Advanced Web Protection Made Simple

Get the ultimate in web security, control, and insights. Whether it's your rack or ours, it's web protection that's effective, affordable, and easy.


Your Rack or Ours

With Sophos, you get the ultimate in protection and deployment flexibility. Choose the solution that best suits your needs or combine them to get the ultimate hybrid solution.



  • Let us manage the infrastructure
  • Be up and running in minutes with protection everywhere
  • Integrates seamlessly with the full Sophos Cloud security bundle
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Web Appliance

  • Choose from a range of rack-mount hardware appliances
  • Our deployment wizards will have you up and running in no time
  • Add Sophos endpoints for hybrid enforcement offsite
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Virtual Appliance

  • Install directly into VMware with just a few clicks
  • Scale or replicate your appliance instances easily
  • Add Sophos endpoints for hybrid enforcement offsite
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Easy Ownership

We've made web protection simple, from deployment, to daily management, and even support.

Easy Deployment
Whether you choose to deploy our Sophos Cloud Web Gateway or one of our on-premise appliances, you'll find it's easy to get up and running quickly, including easy AD synchronization.

Easy Management
We've optimized all the daily workflow routines, not only making them intuitive, but also by streamlined everything. You're never more than a few clicks away from adjusting a policy or running a report.

Remotely Monitored
As you'd expect, Sophos Cloud is closely monitored around the clock, but what you might not know is that we also monitor your on-premise appliance in the same way—a service unique to Sophos. If there's a problem with your Sophos Web Appliance, we'll probably know before you do and we'll be on top of it before you even need to call.

What's New—Sophos Cloud Web Gateway
What's New—Sophos Web Appliance

Advanced Protection

Get the most advanced protection from the latest drive-by and targeted threats.

SophosLabs Threat Intelligence
Great web malware protection starts with our world-class, in-house threat researchers. They're working around the clock using advanced automation to identify and stay ahead of the latest threats.

Advanced Web Malware Protection
Only Sophos uses advanced technology like real-time JavaScript emulation, behavioral analysis, context sensitive inspection, and dynamic URL analysis for both HTTP and HTTPS traffic.

Live Web Protection
SophosLabs provides continual intelligence updates on the latest malware hosting, phishing, and distribution sites as well as anonymizing proxies and other risky sites. And only Sophos provides updates in real time via our Live Protection network.

Protection Everywhere

For every user, on every device, everywhere they go.

With Sophos, you get complete web protection everywhere users go—in the office, at home, or on the road. And we make it easy, regardless of whether you prefer your Secure Web Gateway in the cloud or on your own network.

Sophos Web Appliance with Web in Endpoint
Our Sophos Web Appliance works seamlessly with your Sophos Secured Windows Endpoints to provide complete web protection for offsite users. When they leave the local network, the Sophos Endpoint takes over, providing full enforcement and protection everywhere they go. Policy updates and browsing activity are automatically synchronized. It all just works better together.

Sophos Cloud
By its very nature, Sophos Cloud provides coverage everywhere, on every device. Sophos Cloud Web Gateway secures your users on Windows, Macs, iPhones and iPads, as well as Android devices, wherever they happen to go. And along with web protection, Sophos Cloud provides full endpoint, mobile, and server protection managed from a single console.

Lightning Performance

Transparent protection that won’t slow your users down.

We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our Secure Web Gateway products deliver the ultimate in performance. We've made it so your users and mission-critical web applications work lag-free, with no noticeable latency.

Sophos Cloud Web Gateway
With Sophos Cloud you get global protection with local performance. Our global network of web enforcement data centers ensures your web traffic isn’t traversing halfway around the world to be filtered and enforced. Our cloud-optimized web scanning is completely transparent with imperceptible latency.

Sophos Web Appliance
Our new proxy engine in the Sophos Web Appliance provides 3-7x more performance on existing hardware and virtual instances with no limit on connections. You get unmatched performance in every model, at every price point, capable of keeping up with even the most demanding web usage.

Instant Visibility

Get instant visibility into activity on your network with rich reporting and intelligent dashboards.

Sophos provides big-data reporting without a big investment in database servers and administrators. You get rich reporting, deep forensic capabilities, and intelligent dashboards and alerts that keep you on top of all of the activity on your network.

You get insights into:
  • Traffic and performance
  • Security events, policy violations, and high-risk users
  • Productivity and liability
  • Search terms and content
Take advantage of:
  • Customizable reporting parameters
  • Automated scheduled reports
  • Export reports to CSV or PDF
  • Report anonymization (cloud only)

Granular Controls

All the policy control you need to keep your users productive and compliant online.

You'll get all the tools you need to easily customize your policies to meet compliance obligations, manage productivity, optimize bandwidth, and keep your users and organization safe while online.

Whether you simply want to block inappropriate content, or get into more advanced policies like time or bandwidth quotas, we’ve got you covered. Quickly and easily build policies by user or group, selecting from dozens of pre-defined categories. You can then easily customize your policies on the fly as circumstances change.

If you need granular control over web applications, we’ve got that covered too with new social web app controls for individual features for Facebook, YouTube, and much more.

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

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