be managed by the cloud-native Network Security Manager (NSM), which gives distributed enterprises a single, easy-to-use cloud interface for streamlined management, analytics and reporting.

The new SonicWall NSsp 10700 and NSsp 11700 firewalls are designed to protect enterprise-class networks — as well as provide more powerful options for MSSPs — by delivering up to four times the threat protection of previous-generation SonicWall offerings. This includes high marks for firewall throughout (42 Gbps for the 10700, 47 Gbps for the 11700), threat throughput (27, 35 Gbps), IPS (28, 37 Gbps) and VPN performance (23, 27 Gbps).

The NSsp 10700 and NSsp 11700 offer 100G, 25G and 10G connectivity, delivering multi-gigabit threat protection for large environments. These higher port densities, coupled with hardware redundancy and high availability, allow distributed enterprises and large government agencies to purchase fewer appliances while supporting more secure connections as their networks grow.

With the addition of the NSsp models, SonicWall now offers four government- and enterprise-grade firewalls: NSsp 10700, 11700, 13700 and 15700. This variety gives large organizations choice when scaling high-performance security — up to 105 Gbps of firewall throughput on the NSsp 15700 — for even the most demanding and complex environments.

To help mid-range businesses and organizations manage total cost of ownership (TCO) during challenging times, SonicWall also announces the new NSa 5700, the final addition to the company’s Generation 7 evolution.

SonicWall NSa firewalls serve as the security backbone of hybrid environments and complement virtual SonicWall security offerings. This helps organizations cost-effectively deploy, protect and manage multiple or distributed locations without exceeding CapEx limits.

Similar to the new NSsp offerings, the NSa 5700 accelerates secure network performance with new standards in firewall throughput (28 Gbps) and threat prevention throughput (15 Gbps) — more than four times the previous comparable SonicWall appliances. This improvement is complemented by similar increases in IPS (17 Gbps) and VPN (15 Gbps) speeds.

Armed with any of the latest TZ, NSa, NSsp or NSv firewalls, organizations can harness the power provided by the multi-engine Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) sandbox service to stop today’s most advanced cyberattacks, including ransomware.

Capture ATP includes patented Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection, which together posted a ‘perfect score’ during the ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Detection Q3 2021 certification testing — and with no false positives. This was the third straight perfect score from Capture ATP and the seventh consecutive ICSA Labs ATD certification overall.

The company’s RTDMI technology discovered 307,516 never-before-seen malware variants (+73 percent) during the first three quarters of 2021, with an average of 1,126 discoveries per day.