SonicWALL adds Kaspersky support to its firewall enforced anti-virus client

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Published February 22nd, 2012 - 05:29 GMT

SonicWALL, the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced it has expanded its suite of firewall security services with the addition of Kaspersky Anti-Virus to its Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution. SonicWALL Firewalls ensure easy deployment, provisioning and enforcement of the client on endpoint devices through a unique policy-driven engine. 

SonicWALL Next-Generation and Unified Threat Management firewalls already provide gateway anti-virus through SonicWALL’s proprietary reassembly-free deep packet inspection anti-malware solution, protecting the perimeter, wireless and VPNs. But viruses can still enter the network through other entry points, including laptops, thumb drives or other unprotected systems. While protection at multiple layers is the best defense against sophisticated modern threats, deploying, maintaining and enforcing the right security software on endpoint devices can strain IT resources and budgets. 

SonicWALL firewalls provide an innovative multi-layered anti-malware strategy consisting of its anti-malware solution at the gateway and enforced anti-virus solution at the endpoints. When a non-compliant end-point within the network tries to connect to the Internet, the firewall will redirect the user to a web page to install the latest SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software. The firewall further ensures that all the end-point clients are automatically updated with the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures without end-user intervention. The updated clients can remediate infections by cleansing the endpoint systems and thus preventing further propagation of the threat throughout the network. 

SonicWALL integrated Kaspersky technology into its enforced client solution which resides on endpoint computers, delivering critical protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits and more. “Deploying, maintaining and enforcing the right security software on endpoint devices within a network can be difficult,” said Swarup Selvaraman, product line manager at SonicWALL. “Our innovative SonicWALL solution simplifies this process and gives IT managers easy-to-deploy anti-virus and anti-spyware protection across any number of devices using policy-based management and reporting. Kaspersky support bolsters our existing offering and gives customers more opportunities to choose the anti-virus solution that best meets their needs.” 

The solution supports Microsoft Windows PCs and laptops and is ideal for deployments scaling from a few to thousands of end-points. 

Background Information


Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve.

Trusted by small and large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions. 


Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

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