7 reasons why the XG Firewall (SFOS) is better than the UTM
We have already implemented several projects with the XG Firewall. I'll give you 7 reasons why SFOS is the better choice than UTM.
Sophos UTM Update v9.605 released
Sophos has released UTM version 9.605. This version will be available in small increments and can be downloaded from the FTP server.
Free upgrade: Sophos SW/Virtual 1CPU 4GB RAM
Sophos plans to automatically upgrade all existing 1CPU 2GB RAM to 1CPU 4GB RAM free of charge by the end of July.
Sophos UTM Update v9.604 released
Sophos has released UTM version 9.604. This version will be available in small increments and can be downloaded from the FTP server.
Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) Update v17.5: MR7 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 MR7. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
Avanet Shop: Change to gross prices and project reports
There has been an important change in the purchasing process which we have had to adjust because of Sophos. Other new features make it easier to shop from other countries.
Sophos Central Server: No mixed licenses with EDR
Sophos Central's server protection has been enhanced with EDR capabilities. However, there is something important to note about licensing with EDR.
Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) Update v17.5: MR6 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 MR6. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
Why Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?
Sophos offers a EDR variant for its endpoint and server protection. Find out here if the additional cost is worth it.
End of Sale: Sophos XG 85(w) and XG 105(w)
The firewall models XG 85(w) and XG 105(w) will be removed from the product line by August 17, 2019 at the latest. What existing customers need to know.
Sophos UTM Update v9.603 released
Sophos has released UTM version 9.603. This version will be available in small increments and can be downloaded from the FTP server.
Sophos UTM Update v9.602 released
Sophos has released UTM version 9.602. This version will be available in small increments and can be downloaded from the FTP server.
Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) Update v17.5: MR5 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 MR5. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
New firewall hardware: Sophos XG 86(w) and XG 106(w)
Selling the two smallest XG models, the XG 85(w) and 105(w), will be stopped in the middle of the year. The XG 86(w) and 106(w) will follow in their footsteps.
Avanet Shop: Welcome Germany! 🇩🇪
We have now also built up an infrastructure in Germany! From now on we can ship all products on our website all over Germany.
Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) Update v17.5: MR4 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 MR4. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
Remote Desktop Services: Licensing Adjustments
Sophos has recently made a change to its licensing model which affects the licensing of remote desktop services.
Avira Antivirus Engine: Update to new version required
Avira will discontinue support for an older version of its scan engine on 31.12.2019. XG v17.5 and UTM 9.6 already use the new Avira engine.
Sophos Central Update: Email Content Control and more
Sophos Central continues to be a busy work in progress and it's time to briefly review the new features and small updates over the past few months.
Sophos Central Email Encryption: Review
Sophos Central Email Encryption is a new feature in Central's Email Gateway module. Find out how to communicate securely in the blink of an eye.
Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) Update v17.5: MR3 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 MR3. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
Sophos UTM Update v9.601 released
Sophos has released UTM version 9.601. This version will be available in small increments and can be downloaded from the FTP server.
Sophos XG Update v17.5: MR1 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 MR1. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
Sophos UTM Endpoint Protection: End of Sale
Sophos has suspended sales of Sophos UTM Endpoint Protection effective 31 December 2018, but is offering a free migration to Sophos Central Endpoint.
Sophos XG Update v17.5: GA released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.5 GA. You can now download the new firmware from the MySophos portal.
Sophos UTM Update v9.6 released
Sophos has released UTM version 9.600. We have listed all the new features that have made it into version 9.6.
Sophos Central Update: LLDP for APX series, Outlook add-in for Phish Threat and more
Sophos Central continues to be a busy work in progress and it's time to briefly review the new features and small updates over the past few months.
Sophos XG Update v17.1.4: MR4 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.1.4 MR4. This version will be available in small stages and can be downloaded from the MySophos portal.
Sophos Intercept X Advanced with EDR: Endpoint Detection and Response
Intercept X Advanced with EDR has been added to Sophos Central's endpoint portfolio. Check out this blog post to see if it's something for you.
Sophos XG Update v17.5: All new features at a glance
In early November we installed the second beta of the new SFOS 17.5 firmware and took a closer look at it.
Sophos XG Update v17.1.3: MR3 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.1.3 MR3. This version will be available in small stages and can be downloaded from the MySophos portal.
Sophos Discover Conference 2018: News from King's Landing
The Sophos Partner Conference will take place between 17 and 19 September 2018. We are on site again this year and will provide you with more information.
Avanet Shop: Various optimizations and new products
We want to keep our shop up to date at all times. Meanwhile we have made some optimizations and added new content.
Sophos licence validation: check your licences
Received any mail from Sophos informing you of the correct licensing of Sophos licenses? Find out more.
Sophos XG Update v17.1.2: MR2 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.1.2 MR2. This version will be available in small stages and can be downloaded from the MySophos portal.
Sophos Central Email: Advanced version with Sandstorm
Sophos Central Email Advanced has been released and is available for immediate purchase from our store. It adds important functions to the standard version.
Sophos Central Wireless: Version 2.0 with Security Heartbeat
Sophos Central Wireless 2.0 adds new features such as Synchronized Security or Enhanced Rogue AP Detection, in addition to a number of improvements.
Sophos Access Points: New APX series with Wave 2.0
Sophos has introduced three new access points equipped with the new Wave 2 standard. Learn more about the APX 320, APX 530 and APX 740.
Sophos UTM Update v9.510 released
Sophos has completed UTM version 9.510. This version will be available in small stages and can be downloaded from the FTP server.
Sophos Central Endpoint Protection: Name change & End of Sale
Sophos Central Endpoint is undergoing several changes. For example, the standard version is dropped and new product names are juggled.
Sophos Central Server Protection: Intercept X for Server
Watch out users of Sophos Central Server Protection! Sophos will update its server protection this July (at no additional cost).
Sophos XG Update v17.1.1: MR1 released
Sophos has released SFOS v17.1.1 MR1. This version will be available in small stages and can be downloaded from the MySophos portal.
Sophos XG Update v17.1.0 GA Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.1.0 GA. All those who have installed version v17.0 on their XG can install the update now.
Sophos XG Firewall: New features in v17.1
With the release of SFOS 17.1, Sophos has finally published an update that will bring new features as well as a few bug fixes.
Sophos for home users: Firewall and endpoint
This post provides a brief overview of Sophos products for the home that can be used free of charge.
Sophos XG Update v17.0.8: MR8 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.8 MR8. All those who have installed version v17.0 on their XG can install the update now.
Avanet.com: Start into a new era
In this article we present you the first steps towards our future visions for Avanet.
Sophos Central & XG Subscription: Service immediately discontinued
It's already over after a year. For various reasons, we have decided not to offer any more monthly Sophos licenses in the future.
General Data Protection Regulation: How Sophos can help
In this article, we want to show how Sophos can help you comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation.
Sophos Firewall Rev. 3: Now available
The new XG 85-135 and SG 105-135 models can now be ordered from our online shop. Any pre-orders will be processed immediately.
Sophos Roadshow 2018: See the future
We visited the Sophos Roadshow 2018 in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Find out what it's all about and what Sophos will release in the next few months.
Sophos XG Update v17.0.6: MR6 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.6 MR6. All those who have installed version v17.0 on their XG can install the update now.
Encrypted traffic increases: Enable HTTPS scanning
In this article we report on the current status of HTTP & HTTPS. According to Google, 81 of the top 100 Internet sites already use HTTPS by default.
Sophos Firewall Rev. 3: SG/XG 85-135 completely revised
Sophos will launch new desktop appliances (Rev. 3) from the XG 85 and SG/XG 105 - 135 between late February and early May 2018.
Sophos XG Update v17.0.5: MR5 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.5 MR5. All those who have installed version v17.0 on their XG can install the update now.
Sophos XG Update v17.0.4: MR4 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.4 MR4. This release is only used to equip new devices during production.
Sophos Central Intercept X 2.0: Update adds deep learning
Sophos has officially launched Intercept X 2 with Deep Learning. Everyone who already uses Intercept X will automatically benefit from the new technologies.
Sophos Central Intercept X: Now available for macOS
Previously, only Windows users could protect themselves against unknown threats. Today Intercept X is finally available for macOS.
Sophos XG Update v16.05.9: MR9 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v16.05.9 MR9. If you don't want to install v17.0 on your XG yet, you can install the update now.
Machine Learning: Sophos relies on artificial intelligence
Intercept X 2.0 is about to be released. In this article we look behind the scenes and deal with the topic of machine learning.
Sophos XG Update v17.0.3: MR3 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.3 MR3. All those who have installed version v17.0 on their XG can install the update right now.
Happy Birthday: The Avanet celebrates his 5th birthday today
Every year on December 12th, we celebrate the birth of Avanet. Today it's time again and this year it's our 5th anniversary!
Sophos XG Update v17.0.2: MR2 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.2 MR2. All those who have installed version v17.0 MR1 on their XG can install the update right now.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 8% discount on XG hardware
Bargain hunters watch out! Anyone who opens an XG subscription by 27.11.2017 will receive an 8% discount on their new Sophos XG Firewall. Take the opportunity!
Sophos Licensing Portal: XG subscription now available
With the Sophos XG subscription, you can now pay for the EnterpriseGuard, FullGuard or FullGuard Plus license for the Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) on a monthly basis.
Sophos XG Update v17.0.1: MR1 Released
Sophos has completed SFOS v17.0.1 MR1. All those who have installed version v17.0 on their XG can install the update right now.
Sophos Firewall Rev. 2: SG/XG hardware with more power
Sophos completed the redesign and technical upgrade of the SG and XG series (210-450). Find out here on how the new Rev. 2 performs.
Boarder Break: From Narnia to Middle-Earth
We are now offering our Sophos Central subscription in 242 countries. It's the easiest way to get a monthly Sophos Central license.
Sophos XG Update v17: Final Release now published
It is now ready and the final version of v17 for the SFOS is available for download. Here you can find a video with the new features and all bugfixes.
Sophos XG Update v17: New features overview
New SFOS will soon be released in version 17! I've summarized its most important new updates here.
The Sophos News page: The evolution of our blog
We'd like to introduce you to our new Sophos news page. It will replace our blog and will only cover topics related to Sophos in the future.
Sophos Central Subscription: First price reduction released!
We were able to release the first price update for our Sophos Central Subscription! You can find an overwiew of which licenses are affected here.
Sophos Licensing Portal v1.0
At last we can officially introduce you to our Sophos Licensing Portal. Take advantage of our Sophos Central subscription right away.
Avanet is now a Sophos Platinum Partner
After three years, we have now reached the top of the Sophos podium. How did this happen? This and much more can be found in this article.
Sophos UTM-Hardware: End of Sale for UTM licenses
As of June 30, 2017, there will be no more renewal licenses for UTM hardware. So it's now time to switch to a new SG or XG firewall.
Sophos XG Update v16.05.5: Even more bugfixes
The new SFOS v16.05.5 update doesn't bring any new features, but a lot of bugfixes.
Sophos Discover Conference 2017: What Sophos plans for the future
This year everything is about the Next-Generation Security and there were three major topics: Intercept X, Synchronized Security and the XG Firewall.
Sophos XG Update v16.05.4: No new features, but a lot of bugfixes
The new SFOS 16.05.4 MR4 update doesn't bring any new features, but fixes some bugs. At the moment the stability of the SFOS is clearly the main focus!
Sophos UTM 9.5: New features for Sandstorm and WAF
The Sophos UTM 9.5 update offers some interesting new features. Especially Sandstorm and the Web Application Firewall have been updated with new features.
The Avanet is now an incorporated company 🎉
When we founded Avanet GmbH on 12.12.2012, we had no plans to convert it into a public limited company. Why this step?
Sophos Phish Threat: The worlds easiest attack simulator
With Sophos Phish Threat, a new and interesting product ist being added to Sophos Central Suite. It's supposed to help not being fooled by every phishing attempt.
Sophos XG Update v16.05.0: Sandstorm now also for XG Firewalls with SFOS
The latest update v16.5 for all SFOS users offers several bugfixes and a new feature, Sophos Sandstorm for mail and web. Read more in this article.
Social experiment: Why you shouldn't have plugged in this USB stick
Would you describe your company as untouchable in terms of ransomware and ATPs? We wanted to find out with a social experiment.
Sophos Central Update: Role-based access control and numerous wireless enhancements
Many new and interesting features have been implemented at Sophos Central in recent months. We'll show you what's new.
Sophos Shop Update v3.4: New Central Products and Roadmap
Since the last shop update small changes have sneaked in and some new Central products have been added.
Sophos Central Device Encryption: Hard disk encryption with BitLocker and FileVault 2
Sophos Central Device Encryption makes it even easier to encrypt hard drives. In this article we briefly present the solution.
Sophos Email Protection: A comparison of four solutions
Sophos offers four different solutions for email security. To make it easier for you to make your decision, we'd like to introduce them briefly.
Sophos Central Email: Security for emails with sandboxing through the cloud
With Sophos Central Email, spam, malware and phishing emails will no longer be a problem in your inbox. All information can be found here.
Sophos XG Update v16: Feature parity almost reached with UTM
Finally the update for the XG Firewall is available. There are 120 new features and a long list of optimizations and enhancements. Find out everything here.
Sophos Central Endpoint Intercept X: The solution against ransomware
Ransomware is currently the most effective attack for hackers. We'll show you how Sophos Intercept X can protect you against these cryptotrojans.
Managing wireless networks: Three choices with Sophos
Managing wireless networks in an enterprise is not always easy. Here you will find three current solutions from Sophos's product range.
Sophos Central Update: More protection for Linux and Windows servers
The following server protection features are now available in Sophos Central, making server security even more effective and simple.
Sophos Wireless: Cloud-based centralized WLAN management
Setting up a wireless network with Sophos has always been a very convenient thing! With Sophos Wireless, it's now even easier.
Sophos Clean: The sidekick among virus scanners
With Sophos Clean, Sophos is launching a product designed to complement and support existing anti-virus solutions. Twice is better than one!
Sophos Shop Update v3.3: Improvements and roadmap
Here you can find a short update about what we have improved in the last weeks and what new features you can look forward to!
HTTPS-Scanning: Why it should be enabled on Sophos
This blog article shows what this means for your Sophos firewall when the majority of web traffic is suddenly encrypted.
Firewall Updates: Ignoring is not an option!
If you don't update your firewall, you probably haven't fully understood the principle of a firewall. Why are updates on a firewall so important?
Server protection from Sophos: Multiple options, logical choice
Sophos offers several ways to protect servers. This article explains three recommended variants with their advantages and disadvantages.
Sophos UTM Elevated 9.4: Sandbox, User/Group Rules and WAF Cookies
The new firmware version 9.4 for the UTM is ready to go. In this article we take a look at what the new version has to offer.
Sophos Sandstorm: With Sandboxing against Zero-Day-Maleware and APTs
Sophos is a leader in the fight against malware. In this article, we introduce Sophos Sandstorm.
Sophos XG Firewall: Security Heartbeat
The new XG firewall enables the communication between firewall and endpoints. Sophos is the first company to release Synchronized Security.
The new XG Firewall: What you need to know
In November 2015, Sophos introduced the new XG Firewall to us. We show you what has changed.
Sophos Cloud: More than just an antivirus
This article discusses the various endpoint protection options offered by Sophos. In particular, the Sophos cloud is covered.
4 tips to make your wireless more secure
Wireless networks provide companies and consumers easy access to the Internet. Understand the important aspects of a secure Wifi.
Sophos Firewall: Hardware or virtual appliance?
A firewall should be used by everyone. Whether it's the free home version to secure your home network or the business version for your company.