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Synchronized App Control: Minimize TCO & Firewall Management Hours

Superior Application Visibility & Control

Modern businesses tend to deploy several cloud-based applications to meet the unique demands of their business. Apps such as DropBox and Skype–both common mainstays on SMB and enterprise networks alike–can make or break day-to-day business communication. However, every application comes with its own set of vulnerabilities, patches, and management dashboards that can make juggling multiple apps a headache for admins. Plus, these apps eat up huge amounts of bandwidth if left unchecked!

Sophos Synchronized Application Control, compatible with all Sophos XG Firewalls, attacks both issues. Plus, it provides a lower Total Cost of Ownership that makes your network security investment a win. Monitor all traffic, both inbound and outbound, across your network without the need to employ multiple network security specialists.

Sophos Synchronized App Control

Synchronized Security enables you to deliver greater benefit for your security investment. Automated incident response frees up IT teams, while centralized management slashes day-to-day overheads. Driving down the total cost of owning and managing your firewall frees up resources, both human and monetary.

Synchronize your Security & Save Money

Synchronized App Control, as part of Sophos XG Firewall, uses Synchronized Security to share information across the network, gathering data points from all endpoints to provide a top-down view of your network topography. Configuring Synchronized App Control is quick and easy.

This lets you identify wasteful software, bandwidth-hungry apps, and potential security vulnerabilities. Sophos Intercept X endpoint protection paired with Synchronized App Control means that your network is constantly sharing information in real time, enabling your firewall to identify all applications on your network—even the ones trying really, really hard to stay hidden!

Synchronized Security from Sophos allows greater appplication visibility, automated incident response, and security heartbeat

Application Categories & Labels

Synchronized App Control grants you the ability to block individual applications as well as entire categories of apps. That means if your business struggles to keep employees off unwanted instant messaging apps or unsecured file transfer apps, you can nix them all with a few clicks. Applications can be automatically marked with the following labels to simplify management:

  • New: Newly-detected apps unknown to your XG Firewall
  • Mapped: Detected apps automatically mapped to an app category
  • Customized: Applications that you mapped manually

Managing application labels and categories is made simpler with a handful of intuitive commands. XG Firewall includes a default set of categories for most common applications, but you can go more advanced with individual app controls. Synchronized App Control allows you to:

  • Acknowledge new applications & indicate that you don’t want to change their attributes
  • Customize an app to edit its name & category
  • Hide or Show applications you already know or don’t want to see
  • Delete apps & remove them from application filters. If XG Firewall detects a deleted app on an endpoint, the application will reappear on the application list

All of this is accomplished through one cloud-based management dashboard: a single pane of glass that acts as command and control for your entire security infrastructure. Whether you’re managing your bandwidth to ensure you squeeze every last MB out of your ISP or are hunting down network bottlenecks, a single unified console cuts your time spent in half.

Cybersecurity Evolved

Through Sept. 30th, Sophos is offering its Evolved Firewall Promo, making it more cost-effective than ever for small businesses to bolt on advanced security services like Synchronized App Control with XG Firewall. By purchasing a 3-year security service bundle, you get the firewall hardware free. It’s that simple. Enjoy the added benefits of Sophos XG Firewall & save money. Plus, we’ll throw in free, same-day ground shipping on your order.