SonicWALL has announced a major upgrade to its Email Security offering. Version 5.0 of SonicWALL Email Security delivers powerful new protection from spam and high-volume email attacks in addition to providing comprehensive and easy-to-use compliance options to help organizations more easily meet policy and regulatory requirements.
SonicWALL Email Security 5.0 was developed to help address these requirements by introducing significant enhancements in spam effectiveness, connection management and email compliance.
SonicWALL enhanced spam effectiveness by introducing an image thumbprinting technology that enables its 1-million-user global SMART Network to provide reputation data on images in email. Unique among other image detection systems, SonicWALL´s gathers good and bad reputations, thereby enhancing effectiveness while minimizing the potential of false positives.
To help customers threatened by high-volume attacks, SonicWALL has added robust denial-of-service protection, quality-of-service options and a manual IP firewall. This technology adds to SonicWALL´s existing LDAP-based directory harvest attack protection to provide a system designed to exercise complete control over mail traffic.
SonicWALL Email Security 5.0 also enables organizations to address Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA, HIPAA and other compliance requirements by leveraging new functionality, including:
Record ID matching (detect Social Security, credit card, and other pre-defined and custom records), pre-defined dictionaries (healthcare and financial), and pre-defined policies that complement powerful existing policy management and content filtering functionality to identify non-compliant messages; Encryption routing using third-party products and built-in TLS encryption along with on- and off-box email archiving that extends existing remediation options such as log, block, route, copy to, or put in approval box; Compliance reports that augment the existing reporting module and powerful email auditing functionality to provide a clear view of email traffic.