It’s been just under 3 months since we wrote our last blog post. A lot has changed since then, as we’ve taken advantage of that absence to introduce you to our new “Sophos News Page” today. From now on, we will resume the writing work and diligently provide you with important information about Sophos. You will no longer find them at blog.avanet.ch, but here at sophos.avanet.ch/news/.
Update: We have meanwhile moved to avanet.com. Therefore this URL has changed again. You can now find our blog at avanet.com/blog.
For our existing blog subscribers who have signed up for our newsletter, nothing changes! You will still be informed about the latest articles via email without having to make any adjustments.
Why this change?
When we wrote our first blogpost in December 2014, we were still at the beginning with our startup after two years. We didn’t know exactly which services to specialize in yet. At that time, our offerings were still wide-ranging. This was reflected in our blog and we wrote articles about remote desktop servers, web design, security, wrote tutorials about Sophos and Office 365 and of course informed about milestones of our own company, Avanet. It was a colorful mix of many different topics. Even then, it bothered us that someone who followed our blog would not be interested in every article.
As Avanet’s path slowly became clearer and we did more and more of our main business with Sophos, our blog articles were really all about Sophos. As these posts accumulated, we also received more and more subscribers. This showed us that it no longer made sense to write about other topics in the future. Our customers and subscribers want to read about Sophos. As we would like to bring all Sophos topics under one roof with our new website sophos .avanet.ch in the future, we took our blog offline on 29.09.2017 and moved it to sophos.avanet.ch/news/ our new news page.
What is certainly noticeable first is the new structure of the page. Older articles are now displayed smaller on the overview page, which also makes it more convenient to browse previous posts. To better sort Sophos articles by topic, we have created four new categories:
In this category, we’ll keep you up to date on every product in Sophos Central. This is where we keep you informed about important updates, new features, or introduce new products that have been added to Sophos Central. But we’ll also give you a glimpse of the roadmap from time to time, so you know what else to expect from Sophos Central in the future. With reviews and field reports, we also help you make the right decisions.
This category is all about the firewall hardware (SG, XG), but also the firewall software (UTM, SFOS) from Sophos. Here we inform you about important firmware updates or new features and help you with our reviews and experience reports to make the right decisions. To let you know what Sophos’s plans are for the future, we also give you a glimpse of the current roadmap from time to time.
Do you regularly store in our Sophos store or already use our Sophos subscriptions in the licensing portal? Then this category is almost mandatory! Here we inform you about price adjustments and when new Sophos products have been added or updated. We will also report here on the further development of our new “Sophos Licensing Portal”.
In this category we deal with security in everyday life, but of course always in relation to Sophos products. Here we inform you about current threats, new viruses, security vulnerabilities and give advice on how you can protect yourself against them with Sophos. We provide frontline and backstage coverage of innovations presented at Sophos roadshows and the annual Sophos Discover Conference.
In the future, you will find instructions for Sophos products in our knowledge base. We have already transferred older tutorials from our blog to our knowledge base a few days before.
However, these categories are not only for easier navigation on our site, but are now also an integral part of our newsletter or RSS feed. This allows you to decide which topics interest you and which articles you would like to be notified about.
Customize profile for existing subscribers
If you are already subscribed to our blog, theoretically you don’t have to do anything and you will receive an email as before when a new article is available. But if you don’t want to be informed about every news anymore, you can click on the link “Update profile” at the bottom of the next e-mail notification. Then simply deselect the categories about which you no longer wish to be informed in the future.
New “Follow us” page
We’ve also documented ways to follow us as part of the new news page. This is now described in detail on our follow us page.
We hope you like our new news page and that we have made it easier for you to consume our news.