November 15th, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
SonicWall Launches Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series OS 12.0
Today SonicWall made its first product enhancement announcement since becoming independent from Dell. SonicWall is announcing its SMA 1000 Series OS 12.0 that will provide policy enforced secure access to authorized remote and mobile users for all data types across any device. The company states that the new OS should bring even greater security to a world where more users bring their own device into the picture.
Companies don’t issue mobile devices like they used to (unless it is a highly secure industry such as government). With all the new devices being brought in and used for work it is becoming difficult for IT to get a handle on securing all of them. SonicWall aims to help with its SMA 1000 Series that is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Chrome OS devices. This way, regardless of what a user has, SonicWall can cover it.
The latest OS, 12.0, features policy enforced SSL VPN to mission critical applications, data and resources from all operating systems and mobile devices. Which, according to the SonicWall, means IT admins can configure security policies to provide best-in-class, context-aware authorization which grants variable levels of access to data only to trusted users dependent on the health metrics of their connecting devices and location.
New features include:
- Global High Availability offers a turnkey approach to delivering robust remote access where a high degree of business continuity is required, all without any downtime and aggressive SLAs. Global High Availability includes the patent pending Global Traffic Optimizer for traffic load balancing with zero-impact failover for high resiliency across data centers. It also provides real-time monitoring across environment performance and user sessions, while delivering active/active configuration for high availability.
- Blended SSO technology enables organizations to move to the cloud utilizing a single pane of glass to access traditional campus resources and SaaS cloud applications, allowing service owners to seamlessly move resources to the cloud while maintaining a familiar access experience for their users.
- Superior security ensures that the highest security stance is maintained for compliance and data protection by utilizing the latest ciphers and strongest encryptions including the Suite B cryptographic algorithms.
- An intuitive user experience through enhanced browser based clientless access and native apps provides an updated and modernized user interface for both the administrative console and user workplace portals.
SonicWall SMA 1000 Series OS 12.0 is available now.