Sophos integrates Intel® SOA Expressway in offering to secure virtualized, security-critical applications in highly regulated industries

Sophos Press Release

Sophos encryption technology integrated with Intel SOA Expressway helps highly restricted industry and government sectors comply with security & privacy regulations


BOSTON - October 21, 2009 - IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that it has collaborated with Intel on a solution that protects security-critical applications and contributes to compliance for regulations such as financial payments ( PCS DSS), government agencies (SIPERNet) and healthcare organizations (HIPAA).

Combining these two industry leading security products - Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer for cryptography and Intel SOA Expressway for XML security - into a single integrated solution helps customers meet industry specific security regulations. The solution creates a cryptographic boundary that helps protect security-critical applications from attacker access, which contributes to compliance for regulations.

With the rise of cybercrime, breaches, accidental or intentional data leakage, and multi-faceted security threats, business critical information, now more than ever, must be fully protected at all times. Adding to the complexity of securing data is the growing popularity of virtualization and cloud computing amongst organizations and data centers looking to streamline the use of resources and to free up budget. Data centers must now prove regulatory compliancy required by enterprise service-level agreements and operating procedures before corporations entrust moving mission-critical applications under their control.

"Protecting sensitive data is top of mind among all businesses today," said Girish Juneja, director, SOA Products, Intel Software and Services Group. "Intel® SOA Expressway integrated with Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer combines high performance and enhanced security to comply with stringent corporate security policies or corporate regulations."

Certified in accordance with the highest Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer provides highly flexible and powerful hardware security modules (HSM) that safeguard a wide range of business processes, including identity management and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments, document management and archiving solutions, database security and authentication, toll collection, as well as the securing of card-based payment transactions and other payment applications. The integration of Intel SOA Expressway with the Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer will provide a more secure boundary in a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 key-storage appliance with centralized management.

"The Intel SOA Expressway products group has an impressive track record for developing one of the most trusted, enterprise-class security gateway software appliances on the market," said Michael Rogers, Vice President of Global Alliances & OEM at Sophos. "Like Sophos's security and data protection product portfolio, Intel's SOA software-appliance has been well received by highly regulated industries. By integrating Sophos's encryption hardware security module, customer data will be better secured during web service transactions, helping to ensure that this data is not intervened by unauthorized users or vulnerable to attack. We are pleased to partner with Intel's Software and Services Group SOA Products Group for Intel SOA Expressway."

Additionally, integrating the two technologies helps to delineate the lines of responsibility between security administrators who typically manage key management and administrators who control the daily operations of the network server running Intel SOA Expressway.

For more information, visit the product pages for Intel® SOA Expressway and Sophos SafeGuard CryptoServer.

See Sophos and Intel at CARTES 2009 Conference, the world's leading event in digital security and smart technologies, in Paris from November 17-19, 2009 at the Parc des Expositions France.

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