Sophos Email now available in cloud-based central management platform


Sophos informed that its Email is now available in its cloud-based Sophos Central management platform.

Sophos Email is a cloud-based secure email gateway  purpose built to boost and simplify email security for businesses.

It incorporates  threat protection engine and additional email-specific protection technologies, such as context-specific heuristics (CXMail).

The CXMail family of detection strategies are purposefully designed to stop threats like ransomware that are predominately.

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.

According to a recent survey, 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.

The most popular cloud-based service is Office 365, but security is a major concern for these users with 50 percent agreeing that third party security solutions are essential to extend Office 365 security.

Ransomware, malicious attachments, malicious URLs, viruses and phishing were considered the top five threats with more than 50 percent of all respondents being very concerned about these.

The network and security service provider conveyed that its new offering boosts security for business email applications from providers, including Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Google Apps for Work.