Sophos LogoSophos Web Security and Control

SohposWeb Security and Control LogoMulti-Stage Filtering
Easy Administration and Management
Tech Specifications

Protecting against web threats is ever-more important in today’s world, with workers becoming more dependent on the internet for their job functions. Cyber-criminals have taken notice and are using the web more actively than ever before. The days of spam with attached malware are disappearing, and what is popping up are spam messages with links to compromised websites that can infect computers.

Sophos Web Security and Control Appliances block these emerging web threats at the gateway level, to protect users from malware, spyware, viruses, phishing, and hijacked trusted websites.

With Sophos Web Security and Control, anonymizing proxies can be blocked to prevent users from bypassing filter controls, with SophosLabs reputation services catching 40x more proxies than competitors with real-time detection for obscure or private proxies.

Encrypted TFT and HTTPs can be scanned and filtered, and internet use policies can be enforced, filtering against a total of 54 specific categories of content. Policies can be time-based, enabling management to loosen browsing restrictions during lunch and after work.

Multi-stage filtering

URL filtering: unique reputation and risk classification of data extends your data security policy options to enhance support of site in allowed categories

Sophos Behavioral Genotype Protection: protects against zero-day threats by detecting and protecting against variants, families, and categories of malware

Content Filtering: leverage a rich set of policy options to filter specific file-type, PUAs (potentially-unwanted applications), malware attempts to phone-home, and posting sensitive data to various internet sites like blogs, online forums, and webmail

Easy administration and management

The web-based management console can be used to manage and report for up to 15,000 concurrent users across multiple locations from a single Security Management Appliance. Easy-to-use with Sophos 3-clicks-to-anywhere intuitiveness, many regular maintenance tasks can be automated. New policies can be implemented and customized with point-and-click management.

Reporting and monitoring is easy with Sophos Web Security and Control, with a real-time dashboard, and actionable reporting that enables true insight into internet usage and traffic patterns. Users attempting to visit high-risk sites, and users downloading malware and PUAs can be logged, with reporting modules that can show the amount of time a user spends online and what sites they visit.

Take a Tour of the Web Security and Control Management Console

Tech Specifications for Sophos Web Security and Control Appliances

Featuring a hardened Linux operating system that is optimized to run Sophos software, the Sophos Web Security and Control 1U rack-mounted appliance is monitored by Sophos remotely to ensure downtime. This "heartbeat" monitoring that ensures every Sophos managed appliance is online, up to date and functioning perfectly, and can receive protection from thousand of new malware sites daily. With the Sophos Web Security and Control, you receive free, constant, and automatic updates and upgrades to new release, in addition to 24/7 in-house technical support with no hidden costs.

Management Appliances

  SM5000 SM2000
Processor Quad Core Quad Core
Hard Drive 2TB SATA 1TB SATA
Power Supply Dual, hot-swappable 100/240V Single 100/240V
Redundancy Yes No

Web Appliances

  WS1100 WS1000 WS500
Processors Quad Core Dual Core Dual Core
Maximum Concurrent Users 1500 500 250
Hard Drive 1TB SATA 160GB SATA 250GB SATA
Power Supply Single 100/240V Single 100/240V Single 100/240V

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