‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Attack

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

A massive ransomware attack named ‘WannaCry’ has reached around the world causing significant alarm to organisations of all sizes. 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 preventative protection occurred well in advance of this week’s latest publicised 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’. RGB customers are also advised to ensure that their email security subscriptions are active as attacks like this often enter organisations via email.

Please contact the RGB Solutions support team for updates regarding this threat and for any questions you may have related to SonicWall protections against this threat. If you have any other IT security concerns and wish RGB to undertake a security audit then please call us on 0131 554 8888 or email [email protected]