An important announcement about XG Firewall and UTM 9 maintenance releases

chat-bubbles-150We’re pleased to announce our first maintenance release for XG Firewall today, with a number of important fixes to improve the operation of your firewall. We also wanted to take this opportunity to outline our release notes strategy for future firewall and UTM releases.

For major feature releases, we will continue to publish notifications here on the Sophos Blog highlighting the new features and capabilities, with links to the complete release notes on the Sophos Community Forums.

For all maintenance releases, we will soon begin publishing notifications and release notes on the Sophos Community Forums only, so we encourage you to subscribe to the community product blogs to keep up with all the latest releases.

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FAQs for Sophos UTM customers about the new XG Firewall

Sophos XG FirewallWith today’s release of our revolutionary new XG Firewall, we’re breaking the mold and bringing endpoint and network security together. This is an exciting time for Sophos, our partners, and our customers.

The XG Firewall combines some of the great technology from UTM 9 with a ton of innovative new features. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end for our industry leading and award-winning Sophos UTM platform. Far from it.

Sophos UTM has a long and successful history that extends back several years. We will continue to develop and support this platform. You can learn more about Sophos UTM 9 and the SG Series on sophos.com.

We anticipate that many of our existing Sophos UTM customers will want to migrate to the XG Firewall, to take advantage of new technologies like the Sophos Security Heartbeat,™ new features like the simplified new interface, improved reporting, and more.

If you’re a Sophos UTM customer, however, you do not have to migrate right away, or at all if you don’t want to. Many of you will have questions about the new XG Firewall and what it means for you. Rest assured, we’ve been thinking a lot about our Sophos UTM customers, and we’ve put together this FAQ to help answer any questions you might have.

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Sophos Firewall Manager now available in Copernicus beta

Project Copernicus betaIf you’ve been following Project Copernicus, you know that it’s our revolutionary new firewall platform that’s been in beta for the last couple of months. Today, we’re pleased to announce that our brand new centralized management platform for Copernicus firewalls is now available for beta.

Sophos Firewall Manager (or SFM for short) provides powerful centralized management for all your Copernicus firewalls, with time-saving features that make it easy to ensure consistent protection across multiple locations.

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Sophos Mobile Control has same-day support for iOS 9 – why you should upgrade

Sophos supports iOS 9Apple has just released the new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, and many iOS device owners can’t wait to get it. That’s why we’re happy to offer same-day support for iOS 9 in our mobile products.

If you’re managing iOS devices with Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) or Sophos Cloud Mobile Control, you can upgrade immediately to iOS 9.

No reconfiguration is needed for already-managed iOS devices – they’ll just report the new version number. Users can enroll new iOS 9 devices as usual.

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The Sophos Firewall revolution continues – Project Copernicus Beta 2 now available

Project Copernicus betaWe started our firewall revolution last month with the launch of the Project Copernicus beta.

Project Copernicus is the codename for our new firewall platform that combines the award-winning SG Series appliance with an all-new operating system based on the best of Sophos and Cyberoam technology.

The feedback during the early stages of the beta has been very positive and helpful in shaping the final product. We’re pleased to announce the availability of Beta 2, which incorporates a number of significant enhancements, updates and fixes based on your feedback.

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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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Coming soon: Sophos ID – One account to access all Sophos web services

SophosIDOver the coming months we’ll be migrating web services used by our customers and partners to Sophos ID, giving you one account to access all the web services you subscribe to.

Beginning in mid-August, we’re enabling login via Sophos ID for MySophos and SophServ. Using your Sophos ID, you’ll also be able to access Sophos Community, a merger of SophosTalk and Sophos FreeTalk. Later this year, we’ll enable Sophos ID for our partners to access the Partner Portal, Cloud Partner Dashboard, and Sophos Cloud Firewall Manager.

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