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On-Demand Webinar: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

On-Demand Webinar: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Screenshots: SonicWALL Mobile Connect for iOS+

Screenshots: SonicWALL Mobile Connect for iOS

Employees today demand that IT allow them to select their own laptops, smartphones and tablets and support them whether they are working in the office or remotely, and some organizations are providing platform allowances for employees to purchase their own devices. This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has been fueled by the dramatic growth and adoption of mobile platforms, which have become a critical component of business infrastructure. While increasing flexibility and productivity, this trend introduces a host of security challenges for IT.

Dell SonicWALL secure mobile access solutions allow IT to embrace the BYOD trend securely. Dell™ SonicWALL™ Secure Remote Access (SRA), E-Class SRA, SonicWALL™ Mobile Connect™ and Clean VPN™ solutions provide powerful, simple-to-use security and policy compliance to enhance the security management of mobile device networks.

Secure mobile devices.

Dell SonicWALL secure mobile access solutions deliver policy-enforced mobile access to network resources from a multitude of mobile device platforms, including Windows, Apple® Mac OS®, iOS and Google® Android™. Dell™ SonicWALL™ Mobile Connect™ is a mobile app that is embedded in Windows 8.1 devices and available for download for Apple iOS and Google Android, providing mobile device users with easy, policy-enforced access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections. Mobile Connect ensures the confidentiality and integrity of data whether workers are outside or inside the corporate network.

Dell SonicWALL Mobility solutions deliver policy-enforced remote access to network resources from a multitude of mobile device platforms, including Apple Mac OS®, iOS and Google® Android™. Dell™ SonicWALL™ Mobile Connect™, a single unified client app for Apple® iOS and Google® Android™, provides smartphone and tablet, users superior network-level access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections, ensuring confidentiality and data integrity for users outside of the corporate network when they are traveling and using hot spots.

Secure laptops.

Dell SonicWALL Mobility solutions provide flexible and secure remote access for laptops. Dell SonicWALL Aventail™ Connect delivers “in-office” experience, enabling full access to network resources from laptops running Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems.

Keep remote access simple.

Simple, fast, easy-to-use VPN connectivity is essential to ensure secure and private communications when connecting through uncontrolled WiFi hot spots. Dell SonicWALL secure mobile access solutions enhance productivity and business continuity with full-featured, easy-to-manage, clientless or thin-client “in-office” connectivity to network resources over WiFi and 4G/3G.

Mobile application intelligence and control.

Mobile devices can be conduits for malware to enter networks either inadvertently or intentionally. They can also consume volumes of bandwidth through the use of social media, YouTube®, Netflix® and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Administrators must be able to control all applications used on their networks, regardless of device type, when users are connected to the corporate office.

Dell SonicWALL Clean VPN.

Dell SonicWALL solves the challenges of access, security and control with an integrated solution that combines Dell SonicWALL Clean VPN™ and application intelligence and control. When Dell SonicWALL secure mobile access solutions are deployed with a Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewall, Clean VPN scans tunneled traffic to block malware. Dell SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control can allow increased bandwidth for critical applications while limiting bandwidth for unimportant or unacceptable traffic. Clean VPN™ delivers the critical dual protection of SSL VPN and high-performance, next-generation firewall necessary to secure both VPN access and traffic. The multi-layered protection of Clean VPN enables organizations to decrypt and scan for malware on all authorized SSL VPN traffic before it enters the network environment.

Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless

Dell SonicWALL Clean Wireless delivers secure, simple and cost-effective distributed wireless networking by integrating universal 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless features with a Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewall for deep packet inspection, application control and content filtering. Dell SonicWALL Clean 4G/3G delivers the same level of protection over cellular wireless networks.

Best practices for secure mobility.

Laptops and smartphones require encrypted access through a VPN to ensure the confidentiality of communications outside the network. Different security practices apply, depending upon whether the mobile devices are connecting from outside or inside the network perimeter. The following best practices include approaches for both policy and technology.

Securing access from outside the perimeter:

1. Establish reverse web proxy: By providing standard web browser access to web resources, reverse proxies can authenticate and encrypt web-based access to network resources. Reverse proxy delivers access agnostically to laptop and smartphone platforms, minimizing deployment overhead.

2. Establish SSL VPN tunnels: Agent-based encrypted SSL VPN tunnels add easy “in-office” network-level access to critical client-server resources from both laptops and smartphones.

3. Deploy endpoint control for laptops: To establish and enforce acceptable security policy compliance for managed and unmanaged Windows, Macintosh and Linux laptops, endpoint control can determine the presence of security applications and allow, quarantine or deny access based on security policy and user identity. This is very important for laptops, but less important for smartphones due to their white-listed app distribution environment.

4. Create a secure virtual desktop for laptops: Secure virtual desktop environments can prevent users from leaving sensitive data behind on unmanaged Windows laptops.

5. Apply cache cleaner technology for laptops: The cache cleaner removes all tracking information from the laptop once the user closes the browser.

6. Scan VPN traffic through the next-generation firewall (NGFW): Both laptops and smartphones can act as conduits to enable malware to cross the network perimeter, even over WiFi or 3G/4G connections. Integrated deployment with an NGFW establishes a Clean VPN™ that decrypts then scans all content. NGFW gateway security measures (Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention Service) can decontaminate threats before they enter the network.

7. Add strong authentication for both laptops and smartphones: A secure solution should integrate seamlessly with standard authentication methods such as two-factor authentication and onetime passwords.

Securing access from inside the perimeter:

1. Scan WiFi traffic over NGFW: Integrating NGFW with 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless connectivity creates a Clean Wireless™ network when the user is inside the perimeter.

2. Control app traffic: A Clean VPN solution featuring application intelligence, control and visualization enables IT to define and enforce how application and bandwidth assets are used.

3. Prevent data leakage: Data leakage protection scans outbound traffic for watermarked content.

4. Block inappropriate web access: Content filtering helps mobile users comply with regulatory mandates by ensuring a non-hostile network environment.

5. Block outbound botnet attacks: Anti-malware identifies and blocks outbound botnet attacks launched from mobile devices connected to the network.

Dell SonicWALL mobility solutions.

Dell SonicWALL secure mobile access solutions help organizations secure mobile device use both within and outside corporate network environments. Integrating the powerful capabilities of Dell SonicWALL NGFWs running application intelligence and control with Dell SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) solutions creates Clean VPN™ that delivers the dual protection of SSL VPN and the high-performance NGFW necessary to secure both VPN access and traffic. The multi-layered protection of Clean VPN enables organizations to decrypt and scan for malware on all authorized SSL VPN traffic before it enters the network environment.

Dell SonicWALL E-Class Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series for small- to medium-sized Businesses (SMB) and Dell SonicWALL NGFWs deliver easy-to-use, policy-driven SSL VPN access to critical network resources from Windows, Windows Phone, Apple® Mac OS®, iOS, Linux®, and Google® Android™ devices plus optional Web Application Firewall and multi-platform remote support. Dell SonicWALL Mobile Connect™, embedded with Windows 8.1 devices and available as a mobile app for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets, provides users with simple, policy-enforced access to corporate and academic resources over encrypted SSL VPN connections, ensuring confidentiality and data integrity for users outside of the corporate network when they are traveling and using hot spots.

How to evaluate secure mobility solutions.
Get answers to the tough questions.

When evaluating mobile security solutions, consider the following questions:

  • Do you need to provide remote access to email, client/server and host-based/server-based applications, file shares, printing or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions?
  • Do you support road warriors and other remote users on Windows®, Macintosh®, or Linux® mobile devices?
  • Do you want to reduce costs and overhead by simplifying remote access deployment and management costs for employees, business partners and contractors?
  • Are you concerned about viruses, malware and other attacks to your network if you were to provide remote access to your partners and your employees?
Dell SonicWALL Secure Remote Access solutions.

Dell™ SonicWALL™ Secure Remote Access (SRA) offers client less network-level access for Windows, Windows Mobile, Apple® MacOS®, iOS, Linux, and Google Android®, plus optional Web Application Firewall and multi-platform remote support. Dell™ SonicWALL™ Aventail® E-Class SRA delivers full-featured, easy-to-manage, client less or thin-client in-office connectivity for up to 20,000 concurrent mobile-enterprise users from a single appliance. Dell SonicWALL Clean VPN™ delivers the critical dual protection of high-performance Next-Generation Firewall and SSL VPN necessary to secure both VPN access and traffic.

Why upgrade to a Dell SonicWALL secure mobility solution?

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The proliferation of mobile device technology has fueled the Consumerization of IT. Upgrading to the latest Dell SonicWALL mobility solution gives employers the flexibility to provide employees, business partners and contractors secure remote access to corporate resources from a wide variety of device types. The solution is easy to deploy and manage and lowers the overall cost of providing secure access.

Flexible OS support.

Dell SonicWALL mobility solutions provide policy-enforced remote access to network resources from mobile device platforms such as iOS, Google Android® and Windows® Phone, as well as from traditional laptop platforms, including Mac OS, Windows and Linux®.

Ease-of-deployment.

Access is clientless or through lightweight, web-delivered clients or mobile applications to ease deployment, eliminate administrative overhead and minimize support calls. The Dell™ SonicWALL™ Mobile Connect™ app is embedded in Windows Phone 8.1 and available for quick download for iOS end users from the App Store and for Google Android users from Google Play.

Lower TCO.

Dell SonicWALL Mobility solutions lower IT costs by centralizing management to a single gateway that extends secure remote access via SSL VPN for both internal and mobile users across multiple mobile device platforms to all network resources including web-based, client/server, host-based and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

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eBooks

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    Top 10 Trends in Telecommuting

    In the big picture, telecommuters help companies lower their operating costs. When telecommuters use their own space, power and cooling to work from home, savvy employers adjust their facilities practices to pocket that savings. Download this e-book today to read the top ten trends in telecommuting.

    17 Aug 2012 / PDF: 0.860 MB / EB-35
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    Controlling Laptop and Smartphone Access to Corporate Networks

    With company-issued, IT-controlled laptops, IT has traditionally had the option to lock down the operating system to prevent the installation of potentially insecure or non-approved applications. This consumerization of IT (as well as the budgetary incentive of offsetting inventory costs) has led companies to establish “bring your own device” (BYOD)
    policies that enable employees to select their own personal mobile devices for use at work

    14 Dec 2011 / PDF: 1.770 MB / EB-236
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    Mobility, Security and the Enterprise

    Many technologies that enterprises adopt for their information systems often have roots in consumer applications.1 More employees are extending their workday and increasing office efficiency by leveraging the same technology they use to enhance their personal lives—in particular, smartphone and tablet devices. Many corporate end users do not allow IT to dictate which smartphone or tablet platform they can use. A growing number will use whatever application, device or technology they want, regardless of corporate IT policies.2 IT has effectively lost its ability to completely mandate the choice of smartphone or tablet access in a corporate setting. This ebook details the 10 best practices for controlling smartphone and tablet access to corporate networks.

    1 Feb 2012 / PDF: 4.490 MB / EB-238

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Business Solutions

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    SonicWALL Business Insight - Enabling User Mobility With Enterprise Security Solutions

    Teleworking continues to take off as an attractive business practice, with increasing numbers of employers offering related programs to their employees in an effort to cut commuting and facilities costs while boosting morale and retention. With mobile technologies ranked among the top 10 technology priorities for 2010, savvy business leaders have clearly caught on to the broader trend of user mobility. However, taking full advantage of the benefits of user mobility obviously depends on being able to address the related security challenges. Learn 1) how “consumerization” of IT is changing the way we do business, 2) the most effective way of handing device proliferation, and 3) how SonicWALL can help you fully realize the benefits of having a truly mobile workforce.

    30 Nov 2011 / PDF: 0.460 MB / SB-13

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White Papers

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    Clean VPN Approach for a Mobile Workforce

    A Clean VPN approach delivers layered defense-in-depth protection for the core elements of business communications.

    22 Jul 2010 / PDF: 0.120 MB / WP-17
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    Controlling Laptop and Smartphone Access to Corporate Networks

    Smartphones have joined laptops as de facto network endpoints in corporations, academic institutions and government entities. In managing security for these mobile devices, IT must be aware of the differences, as well as similarities, between laptop and smartphone platforms. With these distinctions in mind, IT can apply best practices to ensure the confidentiality and security of corporate communications from both inside and outside of the network perimeter.

    30 Nov 2011 / PDF: 0.100 MB / WP-1
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    Making Smarter Mobile Access Decisions

    Smartphones and tablets are everywhere today — equally found in the hands of consumers or employees of enterprise organizations. But for all their apparent user-friendly features, these mobile devices can represent a significant threat to corporate data. This paper examines mobile platform security vulnerabilities and what IT departments need to know before allowing smartphone and tablet access to corporate data, discusses how to protect infrastucture from mobile security threats and presents useful advice on how Dell™ SonicWALL™ solutions can help meet those needs.

    15 Oct 2013 / PDF: 0.750 MB / WP-109

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Webinars

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    Riding the New Wave of Enterprise Mobility

    Join SonicWall and Forrester Research Director, Robert Whiteley to learn how 2010 will usher in a new wave of investment in mobility technologies among savvy enterprises. Robert Whiteley will discuss findings from Forrester’s extensive studies into the work habits and mobility needs of information workers, task workers and a growing class of workers – the “mobile wannabe” – who, together, are making up a larger and larger portion of your workforce. This session will explore: • Who are the mobile workers of today and what does the mobile workforce of the future hold in store for IT? • What tools, in terms of networks, devices and applications, matter to these workers • What steps can IT take today to engender and secure an environment of mobility – and therefore productivity – for these workers? About Rob Whiteley Robert serves Infrastructure & Operations professionals. Prior to joining the Infrastructure & Operations team, Robert was a research director on the security and risk team. He led Forrester's research efforts on IT security frameworks; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); identity and access management (IAM); application security; data security; and IT infrastructure security. He also provided Forrester's coverage of specific security topics that includes network access control (NAC), network segmentation, and branch office security. About Chris Witeck: As a Director of the Product Management Team at SonicWALL, Chris Witeck drives the development road map for the all SonicWALL SSL VPN products and services. His responsibilities include defining product requirements, establishing relationships with key customers to drive those requirements, and helping to define strategic marketing partnerships.

    1 Apr 2010 / ODW-99
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    How to Enable BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) at Work

    Join SonicWALL's Patrick Sweeney, VP of Product Management, as he offers up practical advice on how to enable mobility in your workforce. People are increasingly demanding the ability to use their personal communications devices to access email and network resources when they are away from the office. Come learn how to embrace this trend to allow people to use iPhones, iPads, Android phones and more not only at home but also at work.

    9 Dec 2011 / ODW-124

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