Join the Sophos firewall revolution – Project Copernicus beta now available

Project Copernicus betaThis year, we’re revolutionizing the firewall, giving our award-winning SG Series appliances an all-new operating system that combines the best of both Sophos and Cyberoam technology.

The codename for this new firewall platform is Project Copernicus, and we’re excited to inform you that the beta phase is now underway. This is your invitation to take an early look at the new software and put it to the test.

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Sophos on AWS comes to Germany

aws-1Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services announced the availability of the AWS Marketplace in Frankfurt, making it the ninth region to offer direct deployment of our popular Sophos UTM and other security products for AWS.

This is fantastic news as compliance with Germany’s stringent data residency and sovereignty regulations poses a material challenge that limits many global and European customers’ ability to realize the flexibility, scalability and economics offered by AWS and the security of Sophos.

The AWS Frankfurt region is fully compliant with all applicable EU Data Protection laws, so customers can now use Sophos security products and other software from the AWS Marketplace without data compliance concerns.

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Sophos Web Appliance v4 available end of March

web-appliance-150The easiest Secure Web Gateway with the best protection is getting a lot faster and smarter… and soon!

The team has been working hard over the last several months to deliver a new version of the Sophos Web Appliance so we’re very pleased to announce the roll-out of v4 will get underway at the end of March.

Version 4 brings some of your top requested enhancements:

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Snowshoe Spam is on the Rise – What can be done about it?

snowshoes02In our 2014 Threat Report, we noted that snowshoe spam was gaining popularity amongst spammers using new techniques to evade detection and sneak through loopholes in anti-spam laws. Over the last several months, we’ve noticed the volume of snowshoe spam continuing to build at a tremendous pace.

Snowshoe spam is essentially unsolicited bulk email. And it’s been effective, because like a snowshoe, it spreads the load across a large area. In this case, distributing spam across a huge range of IP addresses many of which are used briefly, and only once, sending out massive volumes of spam in very short bursts. The temporary aspect of these campaigns has also given rise to the term ‘hit-and-run’ spam. Naturally, this technique makes it challenging for filters to determine spam based on reputation.

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New Amazon Web Services Resource Center

aws-1With a busy week well under way at Amazon’s re:Invent conference, we’re pleased to launch our brand-new AWS Resource Center.

It showcases many of the ways Sophos makes AWS security simple!  You’ll find a wealth of valuable information and resources that demonstrate just how easy it is to secure your AWS networks, servers, and applications with Sophos.  There are case studies, videos, guides, links to test drives, and much much more to help you get started securing your AWS infrastructure.

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Sophos UTM Advantage (9.3) is now available – find out what’s new!

UTM Advantage IconWe’re pleased to announce the GA and continued roll-out of our latest major UTM software update: UTM Advantage (9.3).

More and more organizations are switching to Sophos UTM for their next firewall to take advantage of our all-in-one protection with on-box reporting, simplicity and performance. This release continues to add even more value and protection while making things easier for everyone.

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