Here’s what to expect from the upcoming UTM Elevated 9.4

UTM Elevated 9.4Sophos UTM has arguably been one of the most impactful and disruptive firewall products on the market over the last few years. The UTM 9 platform, with compelling updates and the passionate support of our partner community and customer base, has helped Sophos UTM achieve unprecedented success in the market.

We’re as committed as ever to continuing this success with our first update of the year: UTM Elevated 9.4.

Why “Elevated”? Well, by including the option of adding Sophos Sandstorm to Sophos UTM, we’ve raised protection levels to all-new heights. Sophos Sandstorm lets you add enterprise-class sandboxing to your small and mid-size business networks. It directly addresses today’s ever-more evasive threats and raises the bar for delivering effective, affordable advanced threat protection.

In addition to providing access to the new Sophos Sandstorm, the UTM 9.4 release also adds some of your top-requested features including new WAF and VPN features as well as support for a number of new hardware options further extending our top-performing hardware line up. Read on to view the details.

Continue reading

Sophos selected as Channel Excellence Award winner for best security hardware

Channel Excellence AwardSophos is pleased to announce that we received a prestigious Channel Excellence Award this week from IDG’s ChannelPartner magazine. The awards are presented to the top technology and distribution companies in the DACH region.

We were recognized with the 2016 Channel Excellence Award in Security Hardware, besting nine competitors in that category. Additionally, we were selected as a Preferred Vendor in the Security Software category.

The Channel Excellence Awards are based on a thorough and objective study conducted by GfK, the globally-recognized market research company.

Continue reading

Watch these videos to see how to get started with your XG Firewall

XG FirewallThe new Sophos XG Firewall combines a number of technologies that will be familiar to both Sophos UTM and Cyberoam users, while adding a variety of new concepts and innovations.

To help you, we’ve kicked off a series of “How-To” videos that we expect to grow into a comprehensive library over time. The initial set of videos covers a variety of Getting Started and Networking topics that should help those who are new to XG Firewall get up and running smoothly.

As an example, here’s one of the videos that covers how to make the most of the new Control Center and Main Menu Navigation.

Continue reading

UTM 9 Flow Monitor known issue

nsgAfter updating to v9.318 or v9.352, you may see a “Backend connection lost” message after opening the Flow Monitor and WebAdmin may stop working.

The issue occurs when clicking on “flow monitor” from the Dashboard or when browsing to Web Protection > Application Control.

If a “Backend connection lost” message is displayed, please re-log into the WebAdmin console.

Continue reading

Sophos selected as the Best UTM Vendor of 2015 by Reseller ME

hot-50-best-utm-vendorSophos continues to build our reputation in the channel community as a top IT security vendor. Recently we were happy to receive another award recognizing our channel efforts, this time for Best UTM Vendor at the Reseller Middle East Hot 50 Awards 2015.

Reseller ME is one of the leading channel magazines in the Middle East, and this award is proof that Sophos is a winner in the eyes of our Middle East channel partners and the industry media. The Hot 50 Award comes hot on the heels of another recent award in the Middle East region for Best Security Vendor.

Sophos is consistently singled out for our best-in-class Partner Program, with its generous margins, complete training and certification, joint lead generation programs, and the best technical support in the market.

Continue reading