Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sophos Sets New Standard for Small Business Security

With Sophos UTM 100, small businesses have access to enterprise-grade security at a fraction of the cost

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 14, 2012 –In response to increasing market demand for small business security solutions, and as part of its compete security strategy, Sophos today announced the release of a comprehensive new unified threat management appliance and software package exclusively for small businesses. The Sophos UTM 100 appliance with BasicGuard sets a new standard for feature-rich small business security solutions—offering  network, email, web and wireless protection together.

According to a recent IDC  Report, “Small and medium-sized businesses have as much need for information technology as much larger companies. They also require security because they are a target of cybercriminals, but there are unique issues that prevent SMBs from just buying what large enterprises purchase.”

Although companies of all sizes can fall victim to malware and security breaches, tight budgets and a lack of resources typically impact small businesses that are oftentimes obligated to deploy low-end security products that lack necessary security functions. And these functions don’t necessarily scale as the business grows or their needs evolve. UTM 100 customers can easily upgrade their license to include more advanced security features and accommodate more employees.

BasicGuard includes many of the capabilities typically reserved for enterprise solutions, such as:
Web Application Control features
Network Firewall & IPS
Remote Access and VPN
Wireless Protection
Web antivirus and URL filter
Email antivirus and anti-spam capabilities

“Today’s small businesses want a reliable set of core capabilities with full flexibility to expand features as their needs and budgets grow,” said Chris Kraft, vice president, product management, Sophos. “Complete security shouldn’t be out of reach for small businesses. We believe they shouldn’t have to compromise between security and budgets, which is why we developed the UTM 100—enterprise features and the ability to upgrade, at an attractive price point.”

Sophos was also recently named a winner in the Security category at CRN’s 9th annual Tech Innovator awards ceremony—for Sophos UTM 9.

The Sophos UTM 100 appliance is available now in Malaysia, from accredited Sophos Distributors and Resellers, at a list price of US$695 - which includes a BasicGuard subscription for one year with 25 maximum recommended users. Sophos can be contacted at for further information or pricing details.

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