SonicWall improves virus protection

Greene, Tim
November 2004
Network World;11/8/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 45, p17
Trade Publication
This article reports that SonicWall is introducing software for its virtual private network (VPN) appliances that lets businesses screen Internet traffic for viruses as it enters their networks. Release 3.0 of the company's SonicOS software equips all the company's firewall/VPN gear with anti-virus protection, although the amount of protection varies depending on the appliance. The SonicWall Pro platforms filter against virus 24,000 signatures, while the smaller TZ platforms filter against 4,500. This upgrade puts the software directly on the appliances, creating gateway anti-virus protection. The Network Anti-virus services makes sure desktop virus-scanning software is updated properly before the desktop can connect to the Internet. INSET: Multifunction security appliance growth.


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