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Enforced Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Software

Automated and enforced threat prevention

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Demos On Demand: Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware

Dell SonicWALL firewalls provide an innovative multi-layered anti-malware strategy consisting of a patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection® anti-malware solution at the gateway and enforced anti-virus solution at the endpoints. When a non-compliant endpoint within the network tries to connect to the Internet, the firewall will direct the user to a web page to install the latest Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software. The solution automatically delivers updated security definitions to the endpoint as soon as they become available to protect against today’s rapidly-evolving threats. Because enforcement is automatic, administration time and costs are minimized.

Layered Network+

Layered Network


Multi-layered approach for anti-malware prevention.

A firewall’s gateway anti-virus solution provides the first layer of defense at the perimeter, stopping most attacks before they enter the network. But viruses can still enter the network through multiple entry points, including laptops, thumb drives or other unprotected systems. Dell SonicWALL’s layered approach to anti-virus and anti-spyware protection starts at the gateway and extends to both client and server. Malware threats provide an additional challenge, since they often originate inside the network, bypassing perimeter protection entirely. For example, an employee or contractor may plug into the network with an infected notebook running out-of-date anti-virus software. With the last line of defense—Endpoint Security delivered through the Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware engine—this final vulnerability is eliminated.

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Automated/Enforced installation and updates.

When a non-compliant endpoint within the network tries to connect to the Internet, the firewall will redirect the user to a web page to install the latest Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software. Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software is easily deployed, automatically enforced and updated network-wide on Windows® devices through a powerful but easy-to-use policy-driven engine. Because the software is client-based and maintained across the network, it protects against threats regardless of whether the endpoint is inside the corporate network or outside connected via VPN.

Integrated McAfee® anti-virus technology.

With McAfee® anti-virus technology, you can protect every endpoint against the most sophisticated virus threats, dangerous spyware and productivity-draining adware.

Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware McAfee »

Working in conjunction with Dell SonicWALL firewalls, the Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware service automatically enforces anti-virus and anti-spyware policies on every client, reducing administrative overhead. It combines client-based scanning and remediation capabilities with centralized management and reporting capabilities. See benefits.

Policy & Reporting (McAfee)+

Policy & Reporting (McAfee)

Policy-based management & reporting.

Compliance with both internal policies and external regulations requires visibility and reporting. Dell SonicWALL Anti-Virus Policy Management and Reporting can be accessed through the web interface of the Dell SonicWALL firewall appliance. Centralized reporting provides information about the state of each user, historical data on past infection detections, and information on each computer’s operating system. The policy engine allows the IT administrator to centrally manage network wide endpoint deployments easily by allowing the creation and management of multiple policies and/or groups.

Additional service: Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus McAfee.

Sold as part of the Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus/Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware McAfee suite, this service combines the client-based anti-virus protection of Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client service with best-in-class server protection, McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise for Windows servers, NetShield for Novell servers, and GroupShield for Exchange servers. These server-based products provide anti-virus protection for Windows-based file, print and Exchange servers, as well as Novell servers.

Dell™ SonicWALL™ firewalls working in conjunction with Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware go beyond the first layer of defense at the gateway, to automatically and consistently ensure all endpoints have the latest security software updates for the ultimate network protection. Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software includes the McAfee® anti-virus engine.

Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware McAfee.

The Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware service automatically enforces anti-virus and anti-spyware policies on every client, reducing administrative overhead. It combines client-based scanning and remediation capabilities with centralized management and reporting capabilities.

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Features and benefits.

Automated installation and deployment.

Anti-virus and anti-spyware clients are automatically installed machine-by-machine across the network, minimizing administrative overhead.

Automated enforcement.

Dell SonicWALL firewalls ensure that every computer accessing the network has the most recent version of anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures installed and active, eliminating the costs commonly associated with desktop anti-virus and anti-spyware management.

Layered Network+

Layered Network

Multi-layered protection.

A firewall’s gateway anti-virus solution provides the first layer of defense at the perimeter, stopping most attacks before they enter the network. But viruses can still enter the network through multiple entry points, including laptops, thumb drives or other unprotected systems. Dell SonicWALL’s layered approach to anti-virus and anti-spyware protection starts at the gateway and extends to both client and server. Malware threats provide an additional challenge, since they often originate inside the network, bypassing perimeter protection entirely. For example, an employee or contractor may plug into the network with an infected notebook running out-of-date anti-virus software. With the last line of defense—Endpoint Security delivered through the Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware engine—this final vulnerability is eliminated.

Always on, automatic virus protection.

Frequent anti-virus and anti-spyware updates are delivered transparently to all desktop and file servers to keep end user productivity high and security management low.

Spyware protection.

Powerful spyware protection scans and blocks the installation of a comprehensive array of spyware programs on desktops and laptops before they transmit confidential data, providing greater desktop security and performance.

On-demand and scheduled scanning.

Administrators have the flexibility to choose when additional scans are performed and how frequently the software checks for anti-virus and anti-spyware signature updates.

Premium anti-virus technology.

With included McAfee® anti-virus technology, you can protect every endpoint against the most sophisticated virus threats, dangerous spyware and productivity-draining adware.

License sharing.

Organizations with distributed networks of multiple Dell SonicWALL firewall appliances can allocate Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware licenses to meet changing conditions.

Automatic updates.

Dell SonicWALL automates deployment of anti-virus signature and software updates for all client products, ensuring that every client has the latest software and signatures as soon as they are available. There is no time-consuming manual intervention required, no software to download, no websites to check. It all happens automatically, day or night. Protection is delivered faster, so there’s less chance of a new, "zero-day" virus getting through because a client’s virus signatures or software are not up-to-date.

Policy & Reporting (McAfee)+

Policy & Reporting (McAfee)

Policy-based Management & Reporting.

Compliance with both internal policies and external regulations requires visibility and reporting. Dell SonicWALL Anti-Virus Policy Management and Reporting can be accessed through the web interface of the Dell SonicWALL firewall appliance. Centralized reporting provides information about the state of each user, historical data on past infection detections, and information on each computer’s operating system. The policy engine allows the IT administrator to centrally manage network wide endpoint deployments easily by allowing the creation and management of multiple policies and/or groups.

Policy-based management:
  • Scheduled and manual scan settings
  • Configurable spyware protection mode
  • Excluded files and folders
  • Manage approved programs list
  • Granularly configurable virus and spyware protection settings
Top Reports:
  • Systems out-of-date
  • Systems up-to-date
  • Viruses found and spyware detected
  • Most-infected machines
  • Detailed system reporting of each machine

Additional service: Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus McAfee.

The Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus McAfee suite provides best-in-class server protection, with McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise for Windows servers, NetShield® for Novell servers, and GroupShield™ for Exchange servers. These server-based products provide anti-virus protection for Windows-based file, print and Exchange servers. This product is available as part of Client/Server Anti-Virus Suite McAfee which includes Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Spyware McAfee.

Dell™ SonicWALL™ Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware McAfee® and the Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus McAfee can be deployed in multiple configurations to protect both clients and servers. The most common deployment is with both clients and servers, with the clients enforced at the gateway and the server not enforced by the gateway. Enforcement means that the Dell SonicWALL firewall verifies that all clients are running Dell SonicWALL anti-virus software with the latest virus and spyware signature files. Clients that are not in compliance are redirected to automatically download updates, and Internet access is blocked until the client becomes compliant with the anti-virus policy.

Dell SonicWALL Enforced AV Deployment Scenario+

Dell SonicWALL Enforced AV Deployment Scenario

Dell SonicWALL Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware – Enforced by Firewall.

Dell SonicWALL’s Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware McAfee software can be easily deployed at workstations, laptops and desktops, providing comprehensive anti-virus, anti-spyware, personal firewall, and browser protection. It is automatically enforced network-wide by Dell SonicWALL firewalls and updated on Windows® desktops and laptops.

Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus McAfee – Not Enforced by the Firewall.

The Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus McAfee provides best-in-class server protection, with McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise for Windows servers, NetShield® for Novell servers, and GroupShield™ for Exchange servers, along with anti-virus protection for Windows-based file, print and Exchange servers. This product is sold only as part of Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus/Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Suite McAfee. In this deployment mode the server component is not enforced by the firewall.

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  1. Managed using McAfee ePO which is not sold or supported by Dell SonicWALL.
  2. Sold as part of Dell SonicWALL Server Anti-Virus/Enforced Client Anti-Virus & Spyware Suite.