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Advancements of Sophos Cloud Optix Simplify & Enhance Cloud Security

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Advancements of Sophos Cloud Optix Simplify & Enhance Cloud Security

CEO Insights team, 0

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cloud-enabled cybersecurity solutions, which protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries, unveils advancements to Sophos Cloud Optix that automate and simplify the detection and response of cloud security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations to reduce risk exposure.

Available in AWS Marketplace, Cloud Optix provides automatic discovery of an organization’s assets across Amazon Web Services (AWS) and multi-cloud environments. Sophos showcased the innovative advancements of Sophos Cloud Optix in the AWS Re: Invent 2019. The new features and capabilities include

Accelerate Threat investigation:
Cloud Optix transforms the visualization of AWS infrastructure, so organizations can identify and eliminate hidden security threats. Cloud Optix now extends support for the newly launched AmazonDetectivewith interactive and intuitive data about potential threats, such as failed login attempts and suspicious API calls across AWS workloads

Identify Kubernetes Security Vulnerabilities:
Cloud Optix tracks Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters and native Kubernetes deployments, providing comprehensive inventory and visualization of clusters, nodes, node pools, pods, containers and more. New security benchmark checks enable organizations to continuously assess the security posture of their container orchestration platform.

Detect Cloud Spend Abnormalities:
Cloud Optix with new security-focused cloud spend monitoring capabilities monitors daily cloud spend and identifies unusual activity, highlighting top

The new features allow Cloud Optix to address a critical market need for cloud security by using artificial intelligence to automate detection of cloud architecture vulnerabilities and misconfiguration



environments and services by spending with customizable spend threshold alerts.

Detect Unintended Public or Cross-account Access:
Integration with the new AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer provides detail and context needed to quickly determine whether resource policies have been misconfigured to allow unintended public or cross-account access.

Secure Cloud Traffic:
Extending security to the network, Sophos UTM support for the new Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Ingress Routing, ensures traffic flowing in and out of VPCs and other virtual appliances is secure. With the new ability to restrict north-south traffic, Sophos provides an added layer of protection to secure cloud infrastructure.

The new features allow Cloud Optix to address a critical market need for cloud security by using artificial intelligence to automate detection of cloud architecture vulnerabilities and misconfiguration, allowing security teams to gain complete visibility into everything they have in the cloud as well as the ability to respond and remediate security risks in minutes.

Cloud Optixis easily managed on the unified cloud-based Sophos Central platform, which integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Real-time information sharing and threat response on Sophos Central organizations to improve threat detection and response times, simplify investigations and minimize threat impact.

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