We have long recognised that in order to deliver effective defence and high-end products you need strong security of
the IT servers, firewalls and most often overlooked are the end clients.
We have seen benchmark after benchmark
rate the major players and one has shone for a long time and that is SOPHOS
. Not only is its R&D superb but it has implemented, what we believe to be the most effective of all, end client
firewalls by barring everything and enabling only that which is approved to a set of carefully defined rules - application
by application on the PC client - with the flexibility for that to be implemented uniquely per client or robustly enterprise-wide.
That isn't where the excellence ends; the ability to prevent infection is crucial as many hacking routes hide such either
as genuine peer-to-peer processes or through an email deployment. Again SOPHOS
are excellent in that regard too with very robust anti-virus, malware and anti-rootkit products.
that end we have finally approached SOPHOS
and are pleased to announce that we are now a partner and will soon be offering all their high-end solutions as a standard
configuration on all our products that have a PC, mobile device or server supplied by us; and we will be offering the
products for general sale business-to-business.
As many corporates are finding, having contracted-out aspects
of their businesses, the security implications and problems are now biting and causing customer confidence issues and
hence damaging the bottom-line. Governments are seeing that without a measured and systematic approach to cyber crime and
protective measures the e-commerce confidence and overall economic confidence is potentially at huge risk. Booz Allen Hamilton reports
on the safety of the Internet and hence digital infrastructure which any business would be wise to factor in along with systematic,
procedural and effective treatment of all the cyber risks to both the business and that which the data they hold/process pertains
Should you wish to understand more or are interested in advice on product selection please don't
hesitate to contact us
More information to follow.
Sophos UTM Datasheet: download PDF