Sophos delivers PC protection via cloud

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 11, 2010

Sophos has included a new cloud based real time threat protection to its Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection offering. Labeled as Sophos Live Protection, the solution also enables users to automatically configure security and data protection policy settings.

The solution’s Anti-Virus’ is capable of instantly checking for suspicious files against an extensive ‘in-the-cloud’ database, while the URL filtering module prevents real-time access to URLs that have been identified as hosting malware. The ‘Sophos Runtime Behavior Detection’ creates profiles of file characteristics enabling accurate identification of malware.

In addition to the wide range of platforms already supported, Sophos Endpoint Security and Data Protection 9.5 extend protection to virtualised environments, supporting Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.