DELL Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Kaspersky, 1u, 3Y, SonicWALL. License term: 3 year(s). Platform: PC, Language version: ENG, Windows operating systems supported: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows
SonicWALL offers two endpoint security solutions to combat the most malicious viruses, unwanted spyware, and productivity-draining adware. The SonicWALL® Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware product and the SonicWALL® Client/Server Anti-Virus Suite, deliver key features and advantages that bring superior, automated protection to every endpoint in your network.
Desktops and laptops that are out of compliance with your security policy can allow a virus to spread throughout your network in no time. With the SonicWALL Enforced Client, these non-compliant endpoints no longer pose a threat. The enforcement feature checks every client, regardless of location, to ensure that it is running the latest version of anti-virus software with the most recent updates. Additionally, SonicWALL reduces administrative overhead by providing a single point of management for anti-virus, anti-spyware, desktop firewall, and browser protection deployment--delivering a more cost-effective solution. If the endpoint is not in compliance, Internet access is blocked, and the user is redirected to a site to download the appropriate update.
Single client for virus and spyware protection
In addition to state-of-the-art anti-virus protection, SonicWALL also scans and blocks installation of spyware programs before they can cause damage and transmit confidential data. Additionally, SonicWALL reduces administrative overhead by providing a single point of management for anti-virus, anti-spyware, desktop firewall, and browser protection deployment—delivering a more cost-effective solution.
Manually updating anti-virus software is time-consuming and a waste of resources. Because it takes time, it creates a "hole" in the endpoint layer of protection between the time when an update is available, and the time when it finally gets loaded onto each computer. SonicWALL automates deployment of anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as signature updates, ensuring they are loaded onto each and every endpoint as soon as an update is available on an automated basis. No end-user intervention is required. Protection is delivered faster, and therefore there is less chance of a new, "zero-day" virus getting through because an endpoint’s virus signatures are not up-to-date.
SonicWALL takes a layered approach to security, by ensuring that every touch point is protected: gateways, servers, and workstations. The SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware works in conjunction with SonicWALL server and gateway protection to create the most comprehensive level of protection available.
SonicWALL protects against outbound leaks by blocking unauthorized transmission and communication of confidential data. The centralized desktop firewall protects machines against unauthorized intrusions and transmissions to or from endpoints.
In addition to automated installation, deployment and protection, SonicWALL also provides for on-demand scanning, which gives end-users the flexibility to choose whenever an additional scan may need to be performed. End users also have the ability to check on-demand for anti-virus and anti-spyware file updates.
SonicWALL's centralized management and reporting facilities provide easy access to reports through the gateway’s management console. SonicWALL reporting delivers real-time views of the entire network’s anti-virus and anti-spyware environment, including coverage status summary, machines updated, viruses cleaned, spyware detected, the currency of the .DAT, engine, and product versions. SonicWALL reporting also provides detailed and easy-to-read information about the state of each endpoint computer, and historical data on past infections. On-demand and scheduled reports are available at any time through the gateway’s management interface.
New features in version 4.5!
New features and capabilities include centralized desktop firewall protection, which safeguards desktops with integrated firewall protection, blocking unwanted network access to or from endpoints. Also new in this release is browser protection via SiteAdvisor support, Windows Vista support including 32-bit and 64-bit, in addition to a new look & feel for the user interface.
SonicWALL Client/Server Anti-Virus Suite
SonicWALL’s Client Server Anti-Virus Suite combines the SonicWALL Enforced Client service with advanced Server-based anti-virus protection, through the addition of McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise for Windows, NetShield for Novell servers, and GroupShield for Exchange anti-virus protection for Windows-based File, Print, and Exchange servers.
Complete protection for both clients and servers
This service provides all of the features and benefits of SonicWALL’s Enforced Client service (outlined above), plus the most advanced protection available for all your Windows-based servers. The additional features & benefits of SonicWALL’s Client/Server Anti-Virus Suite are as follows:
SonicWALL automates deployment of anti-virus signature and software updates for all server products, ensuring that every servers has the latest software and signatures as soon as they are available. There is no time-consuming manual intervention required, no software to download, not websites to check. It all happens automatically, day or night. Protection is delivered faster, and there is therefore less chance of a new, "zero-day" virus getting through because a server’s virus signatures or software are not up-to-date.
SonicWALL’s Client/Server service is part of SonicWALL’s layered approach to security. This approach ensures that every touch point is protected: Gateways, Servers, and Workstations. The SonicWALL's endpoint solutions work in conjunction with gateway protection to create the most comprehensive level of protection available.