BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - Sophos today announced Sophos UTM Manager, a free central management tool for solution providers. With UTM Manager, Sophos solution providers can offer managed security services, while quickly and easily managing all of their clients' unified threat management devices, regardless of location.

"Sophos is our only partner offering a central management tool for free, which makes all the difference for our company," said Benjamin Van Hoesen, CEO, Net Works. "Without Sophos UTM Manager, we wouldn't be able to manage as many sites or meet our clients' service needs, which would result in our MSP business suffering. With this tool, we are able to reduce the time it takes to provide our clients the services they require without compromising the quality of the service we provide."

Sophos UTM Manager makes managing UTM installations easy by providing partners with a single console, thereby reducing bandwidth usage and management time.

Additionally, partners only need to log into UTM manager once in order to access all of the installations they administer. By removing the need for partners to manage passwords and device records manually for their clients, partners can effortlessly make policy changes, check logs, and update configurations. Partners are also able to manage antivirus and device management features through the Sophos UTM.

"Many of our partners provide management and installation services for their clients. Managing multiple installations can be difficult and the problems increase as partners become more successful and have more clients to manage," said Angelo Comazzetto, senior product manager, Sophos. "We offer our partners this free tool to manage these installations so they can grow their business without needing to commit thousands of dollars just to manage their sites. As we continue to integrate new security features such as Sophos Mobile Control into our UTM, we will extend the reach of the UTM Manager so partners can manage their clients' complete security deployments through the central console."

Additional information on Sophos' Unified solutions can be found here or at

About Sophos
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos' complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos' award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat intelligence centers.

Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at

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