Sophos has announced enhancements to its Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution designed for organisations of all sizes using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Sophos UTM 9 features Auto Scaling technology to ensure a user’s security layer scales to match application needs without affecting performance.
Sophos UTM 9 is integrated into the network access and application levels to deliver the flexibility and cost control of a cloud-based solution, and eliminates bottlenecks on the AWS architecture that other security solutions not designed to accommodate horizontal scaling, can cause.
The Sophos UTM 9 offers a suite of user-friendly security tools such as a web application firewall, an inline IPS, VPN gateway functionality, granular firewall and web access controls, with extensive real time and historical reporting to help AWS users meet their security needs.
The release of Sophos UTM 9 further strengthens Sophos’ security offerings with enhanced cloud security for businesses using third-party infrastructure to pursue their business goals. AWS users who take advantage of UTM gain access to security that is simple to deploy, mapping it to Auto Scaling rules that free administrators from minute-to-minute configuration changes.
“The new UTM with Auto Scaling demonstrates Sophos’ commitment to businesses that want to take advantage of the AWS cloud environment and enjoy flexibility at scale,” says Brett Myroff, MD of Sophos distributor NetXactics. “The Sophos UTM helps customers take full advantage of their AWS deployment without having to worry about under or overcommitting security resources.”
UTM complements the infrastructure-level security provided by AWS for end-to-end protection. Whereas a rigid security environment can form a bottleneck negating much of the performance advantage of the cloud, by combining Auto Scaling features with layered functionality UTM gives businesses a dynamic security layer that supports even the most demanding applications.
Sophos UTM 9 is available via the AWS Marketplace, where customers can select between a number of subscription models, including bring your own license and hourly billing. Customers with current cluster licenses can apply licenses to the updated version.