They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the powerful things you will find inside the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud excite many. But those treasures need protecting, and Sophos UTM lets you cloak your Amazon infrastructure in layers of security armor. Whether you are new to AWS or a seasoned veteran that knows how to wield their products and services, newly released features of the AWS Marketplace let you deploy select products easier than ever before.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a cloud computing platform that’s reliable, flexible and affordable. And we’re excited to offer a complete network security solution that fits seamlessly into AWS. Sign up to join our webcast on Thursday, December 12th, explaining how to take a test drive of Sophos UTM in AWS.
Sophos network security expert Bill Prout will show you how Sophos UTM in AWS provides all the features you need to protect your Virtual Private Cloud and EC2 instances, while providing secure connections for remote users, locations or across AWS regions.
In previous blog posts in this series, we’ve noted how Sophos UTM provides the ideal security solution for your Amazon Cloud infrastructure and how it not only provides complete protection, but how it’s completely elastic.
In this post, we’d like to cover a few of the ways you can get started with a Sophos UTM using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
If you’re familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS), you love Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) Auto Scaling. It allows you to scale your capacity up or down automatically, according to conditions you define. And we’re bringing this feature to Sophos UTM for AWS. Now, you can seamlessly scale up during demand spikes to maintain performance, or minimize costs by scaling back automatically during demand lulls.
In our previous blog post, we covered how Sophos UTM and the Amazon Cloud go perfectly together. But we also wanted to let you know we’re actively working to support auto-scaling groups for the Sophos UTM. True to EC2 auto scaling, it will allow you to expand a UTM “swarm” when your network needs it and contract it during lulls to save money.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a cloud computing platform that’s reliable, flexible and affordable. And Sophos is unique in offering a complete network security solution that fits seamlessly into this great ecosystem. In fact, we make network security in AWS simple.
AWS offers the ability to build a scalable data center in the cloud, complete with reliable storage, low-latency networking, and even application tools. You can quickly and easily provision the infrastructure you need without any capital investment—it’s all pay-as-you-go. And you enjoy all the economies of scale that come with sharing a massive global infrastructure with hundreds of thousands of other AWS customers.
Sophos customers will take Sophos UTM for a Test Drive on Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week in Las Vegas, at the AWS re:Invent gathering of developers and technical leaders from the AWS community.
Working with partner 8K Miles, a global cloud services provider and an early AWS Premier Consulting Partner, we created a dedicated cloud-enabled UTM running in AWS for customers to easily evaluate and test a variety of use cases. Customers get a view into how Sophos UTM running in AWS looks and feels while moving about the environment.
This morning, we announced an expanded relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS)—an industry-first UTM pricing model for customers.
With this new hourly-based model, Sophos UTM customers are able to take advantage of the many AWS Cloud scaling, redundancy, and elasticity features.
Put simply, this approach lets customers access and securely defend their cloud resources with a solution optimized for the AWS environment. And for new users, this new billing and delivery model is an incredible incentive for new users in need of advanced network security that is also easy to set up.
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As several customers and partners have expressed their interest in our current Amazon capabilities, I’d like to take the chance to summarize our integration with Amazon and their excellent cloud services. In ASG 8.300, we added two different areas of support with Amazon Web Services (AWS) products; our solution can be run within the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)using a pre-built machine image provided by us, along with a dedicated Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) connector to join your ASG to your VPC with a level of ease never before possible. As a result, you then saw the business case possibilities around using RED appliances and WIFI Access Points for connecting branch offices back to products hosted within Amazon; we have shipped thousands of units in response. If you’d like to get started (or improve) with Amazon Web Services, download some guides on how to setup these configurations yourself, and otherwise learn about what is possible around these technologies, I would invite you to read on for the rest of this posting.
A quick note: if you happen to be in the New York area tomorrow, November 19th, you might be interested in the Amazon Web Services Summit taking place at the Javits Convention center where you will see our products in action along with many other innovative and amazing things. (If you cannot physically attend, they plan to offer streaming for several tracks as well. See below.)