Sophos Email Appliance offers Enhanced Phishing Protection

phishing-emailsWith the latest v3.8 release of our Sophos Email Appliance, we’ve improved the ability to protect yourself from Phishing attacks by adding support for both common frameworks used to validate email senders.

Phishing attacks often attempt to spoof or forge the source address of their email messages, pretending to be someone they’re not in order to fool anti-spam systems and users alike.

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Sophos UTM Manager 4.2 now available

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We’re pleased to announce the general availability of Sophos UTM Manager (SUM) 4.2 which is compatible with our latest UTM release, UTM Accelerated (9.2).

Review the full release notes below for more details.

Here’s what’s new at a glance:

  • Major management enhancements and extended support for Firewall and Web Protection
  • Rule management support for new objects introduced in UTM v9.2 and 9.1
  • Central notification management across all managed UTMs
  • Many other improvements, enhancements, and bug fixes

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OpenSSL man-in-the-middle vulnerability – Network Gateway product patch information

On June 5th, 2014 a vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224) was found in OpenSSL that impacts our network security products. Fortunately, as of the publication of this article, there are no known in-the-wild attacks. Of course, as you’ve come to expect from Sophos, we’ve wasted no time in getting to work on patches to fix this vulnerability.

The vulnerability exists in OpenSSL and can allow an attacker using a man-in-the-middle attack to decrypt and modify traffic between a vulnerable client and server. Both client and server must be vulnerable for this exploit to work. OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta are affected.

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Sophos Web Appliance now offers Quota Time and ATP

web-appliance-150We’ve recently added a couple of great new features to the Sophos Web Appliance. Enforcement of quota time policies is perhaps one of the most requested features of all time, and like everything else in the Web Appliance, you’ll love how easy it is to manage.

We’ve also recently introduced Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to quickly identify potentially infected hosts on your network before they can become more of a problem. These new features are included in the latest versions of the Sophos Web Appliance which you’ll receive automatically during your specified update window.

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Sophos UTM Manager 4.2  – Sign up for the final beta, available now

SUM-4-2We’re pleased to announce the final beta of SUM 4.2, which is compatible with our latest UTM release — UTM Accelerated (9.2).

Sophos UTM Manager (SUM) is our free centralized management solution for managing multiple UTMs. SUM allows you to monitor, access, back up and configure all your UTMs, conveniently from a single pane of glass.

Here’s what’s new.

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New features available in PureMessage for UNIX v6.1

puremessageWe’re pleased to announce the availability of PureMessage for UNIX v6.1, including a number of new enhancements you – our customers and partners – have requested.

Of course, we encourage you to keep your PureMessage infrastructure up to date. Updating to the latest version gets you all the new features and technology improvements.

If you’re still running v5, we advise you to review the Getting Started Guide and plan your move to v6 at your earliest opportunity.

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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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What’s new in Sophos UTM Accelerated (9.2): #7 – Safer Web Application Firewall

UTM-9.2-saferThis blog post continues our series introducing the great features you can look forward to in the upcoming UTM Accelerated (9.2) release. I’ll explain how we’re making the web application firewall safer, all in the name of keeping your web services safe from hackers.

A web application firewall (WAF) is a critical defense against the ballooning problem of web-based malware. Hackers are taking over legitimate websites and services at an unprecedented pace to host botnets or distribute malware. Where do you think they find all these websites and services that are ripe for exploitation? I hate to say this, but it’s not always “the other guy’s company” that gets hacked.

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