Sophos news in review: SG Series is here, Heartbleed boosts 2FA, and new spam rankings

Sophos-in-the-newsWe had a big event in our Abingdon, UK headquarters this week to showcase our fastest UTM appliances ever — the Sophos SG Series. Check out the launch event video, so you can see just how cool (and fast!) the new UTM boxes are.

On the security news front, the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL continues to dominate the conversation — so our experts talked about two-factor authentication (2FA), and how it can improve security over just using a password alone.

And we released our quarterly Spampionship tables, which rank the spammiest countries based on volume of spam and spam per person. It’s often surprising when countries suddenly rise in the rankings — we’re looking at you, Spain.

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Sophos Mobile Encryption 2.2 released – Free file encryption app for Android and iOS

sophos-mobile-encryption-2-2Sophos Mobile Encryption version 2.2 is out — the newest update of our free file encryption app for Android smartphones and tablets and iOS devices.

Sophos Mobile Encryption gives you an easy way to encrypt and decrypt files, right on your mobile device. Encrypt files handed over by other apps, upload encrypted files to your cloud storage providers, or store them securely in local storage within the app.

Download the Sophos Mobile Encryption app from Google Play for Android, or from iTunes for iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads).

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How to protect your virtual desktops and servers? Try our product picker tool

virtualization-securityWe’ve got a handy little web tool you can use to figure out in seconds what kind of antivirus protection you need for your virtual desktops and servers.

Head on over to our virtualization webpage, where you can click through our quick survey. Tell us what you’re looking to protect, and we’ll show you the best approach and the right Sophos product (Sophos Antivirus for vShieldSophos Server Protection, or Sophos Endpoint Antivirus) for your needs.

You don’t need to register with your email address or anything — just click and go!

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Introducing the Sophos SG Series – our fastest appliances ever!

utm-sg-series-boxWe’re very proud to announce a new generation of network security appliances: the Sophos SG Series. Engineered on the very latest Intel technology, they’re built to provide optimal performance, versatility and efficiency to meet the growing security needs of organizations of diverse sizes. Read on for a message from Guenter Junk, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Network Security Group, introducing our fastest appliances ever.

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The results are in: New SG Series appliances beat the competition

miercom-verifiedWhen it comes to security products performance really matters. At Sophos, we prioritize performance so that our products don’t get in the way of a user getting on with their work. Our products are both effective and fast — with no need to turn off features to maintain speed.

In our recent UTM 9.2 release we accelerated our Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) – to do so we made changes to the underlying engine and worked at making our IPS smarter with new optimized default rule sets. We’ve been getting great reports from customers and partners about the speed boost they’re seeing.

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UTM Series appliances – Our best sellers ever!

utmacceleratedWith the recent launch of our SG Series appliances, you might be wondering about where our UTM Series appliances fit in. Of course, the Sophos UTM Series is our best-selling line-up of network security appliances of all time – and we aim to ensure that success continues.

UTM Series appliances will remain an important part of our hardware appliance portfolio and continue to enjoy all the great new features and enhancements that come with every software update.

Our UTM Series delivers unmatched value with a great balance of price, performance and protection.

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