Sophos makes next-gen firewall XG Firewall available in Sophos Central

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Sophos has made his next-gen Sophos XG Firewall available via Sophos Central. As a result, the company’s complete portfolio of cyber security solutions has been brought together in a single cloud-based management platform. Customers can manage next-gen endpoint and network security from a single screen.

In addition to making the management of multiple products more effective, threat detection and response times are also improved through the Security Heartbeat within Sophos Synchronized Security. This means that security incidents are shared directly between the company’s network and endpoint security. The XG Firewall in turn communicates with the endpoint products to proactively protect against threats.

The XG Firewall was already made available through the Early Access Program in December, after it was presented in November last year. Dan Schiappa, Senior Vice President and General Manager Products at Sophos, said at the time that “synchronized security” had been created because the entire Sophos setup could be managed from a single console. “This allows endpoints and networks to share information in real time, providing greater insight into the network and automated responses to attacks.

It also interrupts the attack chain by isolating computers and taking steps to recover an attack. “Advanced threats require intelligent security solutions that are predictive, multi-layered and can work together as a single system,” says Schiappa. According to him, Sophos’ next-gen security technologies can help with this.

Sophos Central

Sophos Central was first launched in 2015 and, according to the company, now processes more than eight million transactions per minute for over 820,000 customers worldwide. In addition to XG Firewall and AI-controlled endpoint security, partners and customers can also manage web, email, wireless, server and mobile security here. The platform simplifies the management and response time of multiple customers for VARs and MSPs via a partner dashboard.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.