Everything you need to know about how to set up a firewall

sophos-utmA 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.

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Sophos UTM is faster than Fortinet, Dell SonicWALL and WatchGuard: The test results that prove it

UTM-9.2-Accelerated-faster-performanceEarlier this year we launched a new series of network security appliances and we told you they were much faster; boasting new faster CPUs, lightening quick SSD drives for instance. Now we’ve got the test results that prove it.

Independent test vendor Miercom has done rigorous testing of the Sophos SG Series alongside comparative appliances from other vendors. We shared some data points from Miercom earlier this year which looked very good indeed. Now Miercom has made available more results – and I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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Sophos UTM and Mobile Control – Better together for Mobile NAC

mobile-plus-utm-150In a recent survey conducted by Sophos on Spiceworks*, 42% of respondents said that Mobile Network Access Control (NAC) was the feature they would most like to have integrated into their next firewall.

Wishful thinking? Not at all – we can offer you that today.

Read on to learn more about how Sophos Mobile Control and Sophos UTM now work better together to protect your network from mobiles running wild.

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Sophos UTM Manager Up2Date 4.104 Released

We have released a new Up2Date for our free UTM central management tool – Sophos UTM Manager. Release 4.104 is a bug fix release designed to increase the stability of your SUM 4.1 installation, and should be applied at your convenience. If you manage multiple UTM installations and are not yet using SUM, you can download easily here. Read on for the techy details!

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