Advanced web protection made simple

The easiest secure web gateway with the best protection is now a lot faster, smarter, and simpler.

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How it Works

Web Appliance

Faster, Smarter, Simpler

Our latest release of the Sophos Web Appliance brings several new enhancements:

  • Lightning Performance with limitless connections and 3-7x the performance on existing hardware
  • Added visibility with a new user activity snapshot and detailed timeline report
  • Granular controls over common social web applications like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and more






Advanced Threat Protection

With our Secure Web Gateway, you get the most advanced web threat protection:

  • Our high-performance web malware engine inspects all web traffic in real-time
  • Advanced techniques like JavaScript emulation block the latest web threats before they reach the browser
  • SophosLabs continuously updates our threat intelligence via the cloud, keeping you ahead of new and emerging threats


Real-Time Reputation Filtering

SophosLabs identifies over 30,000 newly infected websites daily. You’re protected from all of them.

Real-time reputation filtering protects you from newly infected websites as soon as they come online. We do this using our ever-growing, cloud-hosted database of malicious sites.



Customizable Web Filtering

Select from billions of sites in 56 categories to create safe web browsing policies. You can minimize legal concerns around inappropriate content and maximize productivity.

You can set policy by users and time, using a variety of authentication options including IP Address, Active Directory SSO, eDirectory SSO and LDAP.



Granular Control

In v4.1 of the Sophos Web Appliance, we’re introducing granular controls over popular social web applications such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more. You can block these sites completely, or control them at the feature level, blocking only chat and games if necessary to allow access but manage productivity.

We also ensure your users can’t easily bypass policy using anonymizing proxies or tampering with the endpoint agent or their mobile device.



Protection Everywhere

Our endpoint protection integrates with both our Sophos Web Appliances and UTMs, providing a unique and elegant solution for protection everywhere.

We’ve integrated the full power of our web protection into our endpoints. When users leave the office, they’re fully protected on the web without having to backhaul or use a VPN to get online safely.

Policy and reporting syncs through the cloud, so it’s like they never left.



Simple Management

At Sophos, simplicity is our mantra. You’ll have complete control over all the security features you need all in one place, with none of the complexity.

We've invested heavily in streamlining our interface. This way you won't have to reach for the manual every time you need to update a policy or change a setting. So you're never more than a couple clicks from completing your task.



Instant Visibility

Our built-in reporting means you’ll know exactly what's happening with your users. Fix problems fast and shape your policies, keeping your users secure while boosting network performance. And, you get detailed reports as standard, stored locally with no separate tools required.

At-a-glance flow graphs show usage trends with predefined and customizable reports, providing key web activity. Report anonymization hides user names, requiring the four-eyes-principle to unhide them.



Flexible Deployment

Our Sophos Web Appliance is available as a virtual appliance or in a full range of hardware models to fit any business.

Install your Sophos Web Appliance as an explicit proxy or in transparent mode with WCCP support for Cisco firewalls, and easy Active Directory or eDirectory integration.

You can also centrally manage multiple Sophos Web Appliances with an optional Sophos Management Appliance for seamless policy replication and aggregate reporting across multiple locations.



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