Sophos Launches Secure Email Service

Sophos Email is now available in its cloud-based Sophos Central management platform. Customers and partners can now manage their email protection solution alongside Sophos endpoint, mobile, web and wireless security products from a unified console.

According to a recent survey conducted by Sophos, businesses are shifting to cloud-based email for both infrastructure and security services, with 38 percent using it as their primary email platform and 43 per cent using a cloud-based service for email security.

“Email is still the delivery mechanism of choice for cybercriminals targeting businesses with all types of threats. We hear that phishing, ransomware and even spam are regularly getting past the protection built into the popular cloud email services” said Bryan Barney, senior vice president and general manager of the Network Security Group at Sophos. “Channel partners and IT departments need specialised security solutions as they fear email system vendors are unable to keep up with the dynamic threat landscape. Security provided within cloud-based email packages is just not enough for businesses who have a genuine challenge in preventing malicious and suspicious email content from entering their network.”

“Office 365 is extremely popular as an email solution with our customers,” commented Shawn Mendel, director of Engineering Services, Earthbend and a Sophos partner. “However, after it has been deployed we are often contacted by admins who are not convinced that the built-in protection is enough to prevent today’s persistent attacks. The capability of Sophos Email to protect against ransomware is critical. Despite regular training, employees still click on emails and become phishing victims. The cloud-based management dashboard will enable my team to quickly and easily configure settings and add accounts as customers require.”

Sophos Email is managed from Sophos Central where the dashboard allows partners and managed service providers (MSPs) to control and configure settings, distribute licenses, add new customers and track real-time view into all customer activity. The single pane of glass dashboard shows all Sophos Central services customers subscribe to, making cross and upsell opportunities more clear to help partners drive recurring revenue.

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David Dungay

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