Sophos delivers complete security in a box
Posted on 17 July 2012.
Sophos announced Sophos UTM 9, specifically designed to integrate gateway security and endpoint security in a single hardware or virtual box.

It provides complete security protection, regardless of location and it combines the company's endpoint protection and unified threat management solutions into a single management console.

New features:

Endpoint protection
Protects everywhere, using the cloud to secure and monitor staff wherever they are, and extend security gateways to deploy and manage endpoint protection as well as device control. Sophos's innovative approach to endpoint protection uses its LiveConnect cloud service - users can always manage all of their endpoints, no matter where they are or how they're connected. Computers are kept up-to-date with antivirus protection and new policies that can be rolled out at any time.

Device-independent secure access for users wherever they are Enables secure remote application access without installing any software on the desktop. HTML5 VPN portal lets users connect to internal resources wherever they are, no matter the device they use. Sophos's browser-based portal uses HTML5, giving access through applications like VNC, remote desktop, SSH and more.

Wireless hotspot support
Manages internet access for guests and visitors with customizable wireless hotspots. With the advent of bring your own device (BYOD), organizations struggle to provide simple and secure guest wireless access. Sophos's wireless security provides this, while extending security policies to all guests and enabling businesses to set up guest access quotas by time and/or bandwidth.

Integrated Sophos anti-virus engine
Scans email and web traffic with Sophos's award-winning antivirus technology as well as a second commercial engine (from Avira). Sophos scans viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and adware in single scan, and protects against zero-day-attacks.


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You're sitting in an office, and you send a print job to the main office printer. You see or hear a drone flying outside your window. Next thing you know, the printer buzzes to life and, after spitting out your print job, it continues to work and presents you with more filled pages than you expected.

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