SonicWall Unveils Anti-Spam Service 2.0
Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service (CASS) 2.0 offers new features such as allow/block lists and a faster search engine.Intelligent network security and data protection solutions specialist SonicWall announced its Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service 2.0, designed to help small and midsize businesses protect themselves against spam and malicious code. CASS 2.0 is integrated with the company's Unified Threat Management Firewalls and can be deployed over existing SonicWall appliances as well. The updated version features one-click deployment, personal configuration and compatibility with existing firewalls. The CASS features inbound anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-malware, GRID IP reputation, advanced content management, denial of service prevention, full quarantine and customizable per-user junk summaries. Advanced Reputation Management (ARM) utilizes Sender IP Reputation to drop junk email at the connection level-including spam, phishing and attached viruses-before it enters the network. GRID Anti-Virus is automatically activated along with CASS to detect SMTP-based virus emails and reroute them as defined by the administrator (for example, rejected or deleted) at the gateway.
"Spam kills productivity and exposes users to security threats. While top quality anti-spam solutions have addressed the menace, they have traditionally required unwanted hardware costs and needed IT managers to learn multiple solution interfaces," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president of product management and corporate marketing at SonicWall. "CASS solves both problems. It's integrated directly into the hardware so there are no new hardware costs or interfaces to learn. And, it is the same top quality award-winning solution deployed by some of the world's largest enterprises. We believe that by bringing a great enterprise quality solution to the SMB, we are going to help a lot of businesses stay productive and safe, while saving them a lot of money."