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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Now live: Sophos ID – One account to access all Sophos web services

Sophos IDWe have now launched Sophos ID, which allows customers and partners to access web services via a single login.

Existing accounts for MySophos and SophServ have been automatically moved to Sophos ID, so you won’t need to register for a new Sophos ID account if you have a MySophos account today.

You can also access Sophos Community, a merger of SophosTalk and Sophos FreeTalk, with your Sophos ID.

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We did it again – Sophos sweeps security categories in CRN Annual Report Card

CRN ARC AwardsWe’re extremely proud that Sophos has won the award for best IT vendor in all three security categories in CRN’s Annual Report Card (ARC). It was an honor to win more categories than any other vendor recognized this year.

For the second year running, we’ve been recognized as the winners of two categories – Client Security Software and Network Security Appliances – and this year the channel also chose us as the overall winner for Network Security Software.

The ARC summarizes results from a comprehensive survey of solution provider satisfaction with hardware, services and software vendors.

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Sophos Web Appliance 4.1 adds granular application control and instant visibility

SWA 4.1Hot on the heels of Sophos Cloud Web Gateway, we’re demonstrating our renewed investment in Secure Web Gateway and our leadership in this market with another exciting release.

We’re pleased to announce the release of version 4.1 of the Sophos Web Appliance (SWA). This update adds the flexibility to configure granular control and reporting on the use of LinkedIn, Facebook, Dropbox and many more web applications.

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IT security in an era of falling budgets – how is the public sector coping?

public-sector-150In the UK, local government and police IT budgets are under immense pressure due to ongoing cuts – even in the face of rapidly emerging security threats.

To learn more about the unique challenges of public sector organisations, we commissioned an independent survey of 2,728 public sector employees in the UK to discover their views regarding IT security.

Their responses paint an interesting picture of how organisations are seeking to protect their systems and data in the face of diminishing budgets and a more mobile, connected workforce.

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Introducing Sophos Cloud Web Gateway

Sophos Cloud Web GatewayToday we’re pleased to announce the release of Sophos Cloud Web Gateway – the easy-to-deploy, easy-to-trial web security solution you’ve been searching for.

Sophos Cloud has experienced exponential revenue growth – in fact it’s by far the fastest growing Sophos product set. Already, it includes simple and effective endpoint, mobile and server solutions delivered from the cloud. Now it’s time for our Secure Web Gateway (SWG) to go to the cloud.

You may remember late last year Sophos acquired Mojave Networks. Since then, the Sophos and Mojave development teams have joined forces to integrate this great technology into Sophos Cloud. The result is enterprise-class web protection, features and reporting – all with Sophos Cloud simplicity.

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Stamp out snowshoe spam with Delay Queue in Sophos Email Appliance 3.9

Delay QueueWe’re pleased to announce version 3.9 of the Sophos Email Appliance (SEA). This update features Sophos Delay Queue technology – a sophisticated enhancement that increases spam detection by as much as 4% and blocks snowshoe spam.

Snowshoe spam is a type of unsolicited bulk email that spreads the load of a campaign over a large number IP addresses and domains in short busts, much like how snowshoes distribute your weight as you walk on snow.

Snowshoe spam campaigns only run for a few minutes at a time. This technique has proved to be a challenge for traditional anti-spam approaches of content analysis and IP reputation-based systems.

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