New Sophos Web security appliance

Sophos announced the latest version of its WS1000 web appliance, which brings together enterprise-grade policy and URL filtering with trusted real-time security filtering-all managed on one easy-to-use platform.

The new Sophos solution enables businesses to effectively protect against growing web threats at the gateway, which are not adequately protected by current market offerings. The WS1000 also offers network administrators improved oversight and reporting of web browsing behaviors in their organization.

The WS1000 adds critical value to any organization’s security approach by providing the following:

  • Enterprise-Grade URL and Security Filtering – The WS1000 is the only appliance that scans and filters in-bound and out-bound requests, while also scanning active content for signs of malicious intent, including the introduction of spyware and adware. The WS1000 also conducts detailed productivity filtering, scanning billions of websites every day.
  • Industry-Leading Behavioral Genotyping – Sophos’s industry leading Genotype technology delivers proactive detection of new threats. Genotype’s powerful predictive capability stops nine out of every 10 new outbreaks without having to issue a new threat update. This offers organizations faster, more comprehensive protection than anyone else in the industry.
  • Simplified Appliance Management – More than 50 on-board system monitors ensure that hardware, software and traffic are fully operational and up-to-date. In the event of an exception, administrators are notified via email or phone instead of relying on a manual maintenance routine.
  • Flexible, Guided Policy Management – This simple, step-by-step approach to policy management empowers businesses to control access to websites and date categories through several different groupings including user type, machine type and specific time periods throughout the day.

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