This collection of IT Love Songs will melt your motherboard, er, heart

IT Love Songs

Do you remember what it was like when you first fell in love … with computers? When you realized that you could create almost anything your heart desired, and be the master of your own (web) domain?

Yes, it’s been a long road to get where you are, with a lot of jammed printers, support calls on your “lunch break,” and Blue Screens of Death along the way. If you’ve been feeling undervalued or overlooked, IT pros, it’s time to feel that love again.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Sophos is bringing you a collection of IT Love Songs, including classic hits like Axl Linux’s multi-platinum record “Let’s Begin Again (And Reset Our Passwords),” and Jon Bon Java’s still popular “Hit Return and Say a Prayer.”

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The UTM Elevated 9.4 beta starts now!

UTM Elevated 9.4The much anticipated beta for UTM Elevated 9.4 is now underway. If you’re wondering what’s new with UTM Elevated 9.4 and how it’s elevating protection against targeted and evasive threats, be sure to watch this brief overview video including a demo of the new Sophos Sandstorm sandboxing technology.

You can get access to the downloads and the beta license from this post on the Sophos Community forum.

Please go to the UTM Elevated 9.4 beta forum to offer feedback or to ask questions about the beta.

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Watch SophosLabs experts present their research on Hacking Team, PDF malware and APTs

sophoslabs-150You might not have had a chance to make it to Budapest, Hungary for the Hacktivity 2015 conference, to see live presentations by some of our crack team of SophosLabs researchers.

Well, now we have videos from the event, so you can see three of our researchers give their talks, almost as if you were there! Their presentations cover some interesting topics.

Attila Marosi gives us an introduction to the Hacking Team malware exposed last year by a breach of the Italian hacking-for-hire company. Jason Zhang investigates new techniques used in recent PDF malware campaigns. And Gábor Szappanos analyzes and compares different malware authors on the advanced persistent threats (APT) scene.

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How to: manage your XG Firewall licenses and activate trials (VIDEO)

XG FirewallWe’ve created a comprehensive library of “How To” videos to help you get the most out of your Sophos XG Firewall, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.

Today, I’d like to share a short Getting Started video that walks you through XG Firewall licensing, and shows you how to activate free trials of subscription modules from within the firewall management console, or using your MySophos account.

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Gartner names Sophos a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Gartner Magic QuadrantWe’re delighted that Gartner Inc. has positioned us as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms,* for the ninth consecutive year.

It’s great to read in the report about the various integrated technology capabilities required for a successful endpoint protection platform. We all know that relying on a single capability in security is risky – signature technology is a great example.

By their very nature, signatures can only detect known threats, so it’s vital for any endpoint protection platform to deliver multiple capabilities to offer the best possible protection.

At Sophos, our next-generation technology is embedded within our endpoint protection solution. The Sophos System Protector works to connect all those capabilities – such as malicious traffic detection, download reputation, behavior analytics and pre-execution file analysis – making decisions in context to give you the best endpoint protection.

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One simple thing you can do to protect your kids online

Sophos HomeToday is Safer Internet Day, organized each year by the Insafe network to promote safer and more responsible use of online and mobile technology by kids and young adults.

Similar to Data Privacy Day or World Backup Day, we think Safer Internet Day is a worthy initiative because it raises awareness and helps educators teach people how to be smarter about online risks.

It’s important to teach kids about cyberbullying, oversharing, and practicing good security hygiene (like choosing better passwords, locking smartphones, and avoiding risky websites, emails, messages or texts).

There’s something else you can do to keep your whole family safe, including kids, parents, and even your neighbors and friends. It’s called Sophos Home, and it’s 100% free.

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How to: navigate the XG Firewall admin console (VIDEO)

XG FirewallWe’ve created a comprehensive library of “How-To” videos to help you get the most out of your Sophos XG Firewall, including a series of Getting Started and Networking videos.

Today I’d like to share a video giving you a quick tour of the XG Firewall admin console.

This video shows you how to navigate the Network Security Control Center and explains how to get insights and reports about your network, users, endpoints and devices.

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