Data stored on desktops, laptops is kept secure, enabling IT staff to encrypt workstations and see their status
IT security and data protection company Sophos has launched the latest version of its endpoint security offering to reduce the attack surface and enable Web protection and filtering.
Sophos Patch Assessment identifies, prioritises and scans for critical threat-related security patches and enables scanning for Microsoft and third-party patches from vendors such as Adobe, Apple, Citrix, Microsoft, Skype and others.
With Sophos Web Filtering, the smart surfing policy for the top 14 most inappropriate site categories from within the Endpoint Enterprise Console is being set and users are protected from these sites wherever they go, with no additional software or infrastructure required.
In addition, Sophos Web Filtering enables better performance for users, as scanning is done locally, not back to a box in the data centre, thereby reducing the number of boxes needed to manage web usage.
Full-disk encryption in Sophos Endpoint ensures the data stored on desktops and laptops is kept secure, enabling IT staff to encrypt workstations and see their status.
Sophos encryption is integrated into the latest version of Sophos Endpoint and this doesn’t need a separate deployment or console, making the new release faster and easier to install full-disk encryption on computers in just six clicks.
Sophos Product Management vice-president Shaun Paice said Sophos goal has always been to provide customers with complete security and protection everywhere — without complexity.
"The industry-first features within Sophos Endpoint 10 reaffirm that goal. Sophos Endpoint 10 is the result of a close collaboration with our customers and partners — improved performance, client-side web protection, patch identification and prioritisation, and integrated disk encryption management. It’s easier than ever to find at-risk computers, manage alerts, set policies and clean up threats," said Paice.