We’re pleased to announce the availability of Sophos iView, our new reporting appliance add-on for UTM. Sophos iView extends and enhances the Sophos UTM’s already outstanding on-box reporting, adding consolidated reporting across multiple UTMs, compliance reporting, and long-term log storage.
Performance tests conducted by the independent testing firm Tolly show that Sophos SafeGuard Encryption is the fastest solution for disk encryption, with the lowest impact on performance for boot-up and in sleep/hibernate/wake tests.
The Tolly test was conducted in June 2014 on laptops running Windows 7 Enterprise. The results, which compared SafeGuard Encryption against products from Check Point, Symantec, and McAfee, show Sophos with a superior performance across all tests.
A while back we talked about how you can upgrade your network security with a Sophos UTM for free as a home user.
Here we will explain the basic premise of firewalls and at the same time tell you how you can build one to suit your network.
The firewall is your gatekeeper, your first line of defense, shielding you from the outside world also known as the Internet. The firewall stops unsolicited traffic from the Internet from accessing your network and only allows responses to traffic originating from the inside back through.
In the light of the recent Bash vulnerability known as “Shellshock” (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169), here’s the reality instead of the hype.
Shellshock is a newly-discovered vulnerability in Bash (the Bourne Again Shell), one of the most commonly used shells on Linux, UNIX and OS X.
Although it can be exploited in some cases, the good news is that not all implementations can be exploited, and only certain services and applications allow a hacker to exploit this issue.
Mobile devices and infrastructure are evolving rapidly, and the adoption of new iOS releases is especially high. That’s why we’re pleased to offer same-day compatibility support for iOS 8 with Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) and Sophos Cloud.
Our enterprise mobility management products cover all the latest mobile platforms, for data protection that doesn’t end at the office door. And we’ve been named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management.
The massive data breach of payment card numbers and other customer details at Target last December raised serious doubts about security of point-of-sale (POS) systems. And the recent breach of the Home Depot has amplified those concerns, as more and more retailers are owning up to breaches involving POS compromises.
In the Home Depot’s case, the company hasn’t fully disclosed what data was lost or at how many of its more than 2,000 stores — leading to speculation about the size of the breach and whether the same type of malware that hit Target was involved. [UPDATE: Home Depot confirms 56 million payment card numbers were exposed.]
What can consumers and retailers do to stay safe?
You’ve probably heard that we recently beefed up our Sophos UTM with many new features. We want to show you what’s inside the new Sophos UTM with a series of easy-to-follow and short videos.
In our first video, Sophos Senior Technologist Angelo Comazzetto walks you through the network security features of Sophos UTM. You can see just how easy it is to configure your firewall and intrusion prevention rules using the intuitive dashboard.
And if you spot our easter egg (a little message we’ve dropped into the video), you can enter our contest for a chance to win a prize.