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.
We have removed the Sophos UTM 9.107 soft release from our FTP server. Due to an error in the RED 50 kernel, installing the 9.107 update will result in a RED50 kernel crash at unpredictable intervals.
We advise all customers who have already downloaded Sophos UTM 9.107 and who operate RED50 to not install this update. We are working to release a fix for those customers already affected.
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.
We are very excited to unveil the next release of Sophos UTM. Our developers have been hard at work these past months making UTM 9.2 our biggest release so far, and it shows; UTM 9.2 has an amazing array of new capabilities.
The UTM 9.2 Beta is open to anyone who would like to participate throughout the next months leading up to the GA release in January 2014. As always, Sophos UTM is completely free for home use, letting you secure and control your home network. Read on for the full details of how you can get your hands on our latest technology to test before it is released globally.
A new Up2Date is available for Sophos UTM fixing four bugs. We fixed an issue with POP3 mails that could occur during a pattern update as well as an issue wit some GET requests in HTTP-Proxy. Furthermore VPN will now be able to handle CA’s with long expiry dates and a glitch in handling uppercase chars in DynDNS user names has been fixed, too. A list and details on how to apply UTM 9.106 can be found by reading on.
In the security technology market we’ve been impressed by the features and functions offered by next-generation firewall solutions, also called application control and application-level security. But you should watch out that you don’t become so enchanted by new features that you lose sight of how this technology benefits your business.
Once you have a new tool like next-generation firewall, it’s tempting to immediately turn on all features and create new security and network rules. But this detracts from the true power of this technology—the real benefit it offers is increased visibility. And that lets you make educated decisions about your security and network policies.
Our channel program continues to rack up the awards this year. Last week, we received CRN’s highest honors in the Annual Report Card (ARC) for product innovation in the Network Security Appliances category for Sophos UTM. Winners were announced at the XChange 2013 event in Washington, D.C.
The ARC is considered the definitive benchmark for measuring excellence in the IT Channel community and recognizes the top-rated vendor partners in the industry.