Dedicated Sophos email appliances: requirements and specifications

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Dedicated Sophos Email Appliances

Hardware Appliance Models

  ES100 ES1100 ES5000
Message capacity Up to 95,000/hour Up to 200,000/hour Up to 550,000/hour
Processor ULV Dual core Dual core Quad core
Hard drive 250 GB SATA 250 GB SATA 2 hot-swap 160 GB SAS (RAID 1)
Power supply 200W 100-240V AC 260W 100-240V AC 2 hot-swap 920W 100-240V AC
Mounting 1U rack-mountable 1U rack-mountable 1U rack-mountable
Dimensions 17.2 x 1.7 x 9.8 in (427 x 43 x 249 mm) 16.8 x 1.7 x 14.0 in (427 x 43 x 356 mm) 117.0 x 1.7 x 25.6 in (432 x 43 x 650 mm)
Weight 10 lbs/4.5 kg 26 lbs/11.8 kg 45 lbs/20.5 kg
Regulatory/safety certifications UL 60950, CE, FCC PART 15, VCCI, C-TICK, TUV-GS, SABS, RoHS, WEEE
Support Up to 3-year advance-replacement hardware warranty (subject to valid software licensing) 24/7 Support

Additional hardware information

  • Installation: 1U rack mount
  • Regulatory/safety certification: UL, CE, FCC, VCCI, C-Tick, TUV-GS, SABS, RoHS, WEEE
  • Hardware warranty: Up to 3-year advance replacement (subject to valid software licensing)

Virtual Appliance

Pre-defined profiles Small Small-Medium Medium Large
Capacity: Approximate number of users 300 1,000 5,000 10,000
Capacity: Messages per hour* 60,000 200,000 400,000 600,000
Recommended CPU 1 2 2 4
Recommended RAM 1 GB 2 GB 3 GB 4 GB
Recommended disk storage 20 GB 30 GB 40 GB 50 GB

* Assumes a conservative 85% of mail traffic is spam. For actual non-spam related email, assume 15% of these numbers.

What you need

  • VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 or 4.x or ESXi 5.x
  • VMware Workstation 6.5 or 7.x

UTM Appliances

Hardware Appliance Models

APPLIANCE UTM 110 UTM 120 UTM 220 UTM 320 UTM 425 UTM 525 UTM 625
Email Throughput (Seen emails/hour) 250,000 250,000 400,000 600,000 1.4 million 1.5 million 2.2 million
Email Throughput (Scanned emails/hour) 30,000 30,000 52,000 78,000 180,000 200,000 250,000

Sophos UTM Certificates

  • Westcoast Labs Checkmark Platinum Product Award
  • ISC Magazine
  • InfoTech Research Group Vendor Landscape Award Champion

Virtual Appliance

Sophos UTM virtual appliances are based on the software equivalent. Sophos UTM is the first unified threat management product to be certified as VMware Ready and Citrix Ready. It also runs in Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM virtual environments.

The virtual appliance can be downloaded from Sophos servers and burned independently on CD. A step-by-step deployment of each security component enables a secure migration path into a completely virtualized environment.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • 1.5+ GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 20 GB hard disk
  • Bootable CD-ROM
  • 2 or more network cards
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 40 GB IDE or SCSI hard disk drive
  • 3 PCI-NICs (Internet, Local Net, Demilitarized Zone)

Software Appliance

The Sophos UTM software appliance integrates all security applications with a hardened OS. These are bundled within a self-booting software image for easy deployment on intel-compatible hardware of your choice.

Performance results depend on the selected hardware. Best results are achieved when using hardware specifications at or beyond Intel Dual/Quad-Core CPUs >2GHz, 2GB RAM

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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