Sophos Leverages Amazon Web Services “Test Drive” Program for Sophos UTM in the Cloud

November 11, 2013 Sophos Press Release

Teams with 8K Miles to Demonstrate Simple, Secure Access to Data via Mobile Devices

Oxford, UK – November 11, 2013 – Sophos today announced a “Test Drive” of Sophos UTM on Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Working with partner 8K Miles, a global Cloud services provider and an early AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Sophos has created a dedicated Cloud-enabled UTM running in AWS for customers to easily evaluate and test a variety of use cases. Sophos will demonstrate the scenarios at the AWS re:Invent – the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders from the AWS community – November 12-15 in Las Vegas. Sophos will be in booth #929.

Angelo Comazzetto, Senior Technologist for Sophos, said, “At Sophos, we understand that many companies are interested in the AWS Cloud and its many benefits, but don’t have the time to learn about all the things AWS can do. Test Drive allows an admin to step into the driver’s seat of their own personal AWS cloud with a Sophos UTM already configured to show them what is possible, and dramatically accelerate time-to-value. In this first of many planned Test Drive scenarios, we worked with 8K miles to create a demonstration of how Sophos UTM can provide encrypted mobile VPN access to the Amazon Cloud for customers to securely access files from anywhere.”

The AWS Test Drive program provides customers with access to the AWS infrastructure, a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customer businesses in 190 countries around the world. The Test Drive program includes a complete environment that can be provisioned to customers in minutes so they can quickly evaluate and explore Sophos UTM.

Test Drive automates the creation of an entire AWS infrastructure, with the necessary resources to get setup and running. The customer gets their own view into how the solution would look, and is free move about the environment to see the results. After a period of a few hours, the environment self-destructs. Sophos will show how customers can have simple, secure access to data hosted in a virtual private cloud using a VPN client on an iOS device, such as an Apple iPad or iPhone.