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Sophos launches agressive Cloud strategy

Sophos launches agressive Cloud strategy

Security software firm releases its first version of Sophos Cloud

Cybersecurity firm Sophos has taken the first step in its aggressive strategy to move its entire portfolio into the Cloud.

The company has launched the first version of Sophos Cloud, which provides protection to the endpoint, in a bid to appeal to organisations seeking a simpler approach to IT security.

According to a company statement, Sophos cloud gives 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 will also continue to innovate and extend its ‘on-prem’ security software, providing IT professionals choice in how to manage IT security in their environment.

Sophos chief executive, Kris Hagerman, said Sophos Cloud was the answer to the constant struggle IT teams faced in protecting and securing their enterprises.

"These IT teams may be as small as a single person, but the constant threats and challenges they face could overwhelm an army," he said.

"To come to their rescue, we’re thrilled to deliver Sophos Cloud – it 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.”

With the management console hosted by Sophos Cloud, there is no server set up and service it can be deployed instantly to provide security coverage anywhere.

It delivers essential endpoint protection without any of the complexity traditionally associated with security management.

It is also consistent with Sophos’s ongoing focus and commitment to be a “Channel First” company, a spokesperson said.

Neptune Terminals, IT Consultant, David Fox, said the ability to administer security with Sophos Cloud allowed his firm to better manage resources and enabled effectively utility of time and money.

"The service was easy for us to implement, and it seamlessly integrated into our environment,” he said.

IDC research vice president, Charles Kolodgy, said small and medium businesses were especially challenged regarding IT security.

"They are targets and must meet security best practices yet are resource constrained,” he said.

“Sophos Cloud is a welcome addition. Its 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.”


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