Sophos Central Management of XG Firewall Now Available

Sophos XG Firewall joins growing portfolio of products available through the integrated, cloud-based management platform.

Sophos today announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall is now available on Sophos Central through an Early Access Program. The most current version of Sophos XG Firewall with lateral movement protection to prevent the spread of targeted, manual cyberattacks was launched in November 2018.

The Sophos XG Firewall automatically interacts with Sophos’ endpoint products, including its new Intercept X Advanced with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), to create an intelligent solution that can proactively predict and protect against threats, detect and prevent further infection by automatically isolating machines, and automatically remediate the infection.

The cloud-based Sophos Central management platform was first launched in 2015. In addition to the management of the XG Firewall through the early access program, customers and partners can manage web, email, wireless, endpoint, server, and mobile device protection through a single screen. By the end of September 2018, Sophos Central had grown to more than 77,000 customers, processing more than 8 million transactions a minute. With a dedicated partner dashboard, Sophos Central simplifies the management and response times of multiple customers for VARs and MSPs.

“We are really excited about the ability to manage XG Firewalls through Sophos Central, said Brandon Vancleeve, vice president, Pine Cove Consulting, a Sophos Partner in Bozeman, Montana. “When customers can natively manage their XG Firewalls in the same Central console as all of their other Sophos products, it makes for more effective and efficient security. Sophos Central, plus the enhancements for the education market, such as Chromebook authentication support, web block-page overrides, and policy-based support for SafeSearch and YouTube, will benefit our customers.”

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