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Sophos expands cloud-based management platform

Sophos Email Security meets the demand to improve Microsoft Office365 protection

Sophos expands cloud-based management platform
Barney says email is the delivery mechanism of choice for cyber criminals.

Security vendor Sophos, has announced that Sophos Email is now available in its cloud-based Sophos Central management platform.

The company said customers and partners can now manage their email protection solution alongside Sophos endpoint, mobile, web and wireless security products from a unified, simple to use console.

According to the vendor, Sophos Email boosts security for cloud-based business email applications from leading providers, including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Google Apps for Work.

Bryan Barney, senior vice president and general manager of the Network Security Group at Sophos, said: "Email is still the delivery mechanism of choice for cyber criminals targeting businesses with all types of threats. We hear that phishing, ransomware and even spam are regularly getting past the protection built into the popular cloud email services."

Barney said channel partners and IT departments need specialised security solutions as they fear email system vendors are unable to keep up with the dynamic threat landscape.

He added security provided within cloud-based email packages is just not enough for businesses who have a genuine challenge in preventing malicious and suspicious email content from entering their network.

Sophos Email is a cloud-based secure email gateway that has been purpose built to boost and simplify email security for businesses.

The addition of the secure email gateway to Sophos Central integrates technology from Reflexion Networks, which Sophos acquired in June 2015.

"Office 365 is extremely popular as an email solution with our customers," said Shawn Mendel, director of Engineering Services, Earthbend and a Sophos partner.


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