SonicWall Capture Labs- keeping customers safe

03/07/2017 20:03

SonicWall customers are some of the safest in the world.


New data from the security giants proves that SonicWall customers can fear less than the average user on other security subscriptions after results have emerged following the large-scale cyber-attacks over that past two months.


Looking back at the widely spread ransomeware, WannaCry in May and advanced ‘Petya’ (which actually wasn’t the Petya malware), over 250,000 endpoints were compromised across 150 countries. The great news for SonicWall customers is that those with subscriptions to its security services have been largely unaffected across all attacks.


SonicWall’s highly intelligent capabilities mean that customers were protected before the attacks were known to be in the wild. This is down to the rapid identification and signature creation of the offensive exploits. This all happened weeks before the attack.

Capture Labs, SonicWall's threat research weapon is what help to defend millions of systems across the globe. Last year alone over 60 million unique pieces of malware was 'captured' and recorded by the tool.


The research is uploaded to the Gateway Anti-virus and Intrusion Prevention System services, which in the cases of ransomware like WannaCry and NotPetya, get blocked along with any worms that attempt to spread across systems with them.


Ransomware is not the only threat that can be stopped in it's tracks with these services. Never before seen, newly developed code and zero-day attacks will all be picked up as SonicWall leverage 1 million sensors around the world analysing real customer traffic.


These sensors work with a network sandbox to find this unknown code. SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is present on all new AGSS SonicWall devices and has been built from the ground up to protect against advanced threats like WannaCry and NotPetya.





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