Introducing Sophos UTM Outbound Gateway protection on Amazon Web Services

sophos-aws-150Our UTM has been the leading solution for protecting network infrastructure in Amazon Web Services (AWS) for years now.  Over that time, we’ve added more and more purpose-built features and capabilities to Sophos UTM that continue to make it an ideal fit for securing your AWS cloud-based servers and networks.  So it’s with great pleasure that today we’re announcing the availability of our new Outbound Gateway (OGW) protection for AWS.  It provides unique visibility, policy enforcement, and elastic scalability to outbound web traffic from AWS.

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How SG UTM fits with Synchronized Security

Synchronized SecurityYou may be wondering how SG UTM fits in with this new Synchronized Security era we’re entering. The answer is: very well! It’s already got some great Synchronized Security-like integration built-in, and it’s a great platform to start your Synchronized Security journey.

SG UTM, Endpoint and SMC integration

As you probably know, SG UTM has enjoyed tight integration with Sophos Endpoint and Mobile solutions for some time now. Customers have taken advantage of SG UTM’s integration with Sophos Endpoints for off-site web policy enforcement, and with Sophos Mobile Control for NAC-like features to keep non-compliant devices off the network. In fact, it’s these kinds of features which inspired the Synchronized Security strategy. Sophos UTM has been a leader in this area, and still offers some of the best integration between products available.

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Sophos wins “Best UTM” at SC Magazine Awards Europe 2016

Best UTM AwardSophos UTM has added to our collection of industry awards, after being recognized as the Best UTM Solution at the SC Magazine Awards 2016 Europe, held earlier this week in London.

As the editor-in-chief of SC Magazine points out, these awards are designed to recognize the leading players in the industry and to encourage and praise innovation.

It’s an honor to be considered, and the Sophos SG UTM has now swept this award three times in a row, repeating twice in London and also winning in North America recently.

The judges were impressed by Sophos SG UTM, and its many advantages over the other products considered in this category.

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XG Firewall how-to video: configure an IPsec VPN on an iPhone

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

Today, I’d like to share a short Networking video that shows you how to configure an IPsec VPN on an iPhone on the XG Firewall side and on the iPhone side.

We begin within the XG Firewall Network Security Control Center. From the left navigation menu, select System, VPN and then Cisco VPN Client.

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Sophos XG Firewall beats out Fortinet, Dell SonicWall and others in performance tests

Miercom testMiercom, a leading, independent test center, recently conducted a comparative test of UTM/Next-Gen Firewall appliances from leading network security vendors including Sophos, Fortinet, Check Point, Dell SonicWALL and WatchGuard.

Miercom ran an extensive set of tests, including raw firewall throughput at a variety of real-world packet sizes. We were pleased with the results, as our XG 135w outperformed similar competing models in all tests by a significant margin. (See comparison chart below)

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How to: view and manage live connections on your XG Firewall

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

Today, I’d like to share a short Networking video that shows you how to view and manage connections on your XG Firewall.

We begin within the Network Security Control Center, where you click on the Connections widget to go to System Tools > Connection List.

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How to: set up wireless access points on your XG Series appliances

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

Today, I’d like to share a short Networking video that covers the basics of setting up wireless networking on a W model XG Series appliance with integrated wireless access point.

You can see the status of your wireless access points in the Network Security Control Center. If you have an appliance with built-in wireless, the access point will be configured with default settings after the initial setup.

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