Items tagged with SonicWALL

A security firm warns that an "unskilled attacker" could leverage a security flaw in SonicWall VPN (virtual private network) appliances to run arbitrary code remotely, causing a persistent denial of service (DoS) condition. Or put more plainly, the SonicWall VPN has a serious security hole that makes it easy for even armchair hackers to wreak havoc. That is concerning enough. What makes it even more serious is how many devices are affected. According to the researchers at Tripwire VERT, a Shodan search for the affected HTTP server banner indicated nearly 800,000 hosts (795,357, to be precise). So to sum it up, this is a serious security flaw, it is easily exploited by hackers with very little... Read more...
Businesses are having to contend with a lot more ransomware attacks than ever before. According to SonicWall's 2017 Annual Threat Report, there has been a meteoric rise in ransomware attacks in recent years, going from nearly 4 million attack attempts in 2015 to 638 million in 2016. That is a staggering 167x year-over-year increase with most of the attacks coming from phishing attempts. The good news for businesses is that security outfits are keeping pace with cybercriminals. SonicWall says it would be inaccurate to say that the threat landscape either diminished or expanded or in 2016, saying instead it showed signs of evolving and shifting. "Cybersecurity is not a battle of attrition; it's... Read more...
SonicWALL is working to help you and your business avoid spam with its new Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service (CASS) 2.0. CASS 2.0 features one-click deployment. It is compatible with existing firewalls and features a full implementation of SonicWALL's inbound anti-spam solution. According to the company, the SonicWALL Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service can stop over 80% of unwanted content at the gateway. Any remaining junk email is then filtered through advanced anti-spam techniques. Other key features of CASS 2.0 include the ability to create allow and block lists for people, companies, and address books; support for multiple LDAP servers; a faster search engine; and improvements to the junk store.... Read more...