Sophos for Virtual Environments

Sophos for Virtual Environments is designed to efficiently secure virtual environments running on either VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V. It eliminates scan storms and update storms by offloading malware detection to a centralized security virtual machine.

Keep your virtualized servers running at peak performance while staying protected from malicious attacks with on-access, on-demand, or scheduled malware detection, as well as automated, multi-component clean-up.

Real-Time Threat Protection

Sophos for Virtual Environments provides real-time capabilities to provide strong protection for your servers and data against malware, including zero-day attacks.

To ensure effective protection without impact, it leverages advanced caching to eliminate redundant scanning and communications when files are known to be good. If a file’s status is unknown, it centrally interrogates and cleans it if needed using Sophos Live Protection cloud-based technology, providing additional protection from previously unseen threats.

Easy and Flexible Deployment

Simply deploy the centralized Sophos Security Virtual Machine on the host, and protect your guest virtual machines with an ultra-thin guest agent. No additional appliances or third-party components required. Create policies, view alerts, and request scans for all your virtual systems from an intuitive management console.

It’s easy to protect physical and virtual environments as every Sophos Server Protection license can be used for either. And that same license allows multiple SVMs (centralized scanning VMs) to protect workload VMs and provide failover between those SVMs so that protection continues if connectivity to the original SVM is lost.

Single Point of Security Management

Get consistent management of your security policies across the entire environment, virtual and physical, on premises, or in the cloud with Sophos Central. Manage your servers alongside endpoints, mobile or wireless devices, and web and email gateways with simple, easy-to-manage policies within a single console.

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