Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SonicWALL launches Application Traffic Analytics software suite

SAN JOSE, USA: SonicWALL Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, announced the launch of its Application Traffic Analytics software suite.

This next-generation solution consists of SonicWALL Global Management System (GMS) 7.0, Analyzer and Scrutinizer and provides enterprise IT managers with unparalleled insight into real-time and historical network bandwidth utilization, application traffic, security threats and employee productivity. The new Application Traffic Analytics solutions suite provides powerful visualization into the network to assist administrators with troubleshooting and ease with overall network management.

The ability to deliver historical and real-time forensic insight into application and data traffic flowing through a network enables IT managers to better predict, prepare, respond to – and avoid – bandwidth spikes. It also helps manage security threats, inappropriate application usage and network outages. The SonicWALL suite of Application Traffic Analytics solutions improves network management and helps drive ROI and business productivity by ensuring business-critical service-level and compliance requirements are consistently met.

For enterprises, the SonicWALL Application Traffic Analytics solution combines a SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall and either the SonicWALL GMS 7.0 or SonicWALL Scrutinizer. For small- to medium-sized businesses, the SonicWALL Application Traffic Analytics solution combines a SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall and either SonicWALL GMS 7.0 or SonicWALL Analyzer. SonicWALL's Next-Generation Firewalls with the Re-assembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine provide the rich data source that is then utilized by these tools to give users unmatched deep real-time and historical insight insight.

"Network administrators are under continual pressure to minimize costs and optimize network capital investment, while facing exponential growth in business applications, digital content and network growth. Fifty percent of companies surveyed by industry analyst firm Forrester Research said at least 30 percent of their bandwidth is being consumed by social networking traffic1. Being able to truly visualize, prioritize and protect network traffic flow is a business critical requirement," said John Gmuender, VP of engineering and CTO of SonicWALL.

"By utilizing the network security SonicOS platform that leverages the unique capabilities of our RFDPI engine, our new suite of Application Traffic Analytics gives the ability to eye-ball and analyze historical and real time data and application flow. By delivering granular hindsight, we give our customers the foresight to better plan and manage the corporate network in a way that translates directly to the bottom line through enhanced network performance, security and ROI."

Michael Crean, CEO of Solutions Granted Inc., a solution-based information technology firm specializing in complete managed services, network development and security, added: "SonicWALL's new application traffic analytics allow us to have more meaningful business discussions with our customers. For example, we can show in detail which applications are used most in a given day, month or year and which applications are a legitimate use of their network infrastructure and their employees' time. This level of visibility and analytics helps us help our customers enhance their ROI and productivity."

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