Dell at RSA announced the launch of the Dell SonicWALL Capture Advanced Threat Protection Service, which enhances organizations’ ability to safeguard against today’s shape-shifting cyber threats. Taking a first-to-market, adaptive, multi-engine sandboxing approach, Dell Security is incorporating the VM Ray third-generation Analyzer threat detection analysis engine with the Lastline Breach Detection platform and the Dell SonicWALL Sonic Sandbox threat analysis engine, to deliver a three-layer level of defense that organizations need to safeguard against today’s unknown threats. This new cloud offering reinforces the commitment Dell Security has made to delivering comprehensive protection against the meteoric growth of zero-day attacks targeting businesses today,as identified in the Dell Security 2015 Threat Report. The Dell SonicWall Capture Service will be showcased this week at RSA.
Curtis Hutcheson, general manager, Dell Security said, “This solution is a significant proof point in our strategy to integrate best-of-breed partners into our Connected Security platform. This gives our customers and partners access to the latest leading detection technologies, integrated with Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls to provide more comprehensive and proactive security solutions.”
Patrick Sweeney, vice president, Product Management and Marketing, Dell Security commented, “The meteoric rise of various types of targeted, evasive and zero-day threats across computing systems and devices means both organizations and individuals have a keen interest in protecting themselves before these threats reach the point of destruction. With the launch of this advanced threat protectionservice, Dell Security is addressing our customers’ real and urgent need to detect these threats across every key attack vector, with a scalable service that quickly delivers value in any customer environment from the moment it’s turned on. It’s clear that today’s threat landscape requires more protection capability than it did even six months ago, and the overwhelming customer demand we have seen for this beta program coupled with strong initial results isevidence that this adaptive multi-technology/multi-vendor sandboxing service is the right approach to addressing this pressing need.”
Carsten Willems, CEO, VMRay GmbH shared his views on this announcement and said, “VMRay is providing a technology layer of threat analysis to the Dell SonicWALL Capture Advanced Threat Protection service that is a revolutionary departure from simply analyzing a virtual machine (VM) inside a hypervisor. The VMRay Analyzer is directly integrated into the hypervisor, delivering far greater scalability than other approaches. Because nothing is modified inside the virtual machine, the threat analysis process is invisible and cannot be evaded, increasing threat detection effectiveness.”
Today, organizations of every size are targeted by a diverse range of cyber criminals who continually seek, find and exploit security holes in applications and infrastructure to gain access to the network, often perpetrating serious harm within minutes. According to the newly published 2016Dell Security Annual Threat Report, the Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team documented a 73 percent increase in unique malware samples collected over the previous year. Most of these threats weretargeted, evasive and zero-day attacks found across computing systems and devices.
With smarter threats and malware often designed to detect the presence of a virtual sandbox and evade discovery, organizations need an intelligent,advancedthreat detection system that not only analyzes the behavior of suspicious files, but also uncovers hidden malwarewithout being detected itself.
Industry analyst firm Gartner stated, “IT risk and security leaders must invest in technical, procedural and human capabilities to detect when a compromise occurs. They must provide the tools for first responders to react quickly and investigate the source and impact of breaches, compromises and incidents.”
“Security remains a major concern for organizations, especially ontheir journey in Cloud. This has compelled IT Decision Makers to have a higher focus on implementing the best security practices and solutions,” says Amit Singh, Country Manager, Dell SonicWALL.“With the addition of Dell SonicWALL Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service to our security portfolio, we are able to provide world class end-to-end security offerings to our customers in the cloud which protects them from all kinds of cyber-threats.”
Evasion-proof protection against zero-day and advanced persistent threats
The triple combination of VMRay Analyzer and Lastline Breach Detection with Dell SonicWALL Sonic Sandbox sandboxing engines, which analyzes suspicious objects in parallel, delivers a virtually evasion-proof security solution that not only analyzes the file and reports malicious file behavior, but automates security by blocking malware at the gateway until a verdict is determined. SonicWALL Capture conducts not only virtual sandbox analysis, but also full system emulationand hypervisor-level analysis across all key OS environments, and file types for virtually any file size.Further infiltration of the identified malware/threat is prevented withfast deployment of remediation signatures through the Dell SonicWALL GRID, Dell Security’s cloud forensics platform that leverages real-time analytics from more than one million connected next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) worldwide.The service scales to specific organizational needs by leveraging the cloud subscription service delivery model,which works in concert with all Dell SonicWALL NGFWs.