Sophos Endpoint Security announced

Sophos has announced the availability of its new integrated security solution, Sophos Endpoint Security. Protecting the desktops, laptops and servers of mid- to large-sized organisations from intrusion, as well as blocking known and unknown malware, spyware and adware, it can manage dozens to tens of thousands of clients from a single console.

Sophos Endpoint Security features Sophos Anti-Virus 6.0, which has been enhanced to protect Windows systems against adware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), as well as viruses and spyware. In a recent Sophos web poll of more than 300 business PC users, 94% stated they wanted anti-virus protection to contain integrated adware protection.

This security offering also includes the Sophos Client Firewall, which stops zero-day attacks and prevents intrusion by stealthing protected computers to make them invisible to hackers. Designed for enterprise deployment, the firewall also stops internet and network worms with port blocking, while filtering and controlling unauthorised application communication.

Further bolstering Sophos Endpoint Security is the central management system, Enterprise Console 2.0, allowing administrators to deploy, manage and report on all endpoint security from a single console. By dramatically reducing security management overheads, Sophos’s new Enterprise Console 2.0 ensures minimal impact on network and system resources, while simplifying IT security policy creation and enabling rapid response to emerging threats. Highly scalable, it can cater for the largest, most complex networks – facilitating the management of tens of thousands of computers. In addition, this easy-to-use console enables remote disinfection and clean-up of adware and malware.

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