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Posted: 31 Mar 2008

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Endpoint Security and Control

Product Overview

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control defends every endpoint computer on a wide range of platforms. Cross-platform security and control for your desktops, laptops, file servers and mobile devices. Sophos delivers complete protection against viruses, spyware and adware, and controls VoIP, IM, P2P and games. Sold as a subscription, all our licenses include protection, management, automatic updates and product upgrades, and industry-leading 24/7 technical support.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is also available as part of Sophos Enterprise Security and Control which provides security and control for endpoints, email, web and Network Access Control.

Features and Capabilities

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control includes the following features and capabilities:
  • Delivering more security and control through our unified client
  • One simplified, automated console provides centralised management of your all your Windows, Mac and Linux endpoints
  • Sophos customers get faster, better protection through SophosLabs?, our global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts
  • Update and report on both anti-virus and firewall protection across thousands of Windows, Mac and Linux computers
  • Behavioral Genotype? Protection and rapid signature updates combine to stop new and unknown malware
OES Component Compatibility Description
OES NetWare Supported
OES Linux Supported
NSS Volumes on Linux Supported
GroupWise Sophos Email Security and Control can scan at the SMTP level. Third party vendor GWAVA can provide internal GroupWise protection with Sophos SAV Interface.
eDirectory Clients can be deployed via ZenWorks and fully managed via Sophos Enterprise Console
OES 2 Supported

Special Considerations

Sophos Enterprise Security and Control provides security and control for endpoint, email web and NAC.

Endpoint Security and Control

Endpoint Security and Control combines anti-virus and client firewall protection to secure your desktops, laptops and file servers.

Our unified malware detection engine delivers complete protection against viruses, spyware and adware, and controls VoIP, IM, P2P and games.

A single console deploys the software, manages policies, and reports on security across tens of thousands of computers.

Email Security and Control

Keeping unwanted and malicious email out of your inboxes is easy with Email Security and Control. Block spam, phishing attacks, viruses and spyware, and control message content and attachments.

One license provides end-to-end protection with hands-off managed appliances and easy-to-use software. Scaling from hundreds to millions of messages a day, Email Security and Control easily handles the messaging systems of any organization.

Web Security and Control

Web Security and Control at the gateway blocks spyware, viruses, malware and unwanted applications enabling comprehensive web-access control for safe, productive web browsing.

With the WS1000, you can now have greater insight and control over web traffic and its impact on your organization.

Network Access Control

With network access control (NAC) protection you reduce the risk of unauthorized, non-compliant, or infected systems compromising your network security.

Sophos gives you two options to quickly deploy NAC across your network. Both allow you to control who and what is allowed onto your network; blocking unknown or unauthorized users, controlling guest access, and ensuring security policy compliance for legitimate users:

  • Sophos NAC Advanced
    Sophos NAC Advanced offers the most comprehensive and easy-to-deploy network access control solution available.
  • Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 8.0
    Sophos NAC technology will also be integrated into Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 8.0, for a complete endpoint solution.


Product Data Sheet

Overview of Solution Architecture and Integration

Sophos is a world leader in IT security and control. We offer complete protection and control to business, education and government organizations ? defending against known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam, and policy abuse, and providing comprehensive network access control (NAC). Our reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect over 100 million users in more than 150 countries. With over 20 years? experience and a global network of threat analysis centers, the company responds rapidly to emerging threats and achieves the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry. Sophos is a global company with headquarters in Boston, MA, and Oxford, UK.

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