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Securing Virtual Machines

Server Protection

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Decision Guide

Are you looking to protect virtual desktops (VDI) or virtual servers?

On what hypervisor are you running or planning to run your virtual desktops?

On what hypervisor are you running or planning to run your virtual servers?

Which of the following best describes the virtual servers you need to protect?

– We Recommend – Sophos Endpoint Antivirus

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus provides the best protection for virtual desktops — and for traditional desktops and notebooks, too. Features include a client-based firewall, web protection, HIPS, buffer overflow protection, application control, device control and more.

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– We Recommend – Sophos Antivirus for vShield

Sophos Antivirus for vShield provides screaming fast performance and the ultimate in management simplicity for Windows guests running on VMware ESXi. Agentless, centralized scanning ensures every VM is protected as soon as it comes online. Advanced caching reduces the load on your hosts and slashes scan times.

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– We Recommend – Sophos Server Protection

Sophos Server Protection provides high performance, low impact security for Windows, Linux, Mac and UNIX servers. It is optimized for VMware ESX/ESXi, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V, so your servers make the best use of the available resources. You get reliable protection against the latest threats, thanks to HIPS, buffer overflow protection, application control and LiveProtection powered by SophosLabs*. Sophos Server Protection also includes Sophos Antivirus for vShield for the ultimate in performance and manageability of Windows guests running on VMware ESXi.

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*not all features available on all platforms.

Security designed for virtual environments

Our Guest Introspection capabilities for VMware vSphere work seamlessly with virtual platforms. We provide a lightweight, centralized scanner to secure all the guests on a host, or you can choose the agent option for additional protection capabilities, such as server application whitelisting to lockdown your servers. Either option gives you fast, effective protection with simplified management.

Web Application Firewall Convenient Profiles

One-click Server Lockdown

Choosing the agent option for your virtual platforms lets you whitelist your server applications and lockdown your servers simply by clicking a button. Sophos automatically recognizes your server applications, adapts the configurations, and creates trust rules, making your ongoing maintenance and change management a breeze. And, One-click Lockdown lets you easily enable a “default deny” policy for your servers, providing comprehensive protection from both known and unknown threats.

  • Server-application whitelisting with One-click Lockdown
  • Server Authority automatically establishes and manages trusted changes
  • Prevents in-memory attacks
  • Integrates with advanced anti-malware, HIPS, and whitelisting

Server Application Whitelisting Whitepaper

Real-time threat protection with automatic cleanup

And, with Sophos you get advanced cleanup capabilities. As soon as a threat is detected, a cleanup agent is automatically deployed to the infected guest virtual machine to discover and remove all remnants of the threat, both on the disk and in the memory. And, to make sure you stay informed, you’ll receive a confirmation when the cleanup is complete.

Virtual Security
Endpoint Central Management

High performance, low impact

Sophos outperforms not only traditional endpoint antivirus, but also competing virtualization security tools. In a head to head test, our efficient scanning engine and advanced clean-file caching produced 90% less impact on file server write throughput when compared with Trend Micro Deep Security and McAfee MOVE Agentless.

By taking advantage of VMware's Guest Introspection technology, Sophos eliminates scan and update storms—spikes in resource use that can be caused by concurrent scans and updates.

Automatic protection, easy management

Sophos automatically protects all supported guest virtual machines as soon as they come online. Create policies, view alerts, request scans, and generate reports for all your virtual systems from our intuitive management console.

You can use the on-premise or web-based management console to manage all of your Sophos-protected workstations and physical servers, too.

Endpoint Maintain Control

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