Sophos synchronizes endpoint, network security
Sophos this week rolled out a firewall/end point security package with an eye toward more quickly helping IT detect threats and autonomously isolate infected devices.
The key to the company’s security protection package is Sophos Security Heartbeat endpoint software and the firm’s new XG Firewall family.
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According to Dan Schiappa, senior vice president of the end user security group at Sophos, Security Heartbeat sends continuous, real-time health information about the end point. If suspicious traffic is identified by the firewall, or malware is detected on the endpoint, security and threat information — such as the MAC address, computer name, username and process information associated with the threat — is instantly shared securely via between endpoints and the XG firewall.