Sophos unveils Cloud Server Protection solution

Vendor creates security suite designed specifically for servers

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Sophos unveils Cloud Server Protection solution Lucchini: If compromising desktops is like stealing a wallet, then hacking a server is like robbing a bank
By  Tom Paye Published  November 19, 2014

Sophos today announced its Cloud Server Protection solution, a malware protection suite designed specifically for servers.

Sophos said that the solution comes in response to the fact that servers have become popular targets for cyber-criminals, because they often store large amounts of sensitive information. To secure servers, Sophos said, administrators traditionally have to choose between desktop-oriented software and complex server tools.

"If compromising desktops is like stealing a wallet, then hacking a server is like robbing a bank," said Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager for Sophos Cloud.

"Today's businesses need the most up-to-date protection, and Sophos Cloud Server Protection gives overtaxed IT personnel an innovative, high performance and simple to manage solution for securing server environments."

Cloud Server Protection delivers malware protection, host intrusion prevention and web security, as well as visibility into the security status of all managed servers via a web-based interface, Sophos said. The company claimed that this solution is the only server security product that can continuously monitor the server environment, detect new applications on an ongoing basis, and adjust polices to maintain efficiency.

"As part of the recent Sophos Cloud beta program, I was able to preview the Server Protection functionality added into the product," said Scott Hartung, IT director at the Rivett Group.

"We currently use Sophos Cloud to protect our Windows, Mac, and mobile devices. I like the fact that Sophos truly understands server security, and I can see that this new version of Sophos Cloud will help me reduce the time spent on maintaining server security."

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