Comprising a major software upgrade (Aventail 10.5) and a new device (SRA 1200), SonicWALL’s new offerings include smartphone support for remote access to data behind the corporate firewall.
The Aventail upgrade ties the unique mobile device ID to a specific user, confirms the user’s identity and verifies the security status of the end-point. Once these security checks have been passed, the SonicWALL Aventail solution grants the appropriate level of access from any web-enabled device, including Internet kiosks, laptops, smart phones, tablet PCs or any other web enabled device.
Let’s face it: everyone is mobile these days. We are connected and work whenever, wherever. Whether you like it or not – the corporate I.T. department has already lost control of what mobile devices we use and how we use them. This issue is known as the ‘consumerization’ of IT. With the SonicWALL Aventail solution, we return control and security to IT and still give end-users total freedom of choice to select the mobile platform that’s right for them. We can determine the appropriate level of trust for each mobile device and automatically grant differentiated levels of access. We return to order and security from a chaotic and dangerous mobile environment.
Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management, SonicWALL
The new SRA 1200 appliance provides a unified policy management interface to simplify how IT managers grant access to corporate resources. Additionally, SonicWALL has integrated a powerful, Web Application Firewall (WAF) that incorporates dynamic signature updates to protect against modern, web-based threats.
SonicWALL’s SRA 1200 introduces a wealth of new, powerful SMB-focused features that help reduce my clients’ costs, and expand the capabilities of their networks. Best of all, innovative features like ‘Virtual Assist’ help me support small businesses remotely without having to do a truck roll.
Tom Gregorski, technical manager, eDrivium Corp
Rik Ferguson’s You Were Warned blog warns of a new Facebook scam. Users are being offered free iPads:
Hey guys, this website is messing up right now and sending out free iPads to everyone for free without you having to complete any of those annoying advertisements. I don’t know how long this is going to last… so hurry and get one before they fix the glitch!!!
This is followed by the link to your ‘free’ iPad. But Rik warns
If you see this posted on any of your friend’s walls, tell them immediately to change their facebook password and whatever you do, don’t click on the links – they are malicious!
You have to hand it to the ICO – its ability to sit on a fence while looking both ways at the same time is truly Vaudeville.
This is what it says about Google’s drive-by wi-fi-spy:
The information we saw does not include meaningful personal details that could be linked to an identifiable person… [but] we recognise that other data protection authorities conducting a detailed analysis of all the payload data collected in their jurisdictions may nevertheless find samples of information which can be linked to identifiable individuals.
There is also no evidence as yet that the data captured by Google has caused or could cause any individual detriment… [but] it was wrong to collect the information.
…we remain vigilant and will be reviewing any relevant findings and evidence from our international counterparts’ investigations.
Therefore our information and privacy and the privacy of our information remains safe.