Secure Web Gateway

Complete web protection everywhere.

Take control of your web traffic and block the latest threats everywhere users go - even when they're not on your network.

         
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Dedicated or Unified

With Sophos, you have your choice of a dedicated purpose-built web appliance, or a secure web gateway integrated into your UTM.

Our Sophos Web Appliance is ideal if you want an appliance dedicated to web security with streamlined workflow and policy tools. However, if you’re interested in consolidating your network security into a single appliance, our UTM with integrated web protection is for you.

Both offer all the great features below, including our unique Web and Endpoint integration to provide complete web protection everywhere.

Web Threat Protection

With our Secure Web Gateway, you get the most advanced web threat protection:

  • Our high-performance web malware engine inspects all web traffic in real-time

  • Advanced techniques like JavaScript emulation block the latest web threats before they reach the browser

  • SophosLabs continuously updates our threat intelligence via the cloud, keeping you ahead of new and emerging threats

Real-Time Reputation Filtering

SophosLabs identifies over 30,000 newly infected websites daily. You’re protected from all of them.

Real-time reputation filtering protects you from newly infected websites as soon as they come online. We do this using our ever-growing, cloud-hosted database of malicious sites.

Dynamic App Control

With our UTM web protection, you get complete control to block, allow, shape and prioritize web applications like file sharing, IM clients, streaming media and games.

Deep Layer-7 inspection identifies over 900 applications. And, you'll get feedback on unclassified applications too.

Monitor your web traffic in real time. In just a couple clicks you can maximize the bandwidth for what’s important, and minimize it for what’s not. For example, you can control YouTube and Facebook while accelerating Salesforce.

Customizable Web Filtering

Select from billions of sites in 56 categories to create safe web browsing policies. You can minimize legal concerns around inappropriate content and maximize productivity.

You can set policy by users and time, using a variety of authentication options including IP Address, Active Directory SSO, eDirectory SSO and LDAP.

Simple Management

At Sophos, simplicity is our mantra. You’ll have complete control over all the security features you need all in one place, with none of the complexity.

We've invested heavily in streamlining our interface. This way you won't have to reach for the manual every time you need to update a policy or change a setting. So you're never more than a couple clicks from completing your task.

Complete On-Box Reporting

Our built-in reporting means you’ll know exactly what's happening with your users. Fix problems fast and shape your policies, keeping your users secure while boosting network performance. And, you get detailed reports as standard, stored locally with no separate tools required.

At-a-glance flow graphs show usage trends with predefined and customizable reports, providing key web activity. Report anonymization hides user names, requiring the four-eyes-principle to unhide them.

Flexible Deployment

Both our Sophos Web Appliances and UTMs are available as a virtual appliance or in a full range of hardware models to fit any business.

Install your dedicated or UTM secure web gateway as an explicit proxy or in transparent mode with easy Active Directory or eDirectory integration.

Centrally manage multiple Sophos Web Appliances with an optional Sophos Management Appliance for seamless policy replication and aggregate reporting across multiple locations.