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Sophos Virtualizes Secure Web Gateway Protection
Safe and compliant browsing assured with advanced web malware detection, URL and content-based filtering, in a virtual appliance
Virtualization has helped organizations reduce capital and operating costs, and drive greater levels of application availability;
Making virtualization easier
With this new release, Sophos reduces the complexity of a virtual environment by integrating their unique managed appliance experience to deliver an industry-first on-premise managed service. Sophos Managed Appliances include remote monitoring and automated maintenance at no additional charge; this approach combines all of the benefits of virtualization and on-premise control with the cost savings of a managed service, reducing overhead and complexity. The Sophos Virtual Web Appliance also automates the update and upgrade process, and provides proactive monitoring and support—further simplifying network management.
Streamlined provisioning and management
The Sophos Virtual Appliances streamline the provisioning and management processes with pre-configured performance profiles, built-in load balancing and an intuitive management console. Users can manage several virtual appliances within a single console, increasing performance and capacity while reducing management time and complexity.
Complete Web Protection Everywhere
By integrating Web Appliance protection with the Sophos Endpoint security solution, the company delivers unmatched protection and management visibility into users’ web activity—wherever they go. Administrators can quickly and easily set policies, report on activity and protect users, even beyond the secure perimeter of the corporate network. This is all possible without the need for costly and complex backhauling or added gateway infrastructure.
Sophos provides industry-leading web protection thanks to a unique three-stage filter, which combines URL reputation filtering, advanced real-time malware scanning with behavioral analysis, and content control to guard against the latest threats. Sophos appliances also include advanced capabilities such as HTTPS scanning, dynamic anonymizing proxy blocking, and call home detection to cover essential blind-spots.
“Organizations are increasingly looking to squeeze more out of less by further leveraging their investment in virtualization, but simply implementing virtualized versions of the same maintenance-
Trials are available free of charge and licensing is simple, based on a per user, per year basis with no additional charges for the number of virtual servers.
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.
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