Sophos Cloud manages Windows, Mac and mobile devices

At Infosecurity Europe 2014, Sophos announced the latest version of Sophos Cloud, the company’s cloud-based solution for small- and mid-sized organisations seeking a simpler approach to IT security that still provides world-class protection.

The new version of Sophos Cloud is the only cloud-managed security service to manage Windows, Mac and mobile devices from a single console. It features user-based management, reporting and licensing; built-in web security to prevent user access to malicious and infected websites, and new policy-based Web Control features to enforce safe and productive web usage.

A recent Sophos survey of IT managers highlighted the growing challenge of device diversity across their organisations, with a need to support Windows PCs, Macs and mobile devices: 78 percent support or plan to support Macs on their corporate networks, and 41 percent see the number of Macs increasing in their corporate environments.

Sophos Cloud’s new web features enable IT managers to easily set and enforce policies for enhanced security and compliance; user-based policies can be created once and rapidly deployed across multiple groups and platforms, and follow the users and their devices even when they are off the network. Sophos Cloud also adds Active Directory synchronisation to simplify deployment and management for users and groups.

A free 30-day trial is available for anyone who wants to test the solution.

Consistent with Sophos’ commitment to its channel partners, Sophos Cloud enables IT solution providers and outsourcers to deliver value to customers. A unified web-based management console, hosted in the cloud by Sophos, enables complete protection for users and devices, and a new partner dashboard gives partners visibility into, and control over, their customers’ subscriptions, devices and policies.


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