Sophos announced on Tuesday that it has launched cloud-based managed security service, Sophos Cloud, as the first step in its strategy of cloud-enabling its entire security portfolio.
Sophos Cloud provides protection at the endpoint. The management console is hosted by Sophos Cloud so it requires no server set up, which allows the service to be deployed quickly by enterprises of all sizes.
“Sophos Cloud is the answer to the constant struggle IT teams face in protecting and securing their enterprises. These IT teams may be as small as a single person, but the constant threats and challenges they face could overwhelm an army,” Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer for Sophos said. “To come to their rescue, we’re thrilled to deliver Sophos Cloud – it will be one of our key strategic priorities as we execute on our vision of being the best in the world at delivering complete, powerful, and simple IT security to small and mid-market enterprises and the channel that serves them.”
Despite offering cloud-based security services, Sophos said it will continue to develop its on-premise security services, and maintain its “Channel First” approach.
“Small and medium businesses are especially challenged regarding IT security. They are targets and must meet security best practices yet are resource constrained,” Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for IDC said. “Sophos Cloud is a welcome addition. Its features can remove some of the complexity tied to security management thus allowing small and mid-market businesses to improve security without taxing their resources.”
As hackers are using automation to simplify what once were complex attacks, being able to easily manage security across an organization is critical in preventing serious damage.