Sophos recently introduced three new Security Suites; Web Protection, Data Protection and Complete Security. These suites offer Sophos partners the tools they need to help their clients address the evolving security challenges IT departments are facing due the consumerisation of IT, the rise of advanced persistent threats, and an increase in malware. The Complete Security Suites combine key functions like endpoint, data and web and email protection, along with mobile device management and protection for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint.
Sophos recently announced the latest version of its leading data protection solution, SafeGuard Enterprise that offers the industry’s first enterprise cloud encryption capabilities. SafeGuard protects critical data in public, private and hybrid cloud environments. SafeGuard Encryption for Cloud Storage automatically encrypts files uploaded to the cloud from any managed endpoint, reinforcing “protection everywhere” peace of mind. This simple process requires little more than choosing a password, which allows secure file access from anywhere – thereby improving collaboration and increasing productivity.
Sophos recently announced the availability of Sophos Virtual Web Appliances which they claim will provide complete web protection, a streamlined management experience, and broad deployment flexibility in virtual environments. Sophos Virtual Web Appliances is available for download via the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace, the new Virtual Web Appliances can be set up in minutes, bringing the company’s award-winning hardware security capabilities to businesses of any size with ease.
Leading security brand Sophos conducted a survey during Gitex 2011 and found out that 64% of respondents are not confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organization would be secure in the event it was lost or stolen.
Unsurprisingly, 58% of those polled felt that viruses were still the biggest threat to their corporate network. Of the respondents, 34% rated device theft or loss as the biggest threat, not surprising either given that mobile device security was such a hot topic for Sophos at Gitex this year.
Astaro, a Sophos company and leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) provider, today announced the availability of version 8.2 of the Astaro Security Gateway (ASG). Key enhancements in version 8.2 include Application Control (Next Generation Firewall), Interactive Web Reporting and a new authentication agent. These new features and enhancements dramatically improve network performance while providing increased visibility and control over the network which helps in meeting the ever-changing challenges of securing a business network.
Sophos published its Mid-Year 2011 Security Threat Report which revealed that fake anti-virus and search engine poisoning have become more commonplace and, since the beginning of 2011, Sophos has identified an average of 150,000 malware samples every day. This equates to a unique malware file being created every half-second, a 60 percent increase since 2010. In addition, around 19,000 malicious website addresses (URLs) are now identified daily, with 80 percent of those URLs being pages on legitimate websites that have been hacked or compromised.
Sophos announced that its market-leading Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and the Home Edition will fully support Apple’s Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Current users of Sophos Anti-Virus products for Mac will continue to be fully protected as soon as they upgrade to Mac OS X Lion, now available. New users will also have immediate compatibility after downloading the security product. As Apple’s operating system has increased in popularity in recent years, so have security threats for users. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac provides automatic detection against existing and new threats for Mac OS X Operating Systems, including Lion.
Sophos announced that it has completed its acquisition of network security vendor Astaro. This acquisition will allow Sophos to deliver coordinated, best-in-class threat and data protection offerings from every endpoint to any network boundary. Organizations today face new challenges in protecting users and IT infrastructure from complex and targeted security threats; especially those that gain entry from across the Web or through new applications. As workforces become distributed across multiple offices, including the home, even basic security controls have become hard to update and enforce. Through this acquisition, Sophos will address the need for security solutions that provide threat and policy protection no matter where the user or company data resides.
UK based security and data protection company Sophos, today said it has agreed to buy Astaro, a privately held provider of network security solutions. The market for multi-function security appliances has continued to grow because organizations of all sizes want better protection against security threats and need to support their users and distributed workplaces in a comprehensive, easy to use, efficient way. According to IDC, the market for unified threat management was approximately $2 billion worldwide in 2010, with a CAGR of 13% 2010-2014.