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Bringing Order to Application Chaos Across and Beyond the Enterprise

It can be a real challenge for IT administrators to maximize the business value of Web applications while minimizing the risk. While certain critical applications need bandwidth prioritization, other non-productive apps may need to be bandwidth throttled or completely blocked. Dell SonicWALL Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization makes the job easy, with granular control and real-time visualization of applications to guarantee bandwidth prioritization and ensure maximum network security and productivity.

Application Intelligence

Scanning every byte of every packet of all network traffic, Dell SonicWALL provides complete application intelligence and control—regardless of port or protocol—by determining exactly what applications are being used and who is using them.

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Application Intelligence Flow Diagram

Application Control

With new levels of management and ease of use, Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization gives IT administrators granular control of applications and users. Administrators can easily create bandwidth management policies based on logical pre-defined categories (such as social media or gaming), individual applications, or even users and groups.

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Application Visualization

To control network use properly, administrators must visualize application traffic and adjust network policy based on critical observations. The Dell SonicWALL Application Flow Monitor provides real-time graphs of applications, ingress and egress bandwidth, Web sites visited and all user activity.

As a tightly integrated feature of Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls, Dell SonicWALL Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization puts the power back into the hands of IT administrators, easily sorting out the good applications from the bad and helping to enhance productivity without compromising security.

Tough Question #1

My marketing department needs access to Facebook to build awareness—but I want to block the games... what can I do?

Answer

Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization enables you to guarantee bandwidth and allow access for some applications while restricting or blocking either specific applications, categories of applications or to block application sub-components such as the Farmville game or file transfer from within Instant Messaging applications. You can even create rules in order to block specific lists from accessing these applications. This is all tracked by logging in to the Application Flow Monitor to see, through real-time visualization, the effectiveness of your new application control policy.

Tough Question #2

How do I ensure that my sales team has prioritized bandwidth to productive Web-based applications like Salesforce.com® over unproductive Web-based applications such as ESPN® Live View?

Answer

Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization easily enables you to ensure bandwidth for key business applications while restricting or blocking application categories such as gaming or streaming video. With this solution, you can select critical applications or groups of applications, specify the bandwidth you would like to guarantee to your specified user groups and create an application control policy to prioritize bandwidth for the selected critical applications and users. Finally, you can check the Application Flow Monitor to see in real-time the results of your new application policies.

Tough Question #3

My sales team users really need to access corporate Web seminars and videoconferences—but I do not want them hogging bandwidth on YouTube®. What can I do?

Answer

Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization enables you to ensure bandwidth for key Web-based collaboration tools, while restricting or blocking non-productive Web applications such as YouTube. Simply select the critical Web-based applications or urls and choose how much bandwidth you want to guarantee to this group. You can also restrict bandwidth or block non-productive Web-based applications or urls and select the users or group that will be included in this policy. By logging in to Application Flow Monitor, you can visualize the results of your new policy.

Tough Question #4

I need to be able to scan all traffic simultaneously to defend against malware, as well as visualize and control any type of application on the network. What can I do?

Answer

Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization with enhanced visualization and Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection enables you to scan and protect 100% of all application traffic entering your network while simultaneously performing traffic shaping without introducing latency. With the Application Flow Monitor, you get a real-time view of application and user traffic, bandwidth utilization and other user activity. It's easy to export data continuously to any NetFlow/IPFIX analyzer for off-box monitoring, troubleshooting and analysis of historical network activity. Meanwhile, you can continue to adjust your network policies based on critical observations, plus monitor threats that are stopped at the gateway before entering your network.

Tough Question #5

I need to protect confidential content from being leaked over outbound Web mail transmissions or social media sites. What can I do?

Answer

Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization with enhanced visualization and Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection enables you to scan 100% of all application traffic leaving your network, including email attachments and FTP uploads. You can simply create a filter for the type of content that identifies confidential data, and then apply the filter to outbound mail, FTP and other traffic, and set the firewall to block the transfer. By monitoring the logs, you can easily detect the transfer of confidential data. You can also observe traffic patterns with the Application Flow Monitor and adjust network policy accordingly.

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    Dell SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control

    Dell SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control puts power back into the hands of IT administrators with new levels of management and ease-of-use, allowing them to maintain granular control of applications and users.

    27 Oct 2010 / PDF: 1.57 MB / DS-28

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Case Studies

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    Associated Foreign Exchange

    Associated Foreign Exchange optimized its network by utilizing Dell SonicWALL E-Class E6500 and E5500 firewalls, the Aventail SRA EX7000 appliance, CDP and GMS.

    19 Sep 2011 / PDF: 0.53 MB / CS-242
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    Aaron's

    Aaron's (NYSE: AAN) secures 1,800 store locations using E-Class NSA E6500 and E5500 pairs, GMS and the TZ Series, with application intelligence, control and visualization.

    27 Jun 2011 / PDF: 0.07 MB / CS-229
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    Berry College Case Study

    Founded in 1902 near Rome, Georgia, Berry College is an independent, coeducational college that provides approximately 1,850 students with undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences.

    04 Apr 2011 / PDF: 0.070 MB / CS-215
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    Premier Education Group

    Premier Education Group (PEG) deployed the Dell SonicWALL E-Class Universal Management Appliance EM5000 to centralize policy management, monitoring and reporting for the multiple Dell SonicWALL appliances widely distributed across all campuses.

    29 Nov 2010 / PDF: 0.070 MB / CS-9
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    Bolton College

    Bolton College, located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, provides a range of courses that include vocational education, work-based learning, ESOL courses, diplomas, apprenticeships and access courses.

    07 Sep 2010 / PDF: 0.070 MB / CS-15
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    BGMX Retail Solutions

    BGMX Retail Solutions provides a fully integrated services platform and support network for approximately 70 regional operators, small chains, and independent retailers in the grocery and convenience store sectors.

    10 Nov 2010 / PDF: 0.080 MB / CS-2

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Bringing Order to Application Chaos Across and Beyond the Enterprise

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Demos-on-Demand: Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization

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Web Management Interface - Real-Time Monitor

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