Sophos launches unified cloud strategy
Gerhard Eschelbeck, Sophos’ CTO
Security vendor Sophos has announced the availability of Sophos Cloud a new integrated platform to deliver cloud-managed security solutions for SMBs. Sophos also announced the first module available for the platform, for Windows Endpoint solutions, as well as a roadmap for upcoming releases. Sophos Cloud has been available in a limited beta since July.
“We have had cloud products before, in areas like mobile device management, as well as cloud infrastructure that is used by all our endpoint protection solutions, but our cloud technologies were really more about solving particular problems,” said Gerhard Eschelbeck, Sophos’ CTO. “Sophos Cloud is a security management platform delivered in the cloud, which unifies various security products that have been standalone, taking these existing products and allowing them to be managed with this security management platform.”
Eschelbeck said that the fact that their products all have on-premise management platforms is a burden.
“Sophos Cloud takes away this burden and helps them deliver more integrated security,” he said. “It unifies all our products within the cloud and provides management through a single pane of glass for everything through the cloud.”
Eschelbeck also stressed that Sophos Cloud creates a user-centric policy model.
“It puts the user in the centre and bases the policy around the user so you can create a policy around them, and enforce the policy no matter what device they are using,” he said. “That’s a big shift in the industry and we want to lead that change from a device-centric policy model to a user-centric one.”
In addition to the platform and Windows Endpoint cloud solution which are available now, Eschelbeck indicated the near availability of other offerings.
“The Endpoint for Macs will be available by the end of the year, and for Mobile Devices at the beginning of next year,” he said.