Our 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.
You 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.
Back in March, I wrote about how cybercriminals are using previously-unknown malware to avoid detection from traditional security products.
While conventional anti-malware protection is vital as a first line of defense, organizations need additional ways to combat today’s targeted, unknown malware.
Unfortunately, many next-generation solutions designed to deal with these kinds of threats are too expensive and too complex for many businesses to consider.
Sophos Sandstorm can help
Sophos 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.
Miercom, 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)
There are many misconceptions about cloud security, and it starts with basic misunderstandings about what “the cloud” even is.
Essentially, the cloud is anything hosted and accessed virtually. Webmail systems like Gmail, and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are in the cloud. Really, the entire internet is the cloud!
As Sophos experts explain in a new whitepaper describing best practices for cloud security, the most important thing to remember is that when you put data in the cloud, you need to understand how it’s being protected. You shouldn’t assume that security is being taken care of for you.
Cyberattacks that use unknown malware to evade conventional protection are a growing threat, and many businesses are considering next-generation sandbox solutions to deal with these unknown threats.
But these technologies are often too complex and expensive for many businesses to consider. This is why we’ve developed Sophos Sandstorm – to provide the advanced protection organizations need, while also making it simple and affordable to buy and maintain.
Your business needs a range of security technologies to stay protected against known and unknown threats: URL filtering, AV scanning, Live Protection and IPS are all critical to your protection.
These technologies are complemented by Sophos Sandstorm’s next-generation sandbox, which provides you with your own dedicated environment to quickly and accurately detect, block and respond to unknown, evasive threats.