The Essential Firewall Edition is a free version of the Sophos UTM software and offers fundamental security functions to help protect any business network. Start today and implement a free firewall into your company’s IT environment without charge and no strings attached.
What Can the Essential Firewall Edition Do for My Business?
The Essential Firewall edition provides protection for unlimited IP addresses and the following features without any time limitations:
Networking: Internet Router, Bridging, DNS server & proxy, DynDNS, DHCP server & relay, NTP support, automatic QoS
Network Security: Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall & Network Address translation (DNAT/SNAT/Masquerading)
Remote Access: PPTP and L2TP over IPSec support (including iPhone support)
Logging/Reporting: Full logging on local hard drive, searching, real-time reports for hardware, network usage and network security, daily executive reports
Management: Web-based GUI in local languages, setup wizard, configuration backup & restore, administrator notifications, SNMP support, centralized management using the Sophos UTM Manager (also free of charge)
Which Platforms are Supported by the Essential Firewall Edition?
The Essential Firewall software is available as a software and virtual appliance. Both versions offer the identical feature set and include a hardened Linux operating system.
- The software appliance can be either installed on a dedicated Intel™-compatible PC or within a virtual machine.
- The virtual appliance can be run directly in any VMware vSphere Edition
Running a Sophos UTM within a virtual machine protects your environment twice:
- External communication - Defense against threats from the Internet, e.g. Trojans and viruses
- Inter-VM communication - Controls and monitors data traffic between virtual machines
How Can I Enhance the Essential Firewall Edition to My Growing Demands?
If your business security demands increase at any time, you are able to flexibly upgrade the Essential Firewall editon to a a Sophos UTM Professional Edition, featuring full Network, Web, Mail and Web Application Security.
The Next Step is Easy:
Just click here to download a Sophos UTM Essential Edition in minutes. With just a few mouse-clicks, our firewall will start to effectively protect your network environment.
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