SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection Initial Setup

Timothy Bolger
Infrastructure Consultant at Techtonics
The initial setup was pretty much really straightforward. You just license it on the firewall through the MySonicWall portal. It comes in a bundle with the AGS Global Security Suite License. You just get it activated, licensed, and it just syncs the license to the appliance. Once you've synced it, you just go and activate it in the appliance and turn it on. You tell it what data center you want to use for the cloud and there are about five different data centers that SonicWall provides around the world for the sandboxing. You just tell it what data center you use. Once you do that, it activates on the appliance, and you can then start enabling the scanning. You can just set it up, there's quite an easy option, just to set up a test group if you want to only assign it to do the scanning on a certain subnet on your network, a certain VLAN, or a certain group of workstations. It's pretty straightforward, it's a very straightforward screen to turn on. You can then select what file types you want scanned, for example, PDFs, macros dot files, XLS files. You can select which ones you want to scan and you can turn it on gradually so you can have a test group. You don't have to turn it on globally initially, you can just ebb people on to it. It's definitely straightforward, quite easy to set up, and it's less intrusive for the clients. It takes half an hour to activate it and set it up, and get it pointing to the data center. Then the strategy really is just selecting the test group users, which you can just create a simple object group on the firewall and add certain test users into that. View full review »
Vice President at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup was easy. We have the antivirus intrusion detection. For our engineers, the capture piece did take a little more time, though not because it was complex. View full review »
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