Security Alert: Update on WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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SonicWall firewall customers with active and properly installed Gateway Anti-virus security subscriptions (either standalone or as a subset of our Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS) or Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS)) are safe and are protected from WannaCry ransomware attacks.

Here’s more:

A massive ransomware attack named WannaCry has reached around the world causing significant alarm. SonicWall Capture Labs identified this attack in mid-April and immediately published protection which was automatically downloaded to all SonicWall firewall customers with active security subscriptions. This occurred well in advance of today’s latest attack.

SonicWall customers are urged to ensure their next-generation firewalls have an active and properly configured gateway security subscription, which enables the automatic receipt of signatures from known ransomware attacks such as WannaCry. Customers are also advised to ensure that their SonicWall email security subscriptions are active as attacks like this often enter organizations via email.

Please refer to our blog for updates regarding this threat and for any questions you may have related to SonicWall protections against this threat.

Regards,

SonicWall’s Technical Support Team

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