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SonicWall Capture Cloud: A Meltdown Exploit Solution?


SonicWall, best known for its firewalls, network security solutions and other cybersecurity offerings, has unveiled the Capture Cloud platform memory inspection engine for real-time cyber threat identification and mitigation.

Also, SonicWall Capture Labs security researchers have validated Capture Cloud is effective against future exploits built on the Meltdown vulnerability, which can expose sensitive data inside protected memory regions on PCs.

A Closer Look at Capture Cloud

Capture Cloud uses Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection (RTDMI) technology to identify and block mass-market, zero-day cyber threats and unknown malware, according to a prepared statement. It has been operational for months, and to date, has discovered hundreds of malware strands that previously went undetected by traditional sandboxing technology.

RTDMI technology proactively detects and blocks cyberattacks via deep memory inspection in real-time, SonicWall said. It also identifies and stops malware that does not exhibit any malicious behavior and hides its weaponry via custom encryption.

Furthermore, RTDMI technology forces malware to "reveal" its weaponry into memory, SonicWall indicated. The technology enables organizations to identify and mitigate cyberattacks where weaponry is exposed for less than 100 nanoseconds, SonicWall noted, and strengthens the company's automated real-time breach detection and prevention platform.

SonicWall Unveils New Products, Partner-Enabled Professional Services Program

SonicWall has been busy on the R&D front. The company last week announced the SonicWall Capture Client endpoint protection platform, SonicWall Network Security virtual (NSv) next-generation firewalls and SonicWall virtual web application firewalls (WAFs), along with a beta version of its SonicOS 6.5.1 firewall operating system.

SonicWall CEO Bill Conner
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The new offerings, expected to be commercially available by the end of June, scale SonicWall's security capabilities to endpoints, virtualized environments and third-party solutions, the company said.

On the partner program front, SonicWall in November 2017 unveiled the Partner Enabled Services Program for channel partners. The program ensures MSSPs, integrators, resellers and security consultants can provide SonicWall architecture, implementation and other professional security services to businesses around the globe.

SonicWall also offers the SecureFirst Partner Program, which enables channel partners to deliver SonicWall's network security services. The SecureFirst Partner Program provides channel partners with deal registration protection, marketing and lead generation assistance and technical training and sales enablement support.

SonicWall today boasts more than 21,000 partners that protect over 1 million business and mobile networks. The company separated from Dell in November 2016, and since that time, has recorded more than $330 million in new pipeline growth.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.