Jacob Bardin, Federal Solutions, SonicWALL & Michael Patterson, Scrutinizer Product Manager, Plixer
Web-based applications and social media have become key contributors to the success of many Federal agencies – driving collaboration, improving productivity and reducing costs. However, along with the benefits come significant risks: drained bandwidth, sophisticated application-layer threats and wasted employee time.
Should agencies attempt to utilize coarse control functionality currently at their disposal, blocking ports or entire protocols just to eliminate access to a handful of known bad applications? Or do they take a more permissive course, allowing access to every application the organization deems necessary or useful?
With Next-Generation Firewalls featuring Application Intelligence, Control and Visualization agencies do not have to choose between these extreme approaches. Organizations can implement and enforce granular policies governing application access and bandwidth prioritization while helping prevent application-layer threats and unwanted exposure of sensitive data.
Join this 30-minute webcast to learn more about SonicWALL® Application Intelligence and Control and how SonicWALL has partnered with Plixer’s Scrutinizer to provide unprecedented visibility into your network activity.