Oxford, UK – October 29, 2013 – Sophos today announced a strategy to deliver cloud-managed security solutions that appeal to organizations seeking a simpler approach to IT security. Sophos Cloud is an easy to use security service that provides essential protection for today’s advanced threats. This first version of Sophos Cloud provides protection at the endpoint.
Easy to deploy and simple to manage, Sophos Cloud gives Sophos partners and IT managers at enterprises of all sizes the ability to manage and maintain endpoint security to protect all users, regardless of physical location, via the cloud-based service. The launch of Sophos Cloud is the first step in the company’s aggressive strategy of cloud-enabling its entire portfolio. In addition, Sophos will continue to innovate and extend its ‘on-prem’ security software, providing IT professionals choice in how to best manage IT security in their environment.
Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer for Sophos, said, “Sophos Cloud is the answer to the constant struggle IT teams face in protecting and securing their enterprises. These IT teams may be as small as a single person, but the constant threats and challenges they face could overwhelm an army. To come to their rescue, we’re thrilled to deliver Sophos Cloud – it will be one of our key strategic priorities as we execute on our vision of being the best in the world at delivering complete and powerful IT security to small and mid-market enterprises and organizations of any size looking to simplify their IT security operations.”
With the management console hosted by Sophos Cloud, there is no server set up and service can be deployed instantly, providing complete security coverage everywhere – simply. Sophos Cloud delivers all the essential endpoint protection a company needs without any of the complexity traditionally associated with security management. The service is also consistent with Sophos’ ongoing focus and commitment to be a “Channel First” company.
“The ability to administer our security with Sophos Cloud allows us to better manage our resources and enables us to effectively utilize our time and money. The service was easy for us to implement, and it seamlessly integrated into our environment,” said David Fox, IT Consultant, Neptune Terminals.
“Small and medium businesses are especially challenged regarding IT security. They are targets and must meet security best practices yet are resource constrained,” said Charles Kolodgy, Research Vice President for IDC. “Sophos Cloud is a welcome addition. Its features can remove some of the complexity tied to security management thus allowing small and mid-market businesses to improve security without taxing their resources.”
“As an organization that specializes in IT security and services, M3Corp has had a valuable partnership with Sophos for more than 4 years. Sophos Cloud will help us extend that partnership to quickly deliver cloud security that is easy to deploy and manage, while providing the most efficient and economical security solution to all of our customers throughout Brazil. M3Corp’s partnership with Sophos ensures that our customers will be fully protected from all types of threats,” states Antonio Mocelim, Sales Director, M3Corp.
Sophos Cloud is currently available. Online 30-day trials are available by visiting: www.sophos.com/cloud