SonicWall SMA is a unified secure access gateway that enables organizations to provide anytime, anywhere and any device access to mission critical corporate resources. SMA's granular access control policy engine, context aware device authorization, application level VPN and advanced authentication with single sign-on empowers organizations to embrace BYOD and mobility in a hybrid IT environment.
Mobility and BYOD
For organizations wishing to embrace BYOD, flexible working or third party access, SMA becomes the critical enforcement point across them all. SMA delivers excellent security to minimize surface threats, while making organizations more secure by supporting latest encryption algorithms and ciphers. SonicWALL's SMA allows administrators to provision secure mobile access and role-based privileges so end-users get fast, simple access to the business applications, data and resources they require. At the same time, organizations can institute secure BYOD policies to protect their corporate networks and data from rogue access and malware.
Move to the cloud
For organizations embarking on a cloud migration journey, SMA offers a single sign-on (SSO) infrastructure that uses a single web portal to authenticate users in a hybrid IT environment. Whether the corporate resource is on-premise, on the web or in a hosted cloud, the access experience is consistent and seamless. SMA also integrates with industry leading multi-factor authentication technologies for added security.
Managed service providers
For either organizations hosting their own infrastructure or for managed service providers, SMA provides turnkey solution to deliver a high degree of business continuity and scalability. SMA can support up to 20,000 concurrent connections on a single appliance, with the ability to scale upwards of hundreds of thousands users through intelligent clustering. Data centers can reduce costs with active-active clustering and a built-in dynamic load balancer, which reallocates global traffic to the optimized data center in real-time based on user demand. SMA tool sets enable service providers to deliver services with zero downtime, allowing them to fulfill very aggressive SLAs.
A hardened edge gateway for anytime, anywhere, any device secure access
SMA is an advanced access security gateway that offers secure access to network and cloud resources from any device. SMA provides centralized, granular, policy-based enforcement of remote and mobile access to any corporate resource delivered using a hardened Linux based appliance.
Flexible deployment with physical and virtual appliances
SonicWall SMA can be deployed as a hardened, high-performance appliance or as a virtual appliance leveraging shared computing resources to optimize utilization, ease migration and reduce capital costs. The hardware appliances are built on a multi-core architecture that offers high performance with SSL acceleration, VPN throughput and powerful proxies to deliver robust secure access.
Network visibility with context aware device profiling
Context-aware authentication grants access only to trusted devices and authorized users. Laptops and PCs are also interrogated for the presence or absence of security software, client certificates, and device ID. Mobile devices are interrogated for essential security information such as jailbreak or root status, device ID, certificate status and OS versions prior to granting access. Devices that do not meet policy requirements are not allowed network access and the user is notified of non-compliance.
Seamless and secure browser-based clientless access
The "clientless" nature of the SonicWall SMA means that there is no need for the administrator to install a fat client component manually to a computer that will be used for remote access. This removes any dependency on Java and overhead for IT, thereby greatly expanding the concept of remote access. It means that since there is no pre-installation or pre-configuration required, an authorized remote worker can sit down at any computer, anywhere in the world, and securely access their corporate resources. In its purest form, secure access is strictly browser-based using HTML5, providing a seamless and unified experience for the users.