Critical Security For Government Institutions

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Sophos supports implementation of modern, digitized technologies in government organizations to speed up operations and improve services for citizens. Our advanced protection capabilities safeguard cybersecurity in government institutions, where the smallest compromise could become a threat to national security, critical national infrastructure, and the economy.

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The State of Ransomware in State and Local Government 2022

Key survey findings:

  • 58% hit by ransomware last year
  • 72% of attacks encrypted data
  • 80% have secured cyber insurance against ransomware
  • 32% paid the ransom
  • US$0.66M average recovery cost


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Automate Incident Response

Respond automatically to incidents with Sophos’ Synchronized Security. It brings togther all of Sophos’ endpoint, network, mobile, Wi-Fi, email, and encryption products to share threat, health, and security information in real time. Synchronized Security is powered by the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem (ACE) that leverages automation and human operations to deliver protection that constantly learns and improves. Now you can protect your systems and data wherever they exist.
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Safeguard Classified Data

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Secure data on endpoints

Sophos Intercept X stops the latest cybersecurity threats to your endpoint devices such as ransomware, file-less attacks, exploits, and malware even when they have never been seen before. Sophos XDR, combined with top-rated protection, stops breaches before they start.

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Server-specific data protection

Sophos Intercept X for Server provides server-specific protection on-premises, virtual, and multi-cloud environments. It stops advanced attacks and enables you to quickly identify and address suspicious activity.

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Prevent attacks from reaching your data

Sophos Firewall uses AI-powered threat detection technology to prevent attacks reaching your sensitive data and other parts of your ecosystem. 

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Stop data breaches

Sophos Email encrypts sensitive data, stopping both accidental and malicious data breaches from phishing attacks.  

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Protect data stored on lost or stolen devices

Sophos Encryption provides a quick, easy way to ensure Windows and macOS devices are safely encrypted, protecting your data and proving compliance if they’re lost or stolen. 

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See the Full Cybersecurity Picture

Get even more visibility and context of your cybersecurity posture with Sophos XDR. It detects and investigates across endpoint, server, firewall, email, and other data sources. With data from each product flowing into the Sophos Data Lake you can quickly find critical information, drill down into granular detail when needed, and ensure you have the most complete view of your network.

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Thwart Advanced Attacks

Intelligent threat protection with Sophos Intercept X with XDR automatically detects, prioritizes, and investigates threats using artificial intelligence. Hunt threats to detect active adversaries, or leverage this intelligence for IT operations to maintain IT security hygiene. When an issue is found remotely, respond with precision with features like Live Discover and Live Response.


Get emergency support during active threats with Sophos Rapid Response Service – even if you’re not a Sophos customer. Our team will help you get an attack under control quickly to protect your networks, applications, and data, as well as mitigate damage and disruption.


Dedicated team of response experts at Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provide 24/7 protection with an elite team of threat hunters who detect and stop advanced human-led attacks before they can affect your finance and banking institutions. Read how they blocked a $15 million Maze ransomware attackLearn more and read the MDR buyers guide.


Get Performance at Scale

Get extreme levels of protection and performance with Sophos Firewall’s Xstream architecture, which remains uncompromised even at the massive scale that government organizations operate at.


Xstream TLS Inspection

Remove a massive blind spot in your protection with industry-leading performance, flexibility, and transparency into all the encrypted traffic on your network.


Xstream DPI Engine

Protect your network from the latest threats with high-speed deep packet threat protection in a single streaming engine for AV, IPS, Web, App control, and TLS Inspection.


Xstream Network FastPath

Accelerate your SaaS, SD-WAN, and cloud traffic automatically or via your own policies at wire speed to optimize performance.


Take the Zero Trust Approach

Adopt a zero trust approach of trust nothing, verify everything, and get absolute control over who can access data on your network. Sophos Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) puts identity at the center of defense, constantly validating the user, the device, and policy compliance. It controls access to your data and applications based on user identity, device health, and compliance. Granular controls block lateral movement while ensuring only authorized people can access sensitive data. 

Secure Multi-Cloud Environments

Government organizations are rapidly adopting the cloud benefits by implementing multi-cloud infrastructure with workloads spread across multiple public, private, and edge cloud platforms – increasing complexities of managing visibility and control over users, applications, and data. Sophos can help.

Secure resources and critical data in the cloud

Sophos Intercept X for Server with XDR cloud workload protection secures business-critical virtual machines and virtual desktops without sacrificing performance. Protect cloud workloads from the latest threats, including ransomware, fileless attacks, and server-specific malware, with XDR included to hunt down suspicious activities and perform critical IT operations tasks. Control exactly which applications can and can’t run on your virtual machines and receive notifications for any unauthorized change attempts to critical files and folders with inbuilt application control.

Maintain high standards of security posture

Sophos Cloud Optix, the Sophos Cloud Security Posture Management solution enables teams to proactively reduce organizational risk from unsanctioned activity, vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and insecure identities in multi-cloud environments. Ensuring busy teams respond to threats faster with risk profiled security, compliance, and cloud spend alerts that group affected resources with detailed remediation steps.

Ensure secure access to cloud resources from any device, anywhere

Sophos cloud edge firewall protects environments from the latest network threats and vulnerabilities with a complete cloud edge firewall solution featuring IPS, ATP, and URL filtering. Extend your secure network with flexible SD-WAN and VPN connectivity options, while Sophos Web Application Firewall (WAF) hardens cloud workloads against hacking attempts.

Sophos Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) constantly verifies the user — typically with multi-factor authentication and an identity provider — and validates health and compliance of the device for users to securely connect to corporate resources from any location. It elevates protection and minimizes the risk of lateral movement within the network by continually assessing identity and device health before allowing access.

Stay vigilant with 24/7 monitoring and threat response

Sophos MDR Service helps take the weight of 24/7 threat monitoring and response off your shoulders. Receiving telemetry from Sophos products running on AWS, Azure and GCP this experienced team continuously monitor your cloud environments, analyze and triage security events to prevent them from compromising your data and systems.

    Minimize the Risk of Supply Chain Attacks

    Supply chains in government organizations are vast and complex. A vulnerability in any of the suppliers’ networks can rapidly propagate to infect multiple suppliers and businesses. Sophos provides security technologies and services to help mitigate the risk of supply chain attacks.


    Meet Compliance Reporting Requirements

    Besides the need to comply with the many laws applicable to the private sector, government organizations also have their unique set of obligations, such as adherence to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. Lack of skilled IT and financial resources add up to the situation. Sophos solutions help to simplify compliance reporting and to demonstrate compliance.

    Sophos Central provides flexible reporting tools that allow visualization of network activity and security over time. It offers several built-in compliance reports as well as easy tools to create custom reports.

    Sophos Encryption makes it easy to verify encryption status and demonstrate compliance which is especially useful in cases of lost or stolen devices where organizations must prove that these missing devices are encrypted.

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