Protection Without Compromise


Today we live in a cybersecurity arms race that has seen threats grow to include emerging technologies including:

  • An increase in encrypted malware aimed at HTTPS connections, 
  • Growth in Ransomware as a Service, paralleling the growth in the Internet of    Things (IoT)
  • Ransomware change from encrypting files to whole discs
  • Emergence of Phishing as a Service making this more readily available to    cyber criminals
  • Increases in malware aimed at the Android operating system.
  • Use of unsecured IoT devices to launch Denial of Service attacks
  • Exploit kits becoming more available to the lay cyber criminal
  • Growth in the use of BYOD not secured to corporate standards



To win the cybersecurity race we need a solution that:

  • Provides 24 x7 identification of threats and updates
  • Can perform SSL.TLS inspection
  • Can filter content on firewalls
  • Performs Deep Packet Inspection of data loads
  • Can control an organisations application use
  • Can be applied to wired and wireless infrastructures with the same rigour
  • Uses integrated products to deliver multiple layers of defence



Adding this layer of physical protection delivers business benefit in the form of:

  • Control of bandwidth utilisation
  • Control of applications in use
  • Unified security across wired and wireless infrastructure 
  • Enhanced secure remote access services
  • Best of breed solutions used in multi layered approach

Cyber-crime is big business and with the growth in this “industry” so the possibility of becoming a victim of this industry increases. Sophisticated malware (malicious-software) is particularly rampant and can be disruptive and detrimental to productivity and security. Malware applies to many types of viruses, and could be anything from irritating Adware to more sinister Trojans or Ransomware! To protect against this increased threat, a multi-level security approach is a good strategy.  A firewall is just one piece of the strategy, and SonicWALL comes recommended by ITMA.

What is a Firewall?

A firewall acts as the first line of defence between you and the Internet by controlling incoming and outgoing traffic to and from your network. A high quality firewall acts as the gatekeeper, thoroughly checking credentials before allowing anything to enter or exit. A firewall could be hardware or software, or even a combination of both. A firewall typically has a range of security levels allowing you full control over what you deem to be safe.

Why Choose SonicWall

SonicWALL firewalls provide small, mid-sized, branch offices and distributed enterprises with advanced threat protection in a high performance secure platform.  Combined with the SonicWALL’s patented “Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI)” engine on a multi-core architecture, these firewalls offer security, performance and control.

Features of SonicWall

Key features of the firewall range include: 

  • RFDPI threat prevention engine examines every byte in and out of the business simultaneously
  • Intrusion protection
  • Malware protection
  • Web/URL filtering against malicious web sites
  • Cloud based SonicWALL Capture multi-engine sandbox service to block zero day threats
  • Full inspection of SSL/TLS and SSH encrypted connections
  • Application control and performance management on a per user or per group basis
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) functions

Intelligent Technology

With many cyber criminals becoming increasingly skilled in avoiding detection, SonicWALL can integrate seamlessly with other security solutions to offer maximum protection from encrypted files. The multi-core architecture makes SonicWALL a high performance solution, with low latency, allowing it to process data quickly without any perceived delays.

The SSLVPN (Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Networks) feature allows highly secure remote access for a wide range of portable devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops, protecting Staff as they work remotely and on the road.

SonicWALL provides automatic threat protection updates that are applied immediately without the need to reboot the device for them to become active. Additionally, clear and accurate reporting enables a better understanding of threats knocking on your Internet door.

The Full Security Solution

At IT Management Associates, we have a team of experienced IT consultants on hand to support the security needs of your business. We offer a fully managed security service, which offers maximum protection for businesses of all shapes and sizes. For a streamlined approach to IT security that complements your existing processes, please contact us today to discuss your individual requirements.


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