Today, enterprises and service providers face increasing security challenges in their distributed networks, from security and virus attacks to enforcing security policies. As a distributed network grows and branches into multiple subnetworks linked by the Internet, so does the complexity of managing security appliances, security policies, and updates. A single flaw in security implementation at any point in the network can expose the entire infrastructure, allowing malicious access to important data and files with severe consequences. Managing security for distributed networks on a site-by-site basis is time consuming, expensive, and unreliable, putting a big strain on already limited resources.SonicWALL Global Management System (SonicWALL GMS) Standard Edition enables distributed enterprises and service providers to manage thousands of SonicWALL Internet security appliances from a central location with a powerful, flexible, and intuitive application. SonicWALL GMS delivers a cost-effective global security management solution that reduces staffing requirements, speeds up deployment, and lowers the cost of managing security services.SonicWALL GMS gives administrators the integrated tools to manage all security policies and services throughout a large-scale, multiple policy enterprise or service provider environment. Administrators can easily configure SonicWALL firewall settings, deploy VPN to any user, and add SonicWALL upgrade and subscription services, such as Gateway Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Intrusion Prevention Service, Complete Anti-virus and Content Filtering Service with the click of a button.