How many companies make UTMs with 802.11ac integrated wireless? Just one.

nsgLast week at our annual EMEA Partner Conference in Rome, attended by over 400 of our fantastic partners, I was fortunate to meet a true pioneer – our guest speaker Reinhold Messner, who made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.

Reinhold is an inspiring figure. He has climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks. He is also an author, politician and businessman.

His speech got me thinking about ways Sophos is a pioneer too. Which is why I’m so excited that we have achieved an industry first with our new Sophos SG Series SG 125w and SG 135w – the first (and for now the only) UTM appliances on the market with 802.11ac integrated wireless.

Now you might be thinking, “I’ve heard of Everest, but why is 802.11ac such good news?” Put simply, because it’s much faster.

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Sophos Web Appliance v4.0 release news

web-appliance-150Just over a month ago we announced the release of version 4.0 of the Sophos Web Appliance. Many customers and partners have asked me when their appliances will receive the new version so here’s an update on our release progress.

We started our usual staged rollout process in early April. Staged rollout allows us to make the product available to early adopters while giving us the chance to address any issues that slip through our extensive testing and QA procedures.

Delivering high quality is a priority for Sophos. During those first stages, our early adopters identified a couple of areas where version 4.0 was not performing as expected, so we decided to postpone the rollout while we addressed those issues.

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5 great new things in Sophos Mobile Control 5

SMC 5Today we’re announcing the availability of Sophos Mobile Control 5, which redefines how organizations secure mobile devices by focusing on users and the way they work.

By securing devices, content, and applications with a user-centric approach, Sophos Mobile Control 5 (SMC 5) makes compliance with corporate security policy simple for both administrator and end users across iOS 8, Windows Phone and Android platforms.

To get you acquainted with what’s new, here are 5 great things about SMC 5.

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A big win for Sophos sales chief Mike Valentine – CRN Channel Madness Champion

Mike Valentine - CRN Channel Madness ChampionThe first-ever CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs started with 32 of the industry’s most influential channel chiefs, a field that included executives from tech giants like IBM, Verizon, VMware, Cisco, Citrix, HP and Palo Alto.

It ended with one – Mike Valentine, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Sophos, who was crowned champion after besting Verizon’s Adam Famularo in the finals.

Each victory through five rounds of voting demonstrated the quality of the relationships and engagement we’ve built with partners, employees and other members of our community.

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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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