IT security and data protection vendor Sophos today announced
the availability of SafeGuard
Enterprise 5.40, the latest multi-layered, centrally managed
endpoint data security encryption and data leakage prevention (DLP)
solution designed to protect desktops, laptops, PDAs, removable
media and other portable devices. In collaboration with customers,
Sophos developed and delivered the new Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise
5.40, offering best-in-class handling of removable media encryption
with enhanced usability, improved IT efficiency with hardware
robustness and stability for reliable deployments and the best data
protection for mobile or fixed computing devices and storage media
available to date.
Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise has established itself in the market
as an effective, easy-to-maintain solution for securing data on
mobile and fixed computing devices, on removable media, servers and
Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise 5.40 new benefits
Best-in-class removable media
- Sophos incorporated customer feedback and made many
enhancements to the Data Exchange module for removable media
encryption that results in unmatched security and flexibility.
Among the many notable features is a new single sign-on passphrase
that allows access to all encrypted files on a removable device,
and portability for offline users, regardless of the key used for
encryption. Flexible policy controls allow both basic transparent
encryption and advanced user options for easy file-sharing within
groups. Customer data is effectively secured against both internal
and external threats while your end-users enjoy secure
Enhanced data protection
- Enhanced Configuration Protection module provides for file
blocking based on file-types during read/write from portable media
ensuring better control over confidential data. Customized data
loss prevention rule sets can be applied without having to entirely
block or allow devices, improving user productivity.
- Used in conjunction with Sophos
SafeGuard LAN Crypt, provides superior, multi-layered security
allowing customers to extend the protection of confidential data
onto file servers and network shares.
Improved IT efficiency
- New Local Self Help options let standalone users recover from
forgotten passwords without any helpdesk interaction. This lowers
helpdesk costs and provides business continuity when no phone/web
connection to the helpdesk is available.
- Faster, more efficient management of multiple tenants in
service-provider type environments from a single console
- The latest versions of Windows Vista and SQL Server 2008 are
now officially supported, including large scale scenarios that
involve database replication.
- Enhanced hardware compatibility and robustness during install
and operation. The new feature provides automated hardware/BIOS
type detection and intelligent application of encryption settings
optimized for the hardware. This ensures a smooth client rollout
process for IT, reducing time spent on deployment.
"Sophos consistently strives to surpass customer expectations
when it comes to delivering effective, easy to sustain encryption
technology even in the most complex environments," said Nagraj
Seshadri, senior product marketing manager at Sophos. "With this
latest Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise offering, customers will
continue to receive maximum data protection with encryption and DLP
- it will be easier for them to deploy and manage, allowing their
end-users to go about their business safely and uninterrupted."
As with every Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise release, additional
enhancements, including multi-tenancy aware management center, the
option to host two encrypted Windows systems on the same machine, a
feature-enhanced Configuration Protection module are included in
the latest offering. Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise also offers
support for the latest platforms, including Windows Vista SP2 and
Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise enables businesses to effectively
protect their confidential information and aids in their compliance
to regulatory mandates. The product provides comprehensive data
protection in mixed device environments as well as consistent
implementation and enforcement of company-wide security policies.
End users gain secure productivity with Sophos SafeGuard
Enterprise's advanced key management. Additionally, Sophos
SafeGuard Enterprise's modular, scalable and open architecture
allows for seamless integration of current and future modules, and
third-party products, assuring continuous investment
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