Every day, hackers become more sophisticated in their attempts to breach corporate networks. Over the past few years, attacks such as Nimda, Code Red, SQL Slammer and MS Blaster targeted application vulnerabilities and infected computers worldwide. More recently, hackers have begun exploiting peer-to-peer and instant messaging applications to propagate their attacks. As these attacks become more dynamic and malicious in nature, businesses need to stay one step ahead by employing the most robust detection and prevention solution available.
SonicWall has responded to these threats by adding a scalable, high-speed Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) to its distributed enforcement architecture. Deep packet inspection technology enables the firewall to more thoroughly investigate network traffic by examining information at the application layer to defend against both internal and external attacks.
SonicWall IPS utilizes a configurable, ultra-high performance deep packet inspection engine and dynamically updated database with over 1,700 attack and vulnerability signatures to protect all points of the network against known buffer overflow vulnerabilities in software, as well as various worms, Trojans and application exploits. As an added layer of protection, SonicWall IPS mitigates risk and legal liability while improving productivity by allowing security administrators to monitor and manage the use of instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications.