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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


For further information, please contact:

Rohit Srivastava

MelCole PR

Tel: (91 11) 29834428, 29833118

E
-
mail: rohit_srivastava@melcole.com


Molly Ng

Sophos Asia

Tel: (65) 6429 0058

E
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mail: molly.ng@sophos.com





Sophos Extends UTM to the Enterprise


New
Unified Threat Management
and
B
ranch
O
ffice
security
hardware models improve performance, connectivity and operations



NEW DELHI


February
1
3
,
2013



Sophos

has strengthened its
network security

offerings with two enhanced high
-
end
Unified
Threat Management

(UTM) appliances, Sophos UTM 525 and 625, and the new Sophos RED 50 (Remote Ethernet Device),
the first
security solution to offer complete and centrally managed Unified Threat Management for medium
-
sized branch offices
. With these
updates and additions, Sophos extends UTM,
Next Generation Firewall
, and
branch office security

to the enterp
rise by improving
throughput speeds and performance as well as offering additional flexible deployment options.



UTM f
or the Enterprise

To accommodate the needs of larger organizations, Sophos has included significant performance and flexibility enhanceme
nts in its
new enterprise appliances. The new appliances can see a 300 percent increase in firewall throughput speeds to 40 Gbps, as wel
l as
the option of field
-
replaceable LAN (local access network) modules, which extend the UTM appliances allowing organi
zations to
configure the Sophos UTM devices and Next Generation Firewall features to scale their deployments for use in any size organiz
ation
-

even where multiple 10Gbps
-
Ethernet connections are required.



Protecting Larger Branch Offices

The company has

also released a larger RED model, which improves upon its revolutionary branch office security technology. The
new model offers increased performance, enhanced connectivity capabilities and new operational functions. The Sophos RED 50
appliance has throug
hput speeds of more than 300 Mbps, ten
-
times faster than RED 10 devices


ideal for organizations that need
to send larger files, run daily data backups or protect large branch office networks.


Sophos RED 50 also comes with a 4
-
port gigabit switch and t
wo gigabit wide area network interfaces. These ports can be connected
to two Internet connections at once, allowing for the bandwidth load balancing or failover capabilities many larger branch of
fices
require.


“IT departments at larger organizations are beginning to recognize the benefit of protecting their networks with Unified Thre
at
Management and Next Generation Firewall solutions. However, enterprises require a higher level of performance than SMBs, due
to
network size,” said Martin Becker, product manager, network security, Sophos. “Our new hardware models make it possible for
enterprises to reap the benefits of protecting a network with a UTM device without sacrificing performance and security.”




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About Sophos

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on
Sophos
’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex
threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award
-
win
ning
encryption
,
endpoint security
, web, email,
mobile

and
network security

solutions are backed by SophosLabs
-

a global network of threat intelligence centers.
With more than two
decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in securit
y and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many
industry awards.


Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at
www.sophos.com
.