Sophos Security Heartbeat Links Threat Management to Modern Firewalls

 
 
By Frank Ohlhorst  |  Posted 2016-05-05
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Sophos Security Heartbeat Links Threat Management to Modern Firewalls

    Sophos introduces a new class of advanced firewalls to protect both networks and endpoints from zero-day attacks and other security threats.
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    2 - Sophos Delivers XG Series Appliances
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    Sophos Delivers XG Series Appliances

    Sophos offers multiple NGFW appliances in the XG Series product line. All are equipped with Intel fourth-generation processors, Flexi Port modules, solid-state drives and a complete NGFW feature set with upgradable options.
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    3 - Network Security Control Center Displays Status Dashboard
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    Network Security Control Center Displays Status Dashboard

    The main dashboard is called the Network Security Control Center, and it's the primary monitoring and starting point for all security operations. The control center displays all important information, including system status, traffic, heartbeat, advanced threats, virtual private networks, risky activity and policy statuses.
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    4 - New-Gen Firewalls Support Unified Policy Control
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    New-Gen Firewalls Support Unified Policy Control

    The Sophos NGFWs offer unified policy management, where all policy definitions can take place using a single dashboard. All policies are grouped together, including user, networking, applications and business logic. Advanced sorting and filtering make it simple to manage and identify policies.
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    5 - Define Security Policies From Pull-Down Menus
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    Define Security Policies From Pull-Down Menus

    Policies offer granular control over accepted activities. Here, user and network rules can be defined using simple pull-down menu choices, which enable administrators to combine numerous control elements, ranging from Web filtering to traffic shaping to zone controls.
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    6 - Templates Simplify Business Application Rule Creation
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    Templates Simplify Business Application Rule Creation

    Sophos bundles extensive templates to make it much easier to create business application policy rules. These rules become part of the policy definitions and can be quickly created for most popular applications on the fly. Multiple rules can be defined and assigned to policies.
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    7 - Sophos Simplifies Security Control Center Interface
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    Sophos Simplifies Security Control Center Interface

    The Sophos Network Security Control Center provides a simplified interface that allows administrators to quickly control major aspects of the platform. In practice, it never takes more than three mouse clicks to navigate through the dashboards, and full descriptions of each option are offered when selected.
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    8 - Additional Dashboards Provide More Details
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    Additional Dashboards Provide More Details

    Administrators can drill down into details on most any item offered via the primary dashboard. The resulting drill-down screens are very informative and offer instant insights into multiple traffic statistics, security postures and activities.
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    9 - Control Center Highlights Security Concerns
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    Control Center Highlights Security Concerns

    The Control Center offers an expedited method for administrators to quickly determine the overall status of network security. Concerns are highlighted in red, and active threats are clearly displayed.
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    10 - Firewall Manager Tracks Security Appliance Status
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    Firewall Manager Tracks Security Appliance Status

    For businesses deploying multiple Sophos security products, the Firewall Manager offers centralized control and provides at a glance the complete operational status of all security appliances on the network.
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    11 - Extensive Reporting Capabilities
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    Extensive Reporting Capabilities

    Sophos bundles in multiple reports, which can be displayed in real time directly on the dashboard. Reports include risk quotients, as well as risks to applications. Administrators also can obtain historical data reports to illustrate network activity surrounding a breach.
 

Sophos has combined the best features of its endpoint security applications with the firewall technology of its Astaro and Cyberoam subsidiaries to create a new class of advanced firewalls. The combined products are designed to streamline threat management while protecting both endpoints and networks from zero-day attacks, advanced persistent threats, intrusions and the many types of malware haunting the Web today. Sophos' new take on Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) brings security intelligence to both endpoints and servers by unifying threat detection across all devices attached to the network. Sophos Security Heartbeat is fully integrated into the company's XG series of next-generation firewalls and unified threat management (UTM) systems. Sophos says Security Heartbeat directly links next-generation firewalls and UTMs with the latest endpoint security tools to share threat intelligence that enables faster threat detection, automatic isolation of infected devices, and more immediate and targeted response and resolution. With Security Heartbeat, organizations of any size can bolster their defenses against increasingly coordinated cyber-attacks and reduce the time and resources required to investigate and address security incidents.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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