Sophos Web and Application security provide protection and visibility into threats from the web. Additionally, this security feature offers control into web traffic, visibility and reporting on application activity. In light of these complex threat landscape, only the most advanced web protection features can block the most evasive web-based malware attacks. In short, the protection goes beyond the ordinary filtering done by antivirus software.

Together with Sophos Sandstorm, web security provides advanced protection features with accurate threat detection and faster response. Be that as it may, better web protection has been achieved through constant analysis of dynamic URLs, JavaScript emulation, and behavioral analysis of applications.

Why you need Sophos Web and Application security

Simplified administration

Deploying web protection appliance has been simplified in such a way that the initial setup and configuration takes only a few minutes. Furthermore, appliance administration has been made so simple. That the system administrator can executive mundane tasks with only a few clicks.

Should there need be to access the appliance while outside office network, secure remote access can be enabled. So that the helpdesk administration can support from anywhere.

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All-round protection

Web security application has been designed to offer protection to endpoints even when offsite.  Hence, the appliance will still gain visibility into endpoint applications even when they are not directly connected to the main corporate network.

What is more, Sophos appliance can still receive web security updates from anywhere. Even for the employees working from a restaurant or connecting from home office. This round the clock has been achieved as a result of the seamless synchronization between the firewall and the endpoint protection software.

Best in class performance

No known web security appliance has challenged Sophos web appliance when evaluated in terms of performance. The security appliance assures lag-free performance whether deployed in a small company with 15 users or installed in a large organization with a thousand users.

While other known network firewalls give a capping on the maximum number of allowable connections, Sophos keeps it open. Thus, the appliance can take a limitless number of connections at any given point. This without slowing down the appliance or indicating noticeable latency.

Deploying the web security appliance

When it comes to deployment scenarios, the web security appliance can be deployed as either explicit mode or the transparent mode. In case of explicit deployment, the appliance becomes a proxy to internet access. Therefore, a rule will be created which will ensure all internet traffic goes through proxy IP address. Proxy IP address will most likely be configured in the browser application e.g. Google chrome.

In the event that the appliance is deployed in transparent mode, the router will keep redirecting traffic to the web security appliance. Thus, traffic redirect configurations will be done on the router. Transparent mode deployment is the easiest to implement because only the firewall requiring configuration. Unlike the explicit mode deployment where proxy IP configurations must be done on each and every device used to access the internet.  

User and application visibility

Get the latest insights into user activity. Gain a better understanding of user behavior based on the websites visited and the frequency of such visits. Reports about blocked content and compromised applications that might harmful to the network. All these reports help in creating more policies that aimed at boosting overall network security.

Also, the appliance offers rich reports on web traffic, and internet consumption per user and per application. These rich reports can also be used to allocate user surfing quotas. In so doing, business-critical applications get to be allocated more bandwidth. Even as less important applications get allocated limited internet bandwidth.

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