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Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware
Working in conjunction with SonicWall firewalls, SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware delivers comprehensive gateway-enforced anti-virus and anti-spyware protection for desktops and laptops running Microsoft Windows. SonicWall firewalls ensure that every computer accessing the network has the latest version of anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed and active. Automated updates of virus and spyware signatures eliminate the need for time-consuming machine-by-machine deployments.
Multi-layered protectionA firewall’s gateway anti-virus solution provides the first layer of defense at the perimeter, stopping most attacks before they enter the network. But viruses can still gain access through other entry points. SonicWall's strategy is to provide an innovative, multi-layered approach to anti-virus and anti-spyware protection starting at the gateway, and then extend to both the endpoint device and the server. This solution ensures that all endpoints are automatically updated with the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures without end-user intervention.
Powerful endpoint protectionThe next point of vulnerability that attackers may target is the individual endpoint. Threats may be able to bypass the gateway and server, specifically targeting individual desktops or laptops through applications such as instant messaging, streaming media or peer-to-peer (P2P), in addition to unauthorized portable media such as CDs or flash drives. The next layer of protection is to ensure that the anti-virus and anti-spyware application is not only installed and updated, but also active. The SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution proactively detects and blocks viruses, spyware, adware and other potentially harmful applications before they can install and compromise desktops and laptops.
Automated and enforcedSonicWall anti-virus solutions provide for always-on protection, with daily anti-virus and anti-spyware updates that don’t require end user intervention. The updates are fully automated, so there is no chance of human error or omission.
At the client level, protection is automated and always on, with daily signature updates. The deployment of client software and all updates is enforced and automated across all endpoints on the network. The automated anti-virus and anti-spyware deployment keeps administrative overhead to a minimum, while also enforcing policy and ensuring each endpoint is protected before connecting.
Centralized anti-virus management & reportingCompliance with both internal policies and external regulations requires visibility and reporting. SonicWall Anti-Virus Management and Reporting can be accessed through the web interface of the SonicWall firewall. It reports detailed enterprise-wide information such as coverage status summary, endpoints updated, viruses cleaned, and spyware detected, deleted and quarantined, as well as the current state of .DAT, engine and product versions.
Additional Service: SonicWall Server Anti-Virus Suite
The SonicWall Server Anti-Virus McAfee Suite provides best-in-class server protection featuring McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise for Windows® servers, NetShield® for Novell servers, and GroupShield™ for Exchange servers. These server-based products provide anti-virus protection for Windows-based file, print and Exchange servers. This product is available as part of the Client/Server Anti-Virus Suite which includes SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Spyware McAfee.
Servers can be especially vulnerable to attack, even inside the perimeter, because they continually exchange data with outside sources. As a central point for data access, a server can rapidly spread viruses throughout the entire network. SonicWall Server Anti-Virus protects sensitive information residing on messaging servers, web servers, database servers and collaboration servers from viral infections on the network. It also stops viruses that are already on the network from proliferating during the server backup, a common infection scenario. This protection is based on an advanced scanning engine that can capture both known and new viruses before they have a chance to spread. When a virus is detected, it can be automatically cleaned, deleted or quarantined.