Sophos Brings High Performance and Simple Management to Server Protection

August 20, 2013 Sophos Press Release

BOSTON, MA – August 20, 2013 – Sophos today announced Sophos Server Protection – an easy to use and flexible server antivirus solution that defends data without sacrificing performance. It is the latest entry in a Sophos arsenal that provides simple, yet complete security for servers, the network and end-user devices.

Increased migration to virtual servers and the ever-growing threat of attack on critical data are presenting new challenges to IT professionals, as they look to maintain high performance and density of servers, without compromising on security. Sophos Server Protection addresses these challenges by integrating agentless antivirus for vShield and full antivirus clients for Windows, Linux, Mac and UNIX into one centrally managed product.

“Servers need the best protection against malware, but managing that protection while maintaining server performance across a diverse environment has inevitably increased complexity and demands on time,” said John Shaw, vice president of product management, Sophos. “We’ve delivered on what matters – server performance and security. Sophos Server Protection provides a single, easy to use management console to assign policies, view alerts and generate reports across platforms. Even licensing, often the bane of IT professionals, is straightforward: one server, one license, any platform.”

Standalone and virtual systems use fewer resources with Sophos Server Protection than with conventional antivirus products. Agentless scanning via vShield Endpoint prevents scan and update storms, automatically protecting every Windows virtual machine on the host through a centralized virtual security appliance. Systems without vShield benefit from a full featured client optimized for performance. Advanced features, including HIPS, application control, and device control, are also included for select platforms.

Sophos Server Protection supports a broad range of server and virtualization platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac, Hyper-V, vSphere/ESX/ESXi and XenServer. It provides proven protection against known and unknown threats, supported by real-time communication with SophosLabs. The Windows client offers additional layers of security, including HIPS, application control and patch assessment.

“Sophos Server Protection is server security made simple, because at Sophos we believe good security shouldn’t have to require the undivided attention of the IT team to make it work. Sophos Server Protection secures your business’s critical assets, without sacrificing performance or adding unnecessary complexity,” concluded Shaw.

Sophos Server Protection will be showcased at VMworld, which takes place in San Francisco between August 25 and 29. Sophos is a VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner.