UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT WITH FIRSTLIGHT
UNIFIED
THREAT MANAGEMENT
Utilizing the Award-Winning*
FirstLight/Sophos UTM Product Line
Utilizing the award winning* Sophos UTM product line
FirstLight is a Sophos Certified
Partner and reseller of their award
winning* UTM product line. The advanced
security solutions provided by Sophos and
the strength of FirstLights’ cloud
infrastructure is a powerful combination.
With FirstLight you can choose the level of partnership that
makes sense for you; use our infrastructure and either manage
the security rules and policies on your own through the
intuitive Sophos platform, or let the 24x7 staff at FirstLight
manage it for you.
*Sophos UTM was selected by CRN in 2014 as the overall
winner in the Client Security Software and Network Security
Appliances categories, and also swept the subcategories of
product innovation, support and partnership. Sophos is also
placed in the Leader Quadrant in the the Gartner Magic Quadrant
for Unified Threat Management for the past three years.
Unified Threat Management
Next Generation Firewall
Network Protection
Web Protection
Secure Wireless
Solution Highlights
Scalable Solutions / OpEx Model –Incurring a Capital
Expense for upfront licensing and hardware takes value out of
your company. You can easily migrate to an operating expense
with FirstLights’ firewall (as a service): which has a proven
lower total cost of ownership and can scale to meet your needs
now and into the future.
Service Options: You choose: self-managed using an intuitive
Sophos portal or FirstLights’ managed by our staff of
technology experts.
Virtual Infrastructure– FirstLight builds the Sophos firewall
in the data center using high availability virtual machines, an
optimal approach for reliability, managing multiple-sites /
remote users and for ease of management with central control
of the firewall rules for all sites / users across your network.
Reduce Expensive Premises-Based Hardware – By leveraging
the use of Remote Ethernet Devices (RED), customers can
connect branch offices securely, affordably and with virtually
no off-site management on the part of IT staff.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership - When compared to
purchasing a premises-based firewall appliance you’ll find the
Sophos solution by FirstLight can help reduce your expenses.
Support – The dedicated technical staff at FirstLight
combined with the award winning support from Sophos is
there for you 24x7.
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
800–461–4863
FirstLight.net
UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT WITH FIRSTLIGHT
UNIFIED
THREAT MANAGEMENT
Utilizing the Award-Winning*
FirstLight/Sophos UTM Product Line
Utilizing the award winning* Sophos UTM product line
Key Features
Fight Intruders
• Locks outgoing traffic to command-and-control Botnet hosts
• Deep packet inspection with over 18,000 definitions
• Protection against network flooding (DoS, DDoS, port scan)
Connect Offices
• Support for SSL, IPsec
• RED (remote Ethernet device) for simple connection to
remote sites
• 256-bit AES/3DES, PFS, RSA, x509 certificates, pre-shared keys
Web Protection
• Web Malware Protection
• URL Filtering Policies
• SafeSearch, YouTube, and Google Apps
• HTTPS Scanning
• Layer-7 Application Control
• Web in Endpoint
Support Remote Workers
• SSL, IPsec
• Cisco VPN (iOS support) and OpenVPN (iOS and
Android)
• HTML5 browser-based VPN portal without plugin
requirements
Safely authenticate users
• Sophos Authentication Agent for users
• Support Active Directory, eDirectory, RADIUS, LDAP,
tacacs+
• Two factor authentication using one-time password
(OTP) e.g. for User Portal, IPSec, SSL VPN – with no
infrastructure required
Easily Managed Daily Tasks
• Self-service user portal
• Configuration change tracking
• On-box logging and identity-based reporting
• Executive report scheduling and archiving
Always Connected
• Static, OSPF, BGP, multicast (PIM-SM)
• WAN link balancing across any mix of 3G/UMTS/
Ethernet ports
• Zero configuration active/passive high availability
• 802.3ad interface link aggregation (LAG)
• Server load balancing
Wireless Protection
• Plug and Play Deployment
• Multiple WiFi Zones
• Reliable High-Speed Wireless
• Mobile NAC
• Guest WiFi Hotspots
• Secure Encryption
Why FirstLight?
FirstLight believes strongly in the power of the Sophos UTM
suite and the advantages it providers to end users. The features
that Sophos provides however can be achieved through many
other resellers. Most of those resellers will deploy UTM
hardware that typically sits on-premises, at the edge of your
corporate network. This approach has disadvantages, including
a higher capital cost, a lower level of reliability and all of the
other headaches of managing a device on-site.
FirstLight approaches managing security by centralizing the
firewall at the core of the network, within the cloud
infrastructure at the Oxford Network data center. This
provides you with four distinct advantages:
Performance - It places the firewall where there is maximum
throughput, eliminating concerns that your firewall could be
the cause of latency or congestion within your network
Scalability & Cost Savings - It virtualizes the firewall which
allows for scalability and growth over time. As you add more
users and as traffic increases across your network you do not
have to over-buy a piece of hardware or buy new hardware, you
can simply add additional resources to the virtual machine for
a marginal increase in the monthly rate.
High Availability - The virtualized firewall can be re-built
quickly and easily in the event of a failure. This is not the case
with a stand-alone premises-based firewall.
Simplified Management - Managing the firewall is centralized
through a single portal. Branch offices hang off the virtual
firewall and are supported by RED hardware that requires zero
on-site maintenance or configuration.
Sources:
http://blogs.sophos.com/2014/08/21/sophos-sweeps-2014-crn-annual-report-card-awards/
http://blogs.sophos.com/2014/08/20/sophos-is-a-leader-in-the-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-utm-heres-5-reasons-why/
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
800–461–4863
FirstLight.net
UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT WITH FIRSTLIGHT
UNIFIED
THREAT MANAGEMENT
Utilizing the Award-Winning*
FirstLight/Sophos UTM Product Line
Utilizing the award winning* Sophos UTM product line
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AT HOME AND ON THE MOVE
REMOTE OFFICE
UTM RED
Secure VPN Client
Secure VPN Client
Secure WiFi
FirstLight /
SOPHOS UTM
Management
HEADQUARTERS
UTM Manager
Secure Wi-Fi
UTM RED
Guest Wi-Fi
Secure Wi-Fi
UTM
Secure Web Gateway
NextGen Firewall
Four steps to Sophos UTM
1. Choose Sophos UTM hardware, software or
virtual appliance
2. Add UTM Network Protection: HTML5 VPN
portal and easy SS L-VPN for secure access to
the network
3. Add Sophos RED (Remote Ethernet Device)
to secure connections between branch offices
simply and easily
4. Add UTM Wireless Protection and Sophos
Access Points: UTM is a wireless controller, you
get Wi-Fi access with full UTM protection
41 State Street, Albany, NY 12207
800–461–4863
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