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Sophos introduces ATP for SMBs

UTM product upgrade brings in advanced threat protection

Sophos introduces ATP for SMBs
Kraft: Today, with a few simple clicks, users get advanced protection without needing to be full-time security experts themselves.

Sophos today announced an "extensive" update to its unified threat management solution, Sophos UTM, claiming the latest version added more than 100 features.

Among these features, the security specialist highlighted the introduction of advanced-threat protection (ATP) to the small and mid market, capabilities that were previously only available to large enterprises.

"Developed by SophosLabs, this new Sophos UTM approach brings together multiple technologies to rapidly identify and isolate infected clients and prevent communication with malicious command and control hosts," the company said in a statement.

The latest version debuts Botnet protection and cloud-based sandboxing to expand on the Sophos UTM's existing multi-layer firewall, Web, email and endpoint protection.

"The initial stages of targeted attacks can often go unnoticed by security systems that don't control incoming and outgoing traffic," said Chris Kraft, vice president, product management, Sophos.

"For organisations with limited IT resources, investing time and money in a dedicated ATP solution to detect these early signs is simply not realistic, given how tricky, complex and fast moving this type of traffic is. That's what we wanted to change. Today, with a few simple clicks, users get advanced protection without needing to be full-time security experts themselves."

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