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Sophos introduces cloud-based secure web gateway
August 2, 2015 | 2:15 PM
by Times News Service
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MUSCAT: Sophos recently announced the availability of Sophos Cloud Web Gateway, a cloud-based secure web gateway that delivers advanced protection for users, devices and data across multiple operating systems, regardless of their location. The addition of secure web gateway to Sophos Cloud integrates technology from Mojave Networks, which Sophos acquired in October 2014.

Sophos Cloud Web Gateway provides protection from the latest malware and phishing threats, granular policy management, advanced content filtering and big-data web traffic analytics – all without the need for physical appliances. Access to a global network of data centers makes the comprehensive analysis of data traffic for content and security compliance fast and transparent for the end user.

IT managers are able to pinpoint ‘at risk’ users or devices through activity, behaviours and usage monitoring with advanced alerts, warnings and notifications. Granular policies can be set by device, by user or by group, and tamper protection prevents the accidental or intentional changing of settings, keeping even rogue users compliant.

Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager for Sophos Cloud Security business unit commented, “In today’s world employees are mobile and work across multiple devices. Securing the perimeter or a single device is no longer sufficient. Sophos Cloud Endpoint and Mobile products cover employees wherever they work and on whatever device they are using. Now, with the addition of a powerful web gateway Sophos Cloud provides a full suite of enterprise-grade security solutions designed for the mid-market.”



“Sophos' unified defense vision and the benefits that the cloud managed offering gives to SMBs with limited IT resources, will be well received in the marketplace. Ease of use is also a primary focus for Sophos, and one that customers and partners both attest is well-received,” agreed Rob Westervelt, research manager, at IDC.

Stephen Weber, a partner, at CDN and active beta-tester said, “Participating in the Sophos Cloud Web Gateway Beta provided CDN with hands-on experience of the solution and insight into how Sophos is enhancing their platform. Our main goal is to offer our customers the best solutions on the market and we foresee Sophos Cloud Web Gateway as enhancing an already comprehensive security model.”



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