Sophos delivers cloud-managed security solutions
By Digital News Asia November 7, 2013
- First step in the company’s strategy of cloud-enabling its entire portfolio
- Management console hosted by Sophos; no server setup; service can be deployed instantly
SOPHOS has announced a strategy to deliver cloud-managed security solutions that it said would appeal to organisations seeking a simpler approach to IT security.
The launch of Sophos Cloud is the first step in the company’s strategy of cloud-enabling its entire portfolio, although the company will continue to innovate and extend its ‘on-premise’ security software, providing IT professionals choice in how to best manage IT security in their environment.
The Sophos Cloud provides essential protection for today’s advanced threats, the company said in a statement. Online 30-day trials are available here, with the first version providing protection at the endpoint.
This would give partners and IT managers at enterprises of all sizes the ability to manage and maintain endpoint security to protect all users, regardless of physical location, via the cloud-based service.
“Sophos Cloud is the answer to the constant struggle IT teams face in protecting and securing their enterprises,” said Sophos chief executive officer Kris Hagerman (pic).
“These IT teams may be as small as a single person, but the constant threats and challenges they face could overwhelm an army.
“Sophos Cloud … will be one of our key strategic priorities as we execute on our vision of being the best in the world at delivering complete and powerful IT security to small and mid-market enterprises and organisations of any size looking to simplify their IT security operations,” he said.
With the management console hosted by Sophos Cloud, there is no server setup, and service can be deployed instantly, providing complete security coverage everywhere, Sophos claimed.
Sophos Cloud delivers all the essential endpoint protection a company needs without any of the complexity traditionally associated with security management, the company claimed.
“Small and medium businesses are especially challenged regarding IT security. They are targets and must meet security best practices yet are resource constrained,” said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for IDC.
“Sophos Cloud … features can remove some of the complexity tied to security management, thus allowing small and mid-market businesses to improve security without taxing their resources,” he added.
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